Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sew Loved

I hope that this Saturday finds you well.  Me, I'm doing ok.  My dog, not so much.  For those who don't know, she had both of her knees replaced Thursday, and Friday evening was her first night home.  I know that she is happy to be home, but my heart breaks.  She reptured both ACLs and tore her right menisuc.  Ouch!  And she isn't a little pocket dog that you can carry around.  She is an Old English Mastiff, and weighs in @ 157 lbs.  She's a big girl.   And so, my attention has been on her, and nursing her as well as I can.
Anne Marie over @ Our Creative Corner, is our hostess this week, and she has titled this weeks challenge, 'Recipe for Mom'.  Anne Marie, asks us to, "create a project for Mother's Day using the following "recipe": embossing (wet or dry), ribbon, buttons/brads, and watercoloring.
I have to admit, this weeks challenge was a bit of a struggle for me.
Here is what I created:

I used one of my small canning jars to make the pin cushion.  I used a tutorial from Andy, here.  I filled the jar with pink and red buttons, to match the material on the pin cushion.  I added a scrap piece of the same material and buttons to my card.

The pattern paper I used is actually from the same sheet, I showed both sides.  I ran the top piece of pattern paper thru an embossing folder, showing the negative side.  I stamped 'Home, is where the heart is' on the lower left side of the card with crumb cake classic ink.  I used a Paper Trey Ink stamp set: Love Lives Here.  
I made the button card with a Paper Trey Ink stamp set: Button Boutique.  I used a scrap piece of rustic white card stock and garden green ink pad from Close to my Heart. 
To make my happy mother's day tag, I used a retired Stampin' Up! stamp set: You're Loved.  I colored the stamp with watercolor crayons and spritz the stamp with water and then stamped the tag.  The sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.
I wrapped the card with some Pink Pirouette taffeta ribbon and used a white brad to hold the multi-loop bow together.  I added half faux pearls to two opposite corners and to the tag.  That's my Mother's Day project.  
Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have time to play along with us this week!


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Sharon
Sorry to hear about your Dog, hope the recovery period will not be too arduous for her.
Your card with the creamy soft Bg warms my heart, it has so many mothering qualities about it, the buttons, material and ribbon, connecting to your pin-cushion, one would not think you had a difficult time making it.

Dorian Romero said...

Poor Sasha girl!!! I am so sorry to hear she had to have surgery. I hope she gets better soon!!! As for your project and card, they are beautiful!!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sharon, first and most is your sweet fur-baby doing? Poor baby ...I know that an ACL replacement is tough. We went through it with one of our (rather large) kitties. I can't imagine dealing with BOTH knees! What happened? English Mastiffs are such gorgeous dogs. Please give her a big hug from me and my little terrier and Schanuzer. I hope she is doing well over the weekend. I'm thinking about you!

Would never have guessed that you struggled with this chalenge. Your card and the pin-cushion are wonderful. So creative!! Love all that pretty pink and the awesome details you added. :)