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Saturday, January 5, 2008

I did it!

So it turns out the Sew Mini is as easy as people claimed! I sewed!! This is my very first attempt - it's certainly not perfect, so don't look too closely! But I did it! Woohoo! I made this card tonight as a "prototype" to show a friend, who's asked me to make thank you cards for her daughter's birthday party (you may remember I made her invitations as well). She told me to keep it simple - she's concerned about me "doing too much" in the final month of my pregnancy. Frankly, sitting on my bottom stamping really isn't doing too much - but one thing that's becoming an issue is my stupid carpal tunnel - it is starting to flare up again, thanks to pregnancy swelling. So annoying!! So, the card is sorta simple, but at the same time, will probably take me quite a while to make 17 of these puppies (assuming she likes it!). But on the bright side - after doing 17 of them, I think I'll be an expert cardstock seamstress! :-) I also used another one of the recent additions to my stamp room tonight - my Nestabilities! I used them for the black scallop circle. I didn't use the regular circle for Minnie's head, I used my SU punch instead. The stamp has a circle that stamps around the image in black (if you are using black ink) and I didn't like the look of it - the SU punch chopped it off perfectly - it was too hard to line it up perfectly with the Nestabilities. I used the SU slit punch to make the bottom scallop border. I'm concerned that will give me more issues than anything when making 17 of these - it got stuck as I was finishing up this row. I'm going to go to town on it with some wax paper and hopefully that will improve the situation! Please don't look too closely at this card - there are a zillion imperfections - when I make a "prototype" I do things and then pull it apart and do something else, or have zero patience to wait for ink to dry (darn white craft ink!) not to mention stickles - so it's pretty sloppy work. But since it was my first time sewing I had to post it anyway! :-) Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your weekend!
  • Stamps: All Night Media clear Disney stamps, SU polka dot background & Much Appreciated
  • Paper: Basic Black, Summer Sun, Whisper White, Real Red
  • Ink: Black StazOn, White craft ink, Real Red & Regal Rose markers
  • Accessories: Scallop Nestabilities, SU circle & slit punches, Light Peach Prismacolor pencil & gamsol, Candy Cane Stickles, Janome Sew Mini
ETA: Ok, Rachel left me a comment that I thought was so funny, I had to share it up here. This had not occurred to me!! Thanks for the smile, Rachel! :-)
LOL...you "sewed Minnie" with your Sew Mini!!! :)

12 comments:

  1. LOL...you "sewed Minnie" with your Sew Mini!!! :)

    Cute card, I'm sure your friend will love it!

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  2. I think it is super adorable!! Great job with the sewing!

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  3. You're such an enabler, Libby! I get those "must haves" in my head too. Looks like a Sew Mini is on the list now too!

    Your Minnie thank you's are adorable!!!!

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  4. Good one, Rachel!! Lol!!

    I think your Mini card looks great, Libby! The colors are fun, and I love your sewing! Great job using your new Nesties too!!

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  5. Yay, Libby!!! See? You're good enough, your smart enough, and most importantly, I like you!!! ;) Between you, Jody, and Jen, I'm wanting to get rid of my big ol' Singer in favor of a sleek new Janome. Now who's enabling who?! And you call me evil...

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  6. Sew cute!! Sorry, couldn't resist :). Such a cute card, love the stitching. You will definitely be an expert by the time you are done. Can't believe how close your due date is. Seems like yesterday you told everyone about it. Good luck!

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  7. Congratulations on taking the plunge! It looks great! I still have to try it!

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  8. LOL!!!
    This is so adorable!!!

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  9. You sewed Minnie... SNORT!!

    YOU SEW GIRL!! I LOVE this card! I knew you could do it... I knew there was a cardstock seamstress inside of you! LOL...a nother good one! :)

    I'm so happy you like your machine!! :)

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  10. Okay, Rachel's comment made me laugh out loud! So thanks, Rachel and Libby for that one! Wow, I don't see any imperfections on this at all. I see lots of CUTE, though! Dang, Libby, this looks downright professional, especially considering how it coordinates with those darling invitations you did. Nice job!

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  11. I absolutely LOVE this card...I actually thought you were naming the card "sew mini" not in the know that it's a new tool! Hee hee!

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