Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Anything Stitched

Good morning everyone!  

Sew - A needle pulling thread; unless of course you're a crafter. That's when sewing becomes more than a needle pulling thread. It becomes whatever your mind can conceive and to show this, we have a great bunch of ladies with projects that show their INDIVIDUAL take on what "Anything Stitched" means.

We hope you will hop along with us today to see what these crafters have stitched up to show off. Your hostess, Jearise in Lorby's World is the beginning of our hop so please start there. She has a wonderful little gift for one lucky winner and all you have to do is hop through and leave a note on her blog and become a follower if you're not one already.

Let me start off by saying this -- I ... CANNOT ... SEW.  Well there it is, the truth is out.  My mother was a seamstress and I cannot sew.  It's out there now and I feel better for having confessed.

Sew ... (see how I used that word?), I had to come up with a project that used faux stitching.  Lucky for me I had some adorable paper that has stitching on it as well as a stamp set that looks like it has stitching.  Here's a picture of my card:

I think it turned out pretty good for a "non" sew - er.  The paper I used is a brand new paper from Close to My Heart called "Clementine".  This paper won't even be available until August 1st, but I just HAD to use it because I love the colors!  Also, as you can see by one of the layers on my card, one of the patterned papers looks like it has stitching on it - cool right?

This is a standard A2 size card.  The first mat was cut at 4" x 5 1/4" and I "stitched" using a pen from our My Legacy Writers Black Pen Set. The light brown cardstock for the next layer was cut at 3" x 4" and is actually called "Cashmere."  Love that name!  This is a brand new color cardstock that will also be available August 1st.  The third layer with the "stitching" on it was cut at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4". The stamped images on the top layer come from two new stamp sets.  One is an exclusive stamp set you can only receive with the Clementine Workshop on the Go -- that's the "flair" images on the top -- you'll see some light stitching around one of the images.  The other is called "Casual Expressions" that coordinates with our new, exclusive ... wait for it ... ARTISTE Cricut cartridge!!!  The stamp set is just adorable!

I used Sunset and Twilight ink to stamp these images.

I hope you enjoyed my "Anything Stitched" project!  Thank you SEW much for hopping by today and please continue on to Miriam's blog at Today I Created.

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost on the way :

Jearise -
Lucy -
L. Miriam -
Lissa Marie
Ashley -
Robin - Scrap and Chat
Lisa - Handmade with Love
Cicily - Pink Dalmations Scrapbooker
Anita ~ Anita and Bugs   
Jessi My Live in Arts n' Crafts
Maria - Joyful stamper

Have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. From one non sewer to another this came out great!


  2. Lucy, your cards are always so beautiful! love this!

  3. Love your card. Can't wait to break into my new paper packs too!!!


  4. Very pretty. I love the colors you choose...

  5. Cute card Lucy. I am sure your mom would be proud of you. TFS.

  6. Another great card, Lucy. Such warm colors.

  7. Cute card. Love the colors.
    I do not sew much at all so it is faux stitching for me.
    dmcardmaker (at aol dot com)

  8. nice card love the colors, I am not a sewer either.

  9. That's an idea. Thanks for sharing your stitched card. marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

  10. I just love the colors of your card. It's so stunning. Thanks for being part of this hop. Jearise

  11. Grea job. I too have a seamstress mom and cannot sew. So I understand completely.

    marg0006 aat verizon dot net

  12. I love these colors, they are my favorites! Great job.

  13. Pretty card. Love the colors. Nice being in the hop with you.


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