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Friday, September 7, 2012

Keep Me In Stitches

                                         This week our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs is
                                   Stitches Real or Faux

 Here are the rules:
  • You MUST follow the theme and use at least one Cheery Lynn Designs die, of course, we would love to see more than one. 
  • You MUST add a link to your blog post in the InLinkz at the end of that post; no back posting, only new projects are allowed
  • You MUST link to our blog in your post
  • You may only enter the challenge ONCE per week.
The winner will be chosen based on merit by Cheery Lynn Designs. They will receive a $20 coupon for shopping at the Cheery Lynn website. The challenge will end on Sunday night at 22:00 Eastern time.  In addition, our design team members will be voting on 3 favorites who will receive a Weekly Spotlights badge to display on their blog. Be sure to come back on Wednesday to see who earned the badge.
 I used the following dies:
 Bird Cage
 Pennant Die
 Exotic Butterfly Medium #3

I decided I wanted to play with a few dies I haven't used much.This is a quick layout but has so many wonderful layers. Let me share a few extra pictures.

I started with this very colorful piece of paper, I used a honeycomb that wasn't fully cut as a stencil. Using modeling paste I added a pattern sporadically. I then used some Gesso around the edges.
I then matted this top piece on top of a piece of yellow card stock, then stitched with my sewing machine all around the edges. I won't say it is very straight but I still like it very much.
Just Wanted to share a few more close ups

These are pictures of my beautiful daughter.
This was a great layout to put together and I enjoyed all the pieces.
Hope you join us this week and use some Stitches
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  1. How PRECIOUS!!!!! Your work is always totally and utterly amazing and then you add a bunting...whatelse could one want! Applause and APPAWS my friend! Sending hugs : )

  2. So sweet, pretty and fun!

  3. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww!! this is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors, the photos, those birdcages and love love love love that BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY!!!!!!

  4. WOW!! awesome,the layout is beautiful, and I love the butterflies and birdcages.
    All the great colors, excellent!!
    And your daugher is beautiful, just like you!!

  5. she's sooooooooo gorgeous!!! fabulous dahling!

    we've got to glitz up a trash bag and put it over your boot for the rain - ya think????

    have a great weekend. luv u and miss our chats, tho' there's nothing new here - LOL.

    hugs :)

  6. Wowzer Dawn this is brilliant what a fantastic LO such a lovely way to share those memories, the stitching and colours as well as the bunting look ACE.
    Lorraine x

  7. Love this great page- lots of great details- pretty colors- love the butterflies!!!

  8. Oh, Dawn, both your daughter and your layout are just beautiful!!!

    I only have a few of Cheery Lynne's dies; haven't used any yet, but soooo dying to do so!!! I'm not the best cardmaker so I really want to take my time when I use them and not rush!!! I've seen some of the entries and they're all amazing, so when I enter I don't want my card to be "that" bad. Don't expect to win any or anything, just want to participate in the fun; but also want it to be one of my best!

    Love all the care you put into all your projects, my friend. TFS!!!

  9. Beaut page Dawnie, love the butterfly and cages, very pretty!


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