Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Blessings



I stamped!! Yay, I stamped! My studio is put back together in reasonable order (my husband says it looks like a totally different room), the power tools have been returned to the shop (if you can call it a shop), and two 55-gallon garbage bags are sitting by the curb awaiting trash pick-up as I write. I still need to tackle the sprawl that has claimed a few basement closets, but at least the main room is back in working order. And not a minute too soon, as I've been quite ill-tempered without my daily creative fix. And I do mean quite! :/

First on my agenda was the much belated Sketch For You To Try sample. For those who get sketchy with us regularly, we'll call my project the SYAT this week, for Sketch You Already Tried. Or if you haven't tried it yet ... whatcha waiting for? ;) Here are some links for inspiration:

Jen del Muro and guest designer Kim Moreno
Amy Rohl
Kelly Lunceford
Leigh O'Brien
Susan Liles
SFYTT gallery at Splitcoaststampers

The designer papers are from the Life Stories line by My Mind's Eye, the text print is from an old book, the tree stamp is from Verve's Christmas in the Air set, and the sentiment is from Verve's Blessed Christmas set. And by the way, the SU polka-dot ribbon is a nearly exact match for the card base (made of Birchtone [medium] cardstock by Prism). I have no idea why it looks so different in the photo :)

In other news, it's VIP day at My Favorite Things! What's VIP day? Read all about it HERE! But hurry, the VIP package is available today only, and in limited quanitities.



Stamps: Christmas in the Air, Blessed Christmas (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Birchtone Medium (Prism), Cocoa (Close to My Heart), Life Stories dp (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Stampin' Up ribbon, May Arts wired woven trim and natural burlap string, Spellbinders Piercabilities, Flourish Accent Shapeabilities, and Labels 1 Nestabilities, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Papertrey buttons, sewing machine

41 comments:

broni (waterchild12) said...

Beautiful card, Amy! Love the rustic feel, the touch of text and that great woven twine!!

Mechtayou (Olga) said...

Amy, I love this one!! Liked trees with text, colors are beautiful, and sweet details... Just perfect!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Love how you made text print fit with a holiday card! Beautiful, Amy! Happy Holidays!

Shelly Katzung said...

I forgot to mention...I just love the May Arts woven trim...just perfect for this piece of artwork.

Shelly Katzung said...

I don't know what happened to my earlier comment, but I said in there that:
"This absolutely gorgeous...just stunning! I love all the text print you used throughout!

Shelly

Jenyfur said...

This is just stunning!

Barbara said...

lovely

Chris said...

Congrats on having your room back - and this card is a wonderful treat for us!

Renée said...

oh I so love a clean stamp room ... it's my version of heaven!

Love your card, Amy!! The colours are gorgeous and I love all the different textures!

Katarina said...

I LOVE this card!

alcoholinky said...

ooh, gorgeous mix of layering and those different shades of brown are so chocolatey and warm! beautiful card Amy!

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMG AMY! There is NOTHING you dont' create that isn't just drop-dead gorgeous! I LOVE this-the trim, the distressing, the kraft-it's just beautiful!

Marimer said...

Jajaja, tu mal genio ha hecho una gran tarjeta, es preciosa, preciosa, preciosa, me encanta, este estilo que lo usas poco se te da de maravilla.
Felicidades. Bss.

Emily said...

Wow Amy! This is gorgeous! Love the distressing and old fashioned look of this card. Very nice.

Hannah said...

Wow! This card is so beautiful!

Jenn said...

Gorgeous card! I love the brown tones... very nice!

Danni said...

This is gorgeous!!

dpkennedy said...

Ooohhhh! I LOVE this...everything about it, yeah!

Michele Boyer said...

Amy, this is STUNNING! I love the colors, the fancy trim, trees...it is GORGEOUS!

Danisha said...

WOW, I really like this card!!! Very pleasing to the eye!

Leigh OBrien said...

Another gorgeous card, Amy! You really nail these things. Happy Holidays!
Leigh

Tammy said...

Another favorite -- beautiful, distinctive colors on a Christmas card -- I love it!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Congratulations on achieving your creative space makeover!!! (Now - you want to tackle mine??? LOL!)

LOVE your card - so fantastically vintage, awesome use of pattern, colours and texture - love the twine/string down the side!!!!

Barbara said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Amy!

kerry2 said...

Amy, welcome back........you were missed so much, especially by me!!!!! Your card is just adorable. Have a wonderful holiday with your family.......

Chriss Blagrave said...

Lovely Amy! Such wonderful details, the lettertype on the trees and flourish, the twine ribbon band, the textured and stitched panels and that button topped snowflake! Thanks!

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful work, Amy. Such a different colour for you--love it!

Marisa said...

This is FABULOUS, Amy!! Love the details. Printed Christmas trees, embossed panel, edges, twine/ribbon, snowflake with a button etc., etc.!!

Glad to hear your studio is back in shape now too :D Make sure you share some pictures with us!

Shelly Katzung said...

Thanks for the kind words on my blog, in regards to the luminaries I posted. I love all of your creativity, you pay a lot of attention to detail with each one. A very inspirational site!

Susan said...

What an awesome card! TFS.

America said...

oh, ANOTHER BEAUTY!!!!!!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a heavenly card, Amy! I love the trees stamped on that old book paper. Gorgeous!

Pam said...

Amy, what can I say that everyone else hasn't said about this card. I love the trees. all of the beautiful textures. The natural colors. all of it is stunning. I love it!
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

kim.mom said...

Love your card! Hope we see pictures of your new craft space soon!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how neat, Amy! I LOVE those trees with the text! Awesome!

Deanna said...

Beautiful! Love everything about it.

Wendy said...

I want to say something amazing about this card but I don't know if there is a word to tell you how much it rocks!

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely stunning. Love this vintage Xmas creation.
Hugs
Desire

Conniecrafter said...

So Awesome, love the ribbon, neat layering, cool trees, love those and the swirls out of the print paper, glad to see you back creating!

Karen said...

Stunning! Love the detail.
Hugs,
Karen.

Lynn said...

Beautiful card!

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