The journey of creating begins with a spark from deep within. The artist continues on the loom of life and throughout time a beautiful tapestry takes shape and form from the luscious fibres, brilliant gems and precious pearls we encounter along the way....

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Friday, August 27, 2010


The Heart to Heart challenge this week is stitching and of course we are asked to use mostly Close to my Heart product. Thats easy enough, I went right to an older paper selection that I have in my stash. This paper pack is a favourite of mine and I just had to use it again. It is called Enchanted and it came out a couple of years ago but I have always loved its color combination and old world charm.
A stitch in time saves nine... oh yeah? Where does that quote come from and what does it really mean? I didn't save any time with my stitching here as I used my sewing machine and I am not very good with it, but I had lots of fun with this challenge and challenged myself to take the time to try the sewing machine again and then resurrect my heat gun to emboss some of the designs from an older stamp set as well. I used a spellbinder die in keeping with the vintage look and found a web die-cut to put into the middle. I sewed a border all the way around my base panel using varrigated thread in orange and yellow colors.
I will be entering another design as I made a few cards and the next card showcases the Stamp of the Month for September... stay tuned.


  1. Love the Halloween cards (esp the Skull as my sister would love that!). Thanks for sharing.


  2. Love that great stitching around the border and that super embossed title! Fabulously spooky! Thanks for joining us at Heart 2 Heart challenges!

  3. Great card, love how you used the Fleur De Lis!!! Thanks for sharing with us at H2H.

  4. Awesome card, thanks for creating with H2H!