This week's High Hopes challenge is to sew on your card (faux or real). I absolutely adore the High Hopes snowmen and snow ladies so I had to use one on my card. This is Snow Sweet Snowlady. I stamped and colored my image using copic markers. Then, I cut it out using a nestability die. While the image was still in the die, I sponged Antique Linen distress ink around my image. I found some great gold thread at my local craft store. I used it to sew my image to it's mat. Then, I added some gold stickles to the poinsettia and the snowlady's scarf and set it aside to dry while I made the rest of my card. I did not have any gold brads so I made my own with embossing powder. More layers, a little more stitching and ribbon and my card was done.
I'm spending some time scrapbooking and really enjoying it. I'm trying to break myself of having to scrapbook chronologically. I like to have everything in order, but I've really been wanting to do more journaling about what is going on right now. One of the layouts I just finished is about my son who will turn five soon. I really enjoyed making something with more current photos. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!