Just Us Girls Technique Challenge......JUGS15 58

Mona Pendleton | Friday, January 8, 2010 @ 10:00 PM | , , , ,

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! :)

Here is my card:

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 :)

I hope you can join along with Just Us Girls this week :) For complete details, please visit the Just Us Girls challenge site & be sure to visit ALL the DT girls & leave them some love:

Pam

Kristin

Dana

Tracey

Maria

Alicia

Gabby

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!

Ingredients Used:

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

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58 Sweet Comments So Far:

MeredithS said...

Another magnificent creation, Mona! I love the colors you chose especially the black on white and white on black polka-dots! Every detail is perfect as always! You really are one inspiring lady!

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh be still me heart! Love your valentine set! YOu are definitely on some serious fire with Lauren's new products. THank you for such a wonderful challenge this week. I am so inspired by all of the sewn items!

Sue Lelli said...

Do you EVER sleep??? This is unbelievable!!! I LOVE everything about EVERYTHING!!!

Chris said...

Mona,I'm loving those polka dots and hearts! You really dressed Lauren's template up so perfectly and then the distressing makes things so interesting! You really have the knack! I always love visiting your site!

Trudy said...

Mona dear, this Valentine's set is stunning! You've chosen some immaculate colors from Lauren's set! I love the beautiful contrasts they produce on both pieces! Also, the stitching is just outstanding! These are award winning designs! What great inspiration for the JUGS challenge this coming week!
Cheers!

GerhardineF said...

I have not made a visit in many time... I like to congratulation you for entering Lauren's MTME Designer Team! You are a beautiful blog and all your designs have great beauty! I am have much much love with this card and pretty box! I hope you can understanding! Thanks you!

Catherine Doucette said...

Mona...another stunning set! The color combo is perfection :0)

Sensible said...

These are, honestly, the prettiest Valentines set ever! Really cool looking and inspiring! TFS!

Sue said...

Mona--Great set for Valentines Day. Love the red and pink against the black and white background. Also the vintage edge is there and looks great. Beautiful work. Sue M.

Kazan Clark said...

Mona this is truly stunning!!!! Holy cow :) I simply love it.
Hugs
K

Laurel said...

Oh my goodness! You are amazing! I too was a sewer before anything else (now I only sew on paper) so this is going to be a fun challenge!

mom2christopher said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Love this card! Such awesome colors, detailing and I love all the hearts! Thanks for playing this week at 2S4Y! :) Kathy

Kathryn B said...

Oh! My! Your card and gift boxes are beautiful Mona! Love your color combo it's perfect! I had a feeling the challenge this week was going to involve sewing! LOL! I took mime out the other day and dusted it off...now i'll see if I can still sew! Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my blg! You make my day! :)

Maureen said...

these are just gorgeous, Mona, and yummy!! Love the black and white paper...it makes the pink and red pop!! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your kind words and thanks for the email...wow!! You are very talented and full of inspiration!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just adorable, Mona! I love the polka dots, hearts and of course, the fabulous stitching! Love the Kiss filled boxes and the silver heart ornament/embellie is a perfect finishing touch!! I will definitely be playing along this week!

Stampin' Pam said...

Yyyyeeeeee Haaaawwwww - this is some mighty fine stitchin' there ma'am! I LOVE it - the black and white dots are a perfect accent for this love inspired gift set. I can't believe how much sewing you did on these - right down to the panels on the gift box. THUD. OK OK OK I will get out my machine LOL - but seriously Mona - you've got some MOJO like I have never seen before. Thanks for an awesome challenge and go post all your wonderfulness in your ETSY store - someone's sure to snatch these up :-)
HUGS and no more pouting from me *GRIN*

Julie Ranae said...

I have a feeling it's going to take me longer than this week to get my 'machine adjusted' ; )
Do you realize we chatted for nearly 3 hours...hope your plan is unlimited! : )

Love what you did with this set and this challenge! Really beautiful for all the challenges!

BethieJ said...

FABULOUS Mona.. SIMPLY FABULOUS!!! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog..:) Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Alicia said...

Your card, your template, everything is just wonderful! I love the color combo, the stiching, the layout...perfect!

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS presentation - Mona!!! Your card and gift boxes are SOoooo GORGEOUS.....yummy too!!!

Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Our Little Inspirations said...

Mona, this is one fantastic gift set and card!! Oh My!! All the fabulous stitched detail work, not to mention those giant scallops on the border and that tiny tag...everything is so much fun to look at, and the recipient will enjoy everything I'm sure! I made all my childrens clothes (coats, jeans, etc) when they were small too, but now that they're grown up, I don't give that old sewing machine nearly enough love:) Thanks for pushing me to get it out and use it again :)

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

WOW, Mona! Love your use of the colors and hearts! Great interpretation of Kazan's sketch too! Wonderful designs!

GabrielleH said...

Mona, this set is so incredible! That black and white paper goes so well with your red Valentines theme! You are the master of color and texture! Very inspiring! Thanks!

Maria Levine said...

WOW! That's the only word that comes to mind with my jaw dropped! LOL! This set is amazing and the stitiching so cool! That is fabulous you know how to sew one of these days I'll learn!

Kim said...

OMG, another breath-takingly beautiful set. Your stitching in here is fantastic. I've had a broken machine for at least a year. I told the Honeybee I want a little one, easy to get in and out. Love the papers and those hearts are so full of love! Very inspirational!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Liz Carnelli said...

Mona, this is a fabulous project! Love those polka dots! That stitching is the best I've seen! What is your secret? It adds so much to your designs!

Kristin Bueter said...

Excuse my French, but holy CRAP, Mona! This set is over the top!!! What a fantastic color combo and your stitching looks amazing as usual! Weren't you the one who told me you had an awesome sewing machine but you never use it a few months ago? I thought I remembered you mentioning it but your stitching is like a signature style for you now I don't even remember a time when you didn't stitch! I seriously DO need lessons. My poor machine is still in the box :[

Love that you used In A Pinch also! I've been having daydreams of projects I want to make with that template! Maybe I will this weekend... Love that you added kisses and a little silver silver and pink heart charm to them! So clever girly! Thank you for a fabulous challenge this week ;]

Diane said...

I am loving this!!! I too was a sewer before card and paper making...in fact all my stamp purchases were based on my sewing projects...my sister and I built a business called "Cabin on the Creek"...the only problem was~we got too big too soon, if that makes sense...we live in Michigan and had people from Calif. to GA that would plan their trips to Mich based around our craft open houses...we were way over over heads....time to regroup and think it through!!

Tracey Cuccia said...

A- MAZ - ING.

What a STUNNING set Mona - really -- WOW! Love how you put it all together with some 'In a Pinch' templates too...just fab.

I think I need you to come to NY and fix my machine...then show me how to use it for REAL. lol...you can see the snow, and then head back home for sunny warmth :)

Thanks again for a terrific challenge -- I do love it - and will try to find new ways to incorporate it into my projects :)

Caroline said...

Mona,I'm so in love with this card and the beautiful template! Words can't really describe how pretty they both are! That stitching is so amazing! Great job on all the special details!

marianagrigsby said...

Wonderful projects, Mona! Thank you for entering the Embellish Color Challenge with Hearts!

sarahmartina said...

Everything about this is wonderful!!! Thanks for joining the fun at 2S4Y!

1CardCreator said...

Wow Mona all of your creations are gorgeous! What a perfect Valentine. I love the way you used the dp from MTME. The stitching is a beautiful addition to what already is a wonderful card.

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

gorgeous as always!!!

Amy Liz Schultz said...

Oh my goodness, Mona! This is all so gorgeous and fun! Cant wait to play with this color combo!

Mirna said...

Just amazing gorgeous and startling! Mona, you just blow me away every single time! I love this card! You're awesome, Mona!

Cecilia said...

Great colors and I love the stitching! Wow, you really did a great job with the hearts, bows and buttons! Great idea to use those ornaments! You are the queen of perfection!

Teri Holister said...

Really stunning and classy project, Mona! This is your best V-Day card ever!

Katie Cotton said...

i love these! Absolutely stunning projects!

Silvia said...

This set is beautiful Mona! Love the way you used the colors from the color challenge. You rocked this card!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

oh wow!! It is always such a pleasure to view your work!! Amazing as always!!

GinaB said...

Hey Mona, this is so freakin' gorgeous, it's not even funny!!!! I love everything about this card and template. You are totally outdone even your previous best! You absolutely rock in my book! TFS!

Annette said...

Speechless Mona, your work is absolutely fantastic, so love this set, so much beautiful detail and all those gorgeous embellishments. Love your butterfly gift boxes too, off to visit my time made easy, take careX:)

PaperMomma said...

OMG, Mona, you are amazing! This card and box are just absolutely gorgeous and wonderful to behold! I love how you used the hearts and buttons! And, of course, your stitching is magnificent! What a great example for the challenge!

KathyO said...

Really amazing project! Wow! OMG, your stitching is so perfect! This is beautiful!

RobinH said...

Magnificent and stunning, Mona! How do you consistently do this? You are amazing!

Yvonne Dalhammer said...

Mona, Every detail on this card and template is perfect! I love the polka dot paper and how you did the beautiful stitching! This is very inspirational and a great interpretation of Kazan's sketch! You totally rocked this one, girlie!

Martha W said...

100% gorgeous! I am totally inspired to pull out my sewing machine now. This stitching is quickly becoming your trademark!

Mary said...

Great looking Valentines project! I love these colors and as everyone has said, your stitching adds so much and is gorgeous! I just love visiting your site; it's always beautiful!

SusanH said...

I love this! Mona, this design is so incredible! Everything you design is gorgeous!

travelingmama said...

What an amazing card and project! So glad you joined us! Hugs!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous set! Love the great design on the card... the punch, the hearts... those colors work well! TFS!

Jan Hirsch said...

OMG, Mona, I love this project! I love those colors of the polkadots and the red! So pretty! What a great job with the bow and heart ornament! Great idea! You are one talented gal!

Maile Belles said...

Wow, what gorgeous creations! So glad you could play along with us over at Embellish!

Sierra said...

This is so fabulous and gorgeous, Mona! Love the colors your chose! Totally amazing!

Lisa Kind said...

I've been a REALLY BAD commenter this week, Mona! So sorry, but I was so busy with a release this week and two hops! But better late than never!

Your card is GORGEOUS! I loved it the minute I saw it! The color combo if lovely! And your sewing is so inspirational that I did two cards this week with my new little purple machine! Your boxes are wonderful as well! Such a great (and popular) challenge!

tina said...

This is beyond gorgeous, Mona! You rock, girl!

Shelley Germann said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Mona. I enjoyed the JUGS challenge very much. Like you, I began sewing LONG before I stamped, so I LOVE stitching on cards!


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