Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Joy and Cheer

Hi guys,

I wanted to jump in here with a quick update as well as this week's review preview card. :)
Well, my mom is still in the hospital over in Seattle. She is doing pretty good and the newest report is that both of the drains that she has had in her for months may finally be coming out next week. This is a huge step if it happens because it will be so much easier for both her and me when she comes back home. One less thing to worry about and take care of during the rest of her healing process so fingers are definitely crossed. She is so bored over there and ready to come back home for good and I've gotta think that the possibility of that happening can't be too far away. 

Now onto some stamping fun. I'm sure that you didn't miss the new release over at All That Scraps last week. All of the new stamps are now available and this time around I inked up Caroling Emma for a classically quaint Christmas card. She is so sweet looking and it was a match made in heaven to pair her up with some new Handmade Holidays paper from Simple Stories. Something about that burlap print just won me over. And how cool are those new CC Cutters? The Music Note border is so delicate and I am going to get a ton of use out of those holly leaves, I can tell you that right now! :)

Alrighty friends, I hope that you are enjoying some beautiful fall weather and not having to rush through the season. And even if you are finding days rushing by, take some time to slow down and heck, even hop on over to the ATS blog for some lovely inspiration. 

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday)
stamp- CC Designs (Caroling Emma)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox dark brown
CC Designs Music Border and Holly and Berry dies
Kaiser Craft pearls
Studio Calico wood veneer bird
Sakura clear glaze pen
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
hair- C5, C7, C9
clothes- R56, R59, E18, YG93, G99, R17, E08, E09, E81


Julie D. Richards said...

Beautiful card as always. I've got to get that musical note die.

Julie D. Richards said...

By the way, I hope your mom continues improving so she can be home with you soon.

Kellie said...

I am wishing your mum a speedy recovery and hope that you yourself are well too.

Your card is amazing, colouring as always is GORGEOUS and your card in general is just amazing!


Marianne said...

Wonderful card Amy. Love the image, too! Sending positive vibrations to you all.
Marianne x

Loz said...

Can't imagine just how bored your mum would be so wishing her all the very best x
Love this card, that music strip is fab and I'm gonna need that holly leaf die :)

Cindy H. said...

Oh my, this is so sweet! Fab coloring as always :)

Keeping you and your mom in my thoughts. Sure hope next week is the one that turns things around and lets the healing process begin!

Lau W said...

Hope that your mum will be soon at home !
Your card is amazing, so cute image, love your papers !

Heidi Brawley said...

awe Love your Beautiful card!!! Love seeing your Amazing creations!!! Miss your regular posts!!!!! I am still praying for you mom!!! Wish you all the very best!!! Hugs, Heidi

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. That image is so sweet.

Danni said...

I am still thinking of you and your mom! It sounds like she is progressing and on her way to hopefully coming home soon which is awesome! Gorgeous card!

Nikki said...

Beautifully coloured as always and wishing your mom gets better soon :)

gobeagirl said...

Oh Amy this card is just ADORABLE! I just love the old fashion lets go caroling feel to it. Of course your coloring is fantastic as always. I am so so upset that I missed all of your previews last week. Your new stamps are all very cute and I really love the cards you made as well. I am sorry to read that your Mom is back in Seattle and of course I will continue to pray that she comes home very very soon. I hope that you are doing well too. I am hoping to hear that everything is going great with the homefront stuff as well. Sorry to have been MIA lately. That my friend is a whole other issue. :O{ Hugs, Lisa

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

so adorable, love this!

Joy said...

love the Christmas card! seems like Christmas comes earlier every year! hope all is well with your mom. have a good week!

Leanne said...

super sweet Amy!! you always make playing with paper look easy and fun.
Sorry I haven't been by, but I'm always keeping you and your mom in my prayers. I'm gonna catch up so you'll have a few emails from me.

RiNNE said...

your coloring is always en pointe! beautiful card!