Saturday, July 19, 2008

K.I.S.S (Keepin' It Soooo Simple) Saturdays

Can you believe as I was browsing through my blogs this morning that I ran across two different blogs with features on Saturdays called Simply Saturdays? Obviously, since I just started this "original" feature last week, I'm the one horning in on the parade. So.....I'm changing the name of my Saturday feature to be K.I.S.S...."Keepin' It Sooooo Simple"! What do you think? Same premise (easy peasy cards), just a different name. I like it! It's a bit more snazzy than Simply Saturdays was!

Today's card could easily qualify for my old Saturday feature called Scrap Stash Saturdays, because all the paper used were scraps (and this one uses 6 different scraps!!). It's a little simpler than those Scrap Stash Saturday cards typically were, and I didn't pick these with my eyes shut, LOL. But, we're sticking with Simple on Saturdays, so I'm moving on....

This card couldn't have been any simpler. Now, I know it doesn't have a big WOW factor to it, but sometimes, you just don't have time for WOW! And don't fret, this could easily be taken up a notch so it did qualify as a WOW card. You could use your Janome Sew-Mini and stitch around each square. You could mat each square with cardstock. You could put a stamped, colored image in each square. The options go on, and on, and on. But I was Keepin' It Sooo Simple for today.

It's a nice change of pace to make a simple card, ya know? It takes the pressure off once in a while. And this particular card helps you use up those scraps threatening to overtake you. That's always a good thing. I am definitely going to make some more of these cards!

I had a GREAT time golfing yesterday. Unfortunately, I stunk. But the good news is, outside of one guy (hey Oli!), the other two guys stunk as much as me (sorry Jason and Mark)! I'm so glad it wasn't about the golf, it was about having a great time on a beautiful afternoon! And beautiful it was! Wow! The golf was really slow, and then we had a banquet afterward, so I didn't get home until 7-ish. The loooong 18 holes combined with the sun and heat, I was one tired chicky last night. I checked my emails, and then laid my sorry butt down on the couch. I could barely move, and barely keep my eyes open. I went to bed at 10p and woke up at 7am this morning, which is LATE for me. I think it will be a loooong day today trying to recover. That will be easy to do at our friend's pig roast this afternoon. It's another beautiful day, so that will be fun. Then it's Neil and me tonight ladies (Neil Diamond)! Don't be jealous, LOL!!!! I can't wait!

Ok, that's enough posting for today. It's supposed to be simple on Saturdays, right? Right. I'm heading upstairs now to read the paper and have some cereal. I'm starving.



  1. This turned out great! Sometimes I try and make my cards too busy! Someday I would like to learn golfing. My husband has been bugging me but I really just dont have the time.. or quite the interest yet. I seen Neil a couple of years ago. It was fabulous! Have fun!

  2. I love your simple card!! I have some 3-D birthday embellishments that would work perfect for this sketch. Thanks for sharing -- I'm going to case your card today!

  3. Awesome card, Amy! I love simple, so it's perfect to me. I don't usually do bright, but I really do love your bright cards! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great cards...I love all the bright cards you have been using lately!

  5. Love this card, Amy! I love how the kraft cardstock softens the bright colors. For a simple card, this one has a WOW factor for me. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your pig roast today!

  6. Finally getting a chance to play on the computer and peeking in to be inspired. Love the fun and simply card. The colors are great! And the new name is a good one too. Enjoy Neil!!! He's so fun in concert. I've seen him a handfull of times so you've got me beat. Dance and sing along - have fun with the man. If I lived by you I'd surly be beggin to let me tag along.

  7. Cindy H.9:59 AM

    I really like this card a lot! It is bright and cheery.....and simple!! I don't usually do bright either but I sure do like yours:)

  8. Love it, Amy! Gotta try this layout!

  9. What a great use for scraps! Fantastic card and layout, love it!


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