Monday, September 28, 2009

Very Tweet Thank You

***UPDATE***
Shortly after I posted this, I found Dawn McVey's Raspberry Color Suite Challenge #17 had the SAME exact colors! So, I posted it on her blog as well. How odd that the palette was identical! I never luck out like that :O)

So, my intent with this card was to submit it for a publication call...which I did last night. 8 minutes after the deadline :( I doubt it's eligible for the call, so I'm sharing :)

I'm stocking up on some thank you cards and this is the first of several. A few weeks ago I hit a GINORMOUS clearance sale at Michaels. I found a TON of rub ons for like 26 cents. I stocked up and even shared some :O) I love the vibrant colors...especially on this particular image.

If you know anything about me in this paper crafting world, you know I don't own a sewing machine, nor do I know how to use one. Tragedy...I know. I am left to hand stitching EVERYTHING. I've been wanting to stitch more and more frequently recently. I usually use craft thread (i.e. embroidery thread) but I wanted something more delicate on this project so I used regular old sewing thread! I love how it looks though! Just the thought I had in mind :O)

That's it for now. Be sure to check back on Wednesday for my last (*tear*) Color Throwdown challenge as their September guest designer!

Oh and have you heard? Most of you know that Pink Cat Studios released a new line of digital images, right? Welllll....Melissa is now looking for a digital stamp design team! You can read about the application process HERE.

Have a great week! Mine starts tomorrow...

21 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is adorable, Kristin! I can't believe you did all that stitching by hand!!! It looks incredible, and whoever you submitted it to should definitely overlook the 8 minute tardiness in order to publish this card!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

I feel so guilty! I HAVE a sewing machine and don't use it like I should. Now if you'd be kind enough to come live next door to me, I could be inspired daily and you could use my machine any time you wanted! See = a deal! Really, a great card. Hope they don't notice the time on your submission and it sneaks into print!

LeAnne said...

I just love this---whether it made the publication or not, I am glad you shared it with us.....reminding me that my sewing machine is 3" away from me as I stamp.....have I used it lately? Not much!

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

This card is so SWEET! I love all the details and color combo!

Dana Gustafson said...

This is so cute Kristen! I love the bird image and all of the DP layers you have here. ANd girl! Your handstitching is better than my sewing machine! Seriously! I just love it although I know it must take you forever.

LETTIER.COM said...

Nice. Almost, Twitteresque. ;)

Jane said...

Brilliant!!

A_MOMS_LIFE said...

Love the card! Those red flowers really pop!

shelly said...

your hand stitching is great! A very pretty card. Love all of the elements.

2Bis2DO said...

oh i love your card, the die cut,the ribbon, the sewing, just all of it. Great job.

Terri E. said...

This is such a fun card. Love your little bird. Way to go on Dawn's color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Purple D said...

This card is so cute! You have a great eye for detail!

Amy Liz Schultz said...

wow, i love your layers and all of the stitching! Beautiful card!

Lynnette said...

This is such an adorable card. The bird is so cute, just love everything about it!

Jessica said...

This card is stunning!!! And the birdy with the sentiment you chose is simply fabby :)

Brenda said...

I'm guessing you were submitting this for the Embellish publication call. i noticed the colors are identical. I hope it gets published even if you missed the deadline by a few hours. It's a really great card!

Andrea M said...

WOW- this is great!!!! It's just gorgeous!!! The stitching adds such a nice touch. Really hope they consider you for publication - this is fantastic.

Jenna Wunderlich said...

Gorgeous! You did all that stitching by hand?!! You really suffer for your craft:) Looks beautiful!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the flowers in the bright red! What a great POP of color! LOVE all of the stitching. Great card!

Steph said...

This is such a nice card. I love how there is just a bit of red. it's very striking. Well done.

Winter said...

Very cute! :)

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