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Friday, February 4, 2011

Inspired by Card Patterns

Yep, inspired, I didn't exactly end up using the Card Patterns' sketch this week.  I had one of those I can't get this idea out of my head kind of moments and then finally (fortunately) admitted defeat :>)
 The mixer and sentiment are new images from Amber Ink.  Fun puns for every occasion.  I used a digi, but most of the Amber Ink images are available in clear stamps too.  This is the perfect type of Valentine's Day card for a "guy" ;>)  Simple with just a bit of stitching. 
My card is for the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Valentines
Tuesday Throwdown - Stitching

Sometimes less is more and believe me that was definitely the case with this card. I figured I might as well share the "hot mess" I started out with.  (Thanks Allison for reminding me of the phrase "hot mess"!)
LOL!!!  Thank goodness I gave up on it!  I will say I do like the hearts though so I am going to have to figure out a way to use 'em.
Yay, it's Friday!!!  Let's keep our fingers crossed for a weekend without snow .
Smiles,
Julie
Details:  Image - Mod Kitch Kitsch and Say it Like It's 1959! (AmberInk), CS - Kraft and Black (PTI), copics and black thread.

18 comments:

  1. Girl, I love this! Very cool and thanks for sharing your hot mess!

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  2. LOL, thanks for sharing your final card as well as your initial hot mess, Julie! I love the CAS result and the mixer is coloured beautifully. Those hearts really are wonderful and I can't wait to see what you do with them!

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  3. LOL - I don't feel so bad now...that happens to me a lot! :) Love the hearts too... :)

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  4. Love it in all it's simplicity...but I also love all the color and fun in the hot mess! Love to be reminded of that oh.so.colorful phrase too ;o)

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  5. Wow what a difference. I completely understand your first direction, but so glad you pared it down and ended up with your fabulously CAS final version. It is amazing!

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  6. Julie I LOVE it!! That sentiment just made me LOL!! What FUN! I am gonna have to check out your link you shared!! Hot Mess.. girl it is still FUN! I agree the hearts are FABULOUS! Cant wait to see what you use them for!
    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  7. Oooohhh this is so cute! I actually love both and dont blame you for loving those hearts. The sentiment is so cute
    love tasha xx

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  8. It is adorable! Glad you went with clean and simple! :)

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  9. You are too funny! I LOVE the stitched hearts and you definitely have to find a way to use those!!! So cute and fun, Julie!

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  10. Hahaha! Great card, great stamp & I love the design you used:) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  11. So cool! Non traditional, but perfect!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

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  12. Wonderful card, so clean and simple! Love that you shared your other version too lol... :) Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

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  13. Happy Superbowl Sunday,
    I just wanted to say hello and to also say that I just love this card. The colors that you picked for it are perfect.
    I am giving away a set of free clear stamps on my blog, please come on over and take a look. http://jessicalynnoriginal.blogspot.com/

    Have a great day!
    Jessica Lynn

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  14. Love that vintage image. The hot card looks good to me. :) thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.

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  15. Julie...you crack me up, hot mess and all! Great card! Look for it @ amberinklings tomorrow ;)

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  16. Ack! So cute :) Love that black zig zag :)

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