Sunday, July 17, 2011

Celebrate...

good times, come on!

Good morning!
So have you ever heard the story of Sampson? How his mighty strength left him once Delilah cut off his hair? Well, I'm pretty sure I was suffering from some kind of reverse Sampson effect because it had been months since my last hair cut and recently my crafty mojo has been less than stellar. So yesterday I went and got it all chopped off and I feel SOOOO much better! What can I say... I'm a short hair gal through and through. And even though I woke up in the morning not knowing if I would have a card to share today... once I got home last night I was anxious to get into the crafty room.

Now I'm not saying I was able to re-invent the wheel or anything, heck... I don't even think I'm quite out of my rut yet. But I enjoyed putting this card together and it was good to have that feeling back. :)
I'm thinking all that extra hair was sucking out my creativity and now that it's gone I'll have all sorts of ideas popping into my head as well as the desire to get them onto a card. Like I said, reverse Sampson... LOL! ;)

So this card came together really quickly once I found this sheet of paper with all the lanterns on it. As soon as I spotted this print it was a no-brainer to pair it up with sweet little Mei Li from Sister Stamps. And all those lanterns got me into a festive mood so I thought this would make for a cute and different kind of birthday card. Simple, fun and not too shabby for an hour in the crafty room.

Ok, time for me to scoot off to work. Take care friends!


Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- My Mind's Eye (Abbey Road)
stamps- Sister Stamps (Mei Li), Hero Arts (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox creamy brown
Prima flowers
Kaiser Craft pearls and gems
Fiskars border punch
Copic markers:
skin- E50, E51, E21, R00, R20
hair- C5, C7, C9
clothes- RV00, RV10, RV11, E50, YG0000, YG00, YG21, YG03, W5, W7, W9, BG53, RV23, R02, R05, E07

25 comments:

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so cute! Love the little frill across the top with the bling.

I know what you mean about getting the hair chopped off. I would find I put off going to get a 'do' during the blah months of winter but it was the start of spring and more energy once I got the hair chopped off. :D

Thanks for sharing! :)

Patricia said...

Love your card is super cute and your coloring is fantastic =P

RiNNE said...

What a pretty little image! And those lanterns are perfect for her!! Heehee on your reverse Samson effect-- I haven't cut my hair in months either! Maybe it's time!!

Chelsea said...

Sooo cute. I love the bling border at the top.

Brenda said...

What a darling card. She is so cute, and perfect with that paper!! I came looking for your sneaks for Sweet November Stamps, but this is also darling!!
Hugs~Bren

♥Rach♥ said...

All that hair being gone frees up your brain cell! I can totally see your mojo is back, just love the whole design on this!

Zarah said...

Absolutely and utterly adorable! :D

Nancy Thomas said...

What a cute image and even cuter card. Glad your haircut has made you feel better. Sometimes all it takes is a little change.

Carisa said...

adorable card! i don't think it's possible for you to lose your mojo! haha i got my hair chopped off yesterday, too, but unfortunately, I think I went TOO short and now I'm in a funk b/c of a haircut I'm not too thrilled about. at least it's hair and will grow back! :D

Lau W said...

Oh so nice card, pretty stamp, very nice colors !
xxx

gobeagirl said...

Hi Amy. You crack me up. I wish I could loose my mojo like you do. If you had lost it I am sure that none of us had even noticed. You are so gifted that it amazes me. I am happy for you that your short hair is letting all the wonderful ideas that make you feel like yourself come flowing back. I love this card. It is just adorable and WOW, you could not have asked for better paper for it. :O) Hope you have a great day at work. Mine was actually awesome yesterday. Love it when that happens. Hugs, Lisa

Priya said...

Very very pretty card... Lovely colors... keep the inspirations coming dear..

Priya

Tasha said...

You loose your mojo? Never! You always bring your a game! This is such a cutie of a card. I love the soft colours and the funky dp and the image is so sweet!
love tasha xx

Stephanie said...

Amy, I don't think you could make a bad card if you tried!! I love all of your work!!

And I know how you feel about your hair. I cut about ten inches off of mine earlier this summer!! Except my mojo didn't come back...hmmm...lol!!

Great work, once again! :)

Jenny said...

Oooh, love what you did with Mei Li! Your coloring is outstanding girl!

Pinkladibug said...

Oh my gosh that is a sweet card...I love the soft colors and the soft feel of the card.


Thanks
April

Loz ♥ said...

is there ever an image that you DO NOT have the perfect paper for??? I envy your paper stash lol, love your colouring ♥

Pam Varnell said...

Girl I don't think you have ever been out of mojo. This card is fabulous. BTW, take a pic of that new hair cut and let's see it sister.

Hugs,
Pam

Aluap said...

Soo cute!! Fantastic coloring and perfect paper :)

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Very sweet. I love how you highlighted her hair.

bosenberries said...

Super, super sweet card!!
Robin

donna mikasa said...

Wow, Amy--no one fussy cuts like you! This is such an adorable card! Love the patterned paper and your coloring is always so fab!

I know how you felt after your haircut! I always feel great after even just a trim! But I wish that I could trim like you!

Ida said...

Absolutely Adorable!

Juls said...

this is fab!! I love the scallop detail to your card and all the bling!!! Hugs Juls

Leanne said...

Awe-dorable! Truly beautiful Amy. The paper and sentiment go so well with little Mei Li. Love it!