Happy Valentines Day to you all! I have lots of love in my heart for all my crafty friends out there in blog land. Connecting like this makes the world a better place and I am extremely happy that the Internet exists and allows us to make new friends that are far away.
I hope you got a good chuckle out of my sewing story yesterday. I guess I'll never learn to sew even though I have a sister that is a great seamstress and a mom and daughter who can sew. That gene skipped me :)
Jelly Park had the cutest little image this month for her charity for 2013 the Sick Children's Trust you can find out more about it on her website here. Basically she sells digi's to raise money for a charity each year. Then she has a challenge with the digi if you purchase it. So I'll be entering my card into the challenge.
Don't forget to check out the close up of my ribbon that looks sort of sewn (he he he).
I wanted it to look like a big blanket behind the image since to me it looks like he's in in footy pajamas. I slapped some Mod Podge on the front of the card and the sprinkled the pink and white Flower Soft all over. I put a piece of scrap paper on top and mushed it all in good so it would be sure to stick.
While that was drying I colored up this cutie.
When sewing the edge didn't work AT ALL!!! I found this ribbon in my stash and though Ah ha! This looks like it's sewn so I used it for the "blanket" edging. I found the ribbon in the dollar bins at Target. The company is called Made for Retail ...Really ??? Yep really. So I gathered and glued and held each section down with clothespins while it dried.
I added the ribbon with it's long tails but I still wasn't happy so I found this in my stash. My daughter's niece left them behind when they moved. It was originally a ponytail holder.
And here's the inside. The paper is some that I got from Nikki at Graphix and Designs in a candy package so I don't know who made it. I designed the little sentiment in word and then popped it up on foam pads and added the two tiny bows.
It didn't turn out exactly as I wanted but I think it still works and it was for a good cause! I think you could use this for V'day or Easter, don't ya think?
So what do you think of my alternative to stitching? Pretty inventive eh?
Happy Valentines Day! Love ya,