Wednesday, July 21, 2010

On the Mend

As some of you guys may know my neighbor Naomi is currently in skilled Nursing Care. She is doing better and I thought I would make her a card to give her tomorrow as I told her we would have lunch together. So not only does she get some of our favorite chicken livers she will get a nice little card to!

I recently acquired the cartridge Country Life and kept looking through the cuts to see what I could use. There wasn't a sentiment I wanted to use but when I saw the sewing machine I immediately thought of "on the mend" since Naomi's condition is improving. Now I want to tell you that I had every intention of sharing the .cut file but my computer locked up and the file was lost before I could save it *okie bangs head on desk since she usually always does save through out when designing a .cut file and feels stupid for not doing so this time*.

The patterned paper is some that my friend LGuild gave me quite some time ago, she had deemed it UGLY paper and while she couldn't think of a use for it I think it looks like fabric and works good for this card.

I do know the sewing machine was set at 3" when I cut it. I spelled out the sentiment and had it grouped as one and welded so it could be easily copy and pasted *okie sighs deeply* and of course all that work went down the drain! I am just glad I did get everything cut before the computer locked up!

As you can see I used small brads for the drawer handles and think it gives a little extra dimension. The little swirl on the sewing machine was a bit of a booger *okie giggles because she said booger* to cut and I did have to recut one that I tore taking up from the mat.

I hope nobody likes this card so no one will be upset that there isn't a .cut file available. I guess if enough people did like it I could go in and recreate it easily enough, but then again...as everyone knows I am lazy! *okie cracks up laughin*

30 comments:

  1. Sorry....but I REALLY like this card. But I don't have the cart yet, so you're safe. Seriously, you did a lovely job on it.

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  2. Love your card...and sewing on it too. Very creative to put on the mend with the sewing machine. How do you like the new cartridge?

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  3. It's got some really good cuts on it that I think I will be using. It was hard for me not to use the strawberry since I love those kind of cuts. So I was adventurous and went with something a little more original! LOL

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  4. I like it... so get working!
    ...sorry, I don't know you that way, but I feel like I do from reading your blogg...
    It's me, the one who scraplifted your wonderful easter layout!! lol

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  5. I forgot to say that actually I love it and am alredy thinking that my sister who sews wedding dresses and more deserves this card!

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  6. I like it very much. My friend just had hip surgery and I would love to make this for her because she also sew. Thanks for sharing the picture. Maybe you can re-create the cut file for us.

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  7. This cartridge is on my must-have list...trying to be patient.....

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  8. Gorgeous card! I love the sewing machine and the sentiment. I really like the images on this cartridge but wasn't sure I would use it much. I will be-rethinking that thought.

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  9. What a neat idea! Love this card but don't have that cart!

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  10. I love this,it's beautiful!

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  11. I love this card. What a great idea.

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  12. I'm waiting very impatiently for this cartridge to be available! Love your card. It looks just like my Mom's antique Singer sewing machine that I now have :-) Would love the cut file if you do decide to recreate it.

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  13. Yes I love the card, so as one person said. Get to word.

    Thanks Debra

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  14. Love this card Okie and I so want this cart! I have so many things I want to do with this cart and have plans on doing some Xmas presents for my Country neighbors since I live out here in the hicks. LOL Yes from a former city gal to living 2 hours away from any kind of a craft store other then WM (and that is 45 min away!) is the hicks, LOL. So I can't wait to get this one. I also wish that PC designs a sewing/craft cart one of these days! TFS

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  15. This is a very cute card!!!! Absolutely love to read your blog - always leave your blog with a smile on my face - THANK YOU!!!!

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  16. Love this card! Didn't think I wanted that cart, but now..... I don't know - moving that cart to my "want list". TFS

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  17. Love the card Okie and it's OK if you are lazy! You make up for laziness by your clever prattle.

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  18. Gotta admit that I LOVE everything that you make - you are just so creative! - but since I don't have Design Studio (or a Gypsy), I don't mind if you don't post the cut file for this! I just check your blog every day because I love the stuff that you make, even though I will never duplicate it!

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  19. Oh, oh, oh.... also meant to say that I also LOVE reading your asides, or as you put it, your "thoughts." You crack me up!

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  20. Oh Okie, this card is amazing and beautiful! Perfect choice for paper! I love that sewing machine! I just love everything about it!!! I think this card will lift her spirits for sure!

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  21. This card brings back memories for me. My Mom use to sew our clothes on a singer peddle sewing machine like this when I was a very little girl.
    I love this card.
    The background paper reminds me of the old floral wallpaper.
    TFS Okie

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  22. Cute card. Safe with me though because I don't have this cart. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. This card is just awesome! Looove that sewing machine! Can't wait to get this cart!! :)

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  24. Dare I tell ya Okie... I'm not a fan of that pattern paper either.... I'm with LGuild on that one! hehe.... But I do like what you've done with it and the cuts looks great! I'm sure your neighbor is gonna love it! :)

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  25. Cute card!! I ♥ that sewing machine!! I can't wait for my Country Life cart to arrive. =)

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  26. What a great card, The sentiment with the sewing machine is perfect.

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  27. I love it! But, I don't have country Life, and probably won't anytime soon, so I won't ask you to recreat the cut file :) But thanks for asking!

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  28. I really like this card! The paper does look like fabric. The brads do give a great touch to the drawers. I'm surprised that swirl on the machine was a cut. I just thought it was a doodle you did. I can see why it might be hard to cut.

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  29. This is awesome!!! I can't wait to get this cart and this is the cut I can't wait to use the most. My mom has a sewing machine/table exactly like this one and I can't wait to make her a card with it. I LOVE the sewing you did on the card as well. The whole card looks FABULOUS!!! TFS :-)

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