A delightful Monday

Yes it is indeed! Glorious weather really can effect one's mood for the day. Here in Virginia is it sunny and in the 60's. A perfect Spring day. Even better, I can wear flip flops! Yeah! Today was also a creative day because I got a card kit from Kelly's Keep In Touch. She makes these amazing kits with lots of papers, ribbons, buttons, die cuts, stickers, rub-on's,embellies, and blank cards in unique shapes. This kit she made for me has Scribble Scrabble paper which I am now a huge fan of. Such bright and cheery patterns and in the color red! My favorite. :-) Thanks Kelly for hooking me up with this incredible kit! She will make a custom kit for you too. Check it out! Well worth it!

And of course, Monday's always mean there are new challenges so let's get to it!

First is my 2S4Y which is Kazan's #23. I missed Laura's sketch last week and was a little bummed because I have only missed once before while on vacation. I promised myself that I was going to do this week's right away to nip it in the bud so to speak. Everything I used on the card is from the kit I mentioned above except the cream card stock scallop, paint, and ink. I used the box the kit came in to make the circle.

Next is Card Patterns' #7 sketch. I looked at it on Saturday and thought, this is going to take some creativity from me because my traditional style is for paper strips to fit from side to side. After I made the first card, I had an idea that the bracket die cut and the transparency flower would look nice layered. The green and yellow polka dot paper is the cutest! I used the left over red polka dot paper to make the longest element and the rest just came together quickly. These are my favorite type of cards because once you complete them, you have the feeling of accomplishment and relief!

And if you are reading this, thank you! I was wondering if it's difficult to set up an ETSY store? I see people selling their work on ETSY but wondered about the process? My card stash is plentiful. I recently donated 50 of my cards to Pay It Forward to raise money for Autism. Yet, I still have many and yes I keep making them! So, I am curious if it is worth while to set up a store on ETSY and see if anyone is interested in buying my cards. If you have any advice, I would truly appreciate it. Thank you again for coming by and hope you have a wonderful day!



Both of these cards are so cute!! Love the colors you chose and you did a great job with the CP sketch. Thanks for joining us!


Love your cards!! So quick on them too :) Also, thank-you for the sweet comment on my blog :)

Linda Beeson

Wow, I so love the colors of both of your cards and what a great job you did with both challenges.

Kazan Clark

Amy this is gorgeous! Love the kit you used and that rub-on sentiment is a delicious font! Thanks for playing


Great cards Amy...love the mix of colors and patterns!


Absolutely love these cards! The colors are lovely! When you get a chance stop by my blog and check out my Spring Blog Candy giveaway!


Love both of your cards, but I keep going back to the frist. I love all the different manufacturers you used for this card. Fabulous!


gorgeous cards!


Lovely take on the sketch! Love the fun colors and layers of embellishments you used. Thanks so much for playing along!

Setting up an Etsy shop is not hard. I've had one for over a year and love the experience. If you have any questions just pop over to my blog and ask away!


Love it Amy. How are you? I have missed you.

Heidi Van Laar

Beautiful cards! I love the bold vibrant colors!


Love your cards, especially the first one!
Beautiful colours :)


Great cards!


Amy...you just rock! Your cards always inspire me!!

Chelsea Ling

oh, how lovely! I sell cards and crafts on etsy and it is fun but it is a TON of work! you really have to work hard to promote... just listing on etsy won't do it alone and there is a TON of competition. That being said I have had 250 sales in 5 months which is pretty good. Good luck if you decide to do it!

Mrs J

Ooooh, gorgeous cards Amy! Love your CP card - a great interpretation of the sketch and such gorgeous, vibrant colours!
Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, I really appreciate it.
Hugs Mrs Jx


Wow Two very `beautiful` cards:)♥

~Lori (loree2000 SCS)

I love the bright colors you chose for both of them!! Great cards.

Michelle Bertuzzi

Amy this is absolutely gorgeous! Love both cards!

Terri E.

Great cards. I love all of the white space you had on your cp sketch. Great job with the Card Patterns Sketch.

It's a good life!
Terri E.


Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog because owing to that I found your blog! Your work is stunning, gorgeous cards, amazing talent for putting papers/embellishments together!
Gonna wander around here a little now!


great cards!!

Kay Sibley

Lovely, lovely cards!! I love the layering and the color choices!!! Great work!! ♥♥ Kay


i love both of these cards! thanks for coming over to my blog--it makes me smile when i ready your comments...

i'm just in the process of setting up an Etsy account... the groundwork is easy, but i can't help you out on any of the other parts, cause i'm not there yet! :) good luck though, i'm sure you'd be successful!


Love your cards!The hit of green on the top card is great!



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