Sunday, June 20, 2010

Wellies and brellies

Sweet Sunday mornin' to ya! :)

Is today the longest day of the year or is that tomorrow? I'm always getting it confused. I love the build up this time of year when the daylight lingers well past 8pm... I just feel like I get so much more done. So it's always kinda sad to hit that point and then know that we start losing daylight each day after. Oh well, guess I just need to take advantage of these long days while they last. :)

Speaking of getting things done, I've been working on getting this little side project up and going for a while and now I think I've finally got all my ducks in a row enough to share it with everyone. I've been making a lot of cards, more than I've been able to use, and they are starting to pile up sooooooo... I thought I would see about finding them good homes. And hey, if it helps cover a bit of the shipping on the candies I love to do, coolio. :)
So I've added a link in my sidebar to the brand spankin' new 1000 sheets of paper card shop and you can check it out if you like! I also plan on adding some card making kits eventually because I think they are fun to put together and clearing out some of the clutter in my craft room is a top priority these days, LOL! If anyone has any questions at all please feel free to email me at
Ok, ok, time to share my card for the day... I've got another one of the Spesch mid-month sweeties and this little gal is named Samantha. Just look at her all decked out in her wellies and brellie (how am I doing on my Aussie slang with that one? LOL). Even though she was part of the winter release I thought she would work beautifully in some more spring like colors as well. She's not exactly a simple Sunday card because she took some time to color but I did keep the rest of the card pretty simple allowing Samantha and her panda friend to tell the story. :)
Not into digis? You're in luck! Samantha is also available in clear acrylic for those of us who like to get our fingers inky! Tracey is really working hard to get many of her fab images into actual real-life-hold-them-in-your-hands stamps and I'm am still keeping my fingers crossed that the White Queen will show up soon, LOL!
Alrighty, I'm sure I sound like a broken record but it's time to go get ready for work... again... hasta manana! :)
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and PTI
paper- Doodlebug (plaid), Making Memories (green), KI Memories (blue solid)
digi stamp- Spesch Designer Stamps (samantha)
Tim Holtz broken china distress ink
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
computer font- Little Days
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R20, R22
eyes- B34, B37, B39
hair- T3, T5, T7, T9, 110, 0
clothes and brellie- V12, V15, V17, G03, G05, G07, B00, B12, B14, E55, E57, E59
panda- C00, C0, C1, C5, C7, C9, 0, R20


Kim Costello said...

Fabulous card Amy, yes it often rains in spring, she looks fabulous in her wellies!!!
Good luck in your new shop I will have a nosey later, BiG HuGs Kim :)

Shaela said...

what a sweet card! good luck with your card shop!

♥Rach♥ said...

All I know is that it's light out from like 445 am- 10pm and it's driving me NUTS, lol!
Love the new store, your pic for is so cool too, good luck!!!

Maria Therese said...

Congrat's on your shop Amy! And love your card!! AND YES.. i think the kit thing is suuuper!! I so love your sweet kit's!!

Unknown said...

Congrats on your shop Amy!!! Your card is adorable. TFS Big hugs :)

Kimberly S said...

Super cute card Amy! Best of luck with the card shop, I know those gorgeous creations will quickly find new homes! :)

donna mikasa said...

Good luck with your new shop--what a fab idea! I always wondered about your finished cards and I KNOW how awesome they are IRL!

And I looove that purple umbrella....such a fun color combo! Hope you're having a great weekend!

~* steph :) *~ said...

how awesome, amy! congrats and best wishes on your new venture :)!
cute card! great mix of colors. love the flower embellies.
thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!
steph :)

Mimi said...

good luck on your new shop! your cards are always fabulous, now i'll have a chance to buy one and see IRL! ;)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Best of luck in your card selling venture, Amy! No doubt folks will snap up your gorgeous art!

Did you do that calligraphy? Gorgeous!!!

Shirley N said...

Great idea on your card shop--I'm in! I was lucky to win one of your beautiful cards but now I can have more! :) Love this card too, your coloring is great!

Leanne said...

Congratulations on the shop! I have the same problem with my cards piling up. It's all the contests/challenges that keep it getting so big. =)
I love this card, it's so simple yet it makes an impact. Great colors and great coloring.

Beth aka BR-T said...

This is fabulous! Beth

Claireabelle said...

Gorgeous card, she is too cute!

gobeagirl said...

Amy your shop is awesome! I am going to have a lot of fun checking it out.. Good for you. As for your card today. OMGosh it is just adorable. I love the colors and everything. I hope you are getting more sunshine than we are. It has been raining since last night and the kids are "Bored!" You would think they didn't have any games or anything else in the whole world. heehee I guess I remember being that age.. Hope you are having a great weekend. Hugs, Lisa

MicheyMoo said...

Congrats on the launch of your shop girlie!! I know it'll be a smashing success since we all usually find ourselves drooling all over your blog-o (or is that just me?? lol).

Your Aussie slang ain't too bad.....'cept we refer to them as brollies (not brellie), lol!! I used to love my wellies when I was a wee one, back before I cared about getting wet and muddy and had to do my own washing, obviously. :)

Gorgeous usual. Gonna go have a peek at your little shop-o now. Hugs from cold, wet Sydney for the rest of your weekend. xxx

1LuvnMama said...

Boy you are one busy woman! Managing multiple blogs, being on DTs, starting your own small business . . . you go girl! DO IT ALL 'CAUSE YOU ARE SO UBBER TALENTED AND WONDERFUL! Good luck in your new venture! I always wondered what you did/do with your cards. Magnificent idea!

Sparkplug17 said...

This is just adorable!

Kate said...

Hi Amy! I just wanted to say thanks again for the wonderful blog candy you sent me! Your card is even more lovely in person! I'm looking forward to getting more of them from your shop! I made a card with Treasure already! Thanks again!

RiNNE said...

Beautiful card! Love your coloring and the colors are just darling. And the placement of elements? Awesome!!

Congrats on your card shop, I'm so excited for you! It's about time :). Can't wait to see what's in it!

Juls said...

I love this image, its so cute..Love the fab colours combo and you gorgeous little flowers! Hugs Juls

Alice said...

congrats on your card shop!!! i was wondering what you do with all your cards!! =) love your card! so pretty and sweet! love the color combo, too!

WickedPixie said...

Super cute card! Congrats on your shop and good luck (although I know you won't need luck! I have more cards than I know what to do with and I am still tempted to buy a few of yours! ) :-)Traci

♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

Love you card, have no idea what wellies are though? If your refering to her boots, we call them Gumboots here in AUS heheh.
Kristy xx