Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Sew Thankful

I have a few friends who have helped me out recently that I needed to make Thank You cards for. I think these monochromatic cards will work great.

The photos are a little washed out, but if you look closely you can see that I machine-stitched my first two cards ever! I loved it. It adds such a nice touch. The first card is zigzagged and the second has a straight stitch, both with thread that matches my cardstock.

I also sponged Cool Caribbean around the edges of the cards and the cut-out flowers.

Recipe
Stamps: Delight in Life, Much Appreciated
CS: Cool Caribbean, Taken with Teal, and CS from my LCS
Ink: Cool Caribbean, Craft White
Accessories: Circle Cutter, White Gel Pen, Sewing Machine, Antique Copper Brad

Recipe
Stamps: Delight in Life, Much Appreciated
CS: Cool Caribbean, Taken with Teal, and CS from my LCS
Ink: Cool Caribbean, Craft White
Accessories: Circle Cutter, White Gel Pen, Sewing Machine, Antique Copper Brads, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

PS I'm still sick, but I force myself to do a few things each day, like shovel the driveway, post on my blog, and take a prenatal vitamin. I have heartburn so bad I feel like someone has their hand around my neck. So I just tell myself that there will eventually be an end to this, right?

17 comments:

Lori J said...

I like the monochramatic card you made here. I like the glittery effect also. Great work :0)

Lesa said...

I am a glitter girl! Fantastic job. Monochramatic cards can be so elegant. You nailed it with this one!

Velta said...

Alana ~ I am all about "shine" and these cards just scream glitter! Thanks for stopping by my site yesterday and for your sweet comment...it really means a lot to me.

Sister Hugs :)

Stacy said...

Sorry you aren't feeling well! These cards are too cute!

Michelle said...

Alana, these are gorgeous. I love the little sparkle and monochrome is one of my favorite looks. Such pretty cards.

I hope you feel better soon!!

Vanna B said...

I love the cards! Nice color choice!

RockyMountainStamper said...

Hey Sis!!

Sorry it's been so long since I've visited your blog--the holidays were crazy!!!

First--congrats on expecting! I'm so sorry that you're feeling so sick! I'm one of those gals you probably hate cuz I don't get morning sickness, but I DO know how you feel--I'm severely lactose intolerant and I puke my guts out if I have any dairy at all. NOT fun! Hang in there!!!

2nd--I LOVE your stamp designs you shared a few posts back!! Seriously, I would buy them in a heartbeat. Keep trying--you'll get picked up by someone!

3rd--darling creations! And thanks so much for explaining the whole inchies thing--I didn't get it until you explained!

Have a great night sis!

Marilyn said...

OHH - so beautiful!! Hope you get to feeling better soon!! Be careful shoveling the driveway though!! :)

Kelly AKA Emmiestamps said...

So so pretty delight in life is one of my favorite sets!

Aimee said...

These are such cute cards....

laos348 said...

These cards are so lovely. I haven't tried sewing on my cards yet but yours are so pretty I might just have to try it. I', sorry to hear you're still feeling sick, I hope you feel better soon.

Stampin' Meg said...

ohhhh I love that soft blue- awesome cards, Alana!

Becky Elfert said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. The monochramatic look is lovely, very elegant. TFS

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I love monochromatic cards, and the blue with the touch of glitter is just gorgeous!

Rosella said...

Love your cards. Love the monochromatic look with the glitter.
Hope you feel better soon!!

jensmessystudio said...

I've attempted sewing on mine in the past and it always fail! LOL!!

your card is pretty!!

thank you for sharing!

Vanna B said...

I love these cards! Nice job!