Saturday, December 5, 2009

From Our House To Yours



Helloooooo Saturday! What an awesome morning I've had so far. For the first time in 2 1/2 years, not one, not two, but all three of my kids decided to sleep past 9 am! Being the night owl that I am, for this I am so grateful. Not only that, but we all woke up to the white stuff! Covering the ground and still falling. I was looking forward to doing some shopping this morning, watching my oldest son's first basketball game of the season this afternoon, and then going to see New Moon (finally) with a friend tonight, but we all might be staying put instead. The Sheriff's Office is reminding us, "Do not travel unless absolutely necessary." The shopping and basketball I can do without, but the Edward fix? Smiley

Today's card is my sample for Jen's Sketch For You To Try. It's not exactly a literal interpretation, but all the sketch elements are there, so it should be good and legal :) I used the ornament in place of a large circle on the sketch and created a faux rectangle layer behind it with some scoring and piercing. The ornament is part of a beautiful piece of Fancy Pants designer paper - Deck the Halls from the Christmas Magic Collection. In fact the whole card front is from that dp collection. No card stock except for the ivory base. Not much stamping either. Just the sweet sentiment, "from our house to yours," which is from Verve's O Christmas Tree.

I finished the inside with a Merry Christmas sentiment, also from O Christmas Tree:



And below is a better look at the scoring and piercing that create the faux layer. And by the way, in case it's not evident, for the ornament, I just cut it out of the patterned paper using a hobby knife, then popped it up on the hole it left in the dp. Not something I'd normally advise, but I wanted to keep the brown bow and string part of the ornament design, and it turned out looking just fine (IMHO):



Be sure to visit all the SFYTT sisters for more inspiration. And give a warm welcome to our new December guest designer, too! You're going to love her!!

Jen and the NEW December guest designer
Amy
Kelly
Leigh
Susan

To play along, link up your sketch creation to Jen's post and remember to use keyword SFYTT if you upload to any online galleries.

Thanks so much for visiting, and have a fantastic weekend!



Stamps: O Christmas Tree (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Vintage Cream, Fancy Pants Christmas Magic dp
Ink: Ranger Old Paper, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks
Accessories: gold cord, Papertrey buttons, May Arts natural burlap string, Michael's gold baubles, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Scor-Pal, paper piercer

40 comments:

  1. Amy, this card is amazing! I love the idea of popping the image up over the hole in the paper - (you can't tell!)
    Your cards are always an inspiration to us, keep it up!

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  2. Oh my, amazing is right...LOVE this card, so beautiful.

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  3. Lovely ornament, Amy :D Great card. Glad you got to sleep in! My DH lets me sleep in on Saturdays till 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. as it's my only day to sleep in and I love it!! As for the movie, it is much better than the first one - enjoy it when you finally get to see it (I just saw it two nights ago). Must say, Jacob's abs are to die for LOL!

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  4. This is just gorgeous, Amy! I love your faux layer!

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  5. you probably have more snow than we do!!! We've got a light covering in some places, but that's about it. However, we've sure got the cold weather, yikes! I think it might be 11 or so. I'd rather have the snow. Have fun in it! Beautiful card, as usual!

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  6. Wow, this is simply STUNNING! Absolutely love it!!

    We have snow falling here in MD too, but it's mostly a wet, slushy mess on the ground. Yucko! :)

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  7. This is perfection! I love the ornament for the focal image! Beautiful as always and such an inspiration!!!! We have a frosty wonderland here as well, which I have already had to go and brave and more to come! Have a great day and I hope you get your "Edward" fix! LOL

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  8. Ok, seriously, I am running out of words here...this is STUNNING, Amy-just...WOW! Such a beautiful vintage look and the stitching adds so much, too. BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  9. Amy, this is gorgeous! Love the colors and how you did the ornament! Beautiful! You must live close to my sis in VA as she, too, is getting snow. Be safe and enjoy! Blessings!!!

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  10. I love this! So creative of you to just cut it out with a craft knife and pop it up. {{hugs}}

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  11. I just LOVE this card! And I will definitely be adding some piercing to my scoring in the near future!

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  12. This is a stunner! I love the colors - soothing but warm (instead of the more traditional silvery/cool). I'm going to have to try cutting my own ornament, and adding scoring with piercing!
    Beautiful work!

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  13. This is so gorgeous! Love the effect the scoring and piercing had for the background!

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  14. Amy, this is outstanding!!! LOVE the scoring, stitching, and all of your beautiful little details!!! God Bless!!

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  15. Love, Love, LOVE this ornmanet card, Amy. What elegance! There's a 50's vintage element about it that I adore and that perimeter scoring and piercing is sensational.

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  16. Wholy canoly, this is stunning!

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous. Words fail me.

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  18. Preciosa, tengo ese papel y no sabia que hacer con el, hare algo similar, me encanta. Bss.

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  19. just stunning - reminds me of Christmas at my grandmother's. Such fond memories of her beautiful blown glass ornaments. And I just saw New Moon this morning! Hope the weather cooperates for you!

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  20. Simply stunning - Amy!!! Love how you used the DP....it's gorgeous!!! Hugs ~S~

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  21. Oh my is this ornament card ever stunning Amy!! Just when I think you've made the most gorgeous card ever...you go and make another. You know I just idolize you don't you? Of course you do. I fawn all over each and every creation of yours. WOW girl !!

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  22. Fabulous design Amy! I love the muted colors along with your extra special touches!

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  23. AMy this is so stunning and all this from just DP!! so beautiful! We also had some snow on the ground here in Tennesse Saturday morning. Just not a lot. You would have thought it snowed a foot buy how excited my children was when they got up. They played in it for a while, having snow ball fights.. We didn't get much but it sure was cold.
    Hugs,
    Angela

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  24. Oh Wow is this gorgeous, pretty ornament and love the scallop and snowflakes!

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  25. Wow, awesome looking faux layer...gonna have to try that. LOVIN' the linen look in the DP. Gorgeous card!

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  26. A "magical" card, Amy....just gorgeous! YOU are such an "out of the box" thinker!

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  27. Amy, another very beautiful card!! I love what you did with the designer paper.

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  28. good grief! how DO you do it? gorgeous - with touches i could never think up on my own!

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  29. Absolutely GORGEOUS, Amy! How are you, girl? I have been mia in the blog comment world for so long...need to get back in the swing! I hope you were able to enjoy your Saturday, in spite of the weather. It was our first snowfall as well. :) Hope to see you at CHA this year! {{hugs}}

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  30. Absolutely stunning! That Fancy Pants paper is yummy!

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  31. Amy your work is just amazing and inspiring, I just will I had a little of your talent. I LOVE everything you create.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Teneale :)

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  32. Ah, another stunner! Fabulous design!

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  33. Amy, I don't know how you do it! This card was drop dead gorgeous on my computer screen, but it's a total stunner in real life!!! Ack, drool factor 10! LOL It's just pure perfection. Thanks so much for thinking of me!

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