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Readers entry for sewing on a project!

Have you watched the video yet my bloggy friends?  Yesterday I posted a video on how to sew on cards and scrapbook pages… check it out!

Today I have a readers entry with photos she sent me of her work in progress and the completed project… I want to share that with you today for more inspiration to sew on your projects!

Pamela is my bff… she doesn’t subscribe to my blog as she doesn’t blog and doesn’t understand how to do bloggy things… but she is very talented with paper crafting.  With her permission I am showing you photos of her and her work!

First up is her beginning layout… which lace to use!

And which embellishments will be used… the beginning of the designing process… pick out the pics you want and the paper and embellishments that coordinate with your project… lay them all out like this and then you can design to your hearts content…

Most of these embellishments were found at Michaels and are Recollections… the doilies are some she got at a restaurant and rescued them from under her and her hubby’s soup bowls before they got dirty!  Now they are ready for prettying up a scrapbook page!  Yay for recycling or upcycling!!!  Do you look for everyday objects to upcycle to your crafting???

 Once she had her idea rolling she decided to sew the lace on in places using a half cross stitch design… much different from my plain zig zag and straight stitches!

Even the back of her project is neat and tidy!

And her finished 2 page layout of her granddaughter Lana… with the stitching on the lace…. looks like this!

 Can you see her pink stitching on the lace?  She did this layout complete in just a few hours!  What a keepsake it will be;)  And for those who want to know she used four threads to stitch with so it would show up well… one thread is not enough for most projects I have found.  Pamela agrees!

And here is the designer herself… Pamela!

Want your design featured on my blog… then email me here!
Have a blessed day and let me know if you try this technique!


How to hand sew on paper with video!

Hello my bloggy friends!  I have discovered inlinkz and am going to try to share with you today using that at the bottom of this blog entry!

I also have finished the video I showed you yesterday… yep, the 2 cards are all done!  And I also sewed on a scrapbook layout…

wish a close up on that zig zig stitching I did….

Using my AWESOME CTMH Piercing Tool and Mat set!

Here are the cards I made in the video before…

check out the video then check out my cards AFTER below that 🙂

with a close up of each card so you can see the stitching 🙂

Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did making and editing it!  Even if it did cut me off at the end you have the idea how easy it is to sew on your projects!

Hope you have a blessed day and try the paper piercing and sewing on a project in your future… please feel free to email me your projects and have them shown on my blog!  Email me here!

Here are the links to the products I used today.  I make no money from this… just want to help you out be giving you these links 🙂


How to make a basic scrapbook layout with video!

My first crafty video is now on youtube… please watch it there and like it if you will.  I was so camera shy you will probably laugh but I had a blast and learned a lot! 
This is also an exciting post for me because it is my 100th post blogger tells me 🙂  Yipee!  I started blogging in earnest in June of 2012.   I first posted some things in 2011 but didn’t find my niche and some great friends too until I came back with focus in June!
So what I learned making this video starts with the video being 23 minutes long!!!  I thought I had only gone about 15 minutes… so I had to divide it into 2 videos to upload to youtube or blogger… neither site liked it long… I hope you will watch both vids as they have a wealth of knowledge in them and I would love to share with you as so many have shared with me!
Get a cup of coffee or a soda and enjoy it!

Hope you enjoyed the vids… would love your feedback here or on youtube!

Have a blessed day!

A special shout out to Sheila with She’s a Sassy Lady for helping me with this!

Kathi aka the Gypsy Chik