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.