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Yesterday I took some time to get back into challenges, just for the fun of doing them.  :)  I've been so busy with my work, kids and life, that there hasn't been time to just create for fun.  As I made this card I was reminded that I need to make the time for "creative fun". 

The challenge this month at Virginia's View Challenge blog is to create a project with stitching/sewing.  My sewing machine has been busy working on quilts, so it was ready to go when I saw the announcement for this challenge.  It was so fun, and super easy, to sew my banners and ribbon onto cardstock.  I really should sew on my cards more often.  The problem is my sewing machine is on the second floor of our house and my stamp room is out in the garage. 

The second challenge I am entering is the CASE this Sketch challenge.  Somehow I saw a sneak peek on somebody's blog and new instantly what I would be making.   All I needed was the time!  


Isn't this sketch awesome?  I already have a couple more ideas floating around for additional cards.  You can bet I am keeping this one.  The funny thing is the design is so simple.   Perhaps it is just that the sketch gives me permission to leave all that white space.

Before I go I want to tell you of an exciting announcement made today at StampNation.  My friend, and fellow design team member Maureen Merritt (Mama Mo Stamps), has just added videos to her clean and simple classroom!!! (CASC)   If you struggle with CAS like I do, I know you will benefit from her classroom at StampNation.

Stamps: Hearts A Flutter (SU- WSL), Lovely Little Labels (SU)
Ink/Paper: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Fresh Prints DSP Stack (SU)
Misc.:  Hearts A Flutter Framelits (SU), Little Labels Punch Pack (SU), Silver Star Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Chevron Ribbon (SU)


Virginia Lu said...

You stitch like a PRO, Heather! I bet you will stitch more if you move the sewing machine near the stamping room!!? I love the textured look on this card and your banner with the stitching look top-notch! So glad that you create for fun! It's the best, isn't it? Thank you for playing Virginia's View Challenge!

Michelle said...

Oh, yes, you DO need time for creative fun! And I'm so glad to you took it to make this card, it's gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Taunya Butler said...

I really love how this turned out!! It looks so professional and classy! Thanks so much for sharing - you are creative, don't give up!! Taunya Butler at daisiesgirl.com

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is wonderful! Great take on the sketch!

irishfaery said...

This is adorable! I love the stitching, it's brilliantly done and really sets of the whole thing!

Kerry Louise