Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge!

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all having a great week! The Paper Pretties challenge this week is to make a card or project using Black, White and 1 additional color. We'd love for you to play along. One random challenge participant this week will win the Paper Pretties set "Everyday Picnic". You do not need to use Paper Pretties stamps in order to play along, but if you do, you will get a bonus entry into the drawing! Please be sure to mention our challenge and link back to the Paper Pretties blog in your project posting. When uploading to SCS or PCP please use keyword PWC123. Please be sure to link up your project at the bottom of the challenge post on the Paper Pretties blog!

For my card today I used the soon to be released set "Snowflakes". I have seen so many gorgeous cards with sewing on them lately that I decided to give it a try (again). Let me tell you...I have ZERO sewing skills. I ended up borrowing my grandmother's sewing machine to give sewing another try (I tried a couple years ago and ended up breaking the needle in half attempting to sew on a card). It was frustrating! This VERY VERY VERY simple card took me HOURS to make (it is a good thing the kids weren't around when I was working on it as I definitely had some choice words for that bleepin sewing machine).. I even practiced on scrap cardstock multiple times before moving to the real thing but I still ended up getting the needle stuck in the cardstock on my final project. Sewing is definitely going to take some time for me...in fact I don't know if it will ever be something that I do on a regular basis. I definitely need A LOT of practice. In the end, my card turned out ok...not good...but a little ok. Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a great day! Check back tomorrow for one last day of Prettie Previews before Friday's release day blog hop!

7 comments:

Wendalyn said...

Gorgeous

Delia Cruz said...

The sewing isn't bad and it makes your eye move to the sentiment. Beautiful card. The colors are so striking and I love the sentiment. I love the added snowflake detail. Thanks for sharing.

Jana Weaver said...

I think your card turned out beautiful!! You'll get the hang of sewing quickly...it's really quite easy once you have a machine and thread that all work! :-)

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful card, Heather! The blue accents pop wonderfully with the black/white combo and your stitching reminds me of a snowflake drifting down!!

Debi said...

Gorgeous card! I love the sewing...adds a special touch to the card. Wonderful quote and fabuluos embellishing. Love your card!!!

Jane Matsumoto said...

OH! This is so pretty!! I love the splash of blue with the snowflakes. Fab job!!

Javablustamper said...

OMGosh!! I almost forgot the BLUE one!! LOVE this too, of course!! That stitching is GREAT!! Seeing that is SO exciting!! You may laugh at that, but, MY sew mini will be here Monday!! I cannot wait to stitch like that! Silly right?? Haha!



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