Monday, January 23, 2012

Sew Fancy

Sometimes you just need to fancy a thing up. When I'm sewing I keep finding myself looking for a pad for notes. I started using one of those small and inexpensive legal pads. If you buy a pack of them they get even cheaper.  Since these are so easy to make and are great gifts (think teacher appreciation) you might as well get the pack and make a few for your friends, everyone can use a pad next to the phone, with one of these on hand you'll only be searching for a pen.  Hey, you can always make a little loop to hold a pen.
don't forget the inside
After using the pad a couple days I thought it looked icky and needed some dressing up. Just about that time I checked out the My Favorite Things sketch challenge and decided that it was time to make a cover. I could ink up a stamp set I hadn't opened yet (there's one of my resolutions), enter a favorite challenge and make something blah look a lot better.
Since this was for sewing notes it was the perfect time to break out the "Sew Nifty Dienamics" set. I think the stamps have a vintage look (maybe cause it's mostly us old fashioned types, emphasis on the old, who like to sew) so I decided on a heavily distressed look. Ripping and smudging is something I just get lost in, it's great therapy and I highly recommend it.  

Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "Sew Nifty Dienamics"
ink - Memento "Rich Cocoa "; Ranger "Tea Dye"
paper - Neenah Classic Crest Natural white cs for images; Bazzill "Blossom" and "Pinecone" cs; Basic Grey "Cappella" and "Porcelain" dp
miscellaneous - lace; Recollections pearls; spool charm; embroidery floss; twill ribbon; Spellbinder's "Ribbon Tags Trio" die; sewing machine'

Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things MFTWSC55 - sketch
Sentimental Sunday #86 - Die Cuts
Craft Your Days Away #37 - Distressing
CES #69- Anything But a Card
Basic Grey #61 - Favorite Things (I love pearls, die cuts, machine sewing and distressing)
Delightful - Vintage/Distressed

Thanks for stopping by, please come back again

11 comments:

  1. love this Chris! been "painting up" a little book for my art "notes" that I like to keep handy for ideas and etc so LOVED seeing this today :) tfs..

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  2. Such a clever idea! Love the sewing theme!

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  3. Wonderful card Chris! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges
    Hug
    Tracey

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  4. love these sewing images and your colors (my fav too!)
    ...thanks so much for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow
    hugs
    Linda

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  5. Really brilliant, what a great idea, thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karen

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  6. Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays.

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  7. Love this!! Thanks for playing at CES this week xx Jenny xx

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  8. I love the thread wrapped around the spool. Lovely card.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Days AWay.

    Mari

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  9. Thank you for stopping by and playing with us over at Sentimental Sundays for our die cut challenge.

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  10. A great creation and I love the sewing theme.

    Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Craft Your Days Away in our distressed challenge.

    Sarahxx

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  11. Fabulous card!!! I too love the die cuts!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey challenge.
    Hugs
    Giò

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