Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hugs for Lindsay

What a fun combination of Cards for a Cause Challenges over on Split Coast - For this weeks Teaparty Challenge we have to show up Aquilta the Hun with our quilting prowess and for the color challenge we need to use green, blue and raspberry.

AND this month we are sending our cards (if they are pretty enough!) to Lindsay, a young mother-to-be who has been diagnosed with cancer and needs our prayers and encouragement. Some great reason to make a card huh?!

I made my plaid pattern paper using one of the stamps from Off Beat Backgrounds and the hearts and sentiment are from Sewing Box Hugs both by Waltzingmouse Stamps. The sentiment frame is Spellbinders Fancy tags but I cut the fleur de lis ends off as they were too fancy for this homespun quilt card!

I sewed around the circle twice and sponged all the edges with So Saffron Ink. The heart stamps already have the stitches on them so that part was easy peasy!!

And I tucked in another challenge here - the Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World! whooo hoo!!! This was the picture to inspire us.
Thanks Cindy for inspiring us to be conscientious card makers!

Public Service Announcements:
1) We're having a St. Paddy's Day blog hop over at the Waltzingmouse Forum on 3/17 and Claire has free digi images for you to use for it on her blog.

2) Remember the color challenge going on over at Stamping Around - you can win WMS Spring Baskets - you have to link your card by 3/14!

3) If you live in the NH area - check out the Stamping Around NH Event on April 16-17. I'll be teaching a class at it and so will Lauren Meader! Hurry and sign up - space is limted!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Off Beat Backgrounds, Sewing Box Hugs
Paper: Vintage cream, Raspberry Fizz - PTI, Bashful Blue - SU
Ink: New Leaf, PTI, So Saffron - SU
Accessories: small heart punch - McGill, sewing machine, sponge, foam dimensionals, Spellbinders Fancy tags

21 comments:

Claire Brennan said...

FAb card Julia, love the plaid!! and what a great thing! hugs and prayers for Lindsay!

Joanne Travis said...

The plaid and the stitching make this so warm and beautiful, Julia. Love the WM stamps.

Lisa Foster said...

Julia this is so cute! What a creative card! I just love everything about it!
Hugs,
Lisa

Jen said...

Wow, I love how you created your plaid background and how fun to have those heart stamps with stitches on them...FABulous card!

anya said...

Fantastic card, Julia! I love the circle! Super awesome job - love it!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Just as cute as can be!! LOVE it!

Deb Neerman said...

What a fabulous creation, Julia!

Sharli said...

Julia,
Another fabulous card - and what a wonderful project - to help Lindsay! Just like you!

Julie Masse said...

What a lovely card! Fabulous plaid!! LOVE this! :)

Ruby said...

What a gorgeous card, I LOVE it! :o)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Lovely card Julia, and this one should definitely be mailed to the young mom, it sure is pretty. Love how you worked in the plaid. Great take on the MF inspiration and very clever to nip off the fancy tag bits.

Janine said...

Oh My this is such a pretty card!! I love it Julia!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

OH my goodness this is cute! I love it Julia!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

well....Ms. Enabler....this set (and two others) were just purchased......lol!!!

fabulous card, by the way..loving the plaid

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Lovin' all the cozy plaid Julia!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

WOWWWWWWW! This is OUTSTANDING, Julia! Lovin' those stitched hearts!

Cath said...

Hey Julia! What a supah fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Laura Davis said...

Super cute!
Laura

Joan Ervin said...

This is gorgeous, Julia....such beautiful stamped images and I'm sooo lovin the plaid!!!!! You did an awesome job with both challenges!!!

lynn said...

this is so sweet, julia!

Lea L. said...

This is just beautiful! I love it! Great job with this week's Tuesday Trigger!

♥Lea