Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Thinking of You

My hydrangeas are about to bloom in the garden so I thought this would be a good card for today.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

What a Wonderful World

When you really want to tell a friend that they mean a lot to you...

Inside the card

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

For You Cupcake

I am having a lot of fun with Inspired by all the Little Things!  Each week card makers are presented with a photo for card making inspiration.  This week was a girly tulle cupcake.  I couldn't resist hand stitching my cupcake in pinks and silver with a touch of gold for the flame.

Here is the inspiration photo from Karen Day's challenge this week:

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Pi Beta Phi

My friend is celebrating her 50th birthday tomorrow so I decided to stitch her a special card.  She does a lot of charity work with her university sorority, Pi Beta Phi.  Her focus is specifically with books.  I found the Literacy logo for Pi Beta Phi and designed a stitched pattern for her birthday card.  I hope she likes it!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Tulip Thanks

My dear friend Karen Day is a designer for a new Card Challenge site called "Inspired by all the Little Things".  I was thrilled when she asked me to be a guest designer.  This is definitely something new for me.  The picture below was my source of inspiration...

I almost exclusively make hand stitched cards. I first find a design I like, I poke the holes, I choose the paper, and then I hand stitch the design.  The tulip design I chose did not have any pussy willows so I added those free hand with a straight stitch and french knots.  I used pop dots to add dimension to the pail.  I also added texture with a Cuttlebug embossing sleeve.  

This is a close up of the stitching.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

I'm Celebrating Today

It's a pretty snowy day here in Ontario, so I thought a bright and sunny stitched card would be in order.  I did this card with a feathery ribbon too.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Ace of Spades

My father-in-law turns 80 this weekend, and he loves to play cards.  I wanted to stitch him some greeting cards with a playing card theme.  I think he will enjoy giving these cards to his Bridge friends for special occasions.

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