I'm sending happy thoughts out to you! And myself! :) Having been in hardware twilight zone for the last few days, I'm slowly catching up. Missing one day online is like a gazillion light years, huh? I'm pretty much resigned to the fact that my google reader will always hover at the 200 + unread items range on a good day. :)
This card is based on Card Patterns sketch # 71 . The polka-dotted paper is from The Girls' Paperie and the cute dogs are from Basic Grey. SRM sticker sentiment and buttons! :) I did some handstitching for some added texture.
Here's a short tutorial on handstitching on paper..
These are the supplies you need for handstitching on paper...a foam backing/sponge, a paper piercer (mine is actually the tool that came with my quilling kit!), needle and thread.
Place the patterned paper on the foam backing and poke holes along the edges you want to handstitch. I usually just eyeball and poke holes but you can use a pencil to outline the area if you wish. Then just start stitching like you do on fabric....
Here it is all done! :)