Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Sweet Life

 
Hi everyone!  I enjoyed a more restful day today after a whirlwind weekend!  We celebrated my daughter's 7th birthday!  She wanted crafty but for 6-7 year olds.......it had to be simple!  We colored stickers, made button rings, and made door hangers!  Oh yeah, and made cootie catchers!  I know some of you know what these are if you are **old ** like me!  Now way back when, they weren't called this.  In fact, I don't remember what I called them but I remember makes tons of these and playing with them for hours!  These were the American Girl version!  I'll have to post some pictures in another post of what I'm talking about!  LOL 
 
On to the card I have to share.......The Sweet Life.  Oh goodness.....I've shared here before how I LOVE floral stamps.  And this stamp set is truly beautiful, amazing, and soo easy to use!  Goes back to when I first started stamping........I learned with Stampin' Up......2 step stamping!  I'm playing along with 2 challenges for this card......see below for the details!
 
 
For a gracious hostess

I've used some Lavender Sachet, Plum Pudding, and Pure Poppy ink here for my roses.  I just love how this turned out!  This card is going to a very special friend for hosting a Cajun dinner a couple of weeks ago.  I tell you she went all out with the menu!  I had my first mud bugs!  They were delish!!!
 
 
 
 
Anyway, I digress.  Here are the challenges I'm playing along with:
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my rambling!

 
{For a gracious hostess}
Stamps:  The Sweet Life (PTI), Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper:  SS White (PTI)
Ink:  Plum Pudding, Pure Poppy, True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado (PTI), Lavender Sachet (Palette ink)
Dies:  Stitched Mats: Rectangles (Lil' Inker Designs), The Sweet Life (PTI), Fishtail Flags Stax (MFT), Linen IP (PTI)

17 comments:

Wida said...

winner winner chicken dinner. This card is so pretty. wish I would have listened to you and got this set! but sigh...I know there will be another order to make and I can snatch it up then!

Lynn said...

Okay...I need to see the cootie catcher :) So glad she had a great birthday!

Your card is beyond stunning...I love those stamps too...so classic and all around gorgeous Amy. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

~amy~ said...

I keep seeing The Sweet Life and I do believe you have enabled me...LOL...your card is simply gorgeous! I'm so glad that you played with us over at The Play Date Cafe.

P.S. are those like real bugs?

Donna Bowman said...

Very pretty CAS card! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe.

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy your card is so beautiful, love friend will love it!

Ruby said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the CAS design! Thanks so much for joining in the 3rd Anniversary Celebrations with us over at The Play Date Cafe!

Marisa said...

Such a beautiful card, Amy! Love the pop of colour against the white!

I had to smile, because I am that old and older LOL! Yes, we played with the cootie catches too but definitely didn't call them by that name. Problem is I can't remember what we called them! Yup, I'm old LOL!

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous CAS card! Beautiful colors and I am not too sure about the mud bugs… Hmmmm

Debby said...

Gorgeous Amy, but then I wouldn't expect anything else from you - you always deliver! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

Sara Mac said...

Amy, this card is stunning! I just love the simplicity of the layout and the striking colors. That stitched edge looks amazing. Hope you are well.

Michele Gross said...

Gorgeous!! This was a really fun post :) Thanks for going over the edge with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Virginia L. said...

Beautifully done, Amy! I love the placement of the flowers and sentiment!!!So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays

Geri said...

I got those cootie catchers about a year ago at Hobby Lobby with my big 40% coupon...I thought they were so cute! And they certainly were an updated blast from my past! Love this gorgeous card!

Gayatri said...

Such a pretty card, Amy! Love those flowers:) Thanks for joining us @ CAS-ual Fridays:)

carol (krillsister) said...

Stunning! Love the color of the roses.

Renee said...

Love the card!!
Simply gorgeous!! :)
And Happy (belated) Birthday to a sweet girl...
and brave of you to have a house full of 6-7 year old girls! *giggle*
But...
you know me...
you can keep the crawdads!
So glad you enjoyed them...
but just the thought of them...
there's a reason I wasn't born Cajun!! :)

Jen Carter said...

Not so sure about mud bugs...lol! They look like red grasshoppers! :)

Your card is gorgeous! Love the LID stitching and the colors you used for the roses! So pretty!

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