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 well...so I don't have to do all the work of figuring out what colors go...it'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!

6 comments:

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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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