Quote of the Week

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hugs and Kisses

Hugs and Kisses!  There's not a lot of kisses being exchanged here as we try to avoid the stomach flu.  At this point, my little guy is the only one who got it.  Hoping to keep it that way:)

My card today is for 2 challenges.  I combined the Die Cuts R Us sketch challenge with the Moxie Fab Start to Finish.  However, my white EP has found the trash because it is NOT working well.  I need to redo ( for the 4th time) the inside.  You'll have to check back for the "finish" at a later time today.  I'm heading into town to find some different and hopefully better white EP:)

For now I can show you the front.

I LOVE this paper from K &Co called Amy Butler.  I paired it with flower I got for free with my order from Emma's Paperie.  The rhinestone came in the free kit as well.  The heart was stamped in Versamark onto white paper and then embossed with Irisdescent Ice.  I added several strips of trim from my stash and some pretty Melissa Frances pearls.  The " hugs" sentiment was embossed with the cruddy white EP.  I also got a new sewing machine and we are figuring each other out still.  I think my tension must be too tight since my stitches always look like one solid line.  Any suggestions?  I'm not a seamstress by any means.  Tips are VERY welcome.

  Another quick post today before I go get all my errands done.  Have a great one!

What's In It?
Stamps: Chelsea Sentiments (Ink), Hugs and Hearts (HA)
Ink: versamark, fresh snow
Paper: DCWV blue, K&Co Amy Butler, white
Other: Iridescent Ice EP, white EP, dimensionals, sewing machine, velvet flower, daisy d rhinestone, trim, may arts white satin ribbon, melissa frances pearls


Gwen said...

Very pretty, Nikki. Those papers are so soft and feminine. Great trims and ribbons too. Wonderful little card.


Cara said...

Hi, Nikki. Such an elegant card! Thanks for joining us at DCRU!!

Patti J said...

Oooh...what a tease! Leaving us in suspense for the 'finish'!!! Love your card, Nikki! Those colors are beautiful and soft! Someone will be so lucky to receive such a classy card!

Rachel Bleich said...

Beautiful card. Beautiful details. I love the looks of Amy Butler fabrics, so love the "paper fabric".

Good luck with the stomach bug at your house. I need to try out some more of those challenges!

Kristen said...

I love that row of pearls, they are too pretty! What a cute card, I love that paper, so soft and elegant!

Sally said...

Love your card. For your stitch you might try lengthening the stitch rather than mess with the tension.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

So soft, pretty and elegant Nikki!! LOVE these papers and your white trim!! I LOVE Emma's Paperie too!! Once of my favorite places to shop!! Yummy papers and embellishments galore!! Beautiful card girl!!!

Shawne said...

Very pretty! Girl it took me forever to get the stitching down, it sounds like the upper tension that's to tight. I remember getting mine adjusted I went through TONS of scrap paper! Good luck!

Amber said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the blues and whites! The lace and ribbon are so elegant!
Amber *DCRU DT*

LORi said...

Pretty card...TFS wiht DCRU!!

hugs - LORi

tiggertastic said...

your cards are wonderful, so many different ideas and styles, enjoyed looking at your blog today
sarah xx

tiggertastic said...

fantastic work, your cards are amazing
sarah x