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Apr 8, 2010

Hanging By A Thread?

Hey everyone! It's another Hip Hoppin' Unity Thursday! (If you've just stumbled upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning of the blog hop, CLICK HERE.) I'm excited to share my first project using the new April Kit of the Month, Together We Bloom.

I was cleaning my craft room the other day and found a box full of my great grandmother's fabric scraps. My grandma gave me these years and years ago & I'm so glad I kept them. Who knew that vintage prints were going to be the newest trendy accessory? :) And, it makes me happy using these bits and pieces that she lovingly saved. I think anyone who lived through the Great Depression learned to value everything & didn't waste things like we so often do today. I love looking at these tiny remnants that still bear the creases and folds that her hands created.


I used this week's CPS sketch for my layout. Everything's a little haphazard and full of imperfections. I just love that sentiment and know that it's going to come in handy. :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!



52 comments :

  1. You're brave to use your saved vintage bits. I have such a hard time committing them to a project and letting them go! Very cute card, I appreciate you sharing!

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  2. adorable.. love it SEW much Julie! ;)

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  3. This card is simply wonderful, Julie!! Love everything about the design of it! smiles....

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  4. I am not very good at sewing but I think this card makes me want to try. It is very cute!

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  5. WOW! This is just beautiful and love all the details and images you used. Very inspiring.

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  6. Oh this is so cute Julie. You know I have a bag like that from my grandmother! It's so nice to have!

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  7. Julie this is so adorable!! I too have collected some things from my Granny and love when I can incorporate them into my projects!! Love your color choices!!

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  8. fabulous - I love the denim and texture!

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  9. so so pretty.. love it... beautiful fabric!

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  10. Your card is beautiful and knowing it was created with something special makes it that much more special. I have buttons from my grandmother that I use on special projects. I like sharing her memory with others because she was such a wonderful woman.

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  11. Oh my Julie! Absolutely stunning and beautiful card!

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  12. Hello beautiful! I LOVE this card, and I too have some vintage eyelet trim that I found in my Grandmother's sewing box-that is so special! Great gram was trendy! Those fabrics are wonderfuL!!!!

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  13. EEKKKK!!!! All those frayed edges are pure genius!!! LOVE THIS :)

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  14. LOVE your card! Looking forward to getting the kit with those images. :) Are we on for the 23rd? I'm so excited to see you! Hugs!

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  15. Love the colors and the card! I think I need this stamp!

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  16. What a special card you created with your grandmother's scraps of materials.

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  17. I just love this card, so perfect with the fabric trim ruffle.

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  18. AMAZING coloring of those fun fun images! LOVE all the colors and your details and that ribbon skirt! Just super super fabulous!

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  19. Love the thread spools. So cute.

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  20. Such a great thing to have...almost like a part of your grandmother in your art room! THe frayed edges are so fun Julie...you have the best ideas! And I LOVE that new photo of you...beautiful smile!

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  21. gorgeous card!! i like your new avatar pic, too! :)

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  22. This is adorable! Love the thread image and the sentiment combined with the vintage fabric. If I can ever get my courage up to take on my sewing machine, my Mom has a bunch of vintage fabric from my Grandmother (depression era) too!

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  23. Ohh...this is just stunning, Julie... love your design, and coloring, just gorgeous!!!

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  24. i think that it's perfect in its imperfections. I don't think that's a card I would be able to send away, were I you - except maybe to a family member. Even then, I'd probably make that person swear to keep it forever!!
    I have some of my grandmother's scraps. I cherish them, as a part of her.

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  25. Love this, Julie, the whole feel of it, knowing it is from your grandmother's things. So cool!

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  26. so adorable - love all the details

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  27. I think out of this month's release, the thread spools is my favorite stamp! And that you used something personal in your card creation - wow - very special indeed!

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  28. Love all of the extra touches you added to this card!

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  29. Julie
    I love your new look and super... and it makes you young and happier... And I love you cute card I like the lace and super card. I think it's your best yet.

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  30. what a personal card created with your great grandma's fabric. beautiful

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  31. This is awesome! I love the fabric!

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  32. I love this card - very pretty!!

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  33. Love love love it! The colors are great!

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  34. Amazing card! Luv the use of fabric here.

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  35. Cute, cute, cute! Such a great card!

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  36. Oh what a really cute card. You really thought outside the box.

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  37. i love the little threads!!! great card.

    lisa a.

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  38. Really cute card. I love this stamp and I love that you matched it up with fabric.

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  39. ACK!!!! Julie-this is one awesome card-love all the sewing elements you used-that ruffled ribbon is the perfect touch!

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  40. Another stunning card...wow!!! I had to skip this months kit, so hopefully, I can get this in the future...gotta have those stamps! Thanks for the FABulous inspiration!

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  41. Oh wow! I am just amazed at the details! The buttons are perfect on here and LOVING the thread images. Great use of that CPS sketch.

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  42. VERY cute card. You are so blessed to still have your grandma.
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