Monday, June 6, 2011

Hugs, a sentiment and a song!

I made my own sentiment today!!!!! I had to think up something to go with the card that I made for the Waltzingmouse sketch challenge and coordinate it with a challenge at Sentimental Sundays, "Inspired By Song".
Here's the sketch from Miss Edna.....

Funny, how I refer to her as Miss Edna. I have known
two other Ednas in my life and both were called Miss Edna...
no disrespect for Edna Morrisedie, it's just a habit. Ok...that's done...respectfully so!!!!

My card reflects the sketch...some what.....
you be the judge.

Stamps are from WMS Teeny Trees
Paper is from a secret came embossed and nice, and white and kraft. They match the inks below.
Ink is Soft Suede, Sage Shadow, and Bordering Blue, oh and a bit of black for the sentiment.
Tools, of course were the cuttlebug to cut out the Spellbinders...the tiniest ones on the front and a medium one on the inside that read:
"Knowing you is like growing hugs on trees."
I used my mini Janome to sew the edge around the card base after I stamped the sentiment. You know me - it couldn't be symmetrical.

I tried a little some thing different with PICNIK in Picasa for the inside of my 'leaks' the ink away from the focal, very cool.
Just click to enlarge on the pic.
Here's a shot of the inside:

My hug card goes with  Fred Small's Hug song that you can
see at the end of my post.....but caution will stick in your
brain like cement!
Card Cupids - Multiple layers
Dream Valley - Stamp something
Paper Sundaes - Let's get sentimental

Fred Small - The Hug Song lyrics
I want a hug when we say hello
I want a hug when it's time to go
I want a hug 'cause I want you to konw
I'm awfully fond of you.
I want a hug--what a wonderful feeling
I want a hug--to feel you squeezing
I want a hug--it certainly seems like
The natural thing to do!
When I was a little bitty baby child, my momma used to hold me tight
My daddy used to come and pick me up when I got scared at night
The years have passed, I've grown so fast, and mostly I feel strong
But timid or bold, I'm never too old to sing this cozy song.
Now some folks don't like hugging--they think they're too tough
I bet they'd be a whole lot friendlier if they were just hugged enough
When you hug the ones who love you, an amazing thing you learn
When you give a hug, you just can't help but get one in return!
Sometimes grownups are grouchy and they put the blame on you
Sometimes you make just a little mistake though you did the best you could do
Sometimes love is everywhere and it's a beautiful day
And every time is the perfect time to open your arms and say:
 Thanks for coming by!!!!


Kelly S. said...

So pretty, Joanne! I love how you stitched your own little frame around the scene, and the little Teeny Trees tags are adorable. I looove the soft folksy color scheme!

Cheryl said...

So cute! Great job with the sketch and the Sentimental Sundays inspired by song theme. I love how you used different fonts and colors on your inside sentiment.

I never heard this song but I can see why it might get stuck in your head.

Have a great week!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a great card- sewing and all! I love your font- that is so neat. I have never heard the song- cute lyrics.

Julia Aston said...

Love how you used the teeny trees stamps on this Joanne! The hugs tree is so cute! as well as the song!! Thanks for playing with the WMS sketch again this week!

Kary said...

How sweet!! Love the stitching you did - amazing!!

Pauline said...

Joanne this is beautiful! I love the stitched frame, and the hugs lettering on the tree is just inspired !! Fabulous card!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Joanne, thought I would come by and say Hi and welcome again to the team! Gorgeous cards by the way and it must be my lucky day I'm your 100th

mudmaven said...

Great card Joanne!!! Thanks for joining us for our Inspired by Song challenge on Sentimental Sundays. ~chris

Janne said...

Nice card! Thanks for joining us at the Sentimental sundays♥

Lisa M. said...

A lovely card! I like the softness. Thank you so much for getting Sentimental with us this week at Paper Sundaes! Good luck!

♥ Lisa PSDT

Carrie's Corner said...

Very pretty card! The stitched frame is a lovely touch. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.


Savitri said...

This is very cute!! Thanks for playing along with the Mice :)

Khristen said...

What a cute card, and catchy song :)

thanks for playing along at Dream Valley Challenges!

Faye said...

What a beautiful card. I love all the details and the sentiment. Thanks for sharing at Paper Sundaes this week. xx

Calypso said...

Beautiful card....beautiful song!!!
You did an amazing job with both!!!
Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.


Marlene said...

Lovely Card! Love how you created your own sentiment. Thanks for playing with us at Sentimental Sundays!

Sentimental Sundays DT

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