8.15.2009

FFF: Simply Sewed Reeta :)


Yay! It feels so good to be crafting again! After a LONG hiatus, I wasn't sure I'd find my way back again ;) I have been busy this week hopping along with TGF's week of challenges and used that as my inspiration to move it, move it, move it (think *Madagascar!*) Tee hee!
















For this FFF Challenge, I reallllly had to take my time because I cannot sew to save my life! I even donated my sewing machine to the church after it sat here for years - now I secretly wish I had one again, but I know that "by hand" is the way to go for now with hemming jobs, buttons and now ...... cards! :) I absolutely fell in love with this DCWV Garden Whimsey paper - a huge 12 x 12 stack and I've already used 1/3 of it ;) I was blessed to receive this stamped image from sensei Sandra (B-Gin-R) for birthday? WW goal? and just love her! I plan to own (Reeta!) soon! I colored her with my prismacolor markers, stiched around the top frame and the image frame - scalloped the top and bottom border, added the crochet florets and brought out the cardigan by adding some Kaiser pearls to match. I popped up the butterflies and Reeta for added effect, but the camera doesn't show it so well. I'm so happy with how this turned out - a real labor of love, but it brought me so much joy to find my way back to my craft room and enjoy the process!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings!

13 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card!!! I agree..that paper is gorgeous!!

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  2. This is super cute. I love those butterflies and how you colored up sweet Reeta! Great job on the handstitching too!

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  3. Hey there! This card is just the cutest! I just picked up Reeta on Friday and can't wait to ink her up! Great job on all the embellies and your coloring! TFS & have a wonderful week! Hugs, Linda

    P.S.: I just saw a news flash that Florida is being hit by a tropical storm. Hope you and your family are safe.

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  4. What a cute card gf! I love that image and the dp you used....great job!!!

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  5. Wow! Beautiful card! Great color and paper and you did a wonderful job on the image! Super accents! Blessings to you!

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  6. Very cute card! I love the image and your stitching, while it may have been painful, is wonderful!

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  7. So cute!! Love the pretty colors you used and the butterfly papers as well!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  8. ooh! Love those butterflies!

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  9. Shoot! Lost my comment! Grr....

    As I was saying...Great job with the challenge! I also can only sew by hand, so it's nice to know I have such good company! ;)

    This is a super sweet, super cute card - just like its creator! {{hugs}}

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  10. Kelly, this card is so cute! Love the paper and the image is the sweetest! Obviously, your mojo is NOT still on vacation! {hugs}

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  11. Yep, you're back!! I didn't lose your mojo for long my sweet stamping sister! This is so adorable! Love your new blog background!

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  12. What a cute card using Reeta. I like the flower trim. I made a card with her recently myself.

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