Saturday, March 2, 2013

Calendar Girls - February

A little late with my post, couldn't get a good picture in the nighttime darkness.  I still had a hard time getting descent pictures in the light of day, but here it is.  It was Kelly's turn to host.  The theme.......Share the Love.  You had to create a card that was about something that you love.  Well, papercrafting, of course.  But, I needed another so I took my second love, Sewing.  I am the daughter of and early 1960's old fashioned Home Ec teacher.  Though my mom only taught for 4 years in the school system, she has used her education throughout her everyday life.  Sewing is a huge love for her.  She uses her sewing machine almost daily.  I've been sewing projects for as long as I can remember, though my mom has always been there to help out when needed.  As my kids have grown up, I've given her my "requests" for outfits and such and gotten her assistance with projects of my own.  Two years ago I decided it was time to get back into sewing and not just watch my sewing machine collect dust.  My mom and I joined a quilt block club at our local sewing store.  Now my mom knows how to do all this stuff, but I don't.  So it's been a fun mother/daughter club that I hope continues for many more years.






The front stamp of the pincushion is from Hot off the Press and a gift from my friend, Barb that I've been wiating for some time to put it to use.  I added some real pins and found a sewing set of buttons by Jesse James with a shiny thimble button.  I cut out the spool of thread and wrapped thread around.  I will definitely be using that stamp many times.  It's so fun to embellish.

The other stamps are from SU Sew Suite and SU designer paper with the little girl being a rub on.  I'm a little addicted to the line.  I've got a few packs of the paper, about 10 sets of the fabric (when it was $1 and it kept showing up in the clearance bin) the stamps, the rub ons, the fabric covered buttons and  the scrapbook.  So you might see this stuff again.  Thanks for stopping by and thank you Kelly for being such a great hostess with a wonderful theme.

  


10 comments:

Barb said...

What a darling card--and I sure can see your two loves!

~Paola~ said...

sew-iiit card Linda...what a lovely shape too...perfect for showcasing so many elements and details. Great take on the challenge!♥

Terry said...

Wow...what a great card Linda! Love the fold and I love what you love!! Great job on the challenge this month!!

Darlene said...

Holy cow, Linda! This is fantastic!! I love the expanded card so that you can show off so many parts of the sewing collection. Making your own spool of thread is really great. You really do have a winner here!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Linda, what a great project. It is way more than a card! I love the sewing theme. The real little embellishments on the front are adorable.

I admire those who can sew. I was the girl who handed in the 'potholder project' to my home ec teacher and they asked what it was! Do over!!!

Your project is great and I think I might know who you are giving it to!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh Linda... this is stunning! I see why you needed that die. WOW!!! Love your card/project! I also loved hearing about your mom being a HomeEc teacher. Thanks for a beautiful blog post!

kadie said...

Linda, this is FANTASTIC!! Woweeee!

MiamiKel said...

Woah Nellie, this is a great card! So much detail and fun elements, Linda - you did an amazing job! Kudos on this challenge!!

I LOVE that you are a Calendar Girl! x0x0

Gael said...

What an amazing card!!! So many elements; just awesome. I am speechless

djones said...

This card is amazing! I love the way it opens up and all the embellishments...the thread, real pins, button thimble. You out did yourself!