Thursday, January 7, 2010

Head Over Heels for Topiarybella

Do you love my Bella Thursdays as much as I do? I just adore this Bella...oh wait, I adore them all, lol. I also used Taylored Expressions Sketch #96 for this card.

Paper: Basic Grey Sugar Rush
Stamps: Stamping Bella
Prima Flowers, Copics, PTI Buttons, Crystal Stickles, and Rhinestones


In December 2007, Lauren Meader wrote about this super cheap sewing machine she bought at Rite-Aid on clearance. Here is Lauren's post, if you want to see/read about it. Of course, I ran right out and bought one the same day! I think it's the best $5 I've ever spent. Though it's simple and only does a basic stitch, I've never had problems with it!

Though within time, I started to envy those who could do zigzag stitches on their cards, lol. But whenever I saw a Janome mini, I never wanted to shell out the $50 for another sewing machine when mine was still in good shape. Well, 2 years later...my in-laws got me one for Christmas and I'm so ecstatic! I'm sorry to be so nerdy, but I'm so excited for my zigzag stitches!

Everyone have a fabulous Thursday! Just a little bit more for Grey's to come back!

42 comments:

  1. What a fun layout and great combo of patterned papers. Yeah for you for getting to do zigzags now.

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  2. Love the layout - and the colours are terrific with topiary Bella.

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  3. Your card is so fun Sparkle and Bella looks great. Love the zig zag stitches. A sewing machine is definitely on my wish list.

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  4. So cute! Love the bright colors. So cheerful!!

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  5. This is fabulous, Sparkle! I'm so happy for you that you got a sewing machine that does zig-zags! They look terrific! Happy sewing on your cards!

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  6. check out those glorious zig zag stitches!!! Woot Woot...fabbie card!

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  7. On the snow day I am having today, this card looks so cheery and happy! Love Bella!

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  8. This is sooo pretty! I love orange!

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  9. This is just darling! I can't imagine not being able to do a zigzag stitch ~ yea for you!!

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  10. What a pretty, fun and bright card! I always love the colors you use! This Bella is beautiful and your coloring is awesome!
    Great stitching too!

    TFS! Have a good Thursday ;)
    ~ margie

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  11. hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

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  12. I love this card! I also really love Bellas!! I wouldn't have thought of doing her dress in orange, but I love it! And congrats on your new sewing machine! I've only tried one time to sew on a card and it didn't look good, so I'll have to give it another try because I love the look of it!

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  13. SO CUTE!! Omogosh! Home run every time! I really love the circle behind the image paired with the flower. Your stitching is awesome too! Have a great day!

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  14. super cute card - I love my Bellas! and I love my sewing machine. I had the same basic one I got for my 14th birthday until last year, when I talked my hubby into letting me get a REALLY nice one for quilting. And it's been fabulous... although I use it more for my paper projects than I do for my fabric ones, lol!

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  15. great card!! love the image.

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  16. Very cute card! Love your enthusiasm for the zig zags!

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  17. I'm glad you got your Janome! YaY for your in-laws!!!!
    Topiarybella is adorable!!!! xOxo

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  18. Oh this is sooo CUTE! I just love the colors and dp, and the added SPARKLE : ) Your stitching looks fabulous!

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  19. Very pretty, love the orange dress. Fun Christmas gift from the inlaws!

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  20. So beautiful! Just love that image and your lovely colours! And of course the stitching is superb :) Kim

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  21. What a fabulous fun card!! Love it!

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  22. As always, Sparkle, your card is fantastic!

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  23. Awesome card!! And YIPPEE for sewing machines!!! I can't stand not sewing on my cards... it's addictive!

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  24. Adorable! the stitches are perfect Sparkle! great job!!!
    Blessings, Maria

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  25. Fantastic card-So bright & cheery. I'm glad you like your new sewing machine.

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  26. Wow, Sparkle! The colors on this card are exquisite! What a beautiful combo of papers and colors!!

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  27. OH! I LOVE this Sparkle! Your coloring is AMAZING and this sketch is perfect for her!

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  28. I love your zig zag stitches! Your card is very nice, I love the bright colors.

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  29. Hi Sparkle,
    I'm slowly getting back into the blogging after my mini resting period. Congratulations on your new sewing machine girl, what a awesome gift! Your card is fabulous!!! I love everything about it and your image is fantastic and colored in beautifully!
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  30. Love this fun BRIGHT card! Great zig zags! I have a sewing machine in a stand but there's currently a very heavy tv on top of it...not portable by any means. I've been so tempted to get a portable cheapie!

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  31. How fun! I love the colors and using this Bella for a Valentine card is perfect.

    Congrats on your new sewing machine! Someday....for now, faux stitching works for me. Zigs look great on this card.

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  32. Oh my gosh Sparkle, this is so fabulous, these bold Valentines are the best! Beth

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  33. Fabulous job on Taylored sketch! Love your zig-zag stitching too!

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  34. Of course I {heart} the orange dress:) Love the blend of DSP and great job on the zig zag stitching!

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  35. Your coloring is so inspiring! The Bellas have been on my wish list. :) Congrats on making TESC Top Crops!

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  36. Wow, this is stunning!! LOVE all the bright colour and your colouring is fabulous!

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