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Sunday, May 23, 2010

It has been a crazy past couple of days.  We had beautiful weather for our yard sale, despite the weeks and weeks of rain we've been having.  Matter of fact, I'm, actually, sunburned.  Owie!  We got rid of all the "big" stuff and came super close to our sale goal, which was to pay for BJ's mission trip, next month, in full, but did come up just a little short.  Fortunately, I have some little girl's clothes that are in super shape and only a year old that I'll be able to consign.  That should (crossing my fingers), easily, bring us to our goal.  Yippeee!

Ezekiel, also, made a few bucks selling lemonade.  He's such a great, little salesman!

So, I've got a sweet, little, strawberry card, that was up on the Cards Blog last Friday, for you all, today.  It's so, super exciting to have someone, really, appreciate my work :).  I'm, literally, all smiles.
I started this card by layering the green plaid and vine, patterned, glitter, paper strips over the left side of the strawberry, patterned, glitter paper, which had a white-threaded, machine, straight stitch sewn all around its edges.  I, then, continued machine stitching white-threaded, straight stitches down both sides of the vine paper and white-threaded, zig-zag stitches between the green plaid and strawberry paper connections.  All layers were, then, adhered to the Ruby Red, cardstock, card base.  The larger strawberry was sketched and hand cut from Ruby Red cardstock.  I, then, hand sewed little, pink beads to it, for the seeds, and adhered, with dimensionals, a sketched, hand cut from Green Galore cardstock, and glittered stem.  Finally, I wrapped a green, gingham ribbon around the card face, over the vine, paper strip; tied it in a bow; and embellished it with a Ruby Red button, laced with white string, tied in a bow, and a "because nice matters" sentiment flag, which had been stamped, in Ruby Red ink, on white cardstock and hand cut out.
Enjoy the last few hours of your weekend!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Sweet Little Sentiments (SU) Paper: Ruby Red & Green Galore (SU); white (Georgia Pacific); all patterned (DCWV Nana's Nursery: Baby Girl) Ink: Ruby Red (SU) Other: white string; white thread & sewing machine; ribbon (Hobby Lobby); Ruby Red button (SU); lime glitter (K&Company); seed beads (Create-A-Craft); dimensionals

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