Thursday, January 27, 2011

Just Be You

I haven't yet had a chance to use my Unity Dec KOTM so I pulled out that set to play with.  I paper pieced parts of the bee and added some shimmerz to the hearts and the wings.  I started to to sew on it, and then a little bit into it, my bobbin ran out of thread....ok, I think I can cover up those few holes after I put a new bobbin in.  So far, so good, until the bobbin thread decided to jam my machine, which made my stitching, well, not so nice.  Aside from starting over, what can I do another border around the paper and make it look messy intentionally!  OK, at this point I am thinking a distressed card is in order, so out come the sponges, ink, distressing tool, new trims and different buttons (of course by now my desk is a complete disaster).   I sewed the trims on and then added the image piece.  Finally done....and the finished project is completely different that what I had originally envisioned, but that's ok, life would be boring if it went as we planned.  I'm still undecided on if I really like this one or not, but, hey, after all that I'm sharing ;)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Stamp Scrap & Doodle - Anything Goes
Wee Memories - Free your Creativity
Paper Sundaes - Distressing
One Stitch at a Time - As you like it
Sweet Stampin - Clear as mud
The Crazy Challenge- Dots and stripes
Claudia & Co  - 2 sheets of DP, 3 buttons, 1 image and at least 1 piece of decorative trim
City Crafter - Sew fun
Do You Stack Up - Patterns
Paper Cutz - Your Choice
Catered Crop - Tools: sewing machine and sponges; Techniques: Machine Stitching 

Thanks for visiting and have a great day! 

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Dec KOTM (Unity)
Memento Rich Cocoa; Creamy Caramel
Paper:  Naturals Ivory, Pink Pirouette; Gina K Luxury White; DP - Loves Me 
Embellishments:  Buttons; Linen Thread; Zipper Trim (Wrights); Vintage Trim; Shimmerz (Angel Wings) 

Tools: Sewing Machine; Paper Distresser; Circle Punch; Nestie; Sponges



Miranda said...

gorgeous card Jodi, like the colours and the theme with bees
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


WencheP said...

This is gorgeous! Love the vintage look. Thansk for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Denise and Louise said...

Great card - love it. Thanks for joining us at DYSU - Denise

Kristie said...

This is gorgeous! Lots of wonderful elements to look at!

Tsukikusa (月草) said...

What a fun card! I love it!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card.... I love the laces and buttons! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up!

Catherine said...

Your card is fantastic Jodi ! Love the DP and the distressed effect ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Fabulous the distressing!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Claudia & Co!!
Sheri-C&Co DT

Ros said...

Your stitching is great as is your card ... thanks ever so much for playing along at CCCB

darling Ho said...

What a lovely card! I love your colours.:)
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge, hope to see you soon.
~Hugs ~darling Ho~

Renkata said...

Jodi, this is really very adorable card. Love the vintage look, make it look so romantic.
Thanks for join us at the Crazy Challenge.

princesskitten said...

ooooh all those earth colours - love it

kitten DYSU team

Janna said...

hello again :) this card is also cool! the beeeee is uber sweet, love the colours you chose. thanks for joining us again at DYSU! janna

Jinny Newlin said...

Just darling, Jodi! LOVE all your layered trimmings! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely, so love that irregular stitching over the edge and the cute image, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Lindsey said...

Great card! I love all the textures and the distressing is fab! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week x

alicaz said...

Lovely card! Great job on distressing!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes! Hope you'll play with us again soon!

~*Joni said...

Oooh Jodi! This is totally adorable! Had I not ready your entire post (darn those bobbins, I get stressed watching them whittle down to their bare core just as I am trying to finish up a stitch), I would have thought that the shabby chic design was completely intentional. Beautiful job! Thank you so much for playing along with our recipe challenge at Claudia & Co.!
~*Joni C&Co. DT

Linda R. said...

Your card is just so sweet. And your stitching looks wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Fabulous! love the stitching and distressing! Thank you so much for playing along with CCCB!

Linda McClain said...

Your sewing efforts sound like mine. But, I love the result. Your card is wonderful - love all the extra touches.

Shar said...

Fab card! Love that bee!

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