Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fingernail Ink!

I know, what do these wraps have to do with fingernail ink? Every year the mom and I make sweaters to wear to the Stitches yarn event; this year in Hartford Ct. We have fun making them, and she loves to have people comment on how we match. This year we made wraps instead of sweaters- fun, but I think we will make sweaters next year!

Now, the mom is over 80 years old, and I'm not telling how old I am (but she was way young when she had me, ha!). When I see pictures of her, I am thankful I came from some youthful looking genes!

I also think it is funny that we cut our own hair, and it looks so 'good' in this photo! Actually, she cuts her own, and Craig cuts mine...

So, at Stitches, there was a vendor selling fingernail paint to put decorations on buttons. Yes, indeedy, I can find card making supplies anywhere I go! They had a set in pastels, too!!

Not sure if you can see in the close up how tiny the polka dots can be, and the dimension, they give.

It might not look like it, but that circle behind the image is Papertrey's Fine Linen felt, cut with one of the new Limitless Layers dies.
Ahh yes, and I did delve into the world of sewing on card stock, lol. My Pfaff did perfectly, I had no thread or tension problems like others have reported. I have a walking foot which moves the top layer along with the bottom layer, and I did not even use tape to hold the layers together as I sewed. Looks ok, but this was probably not the right card to do it on-

Here's another one, girly this time.

Papertrey's Bitty Baby Blessings stamp, Pretty Pastels paper, Pink Shimmer cardstock, Guidelines paper and the scalloped oval cut from Plum Pudding.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, I wish for you a winter of all things to be thankful for!


Linda said...

Beth, your cards are wonderful! The stitching looks fantastic. Love the pic of you and your Mom. Your wraps are beautiful!

Rose said...

Love the stitching on your card! And the cute little polka dots.... But the pic of you and your mom is special!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

I love those baby cards, I think the sewing actually does look great on the first one. I have such a hard time sewing in a straight line, its ridiculous! My machine also had tension problems with the paper... Anyway I love the sewing-it add a subtle but substantial detail.
BTW your Mom does look way younger than 80!