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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Getting Cricky Simply Sundays "Vintage Appeal" Challenge!! 12x12 Layout

*** Remember to CLICK HERE and HERE to enter to WIN one of Kristal's BRAND NEW Stamp Sets!! (ends 6/14/11)***

Unfortunately, due to some internet issues, I was not able to get this posted Sunday for the start of the challenge over at Getting Cricky with K Andrew...  But I'm here today and ready to show you my 12x12 Layout with 'Vintage Appeal'!! :)  Every Sunday a NEW challenge is posted at Getting Cricky -- If you haven't stopped over there yet, I really must encourage you to take a hop on over...  Kristal writes very personal and meaningful posts -- Sometimes, it can be exactly what you need to hear to be encouraged and uplifted...  PLUS -- She often does random giveaways for some amazing prizes!!  She recently released her very own stamp line -- wonderful phrases designed for card-making and available now for pre-order (click here for more info)...  While you're there, you can check out ALL of the wonderful creations that my Design Team sisters made for inspiration too!! :)
I think this was my first attempt at creating something 'vintage'-like since my 'Nostalgia' card found HERE...  I really had fun with this layout...  First of all, I was hanging out with my BFF to make it -- It's always good to have someone else around to encourage you when you're not quite sure that something is looking the way it should. :)  Of course, I also got her hooked on using Stampin' Up!'s Creamy Caramel ink to distress the edges of pretty much everything!!  hee hee...
The-Girl-Child likes to edit some of her photos and change them to black and white or sepia from time to time...  I had a specific photo in mind (that she had edited) when I created this layout, but I didn't have it printed as a 5x7 -- I'm sure that the layout will be perfect when I get to add her photo!! :)
The flowers are all paper-pieced...  I used my bone folder to curl them back and then forward for dimension.  Since they are layered together with glue dots, I did not need to add any foam dots...  They are quite thick as they are!! :)
All of my paper is from my stash of retired Creative Memories paper (a wedding pack)...  Yup, I'm using what I already have and trying not to purchase more until I've made a dent in my stash!! :) I punched the lace edge with SU!'s eyelet border punch and inked the edges of everything with SU!'s Creamy Caramel ink.  The pearls are also from SU!

Okay...  Now it's YOUR turn!!  Hop on over to Getting Cricky and link up YOUR vintage creation in this week's challenge!!  You have until midnight on Saturday, June 11th to enter (and you could win a guest designer spot AND a $20 Memory Miser gift certificate!!)...

 Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Until next time,


felkatz said...

Omgosh that is awesome! Goodness! Is the flower a punch from SU? Love everything about it...thanks for the inspiration.

Getting Cricky DTM

Scrappymama Elaine said...

Amy, your layout is beautiful! Love the creamy caramel ink too. I agree it's great to have someone to craft with. Way to to in using what you have. I've been on spending spree lately and I know i have enough but its all so pretty and fun!


Rhonda Emery said...

really beautiful love it

Melissa said...

Simply elegant and beautiful!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful layout! TFS

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scrapperbecka said...

WOW Amy, your lo is beautiful, I love those flowers they look real

REbecca M
Getting Cricky DTM

kathlee said...

Awesome Amy!That is really beautiful. Is there anything you CAN"T do? You inspired me to enter my LO.

Debican said...

Wow, you did a fantasic job on this. I really like it. The flowers add just right touch.
Hugs, Debi

Kathy said...

Amy, this is just beautiful. I love those flowers, great colors.
Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
Hugs :),
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM Sister

Newbie2crafting said...

WOW!!! This is so beautiful! I love this LO!!!!
I am now a follower...


JulieK said...

Beautiful! Love the flowers- and the colors make it feel "vintage".

JulieK- Getting Cricky DTM

Crafting Misfit said...

Very elegant! I love it :)

Rebecca (DT sister)

Percilla G said...

Great job
I love the vintage feel of your project

AmyJRockstar said...

This is incredibly beautiful. Your site is quickly becoming a favorite!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

K Andrew said...

Absolutely beautiful--love the monochramatic look--just gorgeous!


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Great flowers!

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