Sketch Challenge for Friendship's Garden

Hello again!!
Things in the Deeply Rooted house are in full packing mode, which means chaos abounds! If you missed my last post, my family and I are packing up house and moving out of state...new job, new home, and hopefully some new crafty friends!!! There are a million things to due with half as much time to do them in, more projects in my head than hours on a clock face (am I describing most of your lives?!), and did I mention we're having a birthday party this weekend?? Yikes!! Little Miss O will turn the big 0-2 during the move, so we're having some family and friends over this weekend to celebrate a bit early.
You know, "Just another manic Monday"...and Tuesday...and Wednesday...

In the midst of the chaos of it all, I managed to sneak through my packed-into-boxes craft lair (that's a whole depressing post all in it's own!!) to mellow out and make a card for the sketch challenge over at Friendship's Garden.

Becky, our resident botanist, has given us a great sketch to create from this week:

I love the simplicity of this card! It would have taken no time to make, had the thread not run out on my bobbin and pierced holes where thread should have been! Yeeeeahh, with that being the last element to add to my card (and not wanting to start completely over!), I reloaded the bobbin, lined my card back up on the machine, and painstakingly cranked the hand wheel to exactly line up with the holes so lovingly punched the first go round. Live and learn, right?!

I can't wait to see what you come up with using this sketch!! Use the link on the Friendship's Garden site to show us your Valentines card. While you're working on that, I'll be trying to get "M-I-C-K-E-YYYYYY, M-O-U-S-EEEEEE" out of my head from this party!! I promise to do a post about it (and the cake...always the cake!) so you can share in my misery celebration! :)

Materials used in this card:
Cardstock base: Hollo's Papercrafts
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye - Union Square
Letters: Thickers
Image: Vintage sewing pattern
Staples: Making Memories
Hearts: Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge, paper scraps from stash
Sewing machine with green thread


  1. This is a delightful card - love the way you turned the sketch on it's side and the little girl is well cute! I am so pleased to be able to join you girls this week as GD at Friendship's Garden x