April card group's theme was one of my favorites so far, it was based on the Lovely as a Tree article in the May/June Paper Crafts. The idea of anything goes as long as you have a tree makes me happy! I love trees and there are so many fantastic products that have been created with this trend in mind! For my project I used the tree base from the Kim Hughes Winter Trees stamp set and embossed it with some Vintage Photo distress powder after it had been stamped in the same color. Then some Basic Grey Lemonade hearts were punched and the sentiment is from the Mona Lisa Moments Friend centers. Of course the sewing machine came in handy to zig zag stitch the grass and the straight stitch frame to pull the whole look together.
If you are interested in seeing what the rest of the cards looked like you should head over to the Paper Crafts Connection blog, where a complete set of all twelve cards from our group is being given away to one lucky comment leaver! I feel so blessed to have this time with these wonderfully talented and fun gals every month. Wouldn't trade this time each month with these special friends for anything. Hope that you are playing along with the Zva Creative sketch challenge, it is a great way to prep for applying for the design team call that they have right now if that is something that you are interested in doing.