{2.27.2012} smile…

Oh Monday…

  Seriously… Monday again.  It comes so fast.  I was a busy little crafting bee this weekend.  THURSDAY is going to be BIG!  I have 3 posts going up that day.  Gotta love the first of the month.  But for today, I have this sweet little card to share.

My hubby asked me if I had any little birthday cards on Friday.  Me… have birthday cards.  OF COURSE… not.  I’m out.  ACK.  I have some for guys, but lacking in the ladies department.  This sweet card is for one of his co-workers.  Hope she likes it.

I have new paper!  That really makes me giddy.  Heehee.  The CREATE: blog challenge this week is based on quilt inspired cards.  I have always wanted to do this block and zig zag combo, but never attempted it.  Not SEW easy {ha, I am so funny}.  I started out with a 4×4 block of cardstock with 12 – 1″ blocks around the border.  Ok, now how to sew this???  I just went for it and zig zagged like crazy starting around the outside edge and then straight across till all the blocks had stitching.  You should see the crazy mess of thread behind that block!  So not pretty!

Simon Says Stamp also has a challenge this week to use 3 different papers.  Check!  Did I mention I have new paper???  Oh, yes.  I believe I did.  I used different patterns from the This & That Graceful 6×6 paper pad.

I had such a fabulous weekend, it CAN’T be Monday already.
Time to get back to the GRIND.
Hope this card starts your week off with a smile.

Other: cardstock {Bazzill Basics}, thread and sewing machine


  1. Judith Gowdy

    Your stitching on this card looks amazing! I love the whole quilted look 🙂

  2. Wendy ten Hove

    This is so lovely! Gorgeous stitching!!!
    Hugs, Wendy

  3. lostinpaper

    Looks fabulous Lisa! (here’s a secret, no-one will ever see the back) Those papers are gorgeous, I really LoVe it!

  4. Jackie

    New paper is always inspiring! Your card has such a warm cozy feel. Your brave to just dive in and sew on all of those blocks. My sewing machine and I DO NOT get along! 🙂

  5. Sav O'G

    BEAUTIFUL x10! LOVE those papers!

  6. Jackie W.

    Yes, it’s people like you that keep me from getting out my sewing machine. Your stitches are so perfect! I am crazy about this card!

  7. Marcea

    Gorgeous card and really fab papers!!!!Thanks for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog last week. We have a new challenge up so please pop over and join in the fun.

  8. Jules Hollis

    Beautiful card! Lovely colors and sentiment tag. Hope your appreciates all of the stitchery. 🙂

  9. Virginia L.

    LOVE your quilt-inspired card, Lisa! Totally outstanding!

  10. Jen W.

    The back may not be pretty but the front is gorgeous and I love the simplicity of the sentiment against the busy background. 🙂

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