January 9, 2010

Just Us Girls Technique week!

Happy Saturday!!!  YEAH!

It was a loooooong week back at work after having been off for a week and a half - lol.

It's Saturday, so it's time for another Just Us Girls Challenge.  This is the 2nd Saturday of the month, which means it's time for a technique.  And wouldn't you know???  My card also fits this week's Crazy 4 Challenges Challenge, which is to make your project 'Birthday Themed'.

Mona Pendleton is our lovely host this week - and here's her challenge:

 I have a sewing machine, but I'm certainly no PRO...but I was glad to get this challenge, as I always tell myself I should sew on my cards, and then never do.

So, I broke out my machine, as well as my needle and embroidery thread, and got to work.  I used the stem image from PTI's Women of Life.  I stamped it in cream, used my paper piercer to make my stitching holes, and then got stitching away.


Topped off the stems with some felt flowers from Stampin' Up!.  I sewed on the tiered satin ribbon ruffles, and finished off the front of the card with some polkadots in Raspberry Fizz, and a sentiment from Damask Designs (PTI) in fresh snow ink.

I had an argument with the sewing machine...and the machine won.  Looks like that will be something I will have to work on tomorrow -- but for now, my card is finished, and I'm happy for that.

Head on over to the rest of the teams' blogs to check out their FANTABULOUS creations -- I just LOVE Gabby's card this week -- sooooo fun!
So come on -- faux stitiching is allowed too, so no excuses - come play!  Link your creation on the Mr. Linky, over at the JUGS blog, and if you are uploading to any online galleries, be sure to use they keyword JUGS15.


I'll be entertaining 6 6 year olds today...we're making our own pizza's for my daughter's birthday...wish me luck!  Looking forward to seeing what YOU create this week!  We really appreciate all of our followers, and anyone who comes out to participate!!!


15 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Tracey, I think you heard your calling! Your hand stitched stems look so sweet & I love that satin tiered ribbon ruffles! I am so happy you persevered & continued on with your thread & needle! Thank you so much for providing such a sweet & fancy card!

Summerthyme Studio said...

So Pretty Tracey!

Vicki

Dana Gustafson said...

Way cute Tracey! Your card is like a burst of spring on this gray winter day! Those ruffles are truly SASSY!

Sue Lelli said...

This is so pretty with all your flowers and stitching!

Catherine Doucette said...

Oh, I LOVE the stitching :0) I argue with my sewing maching all.the.time. It always wins.

Pam W. said...

This is adorable! And yes, I see why your finger is sore. Fabulous job, chickie!

Sandy said...

This card is just adorable!!! The hand stitching makes the card.

Great job chickie!

Alicia said...

Tracey,

Love your card...your stitching if just beautiful. I love the colors too. Have fun at your birthday party...sounds like you will be busy!

MacKenzie said...

Holy Moly girl! This is beautiful!

Maria Levine said...

Oh crow this is fabulous!! LOVE the stitching and the ribbons! OH MY! Beautiful!

Kristin Bueter said...

Tracey, this is INCREDIBLE! I love that you stitched your stems AND the ruffled, satin ribbon. That looks soooo pretty! Beautiful work as always ;]

Hope you persevered through entertaining and making pizzas with your 6 year old entourage! LOL Have a great weekend, girly!

Diane said...

I love your card...those ruffles are really pretty! I argue with my sewing machinge AND my computer, too...for some reason they always win, too....very pretty and cheerful card!!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is just wonderful, Tracey! Love the stitched stems, the ribbon and the happy, happy colors!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Ohhh la la Tracey - LOVE your ruffles - GMTA but I like yours better LOL and the hand stiched stems - Fab! Great color combo too - you rocked this one Trace.

Lisa Kind said...

This is "sew" pretty! LOL!!! It really is! I love the stitched stems and the triple ribbon treatment along the bottom is fantastic! Great colors, too! Sorry it's taken so long to comment....long, busy week!