Sunday, March 3, 2013

Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions by judkajudy
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Another card using images from the Taylored Expressions stamp set Whimsical Wishes and the related metal dies I just purchased. The background on the kraft paper is Hero Arts' Graph Background stamp, also newly purchased!

I CASE'd the design from a card Shari Caroll posted on SSS's blog hop last week. I borrowed the color scheme, too!! I am loving the summer colors.

I went through a drawerful of older Stampin' Up inkpads and to my delight discovered that most of them are still inky!! No need to purchase any more ink pads! I must own waaaay more than a hundred!! And so many of the colors are trendy today!

The stitching on this card almost didn't happen! My trusty $79 WalMart seewing machine decided to freeze up when i began sewing on this card. An internal exam revealed a clogged mechanism; fuzzy lint from months of stitching on paper with no maintenance!! After taking the bobbin carrier apart for cleaning, I struggled for almost an hour to put it together correctly, and of course by then the needle had become unthreaded and presented another challenge!! Thank goodness for needle threaders and magnifying glasses! Happy to report, the little machine that could is back in the sewing business!!

It's been a quiet weekend here; it snowed yesterday and today it is sunny and cold. Spring must be around a distant corner!!

So glad you stopped by!!

11 comments:

Barb said...

Hi Judy! I had lunch and a trip to Archiver's at the Mall of America with Linda today - thought about you!

We've got a bunch of snow coming tomorrow - yuk!! I'm REALLY yearning for spring too!

I adore your card! You are so good at putting patterns together and making it work beautifully! LOVE that pretty flower! :)

Barb said...

Forgot to say I'm glad you got your sewing machine working again - always love the stitching on your cards! :)

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love this card! Hoping for spring too.

Dawn Turley said...

All the drama's with you machine were worth it Judy. This is a great card.

joy said...

Your card is so pretty, Judy - I especially love the polka dot background paper and the kraft together. Your stitching always looks so perfect; glad you got the problem fixed!!

donna mikasa said...

Isn't it funny how stampers use their sewing machines for card making instead of on clothing? My machine is supposed to be "simple" but I always have to play the DVD to show me how to rethread it--how sad is that?

So happy your machine is working again. The zig zag stitching has become your trademark!

Debi said...

Wow! I really like this one. I have to get out my sewing machine. Do you stitch then cut or cut and then stitch? It's so perfect.

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