Thursday, January 7, 2010

Just because

Good morning my sweet friends.
Am I the only one who feels like this week is just flying by? And even though weekends are always a good thing I'm kinda hoping that today and tomorrow slow down just a bit so I can start feeling on top of things again. Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines, but I'm getting things done... just need to keep plugging away.

But that doesn't mean I don't make time to create a card or two... taking a break to craft helps me unwind and de-stress, even if they are quick and simple. Which brings me to today's card... I used a Stamping Bella Lulu stamp and though I think they are pretty cute, for a girl who likes to color her images I was a bit disappointed that so much of the stamp was already filled in, like the hair. So basically your only options are black or brown hair depending on what color ink you use... grumble, grumble. Oh well, it did make her really quick to color. :)

The rest of the card is scrap cardstock I had lying around and the flowers are actually cut out from the packaging of some new Basic Grey stamps I just got, which makes me feel positively green (and thrifty). ;)

Alrighty, check ya later! Supply list:
cardstock- Kraft, CC Designs ivory
Basic Grey Origins packaging
stamps- Stamping Bella (Lulu Emma) Basic Grey (LE set 1- dragonfly, LE set 4-sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Colorbox chestnut roan chalk ink
twine
Copic Spica glitter pens
Copic markers:
skin- E50, E51, R20, YG03
hair- E37, E57, E49
clothes- YG93, YG95, YG97, Y00, Y04, Y08, E13, G20, YG11, G12
dragonfly- G0000, G000

37 comments:

GobeaGirl said...

Hi Amy, this is super cute. I just love the flowers on it. Way to use up your extras! lol...I am with you on the hair. I think that is one of my favorite things to color. Love the colors of your card. They are very pretty and just sooo soothing. Have a wonderful day, Lisa

Leah the Orange said...

your fussycutting here is fantastic, Amy! a girl after my own heart. new BG packaging? i love it!

i'll be sure to watch for that problem with any stamps i might consider buying. i found the same to be true with the Ketto line, in fact. as much as i love ALL of the images, many of them had a whole lot of positive space.

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Fantabulous, Amy!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Oh and yeah, I'm with you on the stamps that are already filled in. I love the Kettos...but 1. they are so teeny tiny and 2. what you said. :(

sweet craf-tea chick said...

I love your card! Great layout, colors, cute image! Thanks for sharing :)!

Tessa said...

wow! How sweet and cute!!

Kelly Booth said...

Great Card Amy....Love the Layout and design...so Pretty!

RiNNE said...

Very cute! Don't ya just love those Basic Grey packages? I've used mine as well. I agree with u on those Stamping Bella stamps - I adore their Ketto stamps but they are quite small and most of the areas are filled in.

For me, I'm actually thinking that this week is ultra slow, but it's a good thing because now I'm off for 4 days! Hope to get a few cards done!

Tracey said...

BEAUTIFUL Amy.....LOVE how you used the BG packaging...it works so well with your card!!!!

tamara davis said...

I love this card it is just gorgeous!

MicheyMoo said...

How noice that you are doing your bit to save the planet. I always keep the packaging too, you never know what you can us or how.

I positively adore this card....I love all the elements and the colour combo. I don't have any of the kettos for that reason, they are super cute - but I prefer options. I have a gazillion bellas though. :)

Hope you meet all your deadlines and can chillax over the weekend.
xxx

Kris said...

it's very LOVELY!!! LOVE your think green and recycle! the image is adorable, love the colors! It's an all around fabulous creation! i LOVE it! hugs, Kris

ROSA said...

che delizia guardare le tue card.... sei piena di creatività saluti dall'italia

donna mikasa said...

Such a great recycler you are! Lulu's a cutie, even though there's not much choice in hair color. :(

Tonje said...

I LOVE those stamps! And your card is super! Great recycling!

Juls said...

wow!! sooooooo stunning!! gorgeous image! Love the rustic feel with the gorgeous leaf detail, the fact you have used Kraft and string!! Love it so much!! Hugs Juls

1LuvnMama said...

sweet and simple! Luv this card lots Amy!

Jodi said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colors you used and the awesome coloring you do!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Shirley N said...

Beautiful card Amy! Love your design on this and your gorgeous coloring!

WickedPixie said...

Oh, Amy...I adore everything you do. I don't think there has been a time where your blog popped up on my Reader and I didn't just sigh with viewing pleasure, and this is no exception! I totally agree about the Ketto's - LOVE the images, though they are kind of tiny, and I have mostly skipped ordering the one's with the solid hair. Even the one's without solid hair don't have a lot of hair coloring area. Still, love your card! :-)Traci

Angie said...

I totally understand about the coloring thing... I find that many of my stamps are unused because they aren't for coloring in! lol! Your card really is beautiful though. I love the flowers and the brown ink is gorgeous on it!

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh Amy this is simply stunning. Love the sentiment and the DP and those gorgeous image. All works so perfectly together.
mwah
Trace

Berenice said...

Super cute :)

Kylie said...

Oh I love it as it's different to everything else that's out there at the moment. Although you haven't got much to colour it makes for a quick card! You go girl recycling that BG packaging.

Kylie xo

raindropecho said...

This is soooo adorable! I love it!

- Ann

Angela said...

What a great idea you did cutting the flowers from the packing. It looks so pretty. I have had this stamp since Aug. and still have not created anyting with it yet!! I think little Lulu Emma is just to cute!! I hope things start slowing for you this week. I also can't seem to find the time to get things done.
hugs,
Angela

Kellie Winnell said...

I think this looks gorgeous Amy. I do agree I love my colouring as well, but you have made her look so sweet, I just have to have her, lol! The card is simply gorgeous!
Hugs Kel xx

Alice Wertz said...

wow! wonderful cutting on that BG packaging! you used it with the image beautifully! very pretty card, girl!! =)

Kerry said...

Super darling card! Have a wonderful week!

Randi said...

Amy you crack me up with your grumbling!! I totally get it though!! I think you did an AMAZING job regardless of hair color! This card is sooo elegant and I LOVE it!! If I were Stamping Bella, I would use this as a blog header or badge or something because it looks so incredible!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the colours and the thin ribbon.

Kristy Young said...

This is such a beautiful card! And soo gorgeous that image, you have coloured her fabulous.
Kristy x

scrapn_momof2 said...

Ssuper cute. Love the colors you used.

crafty amy said...

This is just stunning! I am totally in love with it :D

Hugs

Amy xx

Stamping Cafe said...

This is stunning, Amy! Love everything about it!

Tammi said...

I'm with you, I LOVE to color! She's so pretty outlined in the brown and love the design of your cute card!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

This is sooo sweet! I love how you did the cut out flowers.