Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Good Times!

Hello!  I have a boy's card to share with you today.  I know most of us paper crafter's really struggle with making boy or masculine cards.  We always want to make things 'pretty', and men don't like 'pretty' (except for pretty girls that is).  

To make my card I used a several different sheets of masculine designer paper from an old DCWV stack.  Even the sentiment is cut out from a sheet of designer paper.  I used an MFT die to cut the arrows out of embossed designer paper also.  The image is an old retired Stampin Up! stamp.

I used lots of tilts and angles to make the card more hip or cool looking for a young teen boy.

Have a great day!  Amy

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fashion Over Fifty: Classic Blue and White

Hello!  For today's Fashion Over Fifty post, I am wearing a classic color combo:  blue and white.  I love this color combo, in fact my kitchen is decorated in these colors and many guests that come to my home say that my kitchen is their favorite room in the house.  Blue and white, red and green, red, white, and blue….they are all color combos that no matter how much time comes and goes, they are always in style.

Just about everything I have on in the picture below is from J.C.Penney.  The blue and white sleeveless shirt is by a.n.a and I actually talked about it in THIS POST where I showed you another shirt by a.n.a. that I purchased on the same day.  I've worn this shirt by itself several times during the summer.  It has a solid blue back and blue lace up the sides.  It was way too cold on the day this picture was taken to wear it by itself, so I added a jersey knit blazer with a pinstripe lining and a white gauze scarf to keep me warm.  My scarf, jacket, and white jeans were all purchased from J.C. Penney.

 For jewelry I wore a silver feather cuff that I picked up at Old Navy, and a large black and silver watch.
 I love the pinstripe on the rolled sleeve.  It adds that extra special touch that makes the jacket more interesting.  I also love that this jacket is a knit material.  I find most blazers to stiff and uncomfortable for me to wear, especially under winter coats, but the knit material is so soft and flexible, it is very comfortable.
 I wanted in the worst way to remove my jacket to show you the lace on the top and the solid colored back, but I was just too cold.  So here's a couple of 'peeps':  see the pretty pinstripe lining on the jacket and the lovely blue lace on the side of the top?

 As I stated earlier, it is a sleeveless top so it's perfect to wear in warm weather by itself or in colder weather under blazers or cardigans.
 My cut out booties are from Francescas and I've shown them to you before in my Mad for Red post.
So what about you?  Do you have any classic color combos that always seem to work for you?  I'd love to hear from you!

Have a great day!  Amy

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Howdy Folks!

Howdy Folks!  Have you missed me?  I've been out west for the past seven days, but I plan on returning to the frigid north tomorrow.  My husband and I took a road trip to New Mexico and Colorado and had a wonderful adventure.  I will be sharing many, many, vacation photos and stories in the months to come, but for today, I just wanted to stop in a bit and say "Howdy!" just in case some of you have been wondering why I haven't been posting.

 But I also have a simple card to share with you today.  I made it a long time ago for a friend's birthday, but because of the simplicity of the card, and the lack of a sentiment, it would make a great all purpose card as well.

I simply used coordinating designer paper by DCWV and applied it to a card base.  Then I added a strip of gold adhesive crystals where the line of the two papers would be.  The flower medallion is a 3D piece of chipboard that coordinates with the paper, and was purchased separately.
 Here's a close up of the medallion for you:
I can't wait to share with you all of my adventures,  and what I wore and ate on my trip.  But it might be a few days before I can post again.  I'm sure when I get home, there will be lots of unpacking and laundry to do, and then of course they will want me back at work the very next day, so it might be a little hectic and crazy before I have time to do a post.

In the meantime, have a great day!