Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I have been sewing!

I finally got out my sewing machine again. Ever since I moved my studio upstairs and put both the girls downstairs, I have left a table full of things downstairs. Somewhere under the pile, was my sewing machine.

I made a few cards for the partner site that I belong to. Coming up to Mother's Day and we had almost no Cards for mom to sell. Now we have a few more. Check it out! i Make Art Cards! Anyway, I am not going to go into great detail but I do want to point out one or two things. I picked up some envelopes from a drug store (a friend told me they sell leftover envelopes for dirt cheap, so I grabbed some up) I love it because they sometimes have unique sizes and it makes for some great variety in cards. I made a matching flap on this envelope to cover up an existing pattern and company brand. One neat thing about this card is I applied a rub-on directly to my PTI Saddle Stitch Ribbon...LOVE IT!!!

The one thing I like about this card is the way the ribbon is weaved through. I first used the slot punch and then used the small hole on my cropadile and put in an eyelet. Then I weaved my ribbon through both sides, secured it and stamped on the ribbon. Still need to pick up some stiffy and try it out. I was lucky enough for no bleeding on this card.

The little flowers on this cards I found at Michael's in the bridal section. They are Bridal confetti but you get a cute little pail with TONS of these flowers in it. Did you know that you can also color these flowers? I have not tried it but you can see it on THIS card. Isn't that fabulous? Lauren's cards never fail to blow my mind. So creative.

I have been slacking a little because I am working now, making cards for craft fairs & stores, helping a friend plan her wedding, doing her 100 invitations, table tents, favor tags, and center peices, dealing with my MIL's recent major health issues and working on a VERY SPECIAL POST coming soon for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. Be sure to tune in to see my special Tribute to my Dad! So yeah, I have a few things on my plate.

I have three more days of posts ready to go and scheduled in blogger, so come back and visit and don't forget I do have feedburner if you prefer to get them right in your inbox. See you all soon!


  1. Great job! The sewing is fabulous.

  2. Jewwwwweeellls!! These are amazing. I love it. I can't wait till my sewing machine comes out of hiding! Great job, Girlfriend!!

  3. Beautiful!!! The sewing is fantastic! I can't wait to see your blog hop project!!

  4. Nice cards!! I love making mother's day cards! I really love how you did the stitching. Might have to pull my sewing maching out!!