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Friday, April 9, 2010

SMC CHALLENGE #10 - Stitching

: Sherry L, Kim G, Deanette W, Mary S, Amber H, Audrey E, Ceal P, Dawnn S, Gloria M, Jeanette C, Kym B, Kym W, Maria L, Mary D, Melissa W, Michele L, Sarah T, Suzanne K, Tammy M, Sarabeth, and Jeri
Come back next week to meet our new team and see who stayed.
If you need to know how to use digi-stamps,
go to SewManyCards Tips and Tricks page to learn more.

Don't forget to go to Sew Many Challenges to get this week's Friday Freebie.
I'm sorry I don't have it ready to show you today, it's been one of those busy weeks.
Some of it good - like the Kindergarten "Barnyard Moosical" while some of it was just plain busy.
Nothing bad happened (thank goodness) but I'm behind (got over 70 emails to take care of). Husband and older son are camping with their Boy Scout troop this weekend so with any luck, I'll be able to find time to craft and do something with it.

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Who is the sponsor this week?
SPONSOR PRIZE PACKAGE -- 3 Free Digi stamps of winners choice from the Stitchy Bears Store

Hi Everyone, my name is Stitchy and I create under the name Stitchy Stamps...I have been creating digital images for designers for almost a year now and try to learn something new everyday...I started out in paint shop pro about 8 years ago and started making digital scrap kits...then I was introduced to the wonderful world of paper crafts and card I said, learning new everyday, the rest is history...I can't draw enough to keep me satisfied anymore lol...
Living in a small town in upstate New York, tucked away where cable doesn't even go...friends are far and few between...Bu
t being on the internet for the past 10 years, I have gathered quite a few from around the world...Just like I learn something new everyday, I also try to meet someone new every day too...
Thank you Angela and Company for allowing me to sponsor for you...I am truly honored...

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What's the challenge? TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE -- PROJECT USING STITCHING. It can be real stitching with a machine, faux stitching, pen/marker stitching, whatever your fancy.

On my Create a Card group, the "Make it Monday" challenge was to make a bookmark card so that's what I have tried here. I used Michelle's measurements because I liked the idea of a skinnier bookmark (in relation to the height). I cut it 10 1/2" x 5 1/2". I then scored at 4 1/4" and perforate at 8 1/2". I used a 12x12 cardstock by Heidi grace Designs called Loving You Stripes. Then I used Cowboy Boot Donkey for my image and colored him with my alcohol markers. I did decorate the patch on Donkey with white dots to make it look like a scrap piece of fabric was really sewn on him. I used a white gel pen an a green ultra fine point sharpie to create my faux stitching. I chose three prima flowers (the ones with O's are called Abby but the solid pink I don't have a name for it), two green glitter brads and one Oriental Trading Co. pink gem brad, and the buttons came from a grab bag from Walmart. I screwed up the sketch and had to add a circle that I had punched out extra for another card but didn't use (luckily it was mostly pink and green on one side). The pink border was also left over from a card making evening. Below you can see the bookmark that the recipient will be able to tear off.

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Stamp with Fun: 3 Papers, 3 Flowers, 2 Buttons
Cuttlebug Spot: Celebrate Our Colors - Pink & Green
Stamp Something: stitching
Die Cut Dreams: Boots/Shoes
Crafty Card Makers: Challenge yourself - Try a new Technique
Crafty Angels online: Sketch (that I messed up when gluing my flowers so please forgive that mistake LOL)

17 comments: said...

Great card as always!!!

SuzanneK said...

Love your card, love pink and green combo.

paulssandy said...

Awww...this image is too cute! And your card is fantastic

Liz said...

Lovely Card love the colours and layout too Thank you for joining OSAAT this Week hope you return next week

Susie Sugar said...

Cute card Cheri, thanks for playing our Shoes & Boots challenge again at DCD this week please come back soon
Hugs Susie xx

paulssandy said...

Great card. Love all the dimension

paulssandy said...

Great card. Love all the dimension

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Fab creation, and thanks for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who won and find out all about our next challenge :)
Good luck!

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for joining us over at OSAAT, lovely card and colouring, pop back tomorrow for result and details for next challenge Good Luck
Sarah xx

Shirl said...

Cheri the card is gorgeous and doesn't look messed up at all. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Angels hope to see you next week.
Hugs Shirley x x x

stitchy said...

Cheri, What a cute card. Amazes me what you ladies can do sometimes... Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us at OSAAT.

Hope to see you again next week..Good Luck

stitchy xx

Biscuitlid said...

What a sweet card, love the image

Thanks for playing along at Die Cut Dreams this week


sam said...

Great card hun and thanks for joining us at OSAAT for our "anything goes"challenge.
Sam x

Evonne said...

Great card Cheri. Thank for for joining in the Crafty angels challenge this week.

Kathlene said...

So darned cute. Love that boot. TFS.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Too cute, great fold too! Thanks for stitching something with us this week at Stamp Something! :)

Vixykins said...

What a fab little bookmark card, lovely :)

Thank You for challenging yourself at Crafty Cardmakers x