Saturday, June 20, 2015

Celebrate the 4th!

Hi everyone!

I have a patriotic card to share today that I made for this sketch:

 and this challenge;

Little red Wagon..stitching
little red wagon

I always have a good time with MFT's blueprints #20...I love making quilts...paper ones that is! 
I am  not a seamstress, but my mom sure tried to make me one. I had to take sewing in 4H for years when I was a kid.  I made a very lovely nightie and also a smock I believe. Anyone remember those? They were popular in the 70's. But sewing never caught on for me, and finally my mom gave up. LOL! 
BUT I am glad she made me try it, and I did have fun doing the sewing projects with her. I preferred the 4H baking projects the most though..who doesn't love a good brownie?
And actually, my mom used to make cards herself, although we never did that together. I started that about 8 years ago, and she has been gone a long time now.....she would have loved to know that I started making cards,too!
Mom picked pansies and flowers from her garden and we would find them drying out in between pages of our books! She used them on her cards, I think it was with tissue paper and a mixture of water and glue. They were very pretty, and now that she is gone, we cherish them! My kids keep the cards I make them,too. In fact, this is one I will be sending next week to one of them!
Have a great day!

Paper: Doodle bug school days
Ink: SU black
Stamps: Lizzie Anne Tidbits
Dies: MFT Blueprint #20, MFT pierced banners, MB cross stitched rectangles
Other: sequins


Liz said...

Fabulous card! I haven't seen the MFT Blueprints dies before, but this one will be going on my wishlist! xx

Carole said...

What wonderful memories Laurie...and another fab card. Those dies are so hard to find here in the UK and always sell out very quickly if anyone stocks them...they are great and you showcase them so well.A great take on the sketch ad all your piecing!

JanR said...

So cool! I really like the layout. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.