Friday, July 27, 2012

Fred She Said - Things with Wings Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fred, She Said Winged Things Blog Hop! Summer is in full swing and flying by fast, and the FSS team wants to share a winged wonderland with you!

If you have arrived from Maureen’s blog, you are right on track. If you are just happening by, you will want to start on the FSS Blog.

Collect a secret word on each blog along the way, leave us some love on our posts and follow the directions at the end of the hop for your chance to win this FABULOUS PRIZE!

One winner will receive ALL of this:
$25 GC to CropStop
£15 GC to Bearly Mine Designs
$25 GC to Fred She Said Store

Hop ends Friday, August 3, midnight EST.

I decided to get a jump start on Christmas with my Christmas in July Card. I used the Pre-colored Christmas Cardinal along with some old Bo Bunny papers I had lying around. I don't know how I could have had these beautiful papers and never used them.
The hand stitching was done with matching embroidery floss.

Your secret word on my blog is "The"
Your next stop on the hop is Valerie’s blog.

Other Challenges this card was made for:
Clear it Out - Christmas w/ red & green
Paper & Such - Stitching
Party Time Tuesday - Christmas
Flourishes - Christmas
Shop Our Stash - Use new stash
Cards for Men - Christmas
Lexi's Creations - Christmas
Stamp with Fun - Lace Doily
Cardmadfairy's Digi Challenge - Christmas
The Friday Mashup - Christmas

Monday, July 23, 2012

Florentine Birthday Card

Here is one of the Hand Stitched cards I made for the Silent Auction for Operation Smile at the Close to my Heart Convention. I made a total of 8 cards for the auction. You can see another of the cards in the previous post.
I was so excited because my 8 cards sold for a total of $275. CTMH has some very generous consultants contributing to this great charity. It cost $240 for the surgery for one child. I was very pleased to be a part of making one child smile again.

The Hand Stitching around the card was done with matching Embroidery Floss. The ribbon is also hand stitched for the puckered design. The rose was made by using the Close to my Heart exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. The papers are from the CTMH Florentine paper pack.

Challenge Blogs I'm submitting this card to:
OLLCB - 1 image, 2 dp's, 3 embellishments
SCS Technique Lovers Challenge - Hand Pleated or Ruched Ribbon.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Mojo Monday Challenge

Here is my card for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.

All product is just random items I had lying around.

Hand stitching done with matching embroidery floss.