Friday, April 6, 2007

My personal triumph...

with the sewing machine. Seriously! I don't own a sewing machine, have only used one once before and don't sew. My idea of sewing is "faux". What is interesting about the whole situation is that I happen to be visiting my inlaws right now and after seeing Julia's AWESOME tutorial called "All Stitched Up" I decided to give it a whirl. And you know something...I will be back for more. In fact, I might even buy myself a sewing machine. Now THAT is a big step. *lol*

While taking the photos I decided to play around with the backgrounds. That is the beauty of taking the photos. Of course the hard part is deciding which one looks best...I'll let you decide today!





Flower Card Recipe

Paper: Kraft, Real Red, Whisper White, Polka DP (Wild Asparagus), Striped DP (Crate Paper)
Ink: Certainly Celery, Real Red, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Robin's Egg (Colorbox)
Stamp Set(s): Paper Tray (PAPERTREYink)
Accessories: Polka Dot Ribbon (Dashes, Dots and Checks), Dauber


*All supplies SU! unless otherwise noted.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the feedback on yesterday's bunny card. As I mentioned in this post, I am away from home and I therefore do not have all the paper colours on hand...a girl can only bring so much! What was interesting is last night I searched high and low for old olive cardstock because I also think it is a GOOD match for a lot of the Chatterbox papers. Thanks again ...I loved the suggestions! I am ALWAYS open to suggestions!!!!!

Because I love to stamp and you do too!
Alli

12 comments:

Joan said...

You are giving me courage to use one of the 2 sewing machines sitting in my basement. Adorable card. Love the polka dot pic the best!

Julie said...

Great card!! I think I like the last one the best for backgrounds.

Karen said...

Gorgeious card. I like the red background best!

Alicia said...

I like the 1st photo better. The other 2 make you look away form the card in my opinion. :) Great new look!

Nicole Seitler said...

Hmm. That's hard. They all look great in their own way. I am partial to the red background.

Anonymous said...

I love this card, it is inspiring me to use a little bolder colors since I have been using pastels a lot lately. I personally like the 3rd photo because of the polka dot paper on the bottom. Love it and your blog is the best!
Geny C.

Robin Stewart said...

I vote for 1st photo as well
Nocw card

Rachel Hope said...

Fun card!! I like the one with the red background...makes it look rich

Paula said...

I like the red background. It really makes the red on the card pop. Hummmm. maybe I will need to sew on a card.

Beate said...

They are both gorgeous. I can't pick a favorite.

Quilt Nut said...

very pretty!

Debbie said...

Your card is beautiful! I like the top photo the best. It draws me into the card with no distractions. It feels warm.