Hi Friends! Thanks to all of you who played along with the Just Us Girls sketch challenge last week! Lisa's sketch was so incredibly popular :) This week, I am the Hostess for the JUGS15 Technique challenge & I chose to Add stitching to your project! It doesn't matter if you stitch something on your card by hand, faux stitch or put your machine to use! We simply would like to see your creation in stitches! :)
As you can see, I stitched the entire perimeter of each rectangle :) I was first a "sewer" before I ever dreamed of playing with paper & ink! My dear mom taught me how to sew when I was very young & I was hooked ever since. I used to make all of my daughter's dresses & doll clothes :) I dusted off my sewing machine & gave sewing a try on my cards a few months ago. Now, I can't put it away :) I am so crazy about the new MTME © Pretty Printables: Flutters & Flowers & Fluttering-by digital paper! All the DP that you see here is from those collections!
Here is my Valentine Set:
I loove to give gift sets - so how easy to give a lovely MTME © In A Pinch gift box full of Kisses!
I just had to play along with the embellish magazine's color challenge with Hearts! Doesn't this photo inspiration look soooo YUMMY, bright & cheerful :)
For sketch inspiration, I played along with the girls at Kazan's awesome sketch #43 from 2Sketches4You. That long rectangle right smack dead center, was screaming for heart embellishments :) The text on this paper is so fun & whimsical! Believe it or not, I only used ONE stamp on this card - I think that is a 1st for me! I inked up the sweet MTME © sentiment with SU Basic Black ink & stamped it then, using the smallest beautifully ornate Spellbinders Labels 5 die, I placed it right over the image & cut it out with my Sizzix Big Shot Express machine. Please be sure to visit both of the challenge sites & take a peek at what the DT's & players have created for your viewing pleasure!
The MTME © In A Pinch template is so easy to use & versatile, you can pack it full of virtually any sort of sweet treats for your Valentine! :) All 4 panels make for great space to stitch your favorite DP to :)
Thanks for looking! I look forward to seeing you add some stitching to your project!
Once you have your creation photographed, be sure to go to Just Us Girls and post a direct link to your project on our Mr. Linky. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by! Be Sweet!
Template: My Time Made Easy LLC © Pretty Packaging: In A Pinch Stamps: My Time Made Easy LLC © Pretty Impressions: All A Flutter Paper: My Time Made Easy LLC © Pretty Printables: Flutters & Flowers, SU Pretty in Pink, PTI Pure Poppy, Office Max 65 lb digital brightwhite
Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, SU Basic Black Sprinkles: Spellbinders Scalloped Hearts, Hearts & Labels 5 dies, Cuttlebug Heart dies, EK Success border punch, PTI ribbon, buttons & cord from stash, Making Memories hardware