Username Post: August Sewing Challenge CLOSED        (Topic#1579241)
DreaSlee
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Sewing is one of my FAVORITE techniques to do on a LO! So I challenge you this month to use sewing on a page. You can do it by machine or hand, but no faux stitching. That means no digital or doodled stitching.

*Twist*I decided not to do a twist this month, since we had 2 last month. So let's just sew and have fun!

Rules:
1)Must be new as of today 8/1/12, and you have until 8/31 to enter.
2)It can be any size,paper only, 2 pager,a card, and/or a mini album.
3)Link LO to this thread and please enable public embedding.
4)If you get love please return the favor
5)LO can be used in other challenges here or on other sites.
6)1 entry per person.


To do PUBLIC EMBEDDING:
1. Go to the layout in your gallery.
2. Click on 'Edit Image' tab at the top on the left side of the layout.
3. Scroll down to the bottom left side.
4. Check the box that says, ‘Allow Public Embedding’.

To link LO's:
1. Go to the layout in your gallery.
2. Click on the 'link/embed' words.
3. Click on 'IMG code' button.
4. Copy and paste the code which starts [url...] into the forum thread.

No need to sign up. At the end of the month PM me with your top 3 LO's and include your own #. Then I'll do a poll where we can vote for a winner.


My Examples:
The Golden Gate Bridge By DreaSlee

Boo! By DreaSlee

A very merry unbirthday to me By DreaSlee

Munich Glockenspiel By DreaSlee

July Winner:
American Girl By Dancinirish90

Entries:
1. 2001 By Canadiancandy
2. ready for snow By Jen E
3. A stitch in time By Nannyfeb
4. Nite Nite By Happy Go Lucky
5. THOSE pictures.... By Marcilb
6. Happy Campers By Scraphappynicole
7. The Zoo Crew By NewSnow0518
8. Yard Work By Vincarash
9. that time again By ~{Puppet}~
10. celebration By Leokc34
11. A Special Kind Of Love By CathyLane
12. LOVE By Canadiancandy
13. Flowers, mom! By J-M
14. TO DO LIST By GMFTS
15. Ooh La La By Dancinirish90
16. Tyson Meets Abigail By Sassy Suzi


 
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Oh yah!!! I'm here


 
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please count me in again.


 
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I'm in, I hope this one counts.

WEll I hope this one is still Ok.. It was so close to midnight by the time I got it fully done.. I would think it still fits... I'm going to have to try more of the sewing as that was diffinetly interesting!

2001 By Canadiancandy


 
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Sign me up again please


 
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I'm in again- since I can get to my sewing machine- I should have no excuse right?


 
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Welcome ladies! Please bear with me this month, as I've been having major computer issues. It's definitely time to shop for a new one.


 
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I'm in for some sewing please.


 
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  • DreaSlee Said:
Welcome ladies! Please bear with me this month, as I've been having major computer issues. It's definitely time to shop for a new one.



Computers are designed to last 3-5 years. If you have Windows XP, you have to reload it every year or it uses up your hard drive with updates (as in it doesn't delete the files once the updates are installed). Then Vista is an operational hog & just overall a bad program. If I may suggest- if you aren't very computer savvy- go with a Dell- they have great customer service & it's in America, not India. Personally I will never buy an HP or Toshiba again- have a problem- you talk to India; if it needs fixed- you send it in for 4-10 weeks. Dell sends a rep to your house! Very cool. Only if it's like physically damaged- like from a tumble down the stairs (don't laugh- this happened to mine) will you have to send it in.


 
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Good luck with the computer stress Drea. I have something just about ready to add for this. My addiction to sewing may require some 12 step time


 
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Thanks for the computer advice! I'm using a special disc right now just to be on here without crashing. I'm using a mini windows xp, but I can't save anything. Hopefully I can buy a new one soon. At least they've come down in price from the last time I bought one, which was 3 years ago.


 
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The poll is up!
http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?fid/18/ti...


 
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yep definitely loving the stitching stuff. Here's my entry

July ~~~ Funtoolas By Ms.Schwiet


 
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I'm so gonna try to sew some background like Sherry did. it looks amazing


 
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I'm here! Let's hope I can get something done with grandkids around the house!


 
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  • Ms.Schwiet Said:
I'm so gonna try to sew some background like Sherry did. it looks amazing



Thanks Stacey, I can give you a tip that might help.. I lightly scored in the lines and than it was easier not to go crooked lol


 
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sweeeeeet!!! Thanks and I loved your blog post on this one


 
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JCI & ACU


 
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  • Jen E on 08-05-12 03:10 PM
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Thanks for the challenge to push me along to sew on one of my pages The stitching is on the pennants in the lower corners. I just followed along with the pp stitches.
ready for snow By Jen E" title="http:// ready for snow By Jen E"Link


 
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ACU!

Drea...I would definitely go with a Dell and if you can afford it get the extended warranty. My computer took a dump and because I was still under the 3 yr extended warranty they just replaced my computer no questions asked and sent someone out that set up and transferred my files! Just make sure you don't get a Centrino Processor. My first one had the AMD Processor and this one has Centrino...my AMD was much quicker. But I have been happy with both of them.

While there is the talk of computers...when I upgraded to windows 7 a few weeks ago my IE got upgraded to 9. I now have problems occassionally with it doing weird things while I am typing...like it's using keyboard shortcuts. Cannot figure out how to turn them off! Do you think I should go to another browsing service like Google Chrome to fix the problem? Thanks if anyone knows!


 
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  • Jen E on 08-06-12 06:18 AM
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JCI and ACU! Have a wonderful day ladies


 
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Becky I kept having weird issues at other sites about 6 months ago, until I switched to google chrome. It solved all my problems. You should try it! I keep hearing good things about Dell. I'm going on Wednesday to look at computers, even though now I know what's wrong with my computer. My graphics card is out.But I need a new computer anyway. Here's some hand stitching I did around the circle.
Munich Glockenspiel By DreaSlee


 
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Jo - I personally prefer FireFox- IE 9 is quirky. I have to use IE8 at work, but prefer not to use IE for my personal stuff.


 
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We have a winner! Congrats Lisa!!
American Girl By Dancinirish90


 
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This is just for sharing, I did sewing but its hard to tell as i used gold metallic thread and I used to sew on the gold glitter Ribbon, which is direct centre of the layout. So this is just for sharing. thanks

Simple Moments By Canadiancandy


 
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A stitch in time By Nannyfeb


 
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here's mine.
Nite Nite By Happy Go Lucky


 
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Woohoo!! I just updated with my new computer!We got a HP. I'm happy with it!


 
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ACU

Yay- Drea - that's what is important that you LIKE your computer


 
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I'm just so happy to be rid of my old one! I've had problems with it ever since I got it, and had to have my computer guy fix it 4 times in the last 3 years. I'm glad he couldn't fix it this time!


 
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Drea....I looked up hand sewing for scrapbooking and read a tutorial...and voila!...yep!..I actually did it!....So (no pun intended!), I am a bit happy with myself today!....

THOSE pictures.... By Marcilb


 
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See Marci! I knew you could do it!! You did a fabulous job too!


 
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Thanks for the challenge!


 
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Happy Campers By Scraphappynicole

My entry. I will get caught up on love this afternoon! =)


 
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ACU - hope I can do some scrapping this weekend- now to ditch this headache/migraine & I'll be good


 
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You're still having migraines Char! I hope they go away soon!


 
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Drea- congrats on the new computer! It's the best to have a nice new shiny one that still likes you! haha!

I'm jci and acu to here and also dropping off my entry.. You all have gotten me to a point that I stitch on all my lo's now!! This one took me a little longer, but I think the stitching made it "me"! Thanks!

The Zoo Crew:
The Zoo Crew By NewSnow0518
The Zoo Crew By NewSnow0518


 
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Here is mine..the stitching is around the small photo frames..I kind of went crazy testing out some of the types of stitches on my machine.

Yard Work By Vincarash


 
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ACU


 
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Hi ladies! Just sharing this page with lots of machine stitching. I also stitched the lines on the lanterns.
A very merry unbirthday to me By DreaSlee


 
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Here is mine, did machine stitching.

that time again By ~{Puppet}~

TFL! Off to get acu.


 
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celebration By Leokc34
i would like to enter if possible


 
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It's possible Kim! I got you added!


 
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great off to leave love


 
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jci and acu here!!



 
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acu on love


 
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Half the month is already gone, and I have so many projects to do! I probably shouldn't have signed up for so many challenges.Lol! Anyone sewing today?


 
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jci


 
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I saw a layout done with a blanket type stitch in the corner... I must try that


 
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I love that stitch!


 
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Would love to play along this month Here is mine
A Special Kind Of Love By CathyLane


Edited by CathyLane on 08-16-12 12:00 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Hi, ladies! I'm sorry I haven't checked in this month yet - I haven't done any sewing so far on my LO's. I'm acu now. Thank you so much for the votes last month!


 
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Just checking in... and all caught up.


 
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I'm going to add this layout, of course nothing can beat Cathys Fanflipintastic layout. She must have sewing before lol Sure a good job.. I now know what I want to be able to achieve in my sewing.. I did sewing on this one... surprisingly it did sewed right though the stucco bricks.. I though for sure it was gonna break my needle.. I'm sure it dulled it though.. Some areas I didn't go and putsh my luck.. but I sewed on both layers, making this my second layout that I've ever sewn on. Practice for this newbie for sure!!
LOVE By Canadiancandy


 
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I'm glad you didn't break your needle Sherry! It would've been worth it though if you did. I was going to tell you that there's only one entry per month, but I noticed that I forgot to change that from last months rules with the double twist. I changed it now, but that means you can guys can still enter twice if you want.


 
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Just sharing.
Boo! By DreaSlee


 
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ACU


 
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still thinking on this one;)


 
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  • DreaSlee Said:
I'm glad you didn't break your needle Sherry! It would've been worth it though if you did. I was going to tell you that there's only one entry per month, but I noticed that I forgot to change that from last months rules with the double twist. I changed it now, but that means you can guys can still enter twice if you want.




OOps I sent that email letting you know that you put it up on the first page.. (knowing it was only 1 layout a person) ..... and that one was just for sharing.... Its ok if you take it down and want to keep it at 1 per person.. it was meant for sharing. But if you are having 2 layouts per person you can leave it.. its up to you..


 
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It's no biggie Sherry! Everyone can enter twice this month.


 
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Wow beautiful LO's ladies!
I haven't had time to scrap. Been busy making memories with my grandchildren.
Hopefully can find time later this week to scrap and catch up on lovins around here.


 
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  • J-M on 08-22-12 12:05 PM
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I'll play again
Flowers, mom! By J-M


 
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all of you great sew-ers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 
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working on getting acu!


 
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acu -- still no sewing for me yet. It's weird, last month I sewed on at least 3 or 4 LO's I think. This month - nothing.


 
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Sharing some more machine stitching. I was having problems with the tension, but at least it kinda goes with the whole distressed look.
The Golden Gate Bridge By DreaSlee


 
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  • GMFTS on 08-24-12 03:31 AM
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This is just to share.

Did this for the August Round Robin which has the twist of qualifying for 5 other challenges -

I have to tell you though that the pps are ones sent to me for the Ugly Paper challenge so shade your eyes before looking.
TO DO LIST By GMFTS


 
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JCI


 
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GMFTS I added you to the front. Sorry I missed that you just wanted to share. I can take it down if you want, but there are 2 entries this month. Just let me know.

Happy birthday Sherry!


 
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  • Canadiancandy Said:
JCI



what's that i see...is that birthday cake... humm happy birthday


 
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Happy happy birthday Sherry!!!!!!


 
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Just a few more days to get your entry done!


 
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Here's the only LO I've sewn on this month - a few layers of zigzag on the striped strip and some straight stitching on the mats.

Ooh La La By Dancinirish90


 
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I hand stitched the around the two hearts.

Tyson Meets Abigail By Sassy Suzi


 
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acu


 
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Sorry haven't been around much.. messed my neck up and its put me in bed... only got up for a brief time... Boy thats unbearable but I'm alot better now.. thank god for my physiotherapist.

Great work to everyone....


 
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Beautiful work ladies. I had hoped to do this one too but didn't get it done.


 
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No worries! There's always next month.I should have the new challenge up later tonight. Send me your top 3 votes after midnight. I'll try to get the poll up on Monday or Tuesday. Thanks to everyone who participated!


 
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Here's September's challenge.
http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/15803...


 
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I'll get acu & vote today or tomorrow!


 
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Voted


 
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The poll is up.
http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?fid/18/ti...


 
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Wow there are some wonderful layouts! Sorry I didn't get to play along.


 
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