Thursday, August 18, 2011

You Really are Sew Special

Holy cow....two posts in a row!!  I think my heart is finally able to let crafting back in after weeks of not really wanting anything to do with it.  I have been hurting so much that I have just felt uninspired... overwhelmed by everything... and maybe even a little sickened by the sentiment of it.  My heart is not healed by any means, but I feel like I can actually find comfort in this thing that is so familiar to me...this craft that has captured my heart for so long.  And it is finally becoming therapeutic, where it just wasn't for those few weeks.  Thank you for being on this journey with me...even though you don't really know what is going on in my life.  Thank you for the prayers, even though you really don't know what you are praying for.  God knows, and He hears them.  And He is faithful, no matter our circumstances and outcomes.  I thank you from the bottom of my broken heart, and know that you all are a part of my healing process. 

Moving on....I have my card to share with you for CPS sketch 231, where we were sponsored by My Favorite Things this week.  I also created this card for the following challenges:  Embellish Coloring Color Trends challenge (yellow, pink, green, kraft), The Pink Elephant #112 to use stitching, and The Shabby Tea Room #75 to use polka dots.  Here is what I created: 
"You Really are Sew Special" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (yellow, metallic pink) & Papertrey Ink (vintage cream, kraft)
Paper: Cosmo Cricket (UpCycle 6x6 paper pad)
Stamps/Dies: My Favorite Things (Sew Nifty and Stamp set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: chestnut, Chalk: yellow cadmium) & Tim Holtz (Distress Ink: antique linen)
Ink Blending Tool: Tim Holtz
Doily: Wilton
Vintage Lace/Button: craft supply
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs (pink, yellow) & Darice Inc. (clear)
Pin: Maya Road
Twine: Darice Inc.
Flower: Recollections
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Sewing Machine: Brother
Thread: Coats & Tails (off-white)

Instructions:  Fold cream cardstock in half to make card base.  Adhere a strip green lace to a polka dot paper strip, and then adhere to the left side of a green paper block.  Zig-zag stitch along the edges and down the seam of the polka dot strip, then adhere the entire piece to the card front.  Distress ink a white doily, and then adhere to the top of the card.  Diecut the dress form from vintage cream cardstock, and then stamp the image to it.  Stamp the same image to pink patterned paper, cut out just the body of it, and adhere to the stamped cardstock image.  Wrap a piece of lace around the waist, accent with jewels and adhere to the left side of the card.  Stamp the sewing machine to vintage cream cardstock, cut out, and adhere to the right side of the dress form, overlapping a little bit.  Stamp the sentiment to a grid-line paper strip, cut a banner end and then wrap around the bottom of a clear topped pin.  Add a button below the sewing machine, and then adhere the pin banner sentiment to the top of it.  Tie a bow from natural twine and adhere to the top of the pin.  Diecut two thimbles, adhere to the center of the bow, and then accent the top with a pink flower.  Diecut the scissors, then add a clear jewel to them and the stamped sewing machine to finish.

I am really loving how this turned out...the sewing theme is so fabulous, and I just love the fun dies that MFT added into this set.  I love that quite a few of them don't actually have a matching stamp...it allows for super fun accenting!!  Well, I hope that you guys enjoyed two days of posting from me!  I hope to continue on in this fashion, because I have some catching up to do!! :)  Have a wonderful rest of your day! ♥♥♥ 

Until later, 
~Lea L.

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, Lea. Love the colors, stamps and dies. Your designs are always great!

    Thinking of you....

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  2. Lea this such a sweet card! Love the lace :)

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  3. This is too fun! I love the lace and the little scissors at the bottom. I also love the paper you stamped your sentiment on...way to carry out the theme!
    I am a believer and was so encouraged by what you wrote. I continue to pray for you! Peace!

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  4. Gorgeous card! I love that dress form! Thank you very much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  5. I'm sorry to read you are struggling at the moment. I hope you can find some peace soon and your heart can heal.

    Glad the cardmaking is bringing you some joy.

    Maria

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  6. This is Sew cute!! Love the stitching. Thanks for playing along with The Pink Elephant!!

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  7. Sigh....this is RIDICULOUSLY stunning!!! LOVE!

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  8. So gorgeous, Lea! Thanks for participating in the challenge!

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  9. Lea, this card is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us!

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  10. Lea, I'm so sorry that you've been sad and hurting, but so glad that you've been able to find a piece of happy through crafting, this card is jaw dropping. I *love* it!

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