Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"I'm in pieces..."

Hello! Hope everyone is having a great week so far! We spent last weekend in Kansas City with some family and came home to a few inches of snow on the ground. The kids were already off for Presidents day on Monday, but I'm sure they would of been anyway. So, with the short week I feel like it's flying by! Normally a good thing, but we are celebrating my middle son's birthday this weekend and I'm not even close to being ready!
Anyway, on to the card! I made this for Betsy's challenge "I'm in pieces" Basically, she challenged us to do some paper piecing. The umbrella card she made with this technique is amazing...No surprise that this girl is the sole reason I have purchased so many Papertrey Ink stamp sets! In fact I've added Scattered Showers to my cart just because of this card! I love it!! So, I don't think if I've ever paper pieced anything I dusted off my Cricut that I gave myself for Christmas *wink* and got busy!

I'm totally new to the whole Cricut thing, but I have to tell you, I'm hooked! I pieced together this cute little snail from a cartridge FULL of cute little critters called Paisley. I only have a few cartridges that I picked up on Black Friday last year, but I can see that I'm gonna have to do something about that... very soon!
Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Summer Sunrise-Papertrey Ink
PP: all from DCWV 'the Spring stack'
Stamps: Turning a New Leaf, Pond Life
Ink: Smokey Shadow, Spring Moss
Other: Spring Rain button-PTI, Cricut and Paisley cartridge, sewing machine


  1. Melanie, this card is adorable! I love the "quilt" like border on the bottom and how the snail reminds me of quilts as well. I really should try piecing... not sure I have the patience! :)

  2. Such a cute card, Melanie!! Love the sewing and your pieced snail with the "belated" sentiment :)

  3. Love your card Melanie. I have been tossing that cart around in my head for a few weeks....... hmmmmmmmm may have to get that one!!!

  4. This is darling. Lovin' that cute little snail, and here I thought that I have enough cricut cartridges. Just might have to go take another look at the Paisley cart :)

  5. This is SO adorable! Great job with the paper piecing challenge!!

  6. Oh this is so CUTE! I LOVE that sweet little snail!!!

  7. That snail is so adorable, Melanie! Great card!

  8. This is so cute, Melanie!!! That little pieced snail is so sweet. Thanks so much for playing along!!

    Betsy Veldman

  9. I love the snail with the belated theme! The card is super cute.