Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A simple thanks

Howdy folks!

I was very good for just over a week and resisted starting A Dance with Dragons. Then my resolve crumbled and I finally began reading it on Sunday. After not knowing what was going on with a bunch of the key characters all through A Feast for Crows I'm so enjoying getting caught up with some of my favorites, like Tyrion and Jon Snow. Though I'm trying really hard to make this one last as long as I can since it will be the last for awhile. Good news though! My brother has invited me down to his place some weekend because he has the second season of Game of Thrones on his DVR... I feel a marathon coming on, LOL! ;)

Ok, ok, fangirl moment over... time for today's card. We are still enjoying gorgeous spring weather with plenty of sunshine here in my neck of the woods and the optimism and good feelings associated with that are definitely being reflected in my card crafting. I colored up Sassy Emma and it's funny because her casual outfit looks like the kind of clothes I wear most of the time. Give me a perfect pair of jeans with a cute yet simple top and I'm a happy girl. Sort of like how this Simple Stories paper is still making me a happy girl too. Y'all are probably saying, "Back away from the Summer Fresh Amy!" But I'm telling you, the simplicity of cutting out one rectangle and having it look like I spent an hour piecing together a bunch of little strips into this design is hard to beat.
I promise though, that starting tomorrow there will be a break from it here on my blog. That is because we are starting up sneak peeks of a special mid-month Sugar Plum release that is quite beachy! :)

I hope you stop by tomorrow to check it out. 
Ta Ta for now!       
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper/stickers- Simple Stories (Summer Fresh)
stamps- CC Designs (Sassy Emma), Doodlebug (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- Y21, YR23, Y26, E33
clothes- B95, B97, B99, B0000, B00, B52, C0, C1, YG61, YG63, YG67, E81, 0, R05, E07, E09


Heidi Brawley said...

Oh I LOVE how you made those sun rays. This card is sooooo Sweet looking!!! I have started reading the book The Vow. Since I had just saw the movie on DVD I thought I would get the book and see if there was more to it. OMG so far it's nothing like the movie. so weird.
Have a Great day!!!!
Hugs, Heidi

corryskaart said...

hoi amy
wat een mooie kaart en zo gaaf met die verschillende dessinpapier als de zon,GEWELDIG!!
groetjes van corry

Lau W said...

Oh superb design for this card ! Just love it !

Juls said...

fabulous!!! Just LOVE how you have used the DP, hugs Juls

Nancy Thomas said...

So gorgeous and fresh looking - love the colors and Emma looks happy and comfortable! I cut into that pad too - it's so pretty.

Lisa said...

I actually enjoy seeing a variety of cards made using a single stack - it helps me visualize different ways to use the same paper kit. Great job as usual!

Cami said...

Such a refreshing card, Amy! Ummm, that's a lot of work on your patchwork sunshine rays...but it's lovely! Have a sunshine-y day!

Danni said...

Awesome card and yes, it does look like you spent lots of time piecing those rays together..fun to find paper like that! Great card!

Tracy said...

Bring on the summer, Amy! Please don't stop sharing it. Especially when they look like this beauty. LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amy. This card is simply adorable! I love this paper as well. I have not seen this before and I can so understand why you like it. It does look like you spent a whole bunch of time fitting it all together. I love how you colored her jeans as well. She is too cute! I wish I could look that cute in a pair of jeans a simple shirt. lol...Are you ready for two hours of Glee? I just barely made it home and ate dinner, but now I am ready to enjoy some what I hope will be over the top good Glee. :O) Have a great night. Can't wait to see what you make for tomorrow. Hugs Lisa

Jacilynn said...

oh my! those background papers are amazing! love this Amy

Evinrude said...

So cute Amy. I really like this one.

Leanne said...

Awww, this is beautiful Amy! I love the imagery with the papers you created. And she is gorgeous! Love the strawberry accents and all the details. This is wonderful and makes me smile. Love it!