Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot ~ Be Inspired #71, Stitching/Sewing

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!! It's time for Cuttlebug Challenge Be Inspired #71 Challenge! And we are ***STITCHING/SEWING*** this week! That's right! GO Dust off those Sewing Machines & get ready to *SEW* because if I did it, you can too!

Here's my beginner's sewing attempt on cards; (to deter from my amateur sewing, I used an adorable Sewing Machine Image Stamp from House-Mouse Designs and flat-back sewing themed buttons)! :)

I used the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #41 (MMSC41), FOUND HERE: :

Stamps: Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs stamp called "Perfect Fit" from 1999, #HMJR1009, featuring Amanda & Maxwell. Sentiment is also by Stampabilities, called "Sew Much", # QR1054.
Paper: Heavy Cream Textured CS, DCWV Textured Designer CS Paper
Ink: Brown StazOn, Brilliance Brown, Copics, Glitter Gel Markers, Signo Gel Pen(for highlights)
Accessories: 4 different Cuttlebug Embossing Folders & Flat-Back Sewing Themed Buttons
Techniques: Sewing, Dry Embossing, Sponging

COME & CHECK OUT what our WONDERFUL DESIGN TEAM has ***SEWN*** for you at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot HERE:

FOR some fabulous Stitching on cards & SEWING TIPS, TRICKS (for both new Beginners like myself & the Advanced Sewing Pros), come check out Cindy's wonderful Tutorial found at the Cuttlebug Challenge UNIVERSITY HERE! !
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Thanks so much for looking & for your endless support! :)
Kindest Regards, America


Cindy Haffner said...

Oh way to SWEET, lovin all your details.

chercroppin said...

Oh my....this is over the top! What a fun, whimsical, GORGEOUS card!! I absolutely LOVE all of your details here, it really is amazing....awesome job with this week's MM sketch!

Thanks for playing along with us at Midnight Madness, and we hope you'll join us again next week too! : )

MM February Guest Design Diva

Sandee said...

America I love your card!!! What a adorable image!!!!

Lovely Linda said...

mt giddy sunt Smerica - this is just DIVINE! These HM are gorgeous at the best of times, but with your touch they just spring to life! I love this image and your colouring is perfect. you have sucha great eye for detail America! I am loving this! Thanks so much for joining us at the Midnight Madness sketch Challenge this week, it is always a pleasure seeing your cards and we look forward to having you play along next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Crystal said...

Oh my word is this ever soooo amazing!!!! All those sewing details are AWESOME!! What a darling creation and over the top beautiful!

Christine said...

Hi America this is one AWESOME creation very clever details the bobbin & all that sewing & thats befor I get to the amazing image & put me to shame..

Hugs teamie Christine xx

Debbie said...

OOMG!!!!! You are just amazing... so talented...this is gorgous...your attention to the details is unbelievable..

Becky said...

WOW!!! America this is just a stunning card, all the details and fabulous colors and coloring. You rock girl !!!

Shantaie said...

I wonder if there is a program for those of us suffering from embellishment envy??? Are you kidding me, thse buttons are so stinkin' adorable!!
great image, super job!

Deb (dcorder) said...

EEK! This is so cute! Always love the mice and your sewn embellishments are PERFECT!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your creations never cease to amaze me! This is stunning America. What a sweet image and your coloring and design with the sewing is gorgeous!! What an awesome take on the Midnight Madness sketch!!!
I love all your creations GF!

June Houck said...

You are a card making genius! I love that you have a spool of thread and thimbles to tie in with the sewing machine and you actually sewed part of the sentiment. You rock, America!

Laurie in MN said...

House Mouse Stamps are so darn cute and your two cards show off the images perfectly.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card America,i love your image and papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Priscilla said...

Oooooooooo my..what a FANTATIC card. This is just the sweeties thing ever :) Love all the extras..all those added details are such a plus on a card like this..{{{{clap clap clap}}} well done. Another awesome entry for our weekly sketch challenge and I want to Thank You so much for entering it to share with our DT and our followers. Looking forward to seeing your next week’s entry, so be sure to check back on Friday for the “Sneak Peek”
Midnight Madness Hostess

Cindy said...

Yes! Perfect, America! I tried to find those same type of embellishments for my University card and couldn't! I love this card!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

America, This card is SO over the top, and WOW, I'm loving those details! I agree with Cindy, your embellishments add to your AWESOME creation. I can stare at it all day :) Thanks for gracing us with such a card, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Carol said...

America-Those embellishments are superb! This card is "sew" beautiful and you "zipped" right through the challenge!!! I won't have to "needle" you or "Pin" you down about participating at MMSC. You can tell me to "cut" this out now...LOL I love to sew-this speaks to my heart and has charmed and enchanted me. Well done!!! Thank you for joining us again this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We love seeing your work and having you as part of our family.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Carolyn said...

You are such a wonderful card artist! You have mastered the sketch and did wonders with this image. Thank you for sharing your talents with us at the MMSC. We love having you join us.


Grace said...

Oh America this is fantastic!!! You know... I first found you and your incredible talent on the HM challenge... I love them! I have loved HM since the early 90's when my DD fell in love with them! You have done an amazing job with this image! Love how you used the sketch and your take on sewing!!! Great job!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is adorable, America! I love the sewing theme and I think your sewing looks wonderful. Love the sewing theme embellishments.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Wowzers this is cute! Love that CB zig zag. This turned out awesome!

Betty Wright said...

So adorable and beautifully done, America! Lovely sewing detailing and touches! Terrific card!

Anonymous said...

Oh My Your card is stunningly beautiful TFI
Have a fab weekend:)x

CraftyC said...

Its stunning America. An amazing card with so much detail!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

America, this is such a stunning creation! I love the house mouse image and all your fabby embellies. Your details really are outstanding! Fantastic job with the sketch this week. Thanks so much for playing along again.

Michele said...

OH WOW beautiful card America. Love the way you've coloured in the cute image and the detail is just amazing. Hugs Michele x

cyga said...

gorgeous, wonderfull colouring and composition

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Oh my! I can't even believe how cool this is. Brilliant off-the-hook details!

BA said...

hi america
your crations are absolutely stunning!!! I write here a comment becouse I love House Mouse, but every card is wondeful
xoxo Ba

Crealotte said...

So cute... Love everything about it!!!