Sunday, June 14, 2009

Life


Now that Eldest Son has graduated and his graduation open house is OVER, I want to get back to blogging on a regular basis. I mean, I still work 5 days a week, so I will never blog as much as I used to, but I think I can manage to get at least 3 cards made a week to share here. Since there's no time like the present to get started doing something you love, I managed to get three posts written up for this week while my family is away on "vacation" (I say "vacation" because it is really a "working" vacation, not a lay on the beach all day kind of vacation). It feels so good to get back to doing what feels good! I have so missed you guys.

For a while, I was stuck on this really easy layout to whip some much needed cards out for my customers. And of course, true to style, I dug into my scrap drawer exclusively for this one. It's very rare anymore that I cut up a new sheet of paper. I am very focused on "trying" to use up what I have. Tuesday I'll show you another card using this same layout. Could it be any simpler? And isn't that black checked ribbon simply luscious? Oh, how I wish I had a bunch of that. But unfortunately, I only have about three yards, so I've been hording it for a while. This is the first time I've ever used it.
As you can tell, there really isn't any need to give you detailed directions. how to whip this card up for yourself, but I will tell you that the stamp set is from Paper Trey Ink and was designed by Lisa Johnson. It's called Life. It has the most amazing sentiments in it but I find that I don't use it as much as I should. I think once I start getting into the studio a little more, I'll be using it again and again.
Well, it's time to say "ta-ta" for now. Hope you have a great day!
Hugs,
Amy

16 comments:

  1. Glad life is letting you get back to a bit of blogging! I do love the ribbon & the design of your card as well.

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  2. that sentiment is so appropo for today, because that's how i feel about you being able to post again somewhat regularly (no pressure, really!). life IS better with you in it!

    hope you have a MARVELOUS time at COP doing all that you love up there.

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  3. ...and we've missed you! Glad to see you blogging again and more importantly, that you've made the time to stamp. Your card is sensational! I love it.

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  4. This is fabulous, Amy! We've missed you too!

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  5. That is a great layout ... and the black just ties ti all together ... gorgeous.

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  6. Beautiful card!! Good to have you back a little more.

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  7. Hi Amy! Your card is SO pretty and I'll have to try this terrific layout. I'm happy to hear you're going to be stamping and blogging more often as I've always been a huge fan of yours! I especially love seeing how you can create a beautiful card from your scrap drawer. Smiles, Pam :)

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  8. Morning Amy
    Glad to see that you are back and that everything is going well again. Nice card. Hope you enjoy your day as well.
    Chantell - South Africa

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  9. Beautiful card Amy! I love the ribbon too...very pretty!

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  10. simply lovely.

    barb

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  11. Love this! Everything goes together perfectly, the fonts with the funky flowers and the black trims with the vibrant colors. Hope you're enjoying your getaway.

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  12. Gorgeous card Amy! So happy for you that you are going to find some time for yourself and be able to get back your joy of stamping ;) We have missed you too!! Hope that all is going well at Church camp (don't work too hard) *wink*

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  13. Beautiful!! LOVE the pattern and color combo!
    Hope you had a wonderful time up in Lutsen! Did you get to stop at any stores?

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  14. This is really pretty!!!

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  15. hey...are you back from COP? would love to hear about your time there and what's new in your world.

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  16. This card is amazing!!! I miss you but I have been reading blogs much so...

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