Saturday, May 1, 2010

Exciting News!

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Imagine my excitement a couple weeks ago, when I got an email from Pam Imholz, a shaker and mover over at one of my favorite challenge sites, JUGS!  She asked me if I’d like to be the guest designer for May….wow, how could I refuse?  YES!!  I have been a fan of their unique challenge blog since its beginning!  So today begins my DT gig!  Here we go!

This week’s challenge is a sketch challenge from Maria:

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A while back I had been looking through my sewing supplies for things I could use in my cardmaking.  I learned to sew through 4H when I was about 12, so I have been collecting sewing stuff for a loooong time!  I came across a full package of vintage snaps on a neat little card; the snaps were in a circle (wish I’d taken a picture of them!) and I thought they would look cool as an embellishment on a sewing-themed card.  So I pulled out some papers from  October Afternoon, along with Puns from the Past, and went to work:

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I did some machine stitching on the panels (still working on my straight stitches!) and shabbied them up a bit with some More Mustard ink.  I also found a reel of striped bias tape, so I made a little bow out of that.  The sentiment is from PTI. Thanks for visiting today!  Be sure to check out the JUGS blog so you can see what the other designers have come up with!

26 comments:

  1. What a FABULOUS card! Love the many patterned paper layers and the black snaps....cool idea! :)

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  2. Totally darling! I LOVE those old sewing machine stamps and don't own a one -- this is so darn cute! Just love it!

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  3. Gorgeous card LeAnne!!! You rocked the Sketch my friend!!! The sewing theme is awesome!!! Congrats on being the Guest Designer over on JUGS - wahooo!!! Hugs ~S~

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  4. Wow LeAnne, this is such a great card! I love the snaps, an excellent detail. As for straight lines....I tend to go crooked on purpose because if I try to be straight they'll be something throwing it off down the line eventually!

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  5. Outstanding, LeAnne! Love how you layered your paper and those snaps are pure genius! Congrats on the DT gig! They couldn't have chosen anyone better! Can't wait to see what you do with the challenges this month!

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  6. Wow. Great idea with the snaps. I bet I have some just waiting to be used. Maybe i'll try clear ones too.

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  7. i love how you used the snaps on your card! what a creative idea! beautiful job

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  8. Congratulations! You deserve the recognition, especially with THIS card!

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  9. Oh my goodness this is wonderful!

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  10. Congrats LeAnne! This card is awesome - great job with the sketch. I'll play too!

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  11. Congrats on your GD slot on JUGS! Really like that design and love the snaps. Was thinking about those last week as I ran across some as I was 'redoing' some storage. Like your use of them. tfs

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  12. Oh LeAnne!!! So that was your big surprise! Yippee!! I am so thrilled for you and will be playing along tomorrow!! It looks like a terrifc sketch and I LOVE what you have done with it! Wow! Your card is AMAZING!

    Congrats again my friend!
    Lesley :)

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  13. Woohoo on the guest design spot! Your card is AWESOME! I love the colors!

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  14. Woohoo! Congrats on your guest design spot! Your card is amazing...awesome even! I love it!

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  15. Sew much fun LeAnne :) Love that Vintage sewing machine image! Thanks so much for joining along Just Us Girls for the month of May as our Featured Guest Designer!

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  16. this is soooo awesome, I luv it....congrats on the guest DT spot....have a fabulous weekend!

    enjoy *~*

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  17. Oh now, THAT is gorgeous! And I just finished cleaning out my sewing box and threw out similar snaps, still in their original packaging (a circle of them)

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  18. Congrats and hi-5's for your GT spot!!!
    This card just blew me away with that circle of snaps! I too have goodies like this in my sewing stash, but NEVER would have thought to use them on a card!! You get 10 snaps and 10 twirls for this awesome creation :)

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  19. LeAnne this is probably my favorite card of the ones I've seen, it's totally amazing - the snaps are a fantastic addition! Thanks for playing with JUGS this month - we're delighted to have you on the team! :-)

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  20. This is fabulous, so beautiful! Love the style and those snaps are awesome!! Fabulous job with the sketch, so glad to have you with JUGS

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  21. What a great card! LOVE the papers... and that sewing machine image! :o)

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  22. Hi LeAnne! This is so pretty! I love the sewing theme you've created here. I own that stamp set and don't think I've used that one! And I so remember those snaps in a circle! I remember seeing them in my grandmother's sewing basket!

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  23. Great card and congrats on your guest DT gig!

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  24. Congrats on the Guest Designer, I am not one bit surprised, you are a creative and inspiring stamper.
    This card is just one more example f your genuius.

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  25. CONGRATS on the JUGS spot!

    I love that FUN ribbon you used. :)

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  26. CONGRATULATIONS LeAnne!!! You will do those JUGS girls proud with your designs, just like this one! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those snaps!!! What an awesome design!

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