Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Good morning everyone! I have quite an accomplishment to share with you. Today I have my first card completed with sewing on it!!! LOL. My husband bought me a sewing machine2 years ago for Christmas and I spent forever trying to figure out how to thread it! Then I practiced sewing on paper and everthing I did wound up in the trash. So I just gave up on it and my poor little sewing machine sat in the closet. Well recently I took up sewing, this time on fabric, again, for the first time, and decided last night I would try again and make it work. Finally, I have success!!

I guess I should have opted for that sewing elective in school, but, no not me. I had to prove what a liberal I was and took wood shop instead, after all. it was the first year they "allowed" girls in the class. hehe

Ok back to my card. It covers 2 challenges this week, Friday Sketchers provided the sketch,and what a great sketch it is! Lots of layers! Stampin for the Weekend provided the color challenge, Pink & Grey!! I love pink and grey together.

Card Supplies: Pink & grey cardstock by Bazzill, All dp by The Paper Studio, ribbon, and my little kitten with her ball of yarn is a digital from Mo's Digital Pencil.

I actually kept with the pink & grey theme and used a very pale pink cardstock for my image.

That's it for today. Enjoy your day.


Donna said...

Fabulous card Janice and a super job on all that sewing, always such a nice touch on cards, makes me want to get a sewing machine....LOL, great image too and I love the layered look with all your papers and card. Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck and hope you will continue to join us on a weekly basis.
Donna xx

~*Joni said...

Oh Janice this is absolutely adorable!! Sinatra looks fabulous gray, and all the stitching is just wonderful detail. I loved the sketch for Friday Sketchers this week - so super versatile. ;) My mini janome is coming...all I have to do is commit to using it. haha!!

Nancy said...

This card is gorgeous, Janice:O) The image is so cute, lovely coloured! Love the all the stitching, and the ribbons are a cute touch.
Thank you for taking part in this week's SFTW challenge, good luck!

Lisa Fairfax said...

I love the sewing details! Please come help me get my machine out of the closet!

Vanja said...

Fabulous card Janice! Wonderful papers, I love the cute image and the stitching.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! :)

Vicki said...

Such a lovely card Janice, a beautiful selection of papers and wow!! what a fab job you've done with your sewing machine...I used mine on a card last night don't use it as often as I should...I love to see sewing on a card...mind you I've only had my sewing machine for a short time and it still scares me to!!! Thank you for joining in with this weeks SFTW challenge, good luck and hopefully you'll be able to join in with many more xx vicki xx

Cardmaking Galore said...

Love the stitching and the colour scheme is fab too