Wednesday, November 3, 2010

thank you sew much...

Happy Wednesday!!!

We're half way through the first week of November....I started a walking program on the 1st...this is day 3 hoping to squeeze in a walk at work or when I get home from work....gotta prep for the holidays:)

I had fun making this card...it is based on a couple different challenges...first let me give you deets about the card...


There isn't a whole lotta embellishments on this card...I wanted the stitching to take the spotlight.  Can you tell that the base is Stampin' Up Really Rust...I have to tell you ladies, this is probably the first time I've used that color..LOL.   Isn't that a great dress form image?  It's by Invoke Arts and it's tiny...it's been paper pieced with Really Rust.  The sentiment is an older rub on by Stampin' Up.


All the patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket Material Girl....check out all that stitching...whew...I tell you, the 'ole Janome was smokin'....and evidently a bit hacked off at me for some reason because just when I finished up the stitching it went bonkers on me and I managed to pierce 2 random holes into my card...oh, I was NOT a happy camper but never fear...this is crafting...I take it as a challenge to fix the problem....see that gorgeous seam binding ribbon?  That was my lifesaver!!!  The photo does not do it justice...it matches the Really Rust cardstock perfectly!  More details on the ribbon in a smidge....

I was inspired by the Cardabilities Sketch 14:

I adore the sketch and hope to play again with it...

The color combo of my card was inspired by the latest Embellish Magazine Vintage Challenge:


I adore working with greens and yellows but do not gravitate to rust...so I LOVED this particular challenge...made me really work outside my norm and that's what challenges are all about!!!!

**E.A.D Designs Alert!**


Make sure you pop over to the E.A.D Designs blog for today's She's Crafty episode:)  The Tria Marker Set winners will be announced today!!!!

♥♥Life Saver♥♥

Life Saver...yup...that's what I called her when I sent her an email last night....check out the super card I received from my blog buddie Sherry:


It's a fabulously fun card that uses Skipping Stones Bras Volume #1

The interior says:

Bras are like
Friends
the good ones
never leave
you hangin'

LOL...tooooo funny:)

I got a bonus with the card:


Check out all that delish ribbon.....perfect, perfect, perfect!  Pop over to Sherry's blog and leave her a comment if you're interested in buying any of the ribbon...she sells the gorgeous stuff....I seriously received the goods in the mail last night and immediately used the fab rust ribbon...it was perfect for my card in more ways than one *wink*.

49 comments:

~* steph :) *~ said...

sew pretty! i love the colors, the stitching, the dressform,...yummy seam binding! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

ivy said...

that stitching is perfecto! nice coverup with the crinkly ribbon!

yyam said...

Just gorgeous my friend! Love the awesome stitching and I so wanna get those ribbons!!!!:)

Anonymous said...

Fantabulous card my dear. Awesome colouring. Love the fab stitching :D

Lynnda said...

Hey Bob !! You fix it!! Awesome!!... The pp and image great combo!! You lucky little thing... I love happy mail! .. Is that bra my size !!.. LOL .. Good one Amy!

scrapsnsuch@gmail.com said...

:>) Fab sewing, fab ribbon, and fab PP! I too have trouble getting a good pic of the ribbon, the color never seems to match in the photo - go figure.

papertrails leaver said...

This is fab Amy! sorry about the sewing machine getting crazy on you! On a good note the seam binding is a perfect addition to this and covers it perfectly! Love the RR!

Jay Gee said...
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Jay Gee said...

Amy there is so much stitching, no wonder your poor machine gave up .. LOL. But it really makes the card. Great job.

Spardha said...

fab card!.. love all the stitching!.. and sherry's ribbons are just soo AWESOME! :)

Karen B. said...

There is some fantastic stitching on the card! And love how you've used Sherry's ribbon. It is amazing!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love your card and the ribbon looks as if you planned for it to be there. :P

So glad you liked your little gift and card.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeee that card....awesome stitching and love love love love love the RIBBON!!! AMAZING happy mail too!! WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Laurel said...

Love your card and all that stitching!

Regan said...

wow...look at you sew....great card girl

Courtney Baker said...

Gorgeous card and I'm in love with all of that fab ribbon... I'm jealous!

Saskia said...

Wow! lovely cards!!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

lauren bergold said...

oof! ok, see...when you can do ♥THIS♥ you really just do not NEED a LOT of embellishments...cause it's ALREADY ♥♥♥PERFECT♥♥♥!!!!!!! (& you know the seam binding ROCKS...seriously...i would NOT have known it wasn't 100% intentional from the get-go!)

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Lovely designs! Thanks for joining the Embellish vintage color challenge.

cnelson said...

lovely work as always Miss Amy!!!

eMeLiNe Seet said...

Amy i'm in love with your cards!! i wish i can sttich an oval like u ... :)

Megan said...

I love love love it!!!!!!!

Dora said...

Your stitching is amazing, and your cards are breathtaking!

Anita Rex said...

Oh I really like your card! I am sorta glad your machine went crazy as the rust ribbon makes the card perfect! :>

Tiffany Heilman said...

I just love this card. It is a fabulous color combo and I love that seam binding!!!

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Beautiful cards there sista! Love that dyed ribbon and all the fun stitching!

Jane said...

Gorgeous card!! yummy ribbon!

Riet said...

So gorgeous Amy,I love the papers and the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Tina said...

The card is spectacular. The image is so fun and you really did a great job with the sketch.

Heather Rogers said...

You are so funny! I cover up my mistakes all the time. LOL Especially when it comes to stitching. I would have never know if you didn't say so. I think it looks amazing Amy. :)

Shirl said...

I guess in crafting we always get a lot of boo boos...but the best crafters know how to cover it up without anyone knowing! LOL

Your card is simply amazing...:))

Joy said...

so loving that card! you did a fabulous job and I do love that ribbon! I so want to learn how to make those! well, hope you have a great hump day!

Ginny Larsen said...

oh my lordy! LOVE that stash of ribbon... fun stuff.

ALSO > your cards are perfect--all that stitching is really fabulous, and i adore the sentiment and greens you used on the second card :D hehe, great stuff!

Stacy said...

It's such a perfect card! (All your cards are!) I loved how you used the stitching and let it stand out... Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities!

xiumaiyuki said...

oooh...i love it! The colors blend in beautifully together! and that dress is so chic. I keep seeing these delish ribbons everywhere...gotta get my hands on them!

Evelin said...

lol... love the colours and the stitching..!! gorgeous as always! :)
and the RAK is amazing too!!! yummy! :)

Janetcraft said...

Oh I love the colors of the rust ribbons...so colorful and what nice deco to any gift..

Sparkplug17 said...

Such pretty cards!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is so beautiful!!!!

Regina Easter said...

wow wow wow...you lucky ducky...i want some of that ribbon...love your card...hugs

Emily Leiphart said...

Love, love, LOVE your card! You used that sketch and vintage challenge perfectly!! The papers, ribbon, everything is awesome and I didn't notice any random holes in your card. ;D Nice RAK and ribbon, too! Love them.

li-bee-ti said...

Beautiful cards, Amy!
I just love the stitching on the first one and that gorgeous ribbon!

Alice said...

beautiful take on the sketch and all that stitching is fabulous, Amy! very pretty card!

laterg8r said...

love the card and the ribbon :D

Maile Belles said...

Lovely cards! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge.

Rose said...

Both cards are so lovely! The ribbon on your first card is scrumptious! Have a great weekend, girlie! ;)

Winter said...

So pretty! I love that ribbon! :)

Tasha said...

Amy both of these are super creative and fun, fab colours and designs
love tasha xx

Rose said...

look at all the fab stitching!! love the card :)