Sunday, May 16, 2010
Oh what a joyous day!
Today's card, (I bet you thought I would NEVER get to that....hee hee) was really fun to make. The main image "Stitched together with Love" with the rick rack border, is from a stamping set Lady Di got the last time we went to Madison that I absolutely LOVE! The tape measure is from a strip of pattern paper out of the package of paper I got called Material Girl by Cosmo Cricket. I had seen a lot of cute projects made with these papers and was tickled to find it at Archivers. There are some benefits of having to go to doctors appointments! I used some other pattern paper for the background. I used a zig zag stitch on my little sewing machine and sewed kind of wonky around it which adds to the charm. :-D I punched out a little scallop border to go under the tape measure, and matted the focal image on a scalloped circle. I felt it needed a little something more so I stamped spools of thread directly on to the pattern paper from K & Co. with a little SU stamp that I had in my collection. That was just what it needed and the finishing touch. I have quite a few sewing stamps. You will be seeing more of them as I play with this paper. I will be able to make zillions of cards with this pack of paper as I have so many stamps that coordinate with it. And tight wad me will hoard it and use little bits of it here and there to make it last a long, long time! And then of course while I had this stamp set of Lady Di's, I stamped 60 images with it, so that will stretch it even further! As you know, I never do anything in a small way! I was talking to Di tonight on the phone while I was stamping them and she was laughing when I told her I had 50 of them stamped before we hung up. Nine pm is the witching hour...and she calls her sister Judi and they talk every night between 9 and 10. Some times I have something really, really, important to tell her, and it kills me to have to wait till after ten o' clock to call her!
You will get a kick out of this....remember how I told you yesterday that I fell asleep watching Dancing with the Stars after I got home, well the same darn thing happened today. I thought I was doing so good as I had stayed awake through about 3 dances. Well, I was down for the count again today. I woke up and their was only 3 seconds of the show left! When I rewound it to the last dance I remembered, I had slept through 45 minutes of it! Ha ha! I did get it watched after that. Now that I have written a book when I should be cleaning around here....I will say bonvoyage....and head to bed! Make it a great week! Elaine