Saturday, August 28, 2010

Stitching Things Up

Oh my gosh, I was so excited when I read the challenge at Heart 2 Heart this's all about adding stitching to a project! I have been adding hand stitching lately so I knew this was really going to inspire me to create something fun. I was an avid quilter before I started scrapbooking and haven't used my machine much so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to dust it off.

I really wanted to make a layout this week so I could add one more to the completed pile. One of my favorite sets of pictures are the self portraits my husband took with he and my son. They were just having fun and being silly.

I was really out of the box for me and I combined three different paper packs, Grace, Moon Doggie and Majestic. Who would have thought those would be good together? I added tons of machine stitching. I first did straight stitching around the base cardstock and then added zigzags in several areas. I even made the "equal sign" by stitching. On the title I put stitches on the letters with the Circle Around stamp set image. So I have some machine and some faux stitching. I love the layout and can't wait to add it to the more done, many more to go!

Desert Sand Cardstock
Bamboo Cardstock
Grace Level 2 Paper Pack
Moon Doggie Level 2 Paper Pack
Majestic Level 2 Paper Pack
Color Me Ready Alphabet
On the Edge Stamp Set
Star Struck Stamp Set
Alphabet Stamp Set
Love Letters Rub Ons
Dimensional Elements
Olive Ink Pad
Cranberry Ink Pad
Honey Ink Pad
Indian Corn Blue Ink Pad


  1. Oh Kim, I never would be brave enough to combine 3 different paper packs, yet they look awesome together! Love all that wonderful stitching and those are adorable pics of your 2 guys! Thanks for joining us at Heart 2 Heart challenges!

  2. WOW... awesome stitching! I need some more practice so I can get mine as straight as yours. =) LOVE the layout... super cute! Thanks for joining us at Heart 2 Heart Challenges!

  3. What a great job you did! Love your layout and that stiching is great! Thanks so much for joining us this week at H2H.

  4. Great layout, love the stitching. Thanks for sharing with H2H.


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