Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mustard Seeds

For as much as you guys love Scrap Stash Saturday cards, I sure didn't hear from many of you after I posted Saturday's card.

That tells me one of two things....

1. you never saw it.


2. you hated it!

I'm holding out that it was because you never saw it, cuz the latter would be a bummer, LOL!

So, moving on.

How's it going? The sun is finally shining here and it's in the 30's! That's like spring weather, folks! Only in MN would you see people breaking out the shorts and tanks in 35 degree weather!

I called in my reservation today for a March Crafty Ladies retreat that my church is putting on. Woo-hoo! I can't wait to get away--never mind that its less than 10 miles from my home, LOL. My friend Lue is coming with me and the both of us are so excited to just get away and craft. Lue lives even closer to the retreat center than I do! But when you're there, it feels like you're a million miles away from all the troubles and woes of your daily life. Can't wait!

The card I'm sharing with you today was the one I made for the stamp group that I am now a part of. My friend and co-worker Deb (hi Deb!) finally convinced me to join, and honestly, I'm glad I did. I figured it would help me get out of the crafting funk I was in and kick start my mojo. The challenge for this swap was that we had to use at least TWO of the following SU! colors...Bravo Burgandy, Pretty In Pink, Sage Shadow (do you see me sticking my finger down my throat in protest), Brocade Blue and Creamy Caramel. Well, if you know me at all, you know that MOST of these colors are like nails on a chalkboard for me, they give me the heeby-geebies! Especially Sage Shadow. So, do you see the colors I ended up using? Bravo Burgandy and Pretty In Pink. Pretty In Pink is the only color I use with any regularity! Oh, I used a tiny bit of Creamy Caramel.

The designer paper is from Basic Grey, and it's a stretch in the color category, that's for sure. The only color that matches is the pink! But I picked it out quickly one day, and so I had to make due. The sentiment is from Unity, and it's the first Unity stamp I've ever owned! I know, I'm behind the times. I don't buy much online and the only store that carries them in my area are over an hour from my house. I really, really love this sentiment, so maybe someday I'll buy a few more Unity Stamp when I get to the St. Cloud area. Can you say ROAD TRIP????

Well, it's time to run. We're heading out for an early bite to eat with my FIL, and then we're off to Ash Wednesday services at church. Son #2 is singing tonight.



  1. Amy,I am so happy to have you back. Love your card and the saying. I have never bought Unity Stamps but I may have to add them to my wish list. I take a road trip with a friend the first Friday in May every year. I live in MN also and we find as many stamping/scrapbooking store in one direction and hit the road. So much fun. Have a the best day ever!

  2. Amy,
    I am coming to Crafts Direct, St. Cloud on 5th June all the way from the UK! I am attending a Michelle Zindorf workshop with a friend who lives in Lake Elmo - what a small world! You did a great job with your card!

  3. I saw your scrapstash Saturday and was thrilled!!! I DO check your blog EVERY DAY...I just don't post...can't stand having to sign in because I am not good with passwords and hate having to try to remember them and/or create new ones. SO, I'm probably not going to post much anymore because of that "issue" and I'll trust that you know I'm here and I'm LOVIN' IT!!! (Too bad there's not someway you could see how many "hits" you were getting...then you'd KNOW people are here!).

  4. Hi Girl! Beautiful card. Love that button accent and the polka dotted scallops.

  5. Amy - there hasn't been one thing that you've made and shared that I haven't LOVED and card is beautiful! You go girl!
    Doris :)


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