Wednesday, July 22, 2009

ICSketches #26 and Just Christmas & Birthday Cards Sketch #40

Both of these sketch challenges had great sketches this week.

I decided to use the sewing machine on the card using Dawn's sketch at Inspirational Card Sketches. I zig zagged around each of the blocks and also sewed the buttons on. I don't know why I have such a problem keeping my stitching straight when stitching on paper; I don't have that problem when stitching on material. Anyway, I used some coordinating paper that I got at Tuesday Morning, added some buttons, flowers, and brads.

Guess what? I won the drawing for last week at Just Christmas and Birthday Cards. I get a Forever Friends paper set and stamp. I'm excited 'cause I rarely win anything. For this week's sketch, I decided to do a Christmas card using cardstock and patterned paper from my scrap paper stash. I added a swirl cut on the Cricut and some self-stick gems for a little bling.

Today was my Friday at work. I am taking vacation days tomorrow and Friday and really looking forward to my extra long weekend.

Luck, love and laughter,


Dolly said...

I have the same problem when machine stitching on card.
Love your take on the sketch, thanks for playing along at ICS.

nessy said...

fab cards ~just love your happy holiday xmas card!!
thanks for joining in with the fun on JCBC!!
vanessa xx

scrapnnMO said...

WOW it's stunning with the stitching and what pretty papers along with those gorgeous blooms. LOVE it. Your Christmas card is also STUNNING. LOve the simplicity! Thanks for playing along! :)
Owner of ICS

Anonymous said...

These are`beautiful`Judy:)
Thanks for joining in with the ICS This week:)x

Creative Mish said...

Cute. I really love the stitched squares,

Regina said...

they are both fabulous! Love the colors and the stitching! I can't stitch a straight line for thanks for playing along at ICS

Fink said...

I am a big fan a dots so I love the polka dot paper! I can't sew on fabric!!! I just got a new machine for cards and am afraid to use it! Your card is very cute!

wendipooh13 said...

great cards and just love the stitching around the squares, nice take on it!! great job with the IC sketch this week!!!

Heather said...

I love your paper combination! WOW! Great colors and the flowers really pop!

Thanks for joining us this week at ICS!

Michele said...

Fabulous cards. Love the colours you've used on them. Hugs Michele x

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I think your stitching looks great! I love it! Cute Christmas card too! Congratulations on your win!!