Phew. This week’s JUGS Challenge was to incorporate stitching into a project! First of all, I can NOT sew. I MIGHT be able to sew on a button, but that is about it! I could have done faux stitching, but I really wanted to try to do something I knew would be difficult. And it was. Dusting off a sewing box with needle and thread (which fell on my head as I was trying to get it down) should have been a sign for me to NOT to it, but I carried on. I love the card itself, but do NOT like the stitching I did. I needed to do a consecutive stitch and I just couldn’t figure it out and didn’t have the time to “google” a tutorial.  The colors, the buttons – that is just me! My style. Stitching? Not so much!!! Thanks to Taylored Expressions for inspiration for the sketch!

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  1. Well….I think you did a great job!! The balloon buttons are so cute, and the stitched strings are a great touch! I also love that rainbow-ish background paper! Great job with TES97 and the JUGS challenge!


  2. Laurel, your card is sew sweet! I am so proud of you for giving this stitching challenge a try! Your card turned out wonderfully! Thank you for playing along with Just Us Girls technique challenge – I hope you join along Saturday for a fun color challenge!

  3. Oh Laurel you poor thing! Hope your head’s OK after being attacked by the sewing box LOL!
    Congrats on pushing yourself to do something difficult – it’s totally paid off because those balloon strings look great!
    Thanks soooooo much for joining our PTI challenge too – it’s really great to see you joining in again!

  4. Laurel I hope your head is better! Nicely done with the sewing – you also get a star for trying something new!!! Pat yourself on the back now. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls – it’s great to have you with us as we kick off the new year. Hope you enjoyed this week’s stitching challenge and will come back for more on Saturday 🙂

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