Party time!

Okay not literally.  But very soon.  My daughter is having a birthday and I can't wait. She is making her  invitations to give to friends because it's not "cool" anymore to have your Mom do things for you.  Except your laundry.  :-)  Apparently, I embarrass her.  Who me?  Wink wink.
My card today is for her.  A surprise if you will.  She doesn't frequent my blog very often so it's a safe bet she will not see this.  I made this card based on quite a few challenges.
I recently purged my paper supplies and found this single sheet of Rusty Pickle paper I purchased quite a while ago.  I love it! I was happy to discover I had something like this in my collection.  I cut the paper doll out to be the main image which I placed on  this super cool hot pink embossed felt.  I have no idea where it came from.  I have just a smidgen of it but it was enough for this card.    The ribbon is "new" because a crafty girl can never have too much ribbon. ;-)  The stamps are "Close to My Heart" that Amy Heller sent me a while back.  The rub on was another remnant I discovered and thought the ticket would be cute with this.  The Making Memories stick pins are from last Spring.  I also found some vintage school book paper.   Finally, I used my PTI distressing inks to make this a true vintage feel.  
Create with Connie and Mary: #132 sketch
Gingerloft: 8 distressing (I used my PTI distressing inks on edges)
Paper Issues: new (ribbon)
Paper Sundaes: something new (ribbon)
Pile It on: brand new (ribbon)
Stampin' Royalty:  #53 birthday
The Shabby Tea Room: #43 use 11 elements breakdown of this: cardstock, pattern paper, felt, ribbon, rhinestone, stick pins, rub-ons, floss, button, ink, and stamps= 11 items for this card.  Whew!  I was challenged for this but in a good way!  :-)

Okay off to play on the Wii with my daughter.  We are going to try the 'Just Dance 2' tonight.  Wish me luck!  :-)



Your daughter will love this card! It's gorgeous,as are all your other cards and creations!! I'm popping in from feline playful and look forward to seing more this year!! I am now a follower!!

Carrie Gaskin

This is so great. I love all the small details like the pins, the little ticket tag, rhinestone. Wonderful job on the Create with Connie and Mary sketch this week. Thanks for playing along!


How fabulous..So many beautiful details.
Stopping by from Feline - now a member :).
Day 8


What a great card! Love the detail and embellishments :)
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges..Hope to see you again :)
Lynn x

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u

This is so fun! Love all of the fun stuff on this card! The bow is striking, the paper adorable, the felt is perfect! Love it!


Beautiful creations. Am here from FP. Will return to have a better look, as I'm in a rush now.


Cute card. I'm sure your daughter will love it. It's so nice when we can put things that recipients identify with on a card. I'm a new follower from Feline Playful. Hugs, dj

Linda Wescott

Hi, I've popped in from Feline Playful to say hi and become your follower. I've had an enjoyable look around your blog, and look forward to seeing more of your creations in the future. Love your card, super cute backing paper and great embellies Hugs lin


Hi! Thanks so much for the sweet comment at my blog...LOVE this vintage inspired card! Way cute and I'm now a follower too.


What a great idea, love this! Hopped over from FP and have become a follower. Hugs!


Hiya hun, nice to "meet you" i came over from feline playful,you have a great blog and i'm now a follower so i dont miss anything.
Shell xx


Beautiful card! I bet your daughter will love it! I found you through Feline Playful and I am a new follower. I look forward to your inspiration!


Wow! Your cards are gorgeous! I love your style and think they are beautiful!

I found your blog via Feline Playful and I am now one of your newest followers!

Looking forward to stopping by more and viewing your wonderful creations!!!



Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing. Came via Feline Playful. I am a follower now :)


ADORABLE, Amy! I {heart} using anything sewing related on my cards since I used to own a custom sewing business before I began creating with paper! Just a wonderful card ... so happy you shared this with us in the Tea Room :)


Fabulous creation Amy! I've come to your blog via Feline Playful and am now a follower! Look forward to seeing more inspirational pieces here! Great job!

Flutterby Trina

Lovely! I have come to your blog from feline playful! your creations are beautiful! Im going to be a new follower! I have a little candy on my blog at the moment, please feel free to add your link! xxx


your card is simply sweet! haha...loved the laundry comment:) I think Paige's challenge over on the cards blog is felt..you should send your sweet card over..


This is a really cute card. Lots of texture and color. Here from Feline Playful to look for inspiration. C2


So super cute and fun! LOVE everything about this!


Great card! I know your daughter will love it! I love the shot of hot pink from the felt! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!


Hiya Amy. Happy 2011. Just doing the Feline Playful rounds. I think your cards are just lovely, I really like the lacey doliy card under this one. xx


This is beautiful! I didn't do the challenge this week..I'm not sure i could stuff 11 things on a card! Yours came out nice. Have a great weekend!


found your blog thro' Feline Playful.I am now a feline follower!
Happy New Year!
hugs xx


lovely! i am a feline friend.
hugs Tessa

Vivi Casale

great cards you have on your blog!!
I`m stopping by from Felipe Playful!

Shirley G

It's a mom's job to "embarrass" our children! LOL Beautiful card, now a follower coming from f/p


Just popping over from Feline Playful..Gorgeous card I'm sure your daughter will love it...I have become a follower and will be back soon...
Mandy xx

Renata van Miltenburg

Gorgeous cards and projects! It was a pleasure "walking" through your blog. A late Happy New Year and a toast to a creative 2011!

Liefs, Renata


Arrived via FP. Real cool card. Have a good weekend!

Seongsook Duncan

So cute! Thanks for the inspiration. I am from Feline Playful and am now a follower. Wishing you a Happy New Year!


Fab card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x


Fabulous blog, you have some really great stuff on here!


Hi there, I'm a new follower from Feline Playful. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Cindy Gay

Love the card. Great paper and cutting. Love the description too. I can relate. . . I have a 17 year old though he gets the email postings of my blog (I force it on him). Great job--Cindy here on the Feline Playful blog hop.


Just hoppin over from Feline Playful to visit your blog and become a follower. This birthday card is just perfect! I am sure your daughter will love it. I will be stoppin again soon to see more of your work. Happy New Year.

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs

great blog. hopped over from feline playful.

Georgia Ehrmann

I have come to your blog from feline playful! your creations are beautiful! I'm a new follower!

Daniela Dobson

The card is adorable!!!


Cute cards! I stopped by from Feline Playful and am now a follower. Happy New Year!


Erum Tasneem

totally gorgeous Amy!


Love the retro feel of your card Amy and the ribbon is gorgeous. Have popped over from Feline Playful today and will be back again soon as now a follower.
I thought you might be interested in a new challenge blog launching at the beginning of February over here. Would be great to see you there :o)
Jenni x


I love your card !
I'm a Feline follower :)


I'm here following Feline Playful...great card for your daughter...hope to know your work better in the future...
xxx Margreet

Debbie Henderson

Cute, cute, cute! Your daughter will love this card I'm sure! Thanks for playing at Create with Connie & Mary!

Lisa Martz

Lots of detail, fun card. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!


Oh Amy....how fun was this card to make! Love the Retro look and all the fun details - thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Maria Moorhouse

Hiya, im here from Feline Playful amd am now a follower.
my blog
Maria x


nuova seguace.buon anno


I'm lovin' your blog, lots of great cards here!!
Glad I found it thru Feline P!!


Just Beautiful.. I love your style.. I am now following from Feline Playful


Amy, your cards are wonderful! I'm here visiting and also now following from FP. Looking forward to lots more fun. See you again soon!!

Karen McAlpine

Hi! I am visiting from the Feline Playful give a comment - receive a comment event. I am now a follower! I wish you a Happy New Year filled with lots of crafting time. love the DP!


Fabulous card!!! Everything came together so perfectly on it. I hope your daughter has a wonderful birthday. :)

Ms. Jen

Poppin in from Feline Playful. Running a little late in my rounds. So glad we can be friends!

Hugs - Jen


It's vintage, feminine, stylish and got class. But above all that; it's a fabulous card. Your daughter will be thrilled to get this beauty!!

Mary Brown

My...how wonderful! I especially like your ribbon, button, pins embellishment! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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