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Friday, May 13, 2011

Simply Sunday Challenge: Sew Fabulous

I had a lot of fun making this card for the challenge "Sew Fabulous".  I hand stitched all the red threading and used a template heart puzzle to cut out two pieces of fabric I had stamped with craft ink.  I really loved how it turned out!!  I have decided to give this to my Husband, the two puzzle pieces represent us in so many ways and not in the most cliche way either.  My Husband and I both came from previous "bad" marriages and it left us feeling broken and well like the missing piece to a puzzle. When we met we realized that we were just trying to fit into the wrong puzzles.  Hugs and kisses for my puzzle piece who is out doing the Army thing in a field.... in the rain... making me proud... but not looking forward to him tracking in the mud with his boots lol!!

6 comments:

Kathy said...

Cute Card, I only hand stitched a little bit of my layout. Great job on the card. Good Luck!
Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
Hugs,
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com

Annette_Marlow said...

Thank you Kathy, It took me a while to get it stitched, half an hour I believe, but I was/am very pleased with the outcome!

K Andrew said...

HI Annette,

First of all you stitched those words? How? That is amazing! wow!
I love the story of this card--and how you see life so beautifully. Beautiful card and you won my heart with it!

Thank you so much for playing along in my challenge at Getting Cricky!

big cricky hugs,
kristal of getting cricky!

Kate said...

What an amazing card!! Your stitching is fantastic! Wow! I loved reading your post, too, and am so glad to read that you have found your missing piece! I say you keep him - muddy boots and all!
Thanks so much for joining the Sew Fabulous challenge at Getting Cricky!
Kate
Small Bits of Paper
Guest designer for Getting Cricky

Annette_Marlow said...

Mrs. Andrew, I did stitch the words ;0) I hand wrote the words first then used a piercing tool to give me an idea where I want to start and end. Thank you very much for your kind words on it!
Kate~ Thank you, I do intend to keep him, his muddy boots, they stay in the garage lol.
I am just so thrilled to have found such an inspirational blog that inspires me creatively and emotionally.

Amy said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog this morning so that I could come and find ya and your adorable card!! :) I also love YOUR story that goes with YOUR project!! :)

As I was perusing your blog, I saw that you are in Fort Bragg... I think that's where my son's best friend is now, I'll have to ask him. :) What a small world that would be!! :)

Kudos to you for hand-stitching -- I was struggling with the faux stitching!! LOL...

I'm your newest follower, and I look forward to seeing what you come up with next!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com