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Username Post: April Sewing Challenge CLOSED        (Topic#1586591)
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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 or pages. You can do it by machine or hand, but no faux stitching. That means NO digital or doodled stitching.

*Twist* Since it's Spring, I thought we'd do some nesting. For an extra vote at the end of the month use at least 3 different fibers (twine, rope, yarn, etc.) in addition to your stitching. Your fibers don't need to be stitched!

Rules:
1)Must be new as of today 4/1/13, and you have until 4/30 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 example with the twist:
Happy Boy ~ BOAF April Kit By DreaSlee

My examples without the twist:
Starburst ~ BOAF April Kit Reveal By DreaSlee

Farewell Norton Family ~ BOAF April Kit Reveal By DreaSlee

All revved up ~ BOAF April Kit By DreaSlee

March Winner:
Have Carseat Will Travel By Justowen

Entries:

1. Scott Andersen Page 1 By AuntJo

2. Happy Family By Saucier131

3. Homework By Scrappin_baby

4. 4 generation family By Tinadn

5. Friends Make the Journey Sweeter By Klweist

6. Tickling the Ivories By Cox3349

7. Special Delivery By Tinadn

8. Adventure By Happy Go Lucky

9. Celebrate, Like you mean it! By Fabricfrenzy

10. last rose By Dancinirish90

11. Cheeky Chops By SuperAllyFan


 
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I will try again.


 
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This might be what I need to use my sewing machine Thanks for the challenge!


 
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I want to try again, too.

Thanks for all the great advice last month. Love the twist.


 
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Your welcome Kelly! Good to have you all!


 
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I'm here again


 
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Hi Lisa!


 
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I'm in again!


 
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Good to have you again Becky!


 
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Please count me in again.


 
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I am in!


 
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here's my page with sewing...I know I will probably do more than one...but this way I know it's done...LOL!

Scott Andersen Page 1 By AuntJo


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


 
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voted


 
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I keep saving this topic to my favs intending to sew on a page, but have not been doing very many pages I will try again tho


btw- I have posted a new BOM challenge if anyone is interested

http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?fid/18/ti...


 
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Here's one:

Clyde's Thank You card By Klweist

The white outlining is, of course, doodled, but the pink swirl was handsewn. I feel like it gets lost in the bold pocket and flowers. Maybe I should have used more strands of the floss.


 
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Kelly is that your entry or for sharing?


 
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Great Card Kelly!


 
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I'm in! Here is my entry...I sewed the large black arrow and two rows of stitching below the photo.

Happy Family By Saucier131


 
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Drea, this one was just for sharing. If I had more time, I would have sewn where the doodles are but I needed to send the card to work with DH today. Thanks for asking.

Thanks Becky!


 
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acu

I am on my way to have a lesson on my new sewing machine, so I hope to start stitching away on layouts soon:)


 
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ACU

Tomorrow is SCRAP Day at my house & probably my only chance to scrap this month- so we'll see what I can turn out.


 
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Oooo, Tina, that sounds so fun!

Char, have lots of fun tomorrow!


 
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Layout with hand stitching...might get up the courage to do another one
Homework By Scrappin_baby


 
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ACU and updated! I changed the rules back to one entry per person, since it was left from a few months back when we had 2 twists. But at any time before the month is up you can change your entry if you want. Just let me know.


 
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  • tinadn Said:
acu

I am on my way to have a lesson on my new sewing machine, so I hope to start stitching away on layouts soon:)



How much fun....a new machine! Here's a tip: when sewing on paper make your stitch a little longer than the normal stitch for fabric...it turns out much better.



 
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Great tip Becky!
Just sharing this.I machine stitched in 3 different colors with a zig zag.
All revved up ~ BOAF April Kit By DreaSlee


 
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Here's my example with the twist.
Happy Boy ~ BOAF April Kit By DreaSlee


 
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ACU. Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.


 
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Congrats to our March Winner!! Beautifully done!!
Have Carseat Will Travel By Justowen


 
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  • tinadn Said:
acu

I am on my way to have a lesson on my new sewing machine, so I hope to start stitching away on layouts soon:)



How much fun....a new machine! Here's a tip: when sewing on paper make your stitch a little longer than the normal stitch for fabric...it turns out much better.





thanks!


 
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congrats on a beautiful lo!


 
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ACU2H. Hoping to do some stitching today.


 
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Special Delivery By Tinadn

sorry about the terrible photo,
I did a fun stitch with my sewing machine on the 2 banners.


 
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Congrats on a wonderful LO!!!
Jci.


 
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Congrats!!!!


 
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Congrats, Justowen! That was a fab lo.

I am so excited! I just got home from the LSS and they have InStitchz. I thought I bought the pack with pretty basic stitches but just opened the bag and I bought the flourishes! Guess I'll have to go back to get the other one. Can't believe my little scrap shop in our teeny tiny town had what I wanted.


 
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Lucky you Kelly! I haven't been to my LSS in years. I'm closer to Michael's if I need something, otherwise I shop on line.


 
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Awwww...thanks everyone!

I was hoping to get a stitching lo done this week, but I've been fighting something flu-like since Sunday afternoon. I was just scrapping along and suddenly felt like I had been run over by a truck AND a train!


 
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acu. Such wonderful stitching!


 
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Kelly....yay! New toys to play with!

Jenny ...hope you get to feeling better soon!

Hi to everyone else!



 
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Jenny- feel better soon- the flu is no fun.

ACU


 
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If it's ok, I'd like to change to this lo since I did the twist. I used thread, 2 sizes of twine and jute.
4 generation family By Tinadn


 
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Now don't you wonder what I've been up to?


 
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welllll- what have you been up to? huh?


 
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Tina I switched your entry. So what have you been up to Becky? Trouble!


 
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becky, what's up???

Thanks for switching.


 
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wouldn't you like to know? Really... I just saw that great big smiley face and thought it looked like one that would make you wonder what someone had been up to!

I have been up to NOTHING! That's the problem! Wish I could be up and getting into some mischief. My legs aren't working well today...ugh!


 
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Lol! You're so funny Becky! I hope you feel better though.


 
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Becky


 
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JCI - so glad the weekend is FINALLY here!!


 
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jci! Has anyone ever tried to stitch on a page AFTER it is all finished? thinking that's what my page needs but not sure if I can do it with the embellies on it! May just put it in the machine where the embellies are the closest to the edge and see what I think. Need to buy the right color thread though. Ok...enough of me rambling. Can you tell I took a paing pill? Always get way too chatty!


 
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Well, ladies, I was in town today and decided that I should really buy the InStitchz templates that I originally thought I did buy. It's only right...right? Have a (hopefully) beautiful idea in mind that coordinates with the colour challenge.


 
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Becky I think 95% of the time I do my stitching after my whole page is done. But that's when I do hand stitching. I guess it could be a problem for machine stitching though with all the embellies. Good luck with it!

Kelly those templates are a great buy! I'm sure you'll get good use out of them!


 
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anxious to see what you ladies come up with


 
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jci...


 
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Here's mine with the twist of 3 different fibers+1 (1) jute on the tag together with some (2)fringe cut from an old pillow; (3) braided cord on the travel record and (4)ribbon on the photo mat.
Adventure By Happy Go Lucky


 
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ACU! Boy I forgot about the twist this month!


 
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Uggh! Vickie as soon as I figure out how to get your LO to the front I will.


 
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I have uploaded my sewing lo to my gallery but can't link/embed. Once this is all figured out, I will post.


 
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Yeah I guess they're still working on it.


 
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I guess all you can do is post the the link. So, here's my submission.

http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/layout/ 3911797.h...


 
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Kelly I've been stalking another thread here in the forum and they're still working on it. As soon as it works again I'll post yours to the front. It's not fair to be able to see everyone else's page up front and not yours. I hope it's not much longer though.


 
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ACU


 
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Hi Char!


 
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hi Drea - on vacation in sunny FL now - so far great weather- great trip so far


 
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JCI and MMS.


 
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jci


 
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  • charcats7 Said:
hi Drea - on vacation in sunny FL now - so far great weather- great trip so far


Nice! I'm sure you'll have lots of great photos to scrap when you get home. Have fun!


 
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I was able to link my photo, here it is:

By:Klweist


 
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How did you do that? I've been trying and still can't figure it out. I see that it shows the photo preview when I click to embed, but when I post it's not showing a photo or a link.


 
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Hmm. I'm not sure why it didn't work for you. I did it the same way as before. All the prompts showed up that I needed to do it.


 
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[url=http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/layout/ 3910799.html][img]/gallery/public /3910799_8_404105.jpg[/img][/url]By:Cox3349


 
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Yay! It's working!! I machine stitched this one.
Starburst ~ BOAF April Kit Reveal By DreaSlee


 
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Same with this one. I used one fiber on here with the rope. The front is now updated!

Farewell Norton Family ~ BOAF April Kit Reveal By DreaSlee


 
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off to leave some love


 
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JCI


 
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JCI - ACU2H! =)


 
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Here is my LO.
Celebrate, Like you mean it! By Fabricfrenzy

This is of my oldest son's wedding in November 2012. Machine sewing around the mat of the picture. With the twist – yarn holding the chipboard tag, ribbon on top of the tag, and sticky stitches on a chip board circle to make the flower.
This is one of my favorite pictures from the wedding! To me the funniest thing is... the guy that's jumping works for the FBI !


 
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acu


 
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Working on one.


 
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Here's mine with the twist (pink and green fibers and twine) - machine stitching around the pink fabric and hand stitches on the edge of the mat:

last rose By Dancinirish90


 
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tabs are open...


 
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Pam that is funny - but I've known a lot of FBI guys- they work hard then play hard- I thought he'd be the groom as excited as he is LOL


 
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That's such a great photo Pam! Lol!
ACU and updated!


 
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ACU and MMS.


 
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Need advice...how do you hold down the InStitchz when you're punching the holes?


 
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I don't know, I just do, but washi tape would work.


 
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I'm in Drea, but no twist

Cheeky Chops By SuperAllyFan


 
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Hi Kim!!
It's good to see you scrapping again!


 
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  • DreaSlee Said:
Hi Kim!!
It's good to see you scrapping again!


Thanks!! I've got a bit of mojo back


 
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Good to hear! I look forward to seeing your work again!


 
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Hi Kimmi! Nice to see you!

I have a couple for sharing with machine stitching. Drea - I tried to do that rolled edge you do along the stitching, and I just couldn't get it to work - I like what I got, but it's not what I was going for. Do you have a tutorial for that on your blog? If so, could you give me a link to it? Or tell me how you do it? LOL

My Favorite Things By Dancinirish90

Purple By Dancinirish90


 
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acu


 
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ACU- Lisa- love those purple LOs- of course purple is my fav color too

was hoping to scrap more- been so busy- and we are about out of month


 
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acu


 
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off to catch up on the first post


 
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Lisa your rolled edges and stitching looks great to me! Did you distress first? I always distress my edges first. If I'm water distressing I just use a wet paintbrush on my edges and then shape them. When it's dry that's when I stitch.


 
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