Friday, March 25, 2011

March PTI Blog Hop



For the March Blog Hop over at Papertrey Ink we are challenged to use embroidery floss in a fun and inventive way on a project. This could include stitching, wrapping it around and tying it like ribbon, braiding, accenting tags, embroidered patterns or anything else you can dream up! Something completely foreign to me! The only reason I even have floss is because MFW had a challenge a few months back~so now I have a second chance to use it :o)

Here is the site to check out all the fabulous talent:
http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/ I probably won't get over there until midnight to see all of the creative projects everyone comes up with.

This is the card I made when we got home from my husband's treatment #3. The card is for a dear friend who is in the hospital enduring all kinds of tests. The inside sentiment says "It may seem up hill now~but we know you will have a speedy trip to good health soon!"My card~ click on the image to see more details. I will most likely tweak the heck out of this before it goes in the mail, just don't have the time right now.
Cardstock: White base and stamped image are PTI: The balloons are stamped on scraps of Bitty Dot Basics Patterned Paper from PTI: "Clouds" from AC Moore
Stamps: Bicycle is from Unity's "Following My Heart" set; Wood Grain (road) is from Stampabilities
Embellishments: buttons from Making Memories; floss (strings on the balloons) from Hancock Fabrics


16 comments:

  1. Love the bicycle with the balloons! Super cute!

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  2. Helen...super cute!
    So cheerful and I know your friend will appreciate this so much!
    Hope hubby is feeling well after the treatment...I know it's hard for both of you.
    You're in my thoughts!

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  3. Fun! Makes me think of the movie "Up" for some reason! :)

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  4. Cute! Like how you used the floss for the balloon strings. Your friend will truly love your card.

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  5. Cuuuuuute, Helen! Just the thing to cheer up a friend. I am going to remember the bicycle/balloon idea, it's a fabulous one!

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  6. Great idea and a lovely sentiment. I'm sure it will cheer them up.

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  7. Love this idea! The bike going up with balloons, so pretty!!! Very nice card!

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  8. such a sweet card with a sweet purpose, helen! hugs to your husband:)

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  9. I love the floss balloon strings, and the thoughtful message of encouragement- so beautiful!

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  10. I love the floss for the strings of balloons- such a great idea! It is a sweet message and a sweet card for a friend.

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  11. Your card is so much fun. I love the bike with it's button spokes and the flossy balloons. Too fab!

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  12. Fun card with those balloons flying in the breeze! Cute!

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  13. One week later and still hopping. So whimsical. The floss looks great as the balloon strings.

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