Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #139

Good morning, dear friends!  Are you ready for another fun challenge at Shopping Our Stash?  I had so much fun (and actually spent several hours on) this challenge!  This week our theme is "Embellish Me" and we want to see you make your own embellishments!  There are so many great things you can do.  I decided to revisit one of my first loves, sewing.
 First off, I used this adorable image from Sylvia Zet at Wee Stamps called Sympathy Bugs.  I colored them with my prismacolor pencils.  They look like they need a hug don't they?
 I chose papers from the MME collection, Laundry Line.  The papers are all glittered and just beautiful!  I picked a sketch from Papertake Weekly (#67).  I love having a sketch to work from and they have so many that seem to fit for me.  My embellishments are the leaves and berries down the side.  I used vintage seam binding for the berries and leaves.  I made my "stem" from twisted cording.  I sewed everything to the card and added a button at the top.  It's deceiving but those little things took me over an hour!  I did have fun but I don't think I'll be giving this card away any time soon!
 I added a sentiment from an old SU set: May you find comfort in God's word and in the knowledge that others care and sympathize with you.  I used the same sketch for the writing panel as I used on the front.

Here you can see the my embellishment.

I can't wait to see what embellishment you make for your card this week!

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs,



  1. Awww this is adorable, and I can imagine how much work those little berries were. I would be framing this one. Fabulous job.

  2. berries on a vine with leaves and everything??!?!? YOWZA!!! this is gorgeous and well worth every single second. totally unique, totally beautiful, and TOTALLY PERFECT for this lovely card!! <3 <3 <3

  3. Holy crow! Those handmade leaves and berries are incredible Michelle! Love that you made your embellishment to match that amazingly colored image! I'd be hard pressed to give this card away too!

  4. Oh, Michelle, that is just gorgeous! You must keep it for a while so you can pet it :) The bugs are just so darn cute.

  5. WOW Michelle!!! Absolutely gorgeous! I love how your leaves and berries match the image! The whole card is just so pretty!!

  6. ACK! You made those berries? They are fabulous!

  7. Adorable card....so cute..love it!!

  8. Love your sewn embellies, MIchelle! So fun to see crafts combined like this. Super sweet image, too!

  9. oh my gosh this is soooo cute! I love it!