Friday, December 21, 2007

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Sew, I wanted to make a thank you note for my mother in law to thank her for the wonderful gift (Singer Sewing Machine!) Well, for those of you who actually read this blog, you probably saw my horrific attempts at sewing on yesterday's post.

Well, being the strange bird that I am, I thought---"Wouldn't it be fun to make a card out of that mangled mess?"

Sew, I did! I made a thank you note for my mother in law that I am sure she will get a kick out of. I used that piece below and the "ruined" flower piece that I also mangled. I just added the Thank You sentiment and a button, distressed the orange layer and whola!

"When life gives you lemons.....you have to make lemonade" (or you end up with a whole lotta rotten lemons!)


I actually like this....the sewing gives it such a neat look! Maybe I won't try to fix the sewing machine after all! (kidding, I will!)

This next card was a quick one I did for Gina K's sketch challenge this week. I used her cute crab in a bucket for the design. I didn't have too much time to do a card but wanted to get one in.



I think I managed to screw up the sketch but ---what else is new?
Materials used: Stamps-Gina K Designs; cardstock-vanilla, red, SU! designer paper; ink-red, black; brads; Copics; dimensionals (SU! version of pop dots); tab punch (SU!).

I have some VERY exciting news to share with you (very soon!) but first, I am taking a week break from stamping (gasp!) and blogging. We are getting ready to travel for the holidays and everything is really hectic. I am just going to veg and hang out with my kids and family!

Upcoming events:

January 5--get ready to see SEVEN awesome new sets at the Gina K. Designs release party in the Gina K forum on Splitcoast Stampers (http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/) at 7 p.m. (Central time zone). Hope to see you there!

January 9- My Favorite Things stamps release party in the forum on Splitcoast Stampers. More details to be announced soon!

I will be back after next weekend with some sneak peeks of Gina K Designs new releases...and blog candy!!! (to help celebrate my fun news!!!)...until then.....



Have a wonderful holiday!

27 comments:

Alli Miles said...

You crack me up!!!! Carolyn, I so have to meet you one day. You seriously are one funny chiquita. Nice way to make LEMONADE from a lemon. Love your sweet Gina K card too.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Are you kidding me. Only YOU can make a messed up sewing project into a fabulous work of art! I think you may have started something....lol LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

I REALLY like your thank you card....somehow I always forget to add the sugar to my "lemonade" from all my lemons!!!
Have yourself a very merry little christmas!!
Starla (star)

Suzanne said...

I think your MIL will love that card! It would have been long trashed if that happened at my house! Have a great holiday - I look forward to seeing your posts again in the new year.

Rae said...

I LOVE that you made a card for your mother-in-law with your sewing mishap (my mom and I call that thread mess "a machine fart" ~gross, I know, we ladies generally don't use that word, but it fits the situation!).
Can't wait to learn your exciting news... have a safe & happy holiday!! Merry Christmas girl!
~rae

Katie said...

Well, that is definately a unique card. I like it! Your crab card is cute too! Hope your holiday travels are safe and wonderful! Happy Holidays! Katie

Amy said...

AHHHHHHHH!! I can't stop laughing! This post is HYSTERICAL..you are a hoot Cammie! I love your sense of humor and I'm sure your MIL will too! Can't wait to hear what the exciting news is, hurry back from the holidays to share it with us. Thanks for the laugh out loud. I needed it and don't do it alot while reading blogs!!

Hugs,
Amy

Michelle said...

You are just too freakin' funny!

Oh man....you're going to be gone A WHOLE WEEK? I don't know if I can make it that long without a Cammie fix! :-)

Have a fabulous holiday, and a very Merry Christmas!

{{{HUGS!!!}}}

Elizebeth said...

I bet your MIL will LOVE this card, it's too funny!

Cant wait to hear your exciting news!

Have a lovely Holiday and enjoy your family!

Rita said...

She is going to get a great laugh ot of this card...I luv it!!! Tres Sheek, a new trend, I think you have something here girl! I can't wait to hear your news! Hurry back! Have a great Christmas!!!

Vicki said...

Your card looks Fabulous!!!! I love what you did with your sewing fiasco!!! I totally can relate....I was thinking of trying a zig zag, but was hesitant.If I can make an awesome little card like that, I will be happy!!! Have a wonderful Christmas Carolyn. I wish you and your family all the best!!!!

P.S. The crab card is sweet as well!

Carol said...

this is hysterical! Your MIL is going to save this card forever! I never would have thought to save it, let alone make a card out of it! What a perfect idea! I just love this LOL
Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy your time spent with family and loved ones. See ya next year! *wink*

Melanie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Love this card, but I'm still not getting out my dusty, unused sewing machine!! Can't wait to hear YOUR news!

Gina K. said...

BWAHHHHH! Wow... You're making me want to go out tomorrow and buy a machine. LOL! Too funny! What's your news?

Julie Campbell said...

Oh my gosh! You just ROCK! LOL! That is the most perfect "thank you for my new sewing machine" card anyone could have ever made! Thanks for making me smile!

Debbie Olson said...

Bwahaha! You know, you may have started a trend! It resembles those expensive fibers. . . It honestly IS a lovely card!

JenMarie said...

Congrats on your news ~ can't wiat to hear!
Merry Christmas!!

Dawn said...

I really like how the card turned out....what a good use of a lemon :) Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful holiday with your family!

Aunt T said...

Great job. I love how you didn't give up! At my very first stamping class many years ago the instructor told us there are no mistakes with handmade items. You certainly proved her right! Beautiful card. I bet your MIL will love it.

Happy Holidays.

Teresa

Lauren (mytime) said...

Call me crazy but I LOVE the look too! On first glance I thought it was intentional!!!
Its really sweet for you to give it to her Au Naturale!

Christina Fischer said...

SHUT UP!!!! That's brilliant! I love how it turned out! That's some good lemonade!! :)

I hope your holidays are fantastic -- enjoy the time with family! Merry Christmas!

The Lucky Clucker said...

Okay, you too can be a dork!! (she said with a grin :))))) great card and great sense of humour (I hope)
Have a great holiday!!

Dawn Easton said...

LOL both cards are super! I'm liking that sewing one...hehe!
Happy Holidays to you and your family and have a safe trip!

Joanne B. said...

I love how you fixed up that crazy mess of thread into a gorgeous card. So clever of you!

Can't wait to see what Gina K goodness you have up your sleeve, and what your big news is. Hmm.

Your sons packing cracks me up by the way. Thank goodness you found it before you went away!!

Sherry Cheever said...

What a fabulous way to take a mess and turn it into a fabulous creation! This absolutely rocks and now you will probably have every seamtress out there trying to recreate this look. Adjust your tension!

Godelieve said...

Wpw, O love how the sewing turned out on your card!

Anonymous said...

To:mom
i love you sooooo much!!!!!!!!
and i miss u and cant wait 2 c u thursday! dads wedding wuz really fun and stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i know this is a long messeg but i just love u soooooo much....k .....i ♥ u!