Thursday, July 30, 2009

Your'e Simply Sweet

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS to my good friend Darlene who will be celebrating her very first BLOGANNIVERSARY soon. She's got a great prize available for one randomly chosen winner. Check it out HERE Now, onto the details of today's card. I apologize for the dark photo. I'm not home enough anymore to take pictures during the optimum lighting hours, so I have to settle with what I get. For those of you who asked why I'm all of a sudden getting so many hours at work, its a combination of things: A lot of employees quit at the same time, were getting more business because our customers are finally receiving their mailers, the spring gardening season is over so people are finally back in their homes crafting, and I am constantly being 'called in' because an employee failed to show up for work, or the store is extremely busy. Although I enjoy the money, I miss being home doing the things I love. Anyway, back to my card. Because of my time constraints, I made this card for several challenges: The MFT sketch Challenge, SCS Color Challenge, and the DTGD09 SCS Inspiration Challenge 'The Happiest Hour'. All of these challenges are on Splitcoaststampers (SCS). This week's colors for the SCS Color Challenge are Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink, and Apricot Appeal. Isn't that the prettiest color combo you've ever seen? My inspiration piece was a mosaic of paisley patterns and lemons/limes, so I used this image from retired Stampin Up! 'Sparkling Summer'. I thought it matched the colors and the inspiration piece perfectly. The sentiment is from an MFT stamp set. I embossed the Apricot Appeal background with the Paisley Cuttlebug Folder. The main image is mounted up on dimensionals and there are Stickles on the glass of lemonade.

Have a great day! I'm off to work AGAIN! LOL! Amy


  1. Amy this is FANTASTIC!!! I love these colors and texture!! Your scallop ovals and that sweet image are fab!!! Enjoy your day at work..HUGS!

  2. Amy!! I love this color combo and your beautiful design!! So soft and pretty!! Love the dry embossing and the sweet image and sentiment!! Beautiful job!! I hope things slow down so you have time to enjoy the summer at home some as well.

  3. What a cute, cute creation!! Love the use of the EF ... don't think to do that often enough.
    PS ... thanks for the support

  4. SO pretty! The embossed background and colors make this such a pretty card.

  5. The embossing really adds great texture to the simple layout.

    Why did so many people quit? Such a shame you have to take the brunt of that. I feel the same way about money. It's great to make lots of it, but if you are always at work and have no free time to enjoy what you can do with the money, what's the point? It's one of the reasons that although I have the college degree and experience to be a CPA, I choose to work as a bookkeeper. I could make four times as much as I do now, but I know that I wouldn't be enjoying life as much. Hang in there. Things can only improve.


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