Wednesday, January 13, 2010

JUGS Challenge #15

Happy Wednesday! We got some much needed rain today and while it didn't stick around too much, it was a refreshing change. I have another Just Us Girls Challenge for you today. This week was a technique challenge and it was the dreaded stitching challenge!! Don't get me wrong, I love the look of stitching on projects. I just can't do it. I don't have a sewing machine and my hand stitching always looks like it has been done by a 1st grader. I think my daughter could do a better job!! Anyway...on with the show...

I decided to make a little hostess gift this week. This is the Around the Town template from Papertrey Ink, the mini version. You'll see that I stitched around the matting for the challenge.


I found my paper pack of Urban Prairie papers by Basic Grey. I've been hoarding it so well I forgot I had it, LOL!!! The patterned paper is from that pack and the cardstock and polka dotted paper are Papertrey Ink.


The sentiment is Papertrey Ink, too. I forgot how I don't like to stamp on textured cardstock because I can't seem to get a clean stamp. But I always stamp at the end of my project, maybe I should start stamping at the beginning of my project? LOL!

Here's a closeup of the butterfly. Absolutely my favorite Cricut cut on my Indie Art cartridge!


I inked around the edges with white ink and added some gems to the wings. I love this butterfly!!

Okay...that's what I have today! I would highly recommend checking out the JUGS challenges. They are great and the DT always have fantastic examples!! I hope you are having a fabulous week. Thanks for stopping by!!

13 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Mara, this Hostess Gift tote is so cute! I am really happy that you put your needle & thread to work! I love your stitching & I can see why you love that cartridge - that butterfly embellishment is gorgeous! Thank you so very much for playing along with Just Us Girls stitching/technique challenge! I look forward to seeing many more of your creations :)

Tara Bilbao said...

Thank you for your comment which led me to your beautiful blog. I absolutely love this hostess bag. Did you make it from a template? Your work is really amazing. I am guessing you live in Ca. since we got a little rain today as well but not much. - warm wishes:)

mustangkayla said...

So very pretty!

theelfqueen said...

Apparently, my teenage son is rubbing off on me -- every time I read "JUGS" I snicker.

This is BEAUTIFUL! I love the bag, I love the butterfly -- just AWESOME! I want to host something and invite you!

Rebecca said...

Your stitching is perfect. And that butterfly is gorgeous!

Leah said...

I love this! I have that paper and love it, have forced myself to use it a few times ;) Love that butterfly cut, I may have to buy that cart just for that cut! *lol*

IamDerby said...

This is so pretty! I love urban prairie

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Sewing machine? Garage sale! That's where I got mine for $15, and it's so awesome! I cannot believe someone sold it for $15! Anyway, this is great! Oh my, I'm hoarding the same paper . . . I need to get it out! I love the layered butterflies with the button and the twine! I think your stitching looks good!

Diane said...

A very beautiful hostess gift. You did a wonderful job on the stitching and the butterfly is gorgeous!

Joni Kix said...

This is such a cute project! What's in the bag, hehehe...

Belinda said...

Love this! :) Fun use of colors and papers and love the stitching on the side!

VanessaB said...

I looooooooove this!!! love the BG paper and your neat butterfly!

melody said...

what a scrumptious project chickie! your stitchin is awesome..and oh..do i LOVE that butterfly! yummy!