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Friday, August 27, 2010

Heart to Heart Challenge - Stitching

I am back to post my second project for the stitching challenge.. This time I chose Silhouette as the paper choice, an older paper selection from Spring 2008. I used the September stamp of the Month and embossed the image in black embossing powder. I used Spellbinders Circles and Labels 3 to showcase the image and I stiched around the Spellbinder Label 3 with my sewing machine . I used Fancy tags for the Sentiment and Classic Lace Border Grand for the Center Ribbon. I have had fun with these designs and love to challenges that Heart to Heart puts on. Can you tell I love Halloween??


The Heart to Heart challenge this week is stitching and of course we are asked to use mostly Close to my Heart product. Thats easy enough, I went right to an older paper selection that I have in my stash. This paper pack is a favourite of mine and I just had to use it again. It is called Enchanted and it came out a couple of years ago but I have always loved its color combination and old world charm.
A stitch in time saves nine... oh yeah? Where does that quote come from and what does it really mean? I didn't save any time with my stitching here as I used my sewing machine and I am not very good with it, but I had lots of fun with this challenge and challenged myself to take the time to try the sewing machine again and then resurrect my heat gun to emboss some of the designs from an older stamp set as well. I used a spellbinder die in keeping with the vintage look and found a web die-cut to put into the middle. I sewed a border all the way around my base panel using varrigated thread in orange and yellow colors.
I will be entering another design as I made a few cards and the next card showcases the Stamp of the Month for September... stay tuned.

Where has the time gone?

You know ... its been awhile. Where has the summer gone? I can't believe that it is winding down to the end of August. I am working on some Halloween cards and I am thinking about Thanksgiving and Fall themes and not too far in the back of my mind is Christmas as I get my ducks in a row with some of the projects that I want to work on. Here is one of my cards with a Halloween focus. I used some of an older Close to My Heart paper - Silhouette and the September Stamp of the Month set.