Saturday, March 19, 2011

Birthday Blessings for Sarah


 Today I'm honored to be participating in a special blog hop to help Sarah (aka MustangSarah) celebrate both her birthday and her blog anniversary! She's put together a fantastic sketch challenge and we're inviting all of your to join in the fun! All the details and prize info (woohoo!) are posted on Sarah's blog!

Here's the sketch:




Fun one, huh? For my card, I combined stamps from Verve's Stamp of the Month**, Blessings, with some new Reflections designer paper from Prima. (The Reflections paper pad arrived in yesterday's mail and I think it sat for all of five minutes before I tore into it!) Accents include crinkled seam binding, some gorgeous mother of pearl buttons that I found at Pizzazz Aplenty, a punched butterfly, stitching, scallops, and Kaisercraft pearls.

**During the month of March, enjoy 30% savings on Blessings!


Here are all of today's hoppers, starting with the birthday girl herself!

1. Sarah

2. Teresa

3. Wanda

4. Debbie

5. Tosha

6. Stephanie

7. Julee

8. Betty

9. Marisa

10. Andrea

11. Lynda

12. Charmaine

13. Keva

14. Amy  (you're here)


Thanks so much for visiting today!




Stamps: Blessings (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Stampin' Up Not Quite Navy, Papertrey Vintage Cream, Prima Reflections designer paper
Ink: Stampin' Up Not Quite Navy and More Mustard, Ranger Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks
Accessories: Spellbinders Curvy Rectangles die, Stampin' Up scallop border punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Kaisercraft pearls, paper piercer, needle, thread, crinkled seam binding, hemp cord, mother of pearl buttons, burlap string
Size: 6 1/2 x 3 1/4"

37 comments:

Mieke said...

Wowwwwww, Amy, suc a lovely card you made.

Have a nice day.

Gr. Mieke

http://hethobbyhoekje-vanmieke.blogspot.com/

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is stunning Amy, I luv those warm colors and the butterfly(I might need that one too...lol).....have a fabby weekend girl!

enjoy *~*

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just GORGEOUS, Amy!

Dawn Easton said...

Stunning, Amy! Just beautiful!

Luanne said...

Awsome Amy! Love the warm rich colors and your beautiful bow. I'd be in those pretty papers quickly too, they made a fabulous card. TFS! :-)

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, this is such a stunning card, Amy! LOVE those papers, too...beautiful, warm and inviting colors!

Andrea Ewen said...

Super elegant, Amy...you have such a wonderful style! Love those glorious papers, the darling butterfly and that ribbon accent. Well, I guess, I love everything about it! (No surprise there, lol :)
Have a wonderful weekend, my dear!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card Amy. Love the papers and colors. TFS

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous card, Amy! Love the beautiful paper and all of your lovely accents!

Betty Wright said...

This is so rich and striking, Amy! Beautiful tones and fabulous details! Beautifully done!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

I just love long cards.... and your turned out just beautifully. All the rich colors go together so well with just enough bling to give it spark.
One question, what is the size of your finnished card?

Ravengirl said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Great colors!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous as always, Amy! The DP is fabulous and I love the pop of rust. Great take on the sketch.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Stunning Amy!! Your paper combos and colors along with your fabulous embellishing are always exquisite and inspiring!! I'm in awe!

kksb said...

I am so glad that you are the last blog on the Hop! I love your work and can't imagine a finer way to finish this creative journey!

Kristen said...

You just sold me on that paper!!! You did a great job on this sketch and I luv the butterfly. Lovely card. :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Simply gorgeous, Amy! I love the rich, elegant papers and colors you used. Such perfect details!

dinosaur said...

I love this card and this quote!

Joni said...

very pretty card!! love the color combination!
enjoy,
joni

Kathy said...

This prima paper is a dream! I love your attention to details as the accents you used are so fitting to the feeling of the paper. Stunning job Amy!!

Tami said...

absolutely exquisite!

mustangsarah said...

Amy , this is gorgeous, I love the papers, the butterfly you used.

Thank you so much for hopping with us today.

Tanya said...

Oh this is amazing! Love the rich papers and bow. Just beautiful.

Debbie Carriere said...

Wow, stunning card!! Love the paper & your sentiment panel is so striking. I haven't seen the curvy rectangles in action too much, but I love it!! TFS :)

Ian said...

Love Love Love the colors for this one! :-)

Darlene said...

Ohhhhhh pretty! Love these colors together.

Debbie said...

Beautiful. The colors and the embellies are wonderful.

Keva said...

This issiny beautiful, Amy. I absolutely love the papers and ribbon. Just gorgeous!

Mari said...

Very beautiful! And such and interesting sketch too!

Mrs Ham said...

Absolutely stunning. I love everything about this card.

dj said...

wowsers...this is gorgeous...those "shell-ey" buttons are awesome!!

Lynda Benden said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Amy! What beautiful colors, ribbon treatment and butterfly! Love how you did the sentiment, so creative!

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Just beautiful! I love everything about this card!
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irishgalkelly said...

Gorgeous card! Love these colors, bow, and butterfly. Just stunning!!

Gloria said...

I'm going to have to get a bigger craft room! I agree.... simply stunning.

Gayle said...

Great card and I am newly inspired. Thank you!

Conniecrafter said...

gorgeous combo of papers and colors, wonderful job with this sketch, lovely card!