I don't have to faux anymore (but I still will)

"I can sew! I can sew! I can sew! I can sew! I can sew!" *sung to the theme of "You Can Fly" from Peter Pan**
Sewing is so fun! Watching the paper run through, that wonderful sound, the pretty stitches ... The only part I don't love - the bobbin running out! I guess, I am learning my lessons as I go. I won't say that I didn't have some choice words for that bobbin at the time, though ;).
I made this flower by cutting four messy circles. Then I put slits in them and hooked them all together. Then I messy sewed them together, allowing the pieces to overlap as I went. I have to admit that I had a hard time attaching this flower to the card has I wanted to put it in my hair instead! I also cut out leaf shapes and sewed down the length of them to give them the "leaf crease".
I used some beloved Blue Skies paper and AC Thickers. I love that I can break out the Spanish with my Thickers. I made this card thinking of my abuela, Bila. She was an amazing seamstress, and I know she would have loved to have seen me sew for the first time.

I hope you all had wonderful weekends! I feel so crafty-blessed this past week. I was featured the Paper Crafts Connection September Gallery challenge, the CARDS magazine blog banner challenge, the Get Sketchy challenge, The Color Throwdown Challenge, and the Embellish Magazine color and polka dot challenge. What a week! I still can't believe it. I feel a little weird posting all of that, as I would never want to be boastful, but I really wanted to thank these wonderful blogs for having these fun challenges! So thank you to all of you that host these wonderful challenges! I know that all of us out here in blog land love participating in them!
Paper: Papertrey Ink (hibiscus burst), American Crafts (blue skies- don't worry be happy)
Etc: American Crafts Thickers (daydream foam chestnut), Papertrey Ink button (new leaf), DMC embroidery floss, Janome sew mini, Joann Fabric Quarters (green assorted, yellow assorted)
Thank you so much for visiting!

Have an amazing day,


  1. Fabulous card to celebrate a fabulous week!

  2. what a FABulous card...and sista, you are on fire!!! Congrats!!!!

  3. Such a cute card!! Awesome stitching!! I have tried stitching but can't seem to hold the paper straight!! :) Need to practice some more!

    Congrats on your fab week!! Your creations are great so... these were all no surprise!! Love your new pic by the way!! Gorgeous!!

  4. Holy crud, I almost fell out of my chair when I saw yor new picture! You look like a super model! Totally different from the cutesy Kelly Marie I'm used to.

    This card is STUNNING! I love that flower! It's fabulous!

  5. Wow girl you have had a great week! Super cute card.

    PS. How did you get your stitching to look like that? Is it flipped over? Or is that a specific stitch?

  6. How pretty! I love all the stitching! Congrats on all your winnings! :) And I love the new picture of you, so pretty! Who took it?

  7. I love your card! The "messy" flower is beautiful!! I love all of your sewing too!!
    Congrats on all the winnings! Wow, that's so awesome!!

  8. What a fun card, and that flower is gorgeous!

    Love that new pic of you, too!! :)

  9. Super cute, Kelly! :) Love that fabric flower and your sewing is fab!

  10. That fabric flower is incredible!! Oh, this card makes me smile -- yay!!

  11. Beautiful new photo!!

    You go girl!


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