Saturday, May 19, 2012

Oh 'Sew' Happy !

It's the weekend and I, for one, am very excited.

The first reason is because Paul is off today and it's always
so great having him at home.  Even if he is in one room
watching a sporting event and I am in the 'nook',
it's nice to know we can have a chat on the spur of the moment.

The next reason I am excited for today is because it's
Day Three of the New Release Previews over at

Today's set was designed by the one and only
Nina Brackett and as always, it's a beauty.
Of course, I can only show you a snippet
of the set, but my card will give you an idea of
what you can expect with these adorable stamps.

It's called 'Sew Happy'

Whenever I have an opportunity to use a set of stamps
or papers with a sewing theme, it is a sweet reminder of
my grandma Alice.  She taught herself how to sew on a machine when I
was very small and I am very proud to say that I have her last sewing
machine and use it on my cards from time to time.
No sewing today . . . but it's a sweet memory.

For this card, I laid down my 'wallpaper' panel using 
Lost & Found Two from My Mind's Eye.
I stamped the dress form and the 'shadow' of the
sewing machine in Slate ink from A Muse Studio.
I then stamped the machine again in Latte ink {also from A/S}
and placed it on top of the shadow with foam tape.
I love the color of the ink as it really gives a vintage look.

The sentiment reminds me of the cross-stitch samplers
from a by-gone era, don't you think ?

From there, I added mini-roses from Prima,
mini-brads from Recollections
and baker's twine from The Twinery.

Make sure you pop by
and check out the beautiful creations
from all of the designers.
TCM is giving away a new release set
each day, so make sure you leave a comment
on the blog for a chance to win!

I am so glad you stopped by today and I hope
you will plan to come by tomorrow and Monday
so you don't miss a thing!

Project Recipe:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Lost & Found Two by My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Sew Happy by The Craft's Meow
Ink: Slate & Latte by A Muse Studio 
Embellishments: baker's twine in Charcoal, Lemondrop & Flax 
all from The Twinery
flowers by Prima & Recollections
brads & pearls by Recollections


Karen B. said...

Love your choice of patterns and embellies for the card, a perfect fit!

~amy~ said...

Oh I love this...such a pretty card!

Annette said...

oh my word this is so pretty...I LOVE the design...your card is totally awesome....

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Julie Ranae, What a pretty card! Love the stamps, but the way you put it all together is what makes it awesome! Nice work!

Lagene said...

OOoo Love your vintage look!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!!

Shellye McDaniel said...

very, very pretty card! love all of the different elements you used on this and the color scheme!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! I love the vintage feel of the papers and that kind of spray of flowers behind the flower embellishments. Great little touch of twine too!

Karen Diebolt said...

Hey Julie, love your card.

Jan Garber said...

Gorgeous card, love the way you tied the little bow around the dress form! You are so very lucky to have a spouse that "talks". Mine grunts and nods....LOL!

VanessaB said...

beautiful vintage card!

Laura said...

What a great inspiration card! Great post too...makes me miss my Grandma!

Larissa Heskett said...

BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE the FUN design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Lindsey said...

What a gorgeous card, Julie!

Stephenie said...

Such a beautiful card!! The vintage look is perfect for this set, but the pop of color from the flowers works! TFS

Mary-Anne V said...

pretty the flowers and sentiment panel.

sharon g said...

I really like how you made this look old fashioned. I also LOVE the cross stitch letters!!!

Natasha G.P. said...

I need to get some of your background paper. It is great for these sorts of cards. I'm going to go back and look for the maker.

missstamper said...

What a lovely card!

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Dawn said...

Fab card Julie. Love the vintage look to it.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Very pretty! I LOVE the flowers!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the depth you created with the various levels and layers in your design. Blessings!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so cute, I love it

Bethany said... used lots of layers wonderfully!

Cliona Larkin said...

Just had a look around your blog and its fab. I love all your projects.

Jessica S said...

Love the added roses to this one! Fantastic tones!
Jessica S

nancyparker55 said...

Great vintage card.