Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sew obsessed....

Sew, I guess I seem to be obsessed with the sew suite stuff from the occasions mini catalog:-)  I entered (and won, ohmygosh) an Inkspirations challenge a few weeks ago with a card made from the Sew Suite stuff and then I loved the sketch challenge over there this week...and guess what I used:-)  But really, this sketch just SCREAMED sew suite to me!!!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Sew Suite, Pattern Pieces, So Happy for You (SAB)
Paper:  So saffron, tangerine tango, wild wasabi, Sweet stitches
Ink:  Stazon, so saffron, tangerine tango
Accessories:  Glimmer brads (subtles, )dimensionals, pom pom trim

As most of my cards go, it didn't turn out exactly how I had pictured it in my head but I still like it!  I think the background it a bit flat and I needed to add some more dimension to it somehow (maybe some more sponging and I should have done some actual sewing but it was too late to fiddle with my machine and get it all threaded and the bobbin to work right, haha) but I can usually find something I want to improve on all my cards...we are our own worst critics, right?  And how have I been itching to cut up that pattern background stamp!!!!  It took a while to do but I loved the results!  I also love the colors of this suite, they are so funky and retro, which is usually not my style but I like how SU! comes up with stuff that works together so I don't have to do all the work of figuring out what colors's built in!  My final touch was the glimmer brad which I think looks like the little grommet in the end of a measuring tape...I'm so clever (LOL, not really but it was a pretty good idea for lil old me!).  Now, hop on over the the Inkspirations site while I go to the gym and then get ready for my stamping class today and have a go at the challenge for yourself...I dare ya!  Happy stamping!


  1. This is one of my favorite new suites, too! I love the design of your blog so I'm passing along the Stylish Blogger Award to you! See my blog for what to do next...

  2. WOW! I just had a look around at all your cool stuff! Love your style and the great tutorials too!

  3. Too cute :) Love the pattern on the focal image. Thanks so much for joining us at Inkspirations this week :)

  4. I think it is adorable! I love all the paper piecing; I admire anyone who can cut out things and have them look that great. I'm not good with the scissors at all!

  5. I LOVE this card! It's "sew" stinkin' cute! Really an awesome job!

  6. How can anyone not be obsessed with Sew Suite? lol. Fab card Mindy! Your "tape measure" is perfect, the popped up pattern pieces look great & I just love the mini pom pom trim. :)


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