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 .
Details:  Image - Mod Kitch Kitsch and Say it Like It's 1959! (AmberInk), CS - Kraft and Black (PTI), copics and black thread.


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

  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!

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

  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 phrase too ;o)

  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!

  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!

  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

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

  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!

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

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

  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!

  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.

    Have a great day!
    Jessica Lynn

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

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

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