Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Sew, What's New?

Happy Wednesday!
This card will be entered into the following Challenges:
Stamp TV, Just Because
Simon Says Monday, Something New
Stamping Sensations, Anything Goes With A Die
Penny Black, One For The Girls
Mod Squad, Ombre
Dies R Us, Something New
Simon Says Wednesday, Something New
Scrapy Land, Anything Goes With Die
I made this card for the woman who lives around the corner from me, she is an amazing seamstress and helped us out during my Daughter's Wedding last year....more on that later.  I used the Gina K Designs stamp set, Sew Pretty.  The Designer Paper is Nicole Crafts, Floral Pattern.  Using my Cameo I cut a little spool out of Kraft card stock--this is the NEW item.  I then wrapped it in embroidery floss in, white, pale blue, turquoise blue, to create my Ombre effect.  Love how it came out.

I stitched the 3 panels of floral DP to the white base.  Some of the stitches are even straight (most are not lol).  Sizzix Stitched Circle And Labels die (blue die cut).  MFT Blueprints 12 die (stitched circle).  Image colored with Copic Markers and accented with Sakura Glitter Pen.  Pink Heart Button, Blue Round Button, Stick Pin, Mini Enamel Brads, Pink Ribbon and Pink Ruffle Ribbon for some pretty accents.

Years ago my Mom offered my Daughter her Wedding Dress.  Lori knew she would  probably not wear it, but we knew we could incorporate it or parts of it into Lori's Special Day.  (with my Mother's permission of course, she didn't know what we were going to do, as we wanted to surprise her).  I found Jane, who lives right around the corner and LOVES to sew.  She has been making dance outfits for her daughter for years now.

I explained to her what I had in mind and she ran with it.  Just something sentimental and simplistic.  Jane did not disappoint!  The satin from my Mom's Wedding Dress, over the course of decades, had 'yellowed' quite a bit, but Jane brought a luster back to the material somehow.  Unfortunately, I only took quick photos with my phone. 

Edith Viola Brammer

She made 3 matching handkerchiefs complete with our embroidered initials.  Added the lace around the edges to the pretty satin and a sweet little button from the back of My Mom's Wedding Dress.

Lori Phelan Morrison
Donna Jean Phelan
My Mom was so the moon and back, when Lori gave her this beautiful gift. 


Oh Happy Day!!!  <3


  1. WOW what a fabulous creation ... love the ruffle and let's be honest ... I love the WHOLE BEAUTIFUL card! Well done! What a sweet gesture and beautiful keepsake you came up with for the wedding! Wonderful memories in so many ways!
    Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Something NEW’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  2. The card is wonderful, love the ruffles. Didn't know about the handkerchiefs. How sweet.

  3. Great creation! Love the valance too!

  4. That is a great card. I like the ombre thread on the spool you made too. What a great embellishment that is. Looks very realistic too! I love the whole design of the card in fact!

  5. Glad that you mentioned the handkerchiefs again, I had forgotten and it is a wonderful story. Loved the pictures to show all of the love. You are very creative to incorporate the ombre in the threat on the spool. Your neighbor is going to love this, how could she not. Thanks for playing in the Challenge at the Mod Squad.

  6. Oh my gosh, I'm tearing up. I had forgotten the story too, and never saw photos. I was tearing up a little....I'm such a sucker for wonderful stuff like this. You neighbor is going to be blown away with your awesome creation. It's just so stinkin' beautiful!! And 8 - count 'em, 8 - challenges. You are on a roll my friend. I cannot WAIT to get back in the swing and start creating again. Thanks for sharing your beautiful story!!

  7. What a beautiful story. Like others I am tearing up. Love this special card for someone who created a special memory for all of you. Meantime I love your card from the kitchen curtains the sewing machine with the cute sentiment and the spool with yarn. your posts are such fun to read. Glad to see you at the Scrapy Land Challenge.

  8. Beautiful all, card, story & people!

  9. Lovely story and pics! And a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

  10. Beautiful is your story. So lovely that you did this.
    For your card looks beautifully! nice that ribbon. Great all the details that fits so good together.
    thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  11. What a gorgeous card and beautiful story!! I love all of the amazing layers on the card!! The handkerchiefs are stunning!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. Love your "sew" sweet card!! Love all the layers, the ruffle and that sewing machine! What a great story! I am sure she will treasure this card forever! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #33!

  13. This is just "sew" sweet Donna!! Your neighbor will LOVE it. I especially like the ruffle and ombre thread. Thanks for sharing that sweet, sweet story and photos.

  14. Love the beautiful card with the sewing theme! And, your story and photos are so precious! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the 'Something New' challenge this month!

  15. Such a unique creation! I love the ruffle across the top as well as the other features. Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us for our 'Something New' challenge!

  16. What a great card and story! Love the pictures too. I know your friend will love this.

  17. Loved re-hearing this story and the pics too! You are so blessed my friend! Your card is adorable too!

  18. Beautiful ruffle on your lovely card! The details with the thread on the spool is terrific. Lovely story, thank you for sharing. Thanks for playing along in the "Something New" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  19. Adorable card!! Love the thread on the spool! And what lovely photos and lovely ladies! So sweet!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  20. Such a beautiful story Donna!! Gorgeous precious gifts!!! Your mum looks well!

  21. Oooo what a gorgeous card and such a beautiful story too and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x