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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Framed Friends and Snow!!!


I recently bought a Janome mini sewing machine and had to try it out right away :o) I will be honest...I have never sewn in my life (all 36 years!) and never did take the opportunity to learn to sew (....Sorry, Mom). I followed the manual directions (which were quite vague) and checked out some tutorials: Gina K. and Jody Morrow (so thankful that they had pictures!!!)   I stitched the Basic Grey designer paper to Chocolate Chip cardstock and adhered it to the Pink Pirouette cardstock using Sticky Dimensionals (which I highly recommend), I ordered mine from Jody and she has fantastic service and they are a great value... (As a side note, the SU ones don't stay sticky enough for me and these do!) I used the new stamp set from Asela Hopkins Framed Friends again and think these images are so cute! It even looks like there will be a companion set for this revealed Thursday night!! Woo-Hoo! Too cute!  

As a side note...down here in NC we had SNOW!!! It has been 5 years since this area has had more than an inch of snow so this was a big deal!


My kids loved it and were out at 8 am and stayed busy in the snow playing until dark. They enjoyed every minute and look forward to getting back out there again today since there is no school! :o) 

12 comments:

Jaspere said...

You did a great job with the stitching. I am still trying to figure out the bobbin on my machine *LOL* Cute card.

Melanie said...

wow that a LOT of new snow, you owuldn'tloom at the pic and think this a place thatalmots neveer gets any, hw cool for your kids toenjoy a snowy walk through the woods! :)

your card is adorable the contrasting blue really makes it pop! :)

Melanie said...

WOW, how much fun is that. My MIL lives in Asheboro and said they got 1/2 an inch and every thing was closed for the day/night. Enjoy it, I hope it sticks around for your little ones to enjoy it some more.

Stephanie said...

beautiful card and even more beautiful is the snow... we didn't get as much here in SC...

JenMarie said...

Oh I just love your owl card!
Gorgeous pic!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Wow that is great! I love your card (:

catdidit said...

Oh wow! I just made a card using this, lol! Great minds huh? This is fantastic Jennie! You did wonderful on the stitching, wow! Did you order your sew mini online? I WANT one!! I have very limited space and refuse to buy a big ole clunker one, lol!

Joanne B. said...

What a beautiful card Jennie! I just love it.
So glad you got the Janome to work. I {heart} mine so much! Thanks for the enabling of the stickies... think I gotta get some!

Maria said...

Hey Jen!! Oh, your owl is so darn cute. Love your stitching too! Not bad for someone who have never sewn before. . .you did a great job keeping it straight. I've sewn on my cards and sometimes. . .well, my sewing is a bit crooked!! LOL!

Wow, that's a LOT of snow. . It looks like blizzard! LOL! Glad your klds had fun!!

Maria

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

I luv the owl card...so very sweet! I want snow....I am in VA and we have had none....send it my way! *~*

Sandy said...

Adorable card, Jennie!! Love the colors and that owl is so cute.

Your snow picture is gorgeous. Looks like y'all got more than we did. I'm sure I'm in the minority, but I LOVE snow. Of course it's not fun driving in it when you live in NC because they don't really have the equipment to clear the roads very well.

asela said...

This is so adorable. I love your card. And will ya look at that snow! We only got frost here but I'm sure the boys would have been happy to have had snow. How fun for your kids!