Saturday, June 19, 2010

Today I Celebrate You

I've done something today that I rarely do -- I've used purple (blech)! Not only that, but I like it! This beautiful crocus image is from A Year of Flowers Calendar Set 1 by Flourishes, and the sentiment is from the new Birthday Centers set by JustRite Stamps. Both sets, along with many of the supplies I used, are available at Stamper's Dream.

The layout is Jen's Sketch For You To Try for this week:

Check out the fabby SFYTT sisters for more inspiration using today's sketch:

Jen del Muro with guest designer Andrea Ewen
Amber Hight
Amy Rohl
Jenn Diercks
Jodi Collins
Kelly Lunceford
Leigh O'Brien
Megan Lock
Sonja Christoph
Susan Liles (sitting out this week)

To play along, upload your card to Jen's blog using the linking tool at the end of her post. Use keyword SFYTT when uploading to online galleries. Play along and you'll have a chance to be a future SFYTT guest designer! Want a head start? Look for the sketch Friday nights on Facebook!

Here's the inside:

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: A Year of Flowers Calendar Set 1 (Flourishes); Birthday Centers (JustRite Stamps)
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock, Papertrey Plum Pudding card stock, Memory Box Frond dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders circle nestabilities and Fleur-de-Lis Pendant dies, Tim Holtz Alterations Plaque & Postage die, May Arts white crochet trim, Papertrey Plum Pudding saddle stitch ribbon, bling ribbon slide (unknown), Kaisercraft Bliss adhesive pearls
Size: 5 1/2" square


  1. Drop Dead GORGEOUS, Amy!! I'm not a fan of purple either, but it's a WOW here!

  2. This is beautiful! Just beautiful!

  3. it's beautiful and elegant, I like it very much!!!

  4. You should do purple more often LOL! Lovely card and great use of the sketch!

  5. This is beautiful beyond words! I love purple, so I am in love! Great job! I really love the way you did the bottom, too!

  6. Beautiful card Amy. I didn't care for purple in years past either, but now I seem to be more drawn to it. Suppose it's my age?! {laughing, laughing}. As always, in my book Amy, your color combination, coloring, layouts and ideas are top notch!

  7. Oh this is GORGEOUS!!! I can't believe you don't like purple, because you make it totally FABULOUS!
    As always, your details are top notch and drool-worthy!!!

  8. Well, now... I love purple. And, you did an amazing job. I love the delicate nature of this layout. It's very feminine! I think the little rhinestone ring gives it just enough "bling!".

  9. Absolutely beautiful, but then again I'm a fan of A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G you create!

  10. Absolutely beautiful the sketch and it looks even better with the shape you've selected for the bottom. Purple's not my fave normally either but this is SUPER:-)

    This is so beautiful!

  12. Sometimes you see a card for the first time, and it just jumps out at you. This is one of those cards, not because it has purple (LOL), but because it is strikingly beautiful. I love this!

  13. Gorgeous, Amy! I haven't used Plum Pudding for quite some time. Thanks for the inspiration, I'll pull it out today!

  14. How GORGEOUS Amy! LOVE the stamps you used and the bottom panel is GORGEOUS!!!

  15. WOW! So gorgeous Amy! you rocked that sketch! Love it!

  16. You'll have to use purple more. This is such an elegant card. Your colour sense is always so perfect.

  17. I'm not a purple fan either, but I have to say it looks amazing on this card. I love how delicate your card looks with all of the fabulous details. It's gorgeous!

  18. Gorgeous, I love these colors together, to me it is very calming!

  19. Gorgeous Amy! I've had this Tim Holtz die laying here for several weeks...kinda forgot about it! Now, I'm inspired to use it! Thanks!
    Pam Going Postal

  20. This is absolutely gorgeous- everything on it is just perfect, down to the lovely buckle and pearls!


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