One Stitch At a Time

Hi there blog friends – Happy Fourth of July!!  Although I’m always up for patriotic cards, there’s something else that tickled my fancy this morning.  As is my Monday morning ritual, I’m playing Mojo Monday and this weeks sketch (Mojo 198) is sweet!  It inspired me to create a theme card based on sewing.  This kind of creating is fun!!  I looked through my stash to see what I could pull together and I picked things from several different sources.  My papers today are all digital – something that I’ve shied away from but I can no longer deny.

Hee!  I even used my sewing machine (which I love but has been very neglected!)

Stamps: TPC – Sewing, Tim Holtz,
Paper:  The Paper Company, Jen Allyson – Nostalgia,
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink – Prussian Blue, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Accessories: Buttons, Seam Binding, Lace, Linen Thread

Be safe friends and enjoy sweet times with family!!  Biggest hugs!!

  • kendellJuly 4, 2011 - 9:17 am

    WOW! different colours to what we normally see you work with but it just shows that you are a very talented lady as it is great. Thanks for sharing Kindest regards kendellReplyCancel

  • Naomi A.July 4, 2011 - 9:19 am

    Wow…love the colors…so out of the box of you! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Kim R.July 4, 2011 - 9:28 am

    What a cute card. Has a real vintage look. Happy Independence Day!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl LeaJuly 4, 2011 - 9:39 am

    LOVE this card! The colors are so pretty and the “buttons” paper as the focal point pulls them all together very nicely. Makes me want to use MY sewing machine more! Hope you have a wonderful 4th!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie HesterJuly 4, 2011 - 9:43 am

    This is so beautiful and looks so fun! Love everything about it. have a great day.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaJuly 4, 2011 - 9:47 am

    Wow Becca, great card! I love all the layers. TFS
    Hugs, Jessica
    Now I’m off to watch the Becca Bit.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJuly 4, 2011 - 9:47 am

    Sooo wonderful work Becca, and this time, you´ve really went outside your normal box, and I just love, what you´ve done here. I´ve always loved all blue colors, so this is just sooo awesome in my eyes, and I love, how you´ve mixed the colors here. Great work again hun.
    Happy Independence Day to you and everybody else in the US today.ReplyCancel

  • ColleenB.July 4, 2011 - 9:50 am

    Beautiful card. Great color combination.
    Must say, had hard time getting to your blog after receiving your blog newsletter as I kept getting ‘error message’……. but you might say, I came through the ‘back door’.

  • Dee in N.H.July 4, 2011 - 9:50 am

    Stunning card Becca! Love the color mix!ReplyCancel

  • Monika/buzsyJuly 4, 2011 - 9:54 am

    Fabulous card Becca. Love the sewing images, the colors… the papers are so pretty! The buttons and lace are perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Monika/buzsyJuly 4, 2011 - 9:56 am

    Gorgeous card Becca. Love the great sewing images, the colors… the papers are so pretty. The buttons and lace are perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Theresa RomaniJuly 4, 2011 - 9:58 am

    Oh my gosh! I love these colors, and the buttons paper in the circle is perfect!!ReplyCancel

  • Val WJuly 4, 2011 - 10:06 am

    Love that shade of blue! Being a sewer, the subject matter is near and dear to my heart too. Great card!ReplyCancel

  • BernieJuly 4, 2011 - 10:07 am

    Happy Independence Day!
    Love these papers the blue is amazing! Love all the buttons and of course the lace.
    Freeblitz doesn’t seem to be working properly. I too had to come in thru the back door. They can’t stop your fans we’ll get to you one way or another. :)
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronJuly 4, 2011 - 10:17 am

    Yep, had to use the back door, too. Love the card. Gotta find out what this Mojo Monday thing is… I am, obviously, very new to the computer end of paper crafting! Milu sent me your link and there has been no turning back!ReplyCancel

  • Judy McMullenJuly 4, 2011 - 10:20 am

    Terrific card, Becca! Love, love, love the color scheme that pairs blue and yellow…so fresh and fun! Love also your sewing theme and all the elements that you used to enhance the theme…a real winner!!!
    Wishing you a blessed and happy Independence Day!ReplyCancel

  • Frances EricksonJuly 4, 2011 - 10:25 am

    What a great way to wake up everyday!! I look forward to see what you have dreamt up for us. I am never disappointed. Happy Independence Day to you and to all our friends out there!ReplyCancel

  • DaviJuly 4, 2011 - 10:32 am

    WOW this is Fabulous!!! I love all the wonderful elements ;)ReplyCancel

  • VivaceJuly 4, 2011 - 10:42 am

    Love! Love! Love all the colors on this one! Great job, Becca! I really like the ribbon, must get me some seam binding!ReplyCancel

  • chaunJuly 4, 2011 - 10:52 am

    Love it! Makes me want to clear off the top of my sewing machine cabinet to make space to sew something!
    Happy 4th of July!ReplyCancel

  • KellyJuly 4, 2011 - 11:16 am

    Sew beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Mary MacJuly 4, 2011 - 11:17 am

    It is official Becca – YOU could make a silk purse out of a pig’s ear! Today’s card is so different from your normal colours but just as beautiful.

    Mary MacReplyCancel

  • Bonnie HarrisJuly 4, 2011 - 11:24 am

    Thanks Becca live this sew much.
    I also had trouble viewing you tutorial. Went thru the u-tube site.
    But sure loved watching.

  • Dianne CJuly 4, 2011 - 11:33 am

    Great card Becca, I also had to come in through the back door. Love the colours. What a change for you. DianneReplyCancel

  • RebekkaJuly 4, 2011 - 11:39 am

    Love this card, loving the colors and the image.ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)July 4, 2011 - 11:45 am

    What an adorable card! Quite different but oh so cute. You could say it’s as cute as a button.

    Wishing all my friends south of the 49th, a very happy 4th of July!ReplyCancel

  • HopeJuly 4, 2011 - 11:46 am

    This is a really pretty card. You are so full of creativity and energy. I wish I had half of that!!! :-) Thanks for sharing.

  • PaulaJuly 4, 2011 - 11:48 am

    BEAUTIFUL!! I love the color choice! Is the buttons a digi stamp or is it a rubber stamp – it’s gorgeous…I must find this!!ReplyCancel

  • debraJuly 4, 2011 - 12:08 pm

    Love it!ReplyCancel

  • auntie emJuly 4, 2011 - 12:26 pm

    Your card is just as cute as a button…pardon the pun! Hehehe! I love the colours and the vintage image. It is so sweet.
    Thanks for sharing! :)ReplyCancel

  • CindyJuly 4, 2011 - 12:27 pm

    Very clever – I like your color choice, too. Always inspirational.ReplyCancel

  • JuliekJuly 4, 2011 - 12:49 pm

    Wow! Your card is so cute. Love the color combinationReplyCancel

  • DeniseJuly 4, 2011 - 12:55 pm

    Love the card & it’s such a vintage look. I love to sew too, besides cardmaking. Gee Becca, did you make this card for me?ReplyCancel

  • Jessie McRaeJuly 4, 2011 - 1:14 pm

    Hi Becca, I have enjoyed seeing your cards for a long time. This is my first time making a comment. Please if you have not already made a Becca bit that shows how you attach buttons to your bows. Thank you very much for all the sharing of ideas, May God continue to bless you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • ColleenB.July 4, 2011 - 1:17 pm

    Just noticed that there is No new weekly poll today.

  • Gloria KountzJuly 4, 2011 - 1:18 pm

    Nice card . Like the color comboReplyCancel

  • mel mccarthyJuly 4, 2011 - 1:51 pm

    You are just SO wonderful. Everything you make is a gift & a delight. :) Happy 4th of July!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 4, 2011 - 2:05 pm

    WHAT A SHARP CARD Becca!!!!!! I too LOVE “sewing themed” cards! And yes, my sewing machine is neglected too much too ! :)
    HAPPY 4TH OF JULY TO YOU TOO!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Deb HooperJuly 4, 2011 - 2:13 pm

    Definitely a winner. Love the color combo.ReplyCancel

  • sheri sJuly 4, 2011 - 2:36 pm

    Well, you certainly did step out of your box this time! Quite different, but still telltale of “Becca-style”. Happy 4th to you, prayers for the safety of our troops, and expressions of graditude to all who preserve our freedom.ReplyCancel

  • TrishJuly 4, 2011 - 2:51 pm

    Becca love this card, so clean and still very patriotic.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • lori ILJuly 4, 2011 - 4:46 pm

    this is really different from your usual cards – but I love the color combination! Thanks for the daily dose of inspiration – can?t wait to see what is next!ReplyCancel

  • lori ILJuly 4, 2011 - 4:46 pm

    this is really different from your usual cards – but I love the color combination! Thanks for the daily dose of inspiration – can?t wait to see what is next!ReplyCancel

  • lori ILJuly 4, 2011 - 4:47 pm

    this is really different from your usual cards – but I love the color combination! Thanks for the daily dose of inspiration – can?t wait to see what is next!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy MaierJuly 4, 2011 - 4:54 pm

    VERY cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • Virginia S WaddyJuly 4, 2011 - 4:58 pm

    Love this card, you do beutiful work. Be bless. ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BJuly 4, 2011 - 5:11 pm

    I really do love the card for today.ReplyCancel

  • Martha HJuly 4, 2011 - 6:04 pm

    Loved the card. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • JoanRJuly 4, 2011 - 6:13 pm

    Sew cute. (pun intended)! I hope the paper in the circle is still
    available. Really like the whole card. You just amaze me that you
    are able to do this fantastic work, each and every day.

    Happy 4th of July everyoneReplyCancel

  • Betty BourassaJuly 4, 2011 - 6:16 pm

    Gorgeous card as always!! Silly question though… What does TPC stand for? ThanksReplyCancel

  • SuziJuly 4, 2011 - 6:18 pm

    Blue and gold?! I’m shocked! No pink or rose or coral. . . .LOL! You rock in any color, girl! I love it!
    I’ve downloaded a lot of freebie digital papers and elements. I always thought it would be expensive to print my own paper. Ha! If I would have stuck to buying ink and plain white cardstock instead of all the delicious papers that tempt me, I could have saved a bucketful of money! And you don’t have to print 12×12 or even 8.5×11, just the pieces you need! Maybe, I’m too tactile or other sensory deprived. I want to feel and smell and caress all those wonderful papers out there. I am so bad! LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy SJuly 4, 2011 - 6:19 pm

    This card is so you even though the colours are different from your norm- it has all those things that emplify you-ribbon,sewing paper and of course BUTTONS- beautifulReplyCancel

  • ReginaJuly 4, 2011 - 7:07 pm

    Becca!! Seu trabalho é sempre super inspirador. Amo tudo que vc faz e é sempre muito gostoso vir te visitar e ver as coisas lindas e criativas que você faz!! Amei!!
    Feliz 4 de julho e uma semana maravilhosa.

  • lois skiathitisJuly 4, 2011 - 8:04 pm

    You may have stepped out of your comfort zone but there is still a bit of Becca, in this very pretty card. Love how it is embellished. Pretty colors chosen. As always Becca, TFS!!! no matter what style you are in. :-DReplyCancel

  • KarenJuly 4, 2011 - 8:54 pm

    This card is so completely darling! It just makes me smile. :-DReplyCancel

  • AnneJuly 4, 2011 - 9:14 pm

    This is beautiful Becca and to think you were just saying you were stuck in the shabby chic mode. LOL I love this card, because my 1st love is sewing and also because you made the buttons look like they are actually stitched on. One of my pet hates is when buttons are just glued on and then the holes are left un-used as it looks contrived and fake. So on all counts I love this card, as usual. Your work is a daily ‘look forward to’ for me.
    Thanks from cold and windy Australia (right in the middle of winter here atm).ReplyCancel

  • GinnyJuly 4, 2011 - 9:15 pm

    As a seamstress, I really like your card! As usual, all your elements fit together perfectly. I especially like your use of buttons, and the unexpected ruler element. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • SusanJuly 4, 2011 - 10:53 pm

    What a terrific card. I’ve never used digital paper or images, however, if this is a sample, I may have to consider it. Love the big button circle!ReplyCancel

  • VikiJuly 4, 2011 - 10:57 pm

    Wow! I would never have guessed digital paper. It is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie MinterJuly 4, 2011 - 10:58 pm

    Wow! Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Barb GhigliottyJuly 5, 2011 - 12:47 am

    Oh Becca ~ What a great card! I love how you mixed things up, and the color palette is divine! Happy 4th of July to you, too!
    Barb G.ReplyCancel

  • cynthia beynonJuly 5, 2011 - 4:52 am

    I can’t believe you hjave done it again. Becca, that mind must be working all
    the time to come up with such beautiful cards. They just keep getting better
    and better. I love the contest for the changes in the card/ Really makes us
    think. Very clever.


  • cynthia beynonJuly 5, 2011 - 5:00 am

    becca I forgot to tell you my favorite food. Today it is pierogies. I don’t
    know i i spelled it right, but they sure are good. Especially when you heat
    the butterwith a little onion to pour over them. Sure do love them.


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  • Marilyn NimmoJuly 5, 2011 - 9:19 am

    LOVE this! Love turquoise, yellow and orange.ReplyCancel

  • KarenlizJuly 5, 2011 - 9:47 am

    Love your card! It’s beautiful especially the color combo!ReplyCancel

  • Luanne FJuly 5, 2011 - 10:15 am

    Love this! Fabulous take on the sketch, love the sentiment, and wonderful colors! Amazing ~ as always!ReplyCancel

  • ChristineJuly 5, 2011 - 3:16 pm

    What a wonderful card. Love the colors. Would you please tell me where you got the paper from? lol

    Your Sister in Christ


  • Charlotte ZweigoronJuly 5, 2011 - 9:14 pm

    We had pizza tonite. It is my husband’s favorite food along with hot dogs. Therefore, it is my favorite food! Can you imagine anything easier to fix than pizza and hot dogs? Leaves a lot more time for crafting!

    I am on the east coast and I guess I’d have to stay up all night to see the changes in the card. Whatever I am getting from Feedblitz only shows cards that have nothing to do with the contest. I don’t depend on that as you advised but wouldn’t that at least indicate that a change had been made even if I am too late to see it? Sorta frustrated…ReplyCancel

  • DelamaJuly 6, 2011 - 1:59 am

    I like the card with all different color button and I like the saying you use on it. It is a cute card and I love all the bright colors you. Thank you for sharing. I hope you and your family had a Happy 4th of July because I did it was my son birthday and he turn 18 year old.
    Have a great day :)

  • Linda BandowJuly 6, 2011 - 7:09 am

    Love this card and the change in colours is great! Hope your holiday was a good one.ReplyCancel

  • Pet73July 6, 2011 - 2:09 pm

    What a wonderful card! Gread papers!ReplyCancel

  • Maria GurnseyJuly 6, 2011 - 4:00 pm

    GORGEOUS!! Thanks for playing with us at Mojo Monday :)ReplyCancel

  • Carol LeeJuly 6, 2011 - 8:32 pm

    Visiting from Mojo Monday The Blog!
    New follower here.
    Gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • LisaJuly 6, 2011 - 8:59 pm

    Pretty card…great colors and paper!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol LeeJuly 7, 2011 - 7:49 am

    Visiting from Mojo Monday Blog!
    Gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

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  • JuleeJuly 11, 2011 - 10:17 pm

    This is so fabulous Becca! I just adore all the perfect little details. I’m a week behind in commenting, but trying to play catch up. :) Thanks for mojoing with us!ReplyCancel

  • Melisa HunterJuly 13, 2011 - 7:35 am

    What a gorgeous card! Love the bright colours and all the fabulous details. Congratulations on your win!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy MartinJuly 13, 2011 - 3:18 pm

    Love your card! :)ReplyCancel

  • Shannon whiteJuly 13, 2011 - 5:53 pm

    Wowzers! This is so Fabulous! I love all the Darling Sewing supply details! Congrats on your well deserved Mojo Win! And Thanks for the inspiration too! This card is just Wonderful!


  • Theresa PriorJuly 14, 2011 - 5:24 am

    This card is fantastic! Congratulations on being a winner at Mojo Monday. Theresa xReplyCancel

  • nancykJuly 16, 2011 - 4:13 pm

    I just love this sewing themed card, but I must know where you got the focal image. Is it a digi or a stamp?ReplyCancel