Today is Amy's (ahhem) birthday!! And, to celebrate a few friends decided to host a mini-blog hop for her!
What can I say about Amy? Well, as a cardmaker Amy is phenomenal! I've known her since 2006 and I loved her style since the moment I saw it! Back then she was a demonstrator for a rubber stamping company that I joined (and she had been asked by that company to design card samples for their catalogues!) and we were (sort of) on the same team. The first time I met her was at a team meeting. Since then she has grown so much as a cardmaker and I have loved seeing her style progress even more through the years!
As a person Amy is top-notch! I feel so fortunate to get to visit with her almost every week but do wish we lived closer (Tim, they have radio stations down here if you happen to be reading this!! LOL!!)! She is caring and compassionate about her work and those she works with, which I know can be very emotionally draining on her. She is also such a wonderful friend. So often we see things the same way and are "on the same page" so to say. She always takes the time to hear how I am doing and what is going on with me. If she wants to remember an important date or wants to remember to ask me about something she writes it down so she doesn't forget. That is just the kind of person she is...kind, thoughtful, caring, sweet, etc. She enables me too...oh goodness, maybe too much! But I bet she's also enabled you too if you've visited her blog so you know what I mean!
Well, I could go on and on but I'm pretty sure that that might be all the mush you can take! So, on to Amy's birthday card.
This is a bright one, but I wanted it to be FUN and to be a card that celebrates!
Amy and I both waited FOREVER for PTI to come out with a banner set so I KNEW I had to use banners on her card and twine too! Amy is also a genius when it comes to using the Big & Bold Wishes set, so I knew I wanted to incorporate that into the card as well. I told you it was bright!! :)
This summer Amy, Laurie, Barb & I took a shopping trip to Kansas City and I went on the search for this paper by Cosmo Cricket called "DeLovely". So, that was something else that I wanted to use on her card...plus if I want bright THIS paper has it!! :)
Amy, I hope you have a happy birthday!! Thank you for being such a special friend! I am better for having you in my life! :) Have fun on your trip and I can't wait to hear what new goodies you find!
And, I did say this is a blog hop so hop on over to these blogs to see more cards made in honor of Amy's birthday!
Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Banner Builder, Big & Bold Wishes
Paper: White, Cosmo Cricket DeLovely
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, True Black, VeraMagic Turquoise Gem, Palette Landscape
Other: Banner Builder Dies, Fiskars Border Punch, Twinery Twine