12.02.2007

this weekends Christmas cards

So, this was almost the card that wasn't. :) Yesterday i started this and i got it all done except for the stitching. I changed the thread color in my machine and i keep clear thread on the bobbin as a short cut. so, I kept having the thread snarl and it felt like the gears were grinding when i tried to back it up and lock the stitches. ( warning: do not try to operate your sewing machine at the end of a LONG day when your brain is ready to go to bed) ha i could not get it to sew i was ready to demand a new machine for Christmas i was so frustrated. then as i was going to bed i thought you know whats wrong the stupid tension is off. then i thought some more, did you hit the wheel? had no idea but, i was able to actually fall asleep with the thought it was something I could fix my self. haha. so anyways, after the failed threads yesterday the stripe paper ( my minds eye ) had some thread holes in it, so when i got it all up and running today i tried to do one of those wiggle ly type line sewing instead of something straight. when you sew in a mostly straight line on auto-pilot its Hard to wiggle the stitch line. So anyways this card is going to the lady i have at work who answers the phone for me, the snowmans from Inkadinkado ( and colored with prisma pencils), the Sentiment's from PSX the ribbon is May Arts, the blue textured cardstock is bazzill and this ones 5 x 7 inches in real life.
This is another of those Christmas images i colored recently its from an old su set called seasonal birdhouses, the savvy stamps sentiment is on an SU word window punch on old olive cardstock and the yellow mat is so saffron yellow. the red pp is daisy d's and the holly is Basic grey. the big brads are from Bo Bunny Press & do not go inside the card just the mat. The textured cardstocks are Bazzill. best guess on the stitched ribbon is Offray ( either Joanns or Walmart ) but not real positive on that one. This one is 6 inches square in real life. ( and not intended to send to anyone... yippee i have a head start on next year if i dont get one from someone i didnt send one to already. ) ha after i mail them that is, they are still sitting here addressed with postage on, but i have not cut up J's school mug shots yet for the family members getting photos in their cards...
( maybe tomorrow or tuesday i hope )

8 comments:

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Darling cards! I love your snowmen!

KardKrazy said...

What darling snowmen cards!

Tami said...

Really beautiful cards and great way to fix the oops on the sewing. You always do such a lovely job with composition.

Beth Norman said...

Sorry about your troubles. Your cards are absolutely breath-taking.

Penny said...

Such pretty colouring on these Stacy!

I left you a message on 2 Peas , not sure if you're getting them, but a very big thank-you for the stamped images which arrived today! I LOVE them! :) I hope your card arrives very soon , should be any day now....

Yanitza Ramos said...

You have some gorgeous cards here. I really enjoyed visiting your blog!

Janine said...

I just think these cards are beautiful. I love the snowman.
Excellent job.

Linda M. said...

Love theses snowmen.........I tried to find them. Are they discontinued stamps?

Great coloring---