Monday, December 3, 2007

my kind of sewing

I hope you all had a great weekend! I knocked out about half of my Christmas shopping (I love online shopping!), I was hoping to get the tree up too, but Mike is still struggling with his back, and Josh was not around this weekend to help me lug the huge thing in (yes, we have an artificial know living in Phoenix and's a dry heat!). Maybe one night this week? I am hopeful, but it will get done eventually, right? on to the stamping...

A while back Beate Johns made a card similar to this one. I really love how she uses the All in a Row stamp set (stitching) on her cards (she makes some fantastic cards!). I had to try one for myself, and since it didn't require a sewing machine I was pretty happy, lol!

I am not much of a stamp-a-ma-jig (stamp positioner) fan, I usually eyeball it, I just don't like to take the time to find the tool, and fiddle with it, but with this stamp you really need to use the positioner to get straight lines. I am still learning how to line it up (I think I am stamp-a-ma-jig challenged *wink*). I do like the look of this stamp set (it is like real stitching).

Supplies: (all SU) True Friend, Noteworthy (retired) All in a Row stamps; Really Rust/Chocolate Chip/ Very Vanilla CS; Designer Paper; Really Rust/Chocolate Chip/ Old Olive ink, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon (retired); notched punch; vintage brad