Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ooooh...distressed couture!

Hi all!  Hope you are having a wonderful week so far! I am sure I am having fun, hanging out with the fam at Big Sky.  Taking lots of photos...playing lots of games....going to Yellowstone...playing in the snow....FUN!!

Today I have my card for sketch 164 at the CPS Blog.  I went crazy using some Glitz Designs "Distressed Couture" line on this one!  I love this line...it is a fabulous one! Here is my card for the week!
"Forever Without End" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper/Stickers/Jewels/Rub-on: Glitz Designs
Ribbon: Renaissance by Design
Ink: Clearsnap (Chalk: charcoal) 
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Instructions:  Fold striped paper in half to make card base, round the right corners, and ink the edges.  Round the right corners and ink the edges of a red paper block, and adhere to the front.  Round the right edges of a white cardstock block and adhere to the front.  Ink the edges of a dotted paper strip and adhere to the left side.  Add the rub-on and sticker to the white cardstock block..  Tie ribbon around the left side of the card, and adhere the cardstock sticker over top of it with dimensional adhesive.  Accent the front of the card with jewels. 

Have a great rest of your week, friends!  ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Glittery Floral Goodness with GCD!!

Happy Sunday everyone!  I have my themed cards to share with you today.  I know you may have seen this image already, but it is just SO pretty...that I have to post it again!
I was so inspired by the pink, green & white, the jewels, the flowers....everything about this image.  I just love it!  Here is my first card:
All supplies except the ribbon and lace trim are from the Homespun Chic line by Melody Ross.  This paper is so wonderful, and glittery, and full of texture...it just makes me want to {sigh}.  I hand-cut some of the flowers and roses and added them to give it more dimension.

And here is my second card, along with a little detail shot.  I can't take credit for the paper rose technique on this one...I learned how to do it on a fellow paper crafter's blog.  I love how it turned out though...especially after glittering it!
Mother's Day is coming up, and I think the sentiment on this card is just perfect for that fabulous mom or mother figure in your life.  I think it would also be perfect for a grandmother, especially with the retro image!

Until later,
~Lea

Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 27

Hi all!  Another Sunday means another fabulous color challenge courtesy of Stacey's Stamping Stage blog!  Here are the colors this week!
Very soft and pretty colors...and I decided that some Dear Lizzy by American Crafts was the perfect choice for them!  I actually didn't stamp at all on this card.  Unusual for me lately...but it is still pretty darn cute! Here is what I came up with!
"Springtime" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper/Stickers/Ribbon: American Crafts
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Instructions:  Fold pink cardstock in half to make card base, and round the bottom corners.  Round the bottom corners of a block of floral paper and adhere to the bottom of the card.  Round the top corners of a white cardstock block, and adhere to the top half of the card.  Cut the banner from patterned paper, and adhere to the top of the card.  Add the sentiment sticker below the banner's right side.  Fold, layer and adhere the rose ribbon across the card.  Accent the rose centers and the banner with pearls.   

Be sure to check out what all the other ladies came up with!  It is sure to be wonderful! ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea

Friday, April 23, 2010

Babies, babies, babies....

...tee hee!  No, I am not having one.  Let's not get that rumor started!  I just have a baby card to share with you today, and then some sweet images from a newborn shoot I did this week!  So, let's get started!

First up is my card for sketch 163 at CPS this week.  I had a heck of a time photographing this card for some reason!  I did custom white balances, auto white balances, different angles...it just didn't want to be photographed very well.  This was the best I could get it to look...and I am sticking with it!!   See- even professional photographers struggle at times!  Tee hee!
"Sweet As Can Be" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: K & Company
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Baby Button Bits
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: citrine, pink) 
Ribbon: Renaissance by Design
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Border Punch: Fiskars

Instructions:  Fold white cardstock in half to make card base, and round two opposite corners.  Punch a scalloped strip to striped paper, and adhere to a heart paper strip.  Adhere the entire strip to the left side of the card.  Round the opposite corners of a green dotted paper block.  Round the opposite corners of a white cardstock block, stamp the pea pod to it, and adhere to the green dotted block.  Stamp the two sentiments to white cardstock strips and cut out.  Adhere them to the block, and accent with jewels.  Tie ribbon around the green dotted block, and adhere the entire piece to the front of the card using dimensional adhesive. 

That is the only card I have to share with you today, but I do have some super sweet newborn photos to share with you.  I photographed baby Tyler on Monday.  He was a week old, and just so darling.  These were my favorite shots from the day.  Hope you like them! 
Let me know what you think of them!  

Well blog readers, this next week is going to be pretty sparse on my end.  We are heading out on a little vacation with some friends and family starting tomorrow, and will be gone all week long.  I am posting my Curtain Call and CPS cards in advance....and that is all you will be seeing from me.  I hope that you all have a really wonderful week ahead of you!  ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea

Monday, April 19, 2010

I ♥ pink & aqua....

....they are some of my very favorite colors! I have a few cards to share with you today that use these colors.  So, let's get started.

This first card is for Challenge 13 at the Everything But The Kitchen Sink blog.  And it has pink & aqua mixed with kraft....an even better color combo!  Yum!
 "Live & Love" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: K & Company
Stamps/Ribbon: Renaissance by Design (Darling Damask & Simply Sentiments sets)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: mint, chestnut) 
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs
Flowers: Zva Creative & craft supply
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Instructions:  Fold kraft paper in half to make card base, and round the bottom corners.  Round the bottom corners of a pink heart paper block, and adhere to the bottom of the card.  Punch a scalloped border to aqua striped paper, and adhere to the top of the pink heart paper.  Stamp the damask pattern and the sentiment to a white cardstock block.  Round the top corners and adhere to the front of the card.  Tie ribbon around the seam, and top with 3 paper flowers.  Accent the top of the card with three pink jewels. 

This next one is based on the Sunday Sketch at 365 cards, and on challenge 25 at the Play Date Cafe (use black & white with a splash of color).  I love how this one turned out with just the little splash of aqua in places!
 "Just For You" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Stamps: Renaissance By Design (Darling Damask set) 
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: black, turquoise)
Ribbon: Offray
Jewels/Twine: Darice Inc. 
Button: Doodlebug Designs

Instructions:  Fold black cardstock in half to make card base.  Stamp the damask design to the left side of a white cardstock block.  Tie ribbon around the middle, and attach a button to the bow with twine.  Adhere the entire block to the front of the card, and accent the two black damasks with a jewel.  Stamp the sentiment directly below the bow. 

And one last little card that has a whole lotta pink and white.  This one is based on Sweet Sunday Sketch 65!
 "Thank You" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Renaissance by Design (Enjoy Life & Strictly Sentiments set) 
Ink: Clearsnap (Chalk: rose coral) 
Flower: Provo Craft
Ribbon: Bo Bunny
Jewels: Darice Inc. 
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Embossing Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Embossing Folder: Victoria by Provo Craft

Instructions:  Fold white cardstock in half to make card base, and round the bottom corners.  Emboss the front using a Cuttlebug and Victoria embossing folder.  Round the bottom corners of a pink dot paper block, and adhere to the bottom of the card.  Stamp the sentiment to a white cardstock block.  Round the top corners and adhere to the left side of the card.  Adhere three pink jewels directly below the sentiment.  Tie ribbon around the bottom of the card, and add a felt flower to the left side of the bow.  Stamp the butterfly on white cardstock and cut out.  Adhere to the felt flower, and accent with clear jewels. 

Well, that is all I have for you today.  I have some stuff to do, so I am going to head out.  Have a great day! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 26

Happy Sunday everyone!  And what has been a ritual around here on Sundays now, it is time for another fabulous color challenge courtesy of Stacey's Stamping Stage Blog!  Here are the colors for this week!
Not a normal color combo for me, but I really loved putting together my card!  I didn't realize how much I actually liked gray until doing so!  Here is what I came up with:
"Enjoy Life" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (white} & Wausau (yellow) 
Paper: American Crafts
Stamps/Ribbon: Renaissance by Design (Enjoy Life set) 
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: sky gray, antique pewter) 
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Instructions:  Fold yellow cardstock in half to make card base, and round the left & right opposite corners.  Round the same corners of a gray paper block, and adhere to the front.  Round the same corners of a white cardstock block, and adhere yellow ribbon around the middle.  Stamp the butterfly to the top half, and the flourishes to the bottom half.  Accent with yellow and dark gray jewels, and adhere the entire block to the left side of the card with dimensional adhesive. 

This card is also based on the current sketch at Stamping 411.  Unfortunately, I can't link my card to their blog unless I take out the link(s) in my supply list.  I don't want to change the format of my blog, so I won't be posting my card there.  But, I didn't want you to miss out on the sketch, because it is a good one!  So, enjoy!

Don't forget to check out what the other Curtain Call gals have come up with for the week!  I am sure it will be utter eye candy!  And I hope you play along as well! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea

Thursday, April 15, 2010

It is beautiful here!!!

Two days ago, it was snowing and super cold.  Today it is sunny, gorgeous, and in the 60's!  Tomorrow is supposed to be in the 70's!!  I can't even tell you HOW excited I am for that!!  And then in a couple weeks...it will probably snow again.  Tee hee- welcome to Spring in Montana!

I have just a couple of things to share with you today.  First up is my card for CPS Sketch 162 this week.  I flipped it around and changed it around a little...but I think it is pretty fun.  I felt like I hadn't done anything rainbow themed in awhile...so had get my fix!  Tee hee!
"Rainbow Love" supplies
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: black)
Ribbon: Offray
Jewels/Button: Doodlebug Designs
Embossing Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Impression Plate: Papertrey Ink

Instructions:  Fold black cardstock in half to make card base.  Emboss a white cardstock block using the Cuttlebug and the Polka Dot Basics II impression plate, and adhere to the front of the card.  Cut six rainbow colored strips of cardstock, and adhere to the middle.  Tie ribbon around the middle of the card, and accent the bow with a button.  Stamp the sentiment to a white cardstock block, and adhere rainbow colored jewels directly below it.  Adhere the entire block to the front of the card using dimensional adhesive. 

I don't create very often specifically for publication calls, but I did do this one for the Back To School section of the last Cards Magazine call.  But, I had the idea for awhile and never any time to get it done...so it was perfect timing.  It didn't get picked up, so I am going to share it with you now!!  
"Thanks No. 1 Teacher" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics & Prism
Paper: October Afternoon
Paper Frill/Button/Jewels: Doodlebug Designs
Stamps/Ribbon: Renaissance By Design (A is for Apple set) 
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: black, scarlet, lime, brown) 
Twine: Darice Inc. 
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Embossing Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Embossing Folder: Stitched Circles by Provo Craft

Instructions: Fold green cardstock in half to make cardbase and round the bottom corners.  Round the bottom corners of a block of striped paper and adhere to the front.  Dry emboss circles to a strip of white cardstock using a Cuttlebug and Stitched Circles folder.  Stamp the apples, and sentiment to the white cardstock, and adhere to the top of the striped block.  Add pink paper frill directly below the sentiment.  Wrap ribbon around the middle, and accent with a bow, button, and twine.

I have a little bit of bummer news to share.  This year those that wanted to had to reapply to be on the Provo Craft design team, and unfortunately I didn't make the cut this time around.  I am a little sad about that, but life shall go on. :)  I had three great years of generosity from Provo Craft, and learned a lot about two of my favorite crafting machines.  And I will still use my Cricut Expression and Cuttlebug all the time....now I just have to pay for the stuff.  Ack!!  So- let me know where you buy your Cricut and Cuttlebug product from....I will be looking for the best prices! 

The great news is that I have two other fabulous manufacturers that I still work for.  GCD Studios, of course, is the newest team I am on.  And I am really loving it!  The papers and product are so fun!  And I am still on the Glitz Designs team....and I have some exciting news on that front as well!  I will be heading up the design team as the coordinator, and you are going to start to see lots of fabulous posts from Glitz on their blog!  We will be announcing the full design team next week...so I will post a link to that when we do!

So, do you want to see some fabulous photos of a really cute boy?  Of  course you do!  Tee hee!  I did a little mini shoot of Casey in his Carroll gear to add to his senior portrait collection.  I have been reading a lot about cinematic and edgier editing lately...so I played around with processing them that way.  I really like how they turned out! 
I had to add that last photo!!  It totally cracks me up.  I think I said something like "Show me your sexy face!"  And I got the "Seriously, sis?" face instead.  And even with the face...he still looks amazing.  So unfair.  No one should be able to be so photogenic.  Tee hee! 

Well, that is all I have for you today! I hope you liked my cards, and my little brother eye candy!  Have a wonderful day! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Playing with my stamps....

...is what I have been doing today!  One of the best things in the world when it is snowy, and cold, and just plain yucky outside.  So let's just get right to it!

So, I recently found another stamping challenge/sketch blog recently called "Stamping 411" and this past weekend they posted a great sketch.  So, of course, I had to use it.  The sentiment on this one is not very common, but I think it could be used for so many things.  I think it would be especially good for someone who is struggling with not being the best at something...because isn't that something that is hard for all of us at times?  I know it is for me...  This is what I came up with:
"We Can Twinkle" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: My Mind's Eye & Scenic Route
Stamps: Renaissance By Design (Roots & Wings and Roots & Wings Add-on
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: seaglass, aqua, dune & Chalk: yellow cadmium) 
Ribbon: Renaissance By Design
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Chipboard: Rusty Pickle 
Glitter: DecoArt & Ranger Stickles
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Border Punch: Fiskars
Paint: crafty supply

Instructions:  Fold yellow cardstock in half to make card base, and round the bottom corners.  Round the bottom corners of a flocked dot paper block and adhere to the front.  Punch a scalloped border to the top of a yellow script paper block.  Stamp the tree, stars and sentiment to a cream cardstock block.  Adhere to the yellow paper block, and accent with Stickles and yellow pearls.  Tie ribbon around the bottom of the entire block, and adhere it to the front of the card using dimensional adhesive.  Paint and glitter a chipboard star white, and adhere to the middle of the bow.  Accent the middle of the star with a yellow pearl.  Adhere light blue and yellow pearls to the opposite corners as shown. 

The next two cards use sketch 85 from the Clean & Simple Stamping blog.  I love how one sketch can look completely different...even if the same person is using it more than once!  Here is the first sample, using these fabulous Lawn Fawn stamps....I just love them!  Eeek!
"Cute As A Button" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: GCD Studios
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Sew Lovely set) 
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: turquoise, canary, frost white) 
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs & Kaiser Craft
Ribbon: Renaissance by Design
Twine: Darice Inc. 
Button: craft supply
Border Punch: Fiskars

Instructions: Fold kraft cardstock in half to make card base.  Punch a border to a turquoise cardstock strip and adhere to the left side.  Adhere a floral paper strip to the left side, and zig zag stitch alongside the seams.  Tie ribbon around the strip, and attach a button to the bow using twine.  Stamp the sewing machine and sentiment to the front, and then stamp a button border along the bottom and right edge.  Accent the stamping with jewels. 

And here is card #2 using the same sketch as above.  Totally different look!  And, oh how I love this Delightful Dahlias stamp set...it seriously makes me smile every time I break it out and use it!! 
"Thank You So Very Much" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper/Sticker: Glitz Designs
Stamps/Button: Papertrey Ink (Delightful Dahlia set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: razzberry, green, midnight) 
Ribbon: Renaissance By Design
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Border Punch: Fiskars

Instructions:  Fold blue patterned paper in half to make card base, and round the right hand corners.  Round the right hand corners of a white cardstock block.  Stamp the flower and leaf border to the right side, and adhere to the front of the card.  Punch a scalloped border to pink paper, and adhere to a striped paper block.  Adhere the entire block to the left side of the card.  Tie ribbon to the left side, and accent the bow with a button and jewel.  Stamp the sentiment to the middle, and accent with jewels.  Add the butterfly sticker to the right of the sentiment, and accent the middle with jewels.

And then I realized that I forgot to post my card for CPS 161 last week!  We were sponsored by Hero Arts, and this is what I came up with!  (And I have NEVER used that embossing folder before.  And it is FABULOUS!  I honestly can't believe I have had it this long and never used it....bad Lea.  Tee hee!) 
"Hello Greeting" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Glitz Designs
Stamps: Hero Arts (Say Hello set) 
Ink: Ranger (Dye: eggplant), & Clearsnap (Chalk: rouge, & Pigment: green, razzberry, pink) 
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs
Ribbon: Renaissance By Design
Twine: Darice Inc. 
Button: Papertrey Ink
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Embossing Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Embossing Folder: With Gratitude by Provo Craft

Instructions:  Fold kraft cardstock in half, and round the bottom front.  Emboss the front of the card using a Cuttlebug and With Gratitude embossing folder.  Round the corners and ink the edges of a floral paper block, and adhere to the middle.  Round the corners of a white cardstock paper block.  Round the bottom corners and ink the edges of a pink dotted paper strip, and adhere to the bottom of the white block.  Stamp the sentiment and flowers to the white cardstock, and accent the flowers with jewels.  Tie ribbon around the seam, and attach a button to the bow using twine.  Adhere the entire paper block to the front, and accent the top of it with three jewels. 

And I just realized that every single one of these fits the current challenge at Our Creative Corner...which is to use bows!  Tee hee...the entire post fits!  Yay! 

Well, in some other random news.  We bought a new TV.  Not that we REALLY needed a new one, but it was priced to sell because it is a clearance model...so we decided to use some of Josh's bonus for it.  So, we are now the owners of a 58" Samsung plasma television...I will admit, it is pretty sweet.  It is only 3" bigger than our old TV, but the picture quality is definitely better.  I can't wait until it has been on for 100 hours so we can calibrate it. We watched some of the Master's on it the other day....and I thought the nuclear color of the green was going to burn into my retinas.  We are keeping it on all the time in order to get to that 100 hours...should be good to go by the end of the week!  Yay! 

And I am getting something fun too!  I will be ordering the Nikon 105mm micro lens that I have wanted forever tonight!  It is going to be an awesome portrait lens, and it also does double duty for macro photography.  I cannot WAIT to get it and play around with it.  So exciting!   

Well, that is all I have for now.  Hope that your week has been a great one so far!  ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 25

This Sunday brings you a really citrusy color challenge, courtesy of Stacey's Stamping Stage Blog!!  These colors are absolutely fun...and I went with the bright tones of them!  First off, here are the colors:
Pretty fun colors, huh?  I went with a more clean and simple approach this time around, and also used Get Sketchy #33 for it!  Love the fun circles...especially when it means I can break out my Dot Spot stamp set!!  ♥  I would normally use a smooth cardstock when stamping with this set, but I decided to try out a textured cardstock.  And for this card...I am loving the imperfect stamping!  I wouldn't like it on every card, but I think it works here! 
"Celebrate Today & Every Day" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Dot Spot & Year of the Flower: Daffodil
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: razzberry, orange, canary, black) 
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs

Instructions:  Fold lime green cardstock in half to make cardbase.  Stamp the dots and sentiment to a white cardstock block.  Adhere to the front of the card, and accent the middle of the dots with a matching colored jewel.  Pretty quick and easy...huh?  :) 

Don't forget to check out the rest of the fabulous cards for this week!!  They are sure to be awesome! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea

Friday, April 9, 2010

GCD Chip Art Tool & Foam Tutorial

I have been playing around with the Chip Art tool since receiving it, trying to find items other than chipboard that it would work on.  Felt was a no go...which I kind-of figured before trying it.  But, I did find that the tool made an impression on foam very well!  So, my tutorial today is about using the Chip Art tool on foam!  (You can buy foam in many colors at your local craft store.)

So first, I cut a scallop border from the light blue foam.
I used my Cuttlebug and a steel die in order to cut through the foam.  Please note that you have to have a die like this one in order for this to work.  The dies that you lay over top of the paper with the foam on the bottom will not cut through the foam.  Arrange the items in the Cuttlebug like this:  A plate, C plate, die, foam, & B plate.  Then just crank it through the Cuttlebug.

Then I gathered the Chip Art Tool materials that I needed.
For this project, I used the tiny butterfly.  Then I went to work making an impression into the foam.
You don't actually need the mallet when imprinting the foam.  Just using the power of your hand works really well.  I did tap it a couple times very lightly with the mallet just to get a little deeper impression.  Be careful though...if you tap to hard, you will also get the impression of the square block that the butterfly sits on.
This is what the foam looks like when you are done.  I think it gives a nice little added accent to the scalloped strip on the card.  Once you have done this part, just design your card!  Here is what I came up with for the light blue foam:
Isn't this paper line just fun!  All of the items except the cardstock and ribbon are from the GCD Melody Ross "Artsy Urban" collection.  The bluebird and the butterflies just make me long for warm spring weather!!  I know it has to be coming soon!

I have one more fun card to share with you using this same technique:
This card uses product from GCD Melody Ross "Homespun Chic" collection (excluding the cardstock, ribbon and jewels).  The white foam is a little hard to see in the full photograph, so here is a close-up.
Such a fun and subtle touch to the card!  And a way to use the Chip Art Tool that doesn't have to do with chipboard!


You could also add some ink to the impressions to make them stand out more if you wanted!  I have more of a clean style, so I prefer them just the way they are.  But for those of you with a more shabby chic style, that would be a fabulous option!

Until later,
~Lea

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Glitz Design Team Call!!!

Glitz Designs is having a quick and informal design team call to fill a few spots on the design team.  They are in need of the following:

~3 layout designers
~1 altered item artist

Click below to get all the information on the design team call:

Glitz Design Team Call

Spread the word to anyone you know who might want to be part of the team!  But be aware that the deadline date is quick!  All the details are in the above post! ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea

Monday, April 5, 2010

Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 24

Sorry I am so late posting the color challenge, courtesy of Stacey's Stamping Stage Blog!  We were out of town all weekend, and I didn't bring the image with me so I could post it.  And then today just completely got away from me.... I'm only human, and I imagine you all feel me on that! Tee hee!  So, without further ado...here are the colors for this week:
What I am loving about being part of this challenge is that I am using colors that I would normally not think to put together!  I also used some of my new Lawn Fawn stamps!!  Just got them in the mail and couldn't WAIT to break into them!  They are SO SO cute, and they stamp wonderfully!  Check out the Lawn Fawn Blog, and a link to the stamp set will be in my supply list!  I also used FTL 84 from the Clean & Simple Stamping blog for this one...such a fab sketch!  And last, but not least...I did this with the Moxie Fab "Picking Up The Pieces" challenge in mind.  I hope to get another card with more elaborate paper piecing done, but if not...I still got the challenge done! 
 "You're Sew Lovely" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: GCD Studios (Melody Ross Ava Collection) 
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Sew Lovely set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: black, tourquoise) 
Felt/Metal Die: Papertrey Ink
Ribbon: Renaissance By Design
Twine: Darice Inc. 
Button: Doodlebug Designs
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Embossing tool: Scor-Pal

Instructions:  Fold kraft cardstock in half to make card base, and round the bottom corners.  Round the bottom corners of a yellow medallion paper strip and adhere to the bottom of the the card.  Round the top corners of a white cardstock block, and stamp the dress form and sentiment to it.  Emboss lines to it making diamond shapes using the Scor-Pal tool.  Adhere the block to the top of the card.  Cut the felt scallop strip using the Cuttlebug and medium scallop die.  Adhere along the seam, and tie a ribbon around it.  Attach a button to the bow using twine.  Stamp the dress form to patterned paper, and cut out just the dress portion.  Paper piece over the existing stamped image on the white cardstock, and then accent with yellow pearls. 

Once again...don't forget to check out the rest of the gals!  It is sure to be "sew lovely"!  Tee hee! ♥♥♥


Until later,
~Lea