Monday, September 5, 2011

Let's Celebrate!

The darling inspiration photo!
Another view.
I learned a very valuable tip on Sherry Cheever's blog on how to color seam binding.  Just click on tutorials at the top of her blog and you will find the video.  She has many tutorials.  She's an amazing creative lady! 

So, I couldn't resist making a card for the City Crafter Challenge.  We were to make a project using a dress form or dress.  Isn't that an adorable little girl all dressed up in the inspiration photo?!  I paper pieced the dresses and added belts.  I braided the pink belt with pearl cotton and gold thread.  For the yellow dress, I folded wide ribbon in half and tied pearl cotton in the center.  I inked  edges with tea dye ink.  Ok, want another tip?  Well, of course ya do!:-)  I didn't have any yellow pearls, so I used a pale pink pearl and used my yellow copic marker to color it yellow.  I tell ya those copic markers are the best!  I wish I could remember where I learned that little trick from, but sorry I don't recall.

I hope you all are enjoying your holiday weekend!  It is a good day today to stay indoors and do some cleaning.  We had a big temperature drop today.  It's only 61 F degrees and cloudy.  Last night we enjoyed the cooler weather and kept warm around the camp fire.  We used to go camping quite a bit, but sold our camper a few years ago.  But, one of the fun things we always enjoyed was sitting around the camp fire and making cherry pies.  We made cherry pies last night and they were so yummy!  We even saw a few fireworks off in the distance where apparently people were celebrating.  A holiday weekend is a celebration to me!:-)  Ok, I think I wrote a book here.  And, I need to scoot to get some things done.  Take care and thanks so much for visiting, hugs!!:-))

Paper:  K&Company, Kraft, Recollections
Stamp:  Hero Arts, SU(sentiment)
Ink:  Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick(Ranger), Black(Memento)
Pearl Collton, Pins, Lace:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Pearls:  Recollections
Copics:  Y35, RV04
Trim:  Honey and Me
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon(White distressed Worn Lipstick ink)


  1. This is stunning ... perfect for the challenge ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

  2. Gorgeous!! I love how you colored the ribbon, it looks like crinkle ribbon. You are an awesome photographer. You always showcase your cards beautifully!

  3. I think I see a winner. Your card has a shabby chic and also vintage look and i love it. I love that HA stamp and you used it in a fabulous way.
    Gorgeous; as usual. It's lovely to read you had a wonderful weekend!

  4. Fantastic card Maria, love your bow. great image. TFS


  5. What a pretty card! Love how you dressed your ladies ;) I adore the retro pattern look. Your bow is gorgeous! Thanks for the link to Sherry Cheever's blog. What an awesome blog she has.

  6. What a wonderful card. Your ladies look so pretty.. Perfect for our challenge... Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

    Thanks so much for leaving such a kind comment on my blog..

  7. This is so lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  8. What a beautiful card Maria, and the seam binding is so pretty! A gorgeous image too, so lovely and vintage, soft and feminine, gorgeous!

  9. GORGEOUS!!!! thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  10. Maria, I'm speechless! I'm in awe! I'm in love! You died the ribbon beautifully! I love the tape measure trim! Really hope you win this one!

  11. Eeek! Gorgeous card, Maria! Love, love, love every little detail here! SO fabulous!
    And your campfire with the cherry pies sounds just heavenly. So glad you had a nice holiday weekend. :)

  12. What a fabulous vintage card! I love the old pattern pictures don't you! The seam binding idea is a great one I hadn't thought of. Just a GREAT card!!!
    Cindy Porter

  13. Your card is sensational and thanks for the info on coloring your seam binding too!

  14. Hi Maria! I am glad you popped by this morning. I see I have some catching up to do at your've been a busy crafter. :)

    This dress pattern card is neat, and I love the seam binding (hand dyed) to go along with the theme. Even the measuring tape (prop!) in front of the card is terrific!