Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jacksonbelle Tuesday ~ Stitch it Up!

First off, I want to say thank you for all the concerns on where I have been lately! Sorry for not posting! I have been so busy with DT work, that everything I have made lately is for a later reveal! But I will try to post from now on, even if it is just to say hi!! :) Now onto the challenge!!

This weeks challenge at Jacksonbelle Embellishments was to make a card using real or faux stitching. And don't forget you can play along too! If you upload to SCS or PCP, make sure you use Keyword JBE037 or you can send a link to your card over to the Jacksonbelle Blog! We would love to see your creations too!

Since my sewing machine went haywire months ago, I did all my stitching by hand or I hand drew them. This first one I made using the new Basic Grey Bittersweet papers, a Melissa Frances Rub-On, May Arts Sheer Ribbon, pieces of a Valentine Pick and some handstitching with black floss around the edge and the x's on the heart.

This one was made using October Afternoon's Weathervane Stamp set and patterned papers. I hand stitched around the stamped clouds and tree. I also stitched the "grass" using some fibers. The satin ribbon is by May Arts. And for a little shimmer, I added some December Sky and Celery Shimmerz to the clouds and tree.

All the papers, ribbons, and Shimmerz are available at the Jacksonbelle Store. And while your there, also check out the new Memory Box papers and stamps that are now available! They are so adorable! I know I'm gonna put my order in!!

And don't forget to visit the rest of the Super Talented Jacksonbelle DT!

AJ Otto
Beth Thomas
Heather Lee-Reppen
Jennifer Buck
Jill Dunn
Kimberly O'Rosky
Kisa Peters
Lindsey Botkin
Lynda Benden
Michelle Woerner
Rachel Baird
Shannan Teubner
Taylor Usry
Maren Benedict

I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!! I will be back tomorrow with some Blog Candy!! YAY!!



Jennifer said...

Great stitching projects!

dinky said...

Well first I want to say we are so glad your not sick or anything...I am sure you know there is real bad flu going around. OK enough about that once again you did a real nice job on these they are very nice the heart card is beautiful, very original and so very pretty, your second card is also nice it is soft and sweet, Like you !!! the stitching you did on them looks very nice ( guess you didn't get that new sewing machine for Christmas) Well again glad you are ok. have a fun day with your sweet little one.
love and Hugs.

Kim said...

These are too cute. What a great Valentines and I love the idea of tracing the images with stitches on the second card.

Lindsay Weirich said...

Hey Melissa! I was wondering where you were, I thought maybe on vacation, no such luck huh? Cute card BTW!

Susan Stringfellow said...

Hey girl! Sorry I haven't visited lately. Love your stitched grass and outlines! Great little accent. I really love your valentine picks - I need some of those. You must have a secret source. :)

Rachel Hope said...

What a wonderful valentine!!! I love them both!

Jill said...

Great job Melissa. Very cute!

Anonymous said...

Well welcome back to your BLOG spot LOL !! Gee girl you were making us worry about you were hoping you were not sick or anything wrong at home.
Now on to the post it is very nice pretty too! like the heart picks they are cute, your stitching sets this card off also . then you have the 2nd card it is adorable too something you don't see. what a unique idea. well just glad you are ok .
Lots of Hugs. :)

Anonymous said...

WOW Melissa, stunning as always! I love the added details, colors, shape, so darling! :D

MaryNSC said...

Glad U back . Your cards are as OUTSTANDING as ALWAYS!!

Lynda Benden said...

Wow, these are both awesome Melissa! The Valentine is gorgeous and your OA card is darling! You always add such beautiful details!

Kisa Peters said...

Wow! Great stitches! Great projects too!

Cheri Wenger said...

I just love the clouds and the stitching on the grass. How clever!

Lynn Bonilla said...

Gorgeous cards! That heart one is just amazing!!

xx LynnB

Eva said...

WOW, Melissa, these are soooo beautiful!!! The heart shaped is amazing and I love how you stitched around the cloud, too.