Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hand Mailed



These things I love:

* the darling old-fashioned mailbox in this Penny Black Hand Mailed image
* the fact that the sticker labels on the Penny Black wood-mount stamps are in full color - they're great when you're getting started on your coloring!
* Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses patterned paper
* Prismatics Blush Red Dark card stock - the absolute *perfect* Christmas red - deep, rich, and velvety
* sparkle - the snow glitter on the ground and on the top of the mailbox, the subtle shimmer from the white sheer ribbon, the Frosted Lace Stickles on the snowflakes
* It's mid-October and I already have a small, but decent stash of one-of-a-kind handmade holiday cards to send!!!! Much better than starting on 80-100 cards on the 22nd of December. Been there, done that - never again!
* sketch challenges - this layout is last week's SCS sketch challenge (okay, sort of, I modified it just a bit)

Thanks for visiting!




Stamps: Hand Mailed (Penny Black)
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Prismatics Blush Red Dark, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers, Martha Stewart snow glitter and snowflake punch, Frosted Lace Stickles, Papertrey buttons, Stampin' Up brads, EK Success border punch, foam adhesive, May Arts white 1" sheer ribbon, sewing machine
Size: 5 1/2" square

42 comments:

Pamela and Rennie said...

Oh My GOODNESS...you just keep amazing me and amazing me each and every time you post something new! Oh to live in your brain for at least 24 hours! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!

Gretchen said...

Wow Amy! Another beautifully colored card! I have to admit I'm feeling pretty proud of myself- I've been working like crazy to get some projects done before we head out on a family vacation. I've been stamping and scheduling my posts for the next week. Well, my card for tomoorow looks very similar to yours today! I have a different image but I used the Eskimo Kisses paper, same color scheme, and glitterfied a snowflake punch and even put a red button in the middle of it! I've also got black brads in my corners! I'm sorry that it looks so close to yours but I'm just grinning because I figure I MUST think like you!! (Maybe your coloring genius will start to rub off on me too!) As always, thanks for the inspiration!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Dawn B. said...

I just love this paper.. I ordered some last night.. Can't wait to get it.. This is so adorable Amy.. You are really on the ball getting ready for Christmas already.. I just couldn't give away this beauty though.. TFS

Lee-Anne said...

Amy, you constantly inspire me with your beautiful work. Your creativity constantly amazes me. These colours just work so well together, I love every single layer you create and the extra touches, the gorgeous embellishments all create the most perfect card.

Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Marci said...

Yet another AMAZING holiday card!! Your coloring on this card is absolutely perfect!! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us!! You're such an inspiration!

Dawn Easton said...

Well, you know what I love? EVERYTHING about this card! It's gorgeous, Amy! Seriously girl, your colouring always blows me away along with your fabulous layouts!!

Marimer said...

¡Maravilloso trabajo!!, el stam es perfecto, el buzón parece en 3 D, realmente es un fantástico card.
Bss.

Jenn said...

Absolutely adorable! :)

Michelle said...

WOW! This card is so gorgeous!!! You do come up with the most awesome layouts and the perfect embellishments. Your coloring is flawless! Awesome job!!!

June Houck said...

Precious and perfect! That image is darling, and your coloring is divine :)

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMG this is TOO darling! That beautifully colored image of him standing on the bear's back is JUST precious and your use of DP's and the sketch last week is just GORGEOUS!

Jenny said...

Beautiful! This is one of my favorites!!

Brenda said...

Amy, beautiful card. Your coloring is so perfect. Teach us how!!! PLEASE. >^..^<

Michele Boyer said...

Holy smokes, Amy. This is beautiful! Every single element is PERFECT. Wow! (All of your work is just stunning!)

Jan Castle said...

Darling card!!!!
Jan

Michelle said...

STUNNING!!!!

That's about all I can say! Just.....stunning!!!! Another favorite! Stunning!! Did I mention it's STUNNING?!?!???

Sandra said...

AWWW, what a cute little image! Very nice!

Rachel said...

I'm coming out of lurkdom - this is an absolutely beautiful card. I'm always so inspired by your creativity and talent. Thanks for sharing!

Marja Sch said...

What an absolutely fabulous card. Hugs Marja

CraftyC said...

Your card is adorable Amy, love this stamp!
Clairex

Abby said...

Hello, just popped by to say hello and thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. I sincerely appreciate your lovely words....

Abby:)

Wendy said...

I want to say something creative to tell you how much I love this but I think everyone said it! Stunning, amazing, wicked, perfect...pick a verb (or is it adjective)! Love it!

Angela S. said...

Absolutely Beautiful Amy.. your coloring is amazing... I love this card and all the details you put on it.. Awesome....

Stampinupnicole said...

Hi Amy

First of all I like you to know I look at your blog really every day. Your blog is so nice, but the cards you make are stunning ! You give me a great deal of inspiration and you styl is breath taking. I am sorry for my bad english, but I hope you know what I mean to say. Have a great day and hugs from Holland ( Netherlands )

www.stampinupnicole.blogspot.com ( my blog )

Linda said...

Oh that is a stunning card...so beautifully coloured and such gorgeous embellies to accent it. What a great feeling to have a small pile of cards finished already...I am slowly chipping away doing the same....feels GREAT. Have a fabbo weekend Amy. Thanks for all that you share here - I love your work:)

Desire Fourie said...

This is so pretty. Just love how the beautiful cardstock complements the stunning image. Great design.
Hugs
Desire

Viv said...

Amy! What can I say! 'A masterpiece' would be a total understatement.
Hugz Viv xx

Only by His Grace said...

Oh wow! This is so adorably cute.
I love it.
Hugs Marion

celia said...

Hi Amy,I've got something on my blog for you!!!Congrats!
Celia,

Heidi Walczak said...

So sweet, I just love it!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I just love this PB image and your coloring and design paired with that dp paper is magnificent Amy!! Beautiful!

Marisa said...

Loved this image when I saw it on SCS and loving it all over again here! Fabulous card!!

Regina Easter said...

this is pure gorgeous.....hugs

janice said...

your cards are poems for my eyes.

Conniecrafter said...

Too cute, we were stationed in England and this could be a card that they sell, so cool!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wowww! Outstanding!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card Amy! I just love that cute image, the coloring, the snowflakes... everything! TFS!

Niki Estes said...

Oh my goodness, Amy, this is so adorable!! I love everything about it!

Lynda Benden said...

Too cute Amy! Love the darling image and your coloring and papers are awesome!

dpkennedy said...

OH! I just adore this! Your layouts are always amazing and your coloring, wow..this is gorgeous!

alienanessa said...

Jeepers, I just can't stop looking at this!! You're so very good at making these look so very real!!

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