Monday, January 19, 2009

sewing challenge

The SBS 24 challenge this week was to do sewing on a card. Let's give a little background on my experience with sewing. My mom was a fabulous seamstress, she made our clothes, clothes for my dolls, did slip covers, etc... My two older sisters are pretty adept at sewing too! I can thread the bobbin and do a straight stitch. I did do some curtains from remnants when we first moved into our house.

Anyways, to my reason why I have an aversion to sewing. When my son was 2 (about 9 years ago), I tried to make him a telly tubby costume for Halloween. That fleece put me over the edge and the machine has been in the closet since then.

So, fast forward to today- I used faux stitching by paper piercing around the squares and then using a white gel pen. The stamps are from the new Stampin Up Spring and Summer catalog. Which goes live today- check my website later today to view catalog on line.
They are both hostess sets that you can earn when you host a qualifying workshop. I am currently booking for February and March, and it is sale-a-bration time! Earn free sale-a-bration sets with a $50 purchase.

10 comments:

kc_froglady said...

I think your card turned out very nice - I also have an aversion to sewing machines although I want to get over it but I don't even have a machine right now LOL!

Kelly said...

I'm a huge fan of fauz stiching, too, and it looks great. Love the colors on your card, too. :)

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is really cute!!!! I love the faux stitching!

Anna Banana said...

I really love the little owl - adorable card!!!

Marge said...

Your card is awesome, Kathy! And it's okay if you're not a great seamstress! I share a similar background, as my mother could not only sew anything, but did alterations all her life - yuck on the altering -- not for me! I can sew okay, but it's not really "my bag"! We all have our strengths & some things just don't appeal to us! It's what makes this ole world go 'round! ;-)

Laura Brown said...

Love the card. You can't beat the faux stitching!

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Faux stitching is so much faster than the real deal! Love your card!! :-)

Christina said...

This is very cute! I kve the new images

Jana Emmert said...

Love this Kathy! The layout is great and the colors work so well together.

Emily said...

LOL. Your faux stitching looks great! I love the colors and layout! This is such a cute card! TFS!