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Sponsored and created by Independent Consultants for Close To My Heart, all challenges will be posted on Monday mornings with the deadline to enter on the last day of the month or on the Saturday following the month's final challenge. All challenges close at midnight EST. (Each month, the final challenge date will be announced to help you play along. You have all month to play, so join us often!) You might even be in our Top 10!

Monday, April 16, 2012

It's a Stitching Challenge!

This week's challenge will be sew easy and fun!  Get it??  We are doing a stitching challenge!  Now don't be afraid of this one.  If you can sew, that's great but it isn't necessary to participate in this challenge.  You can add stitching by machine, hand, or even faux stitching to your cards.

To help you be inspired, check out this week's Design Team's projects:

Our Guest DT Geri


Amy
Paige
Carla
Joelle
Lucy


Now it's YOUR turn!  We can't wait to see what you create - using CTMH products, of course. Just get crafty, post your creation on line, and then copy and paste your direct URL into Mr. Linky, below. (If you post to an online gallery, please consider using the tag "H2H - Stitching Challenge." Thanks!)  


Here are the updated rules/guidelines for our challenge:

* All links must be to artwork that fits the challenge for the week and contains Close To My Heart products. If it does not include CTMH products, the link will be removed.

* All links must be
directly to the specific post with the artwork for the challenge. To do this, compose your post, publish it and then click the title of the post. This should take you to a page that has only that one post on it. This is the page we need a link to - not to your whole blog. If the link sends us to your entire blog, your link will be removed.

* Your blog post
MUST mention that you are entering the challenge at H2H and link to our site. If you don't mention H2H in your post, your link may be removed. This is a new rule.

* Please consider turning OFF word verification for your comments as it makes it much more time consuming for our DT members to leave you comments.

We are SEW excited this week and can't wait to see what you create!


22 comments:

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

We are SEW going to have FUNN this week! Looking forward to stitching inspiration - already getting some with the A Team's projects! Let's Go!

Arlene said...

Carla's link is not working :( Love that page. Now to think about what I can stitch :)

Stamp n Fun with Debi said...

Thanks for today's challenge. It has been awhile since I have been able to play. I love all the stitching ideas from the DT.

ScrapMyWay said...

SEW many cute inspiring ideas!
SEW, I had to show my stuff!!
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Amy Bryant said...

thanks for letting me join... i love adding stitching to my cards

ScrapMyWay said...

Lucy, please be kind enough to delete posting # 2 . I replaced it with posting # 4 which follows your guidelines. Sorry for the mistake, it's my first challenge with you guys and I would love to qualify . Thanks...
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Patti said...

Thanks again for all you do to keep your challenges so darn fun! I just so happened to be doing faux stitching with my ladies on their layouts this month so it was great timing for me.

Josie (Joanne Barnes) said...

Fun, fun, fun! I had to go faux as my sewing machine is packed up for our big move from Nevada to Washington next week. Of course my Cricut & papers will be the last thing I pack!

CreatErin said...

I have been on a bit of a stitching kick lately so I am REALLY glad to see this challenge! How fun!!

Romaine said...

Got one prepped! It seems like it has been a while! ;0)

Casandra said...

Hi there. Every once in a while, I check out this blog and find some amazing artwork that is always sure to inspire. My fellow consultant friend, Heather Jane, suggested that I might want to participate in this week's challenge because she knows how much I love to stitch. Thanks for letting me participate. Great job, ladies!

Karen said...

Some great projects. I will be sure to keep coming back to check it out!

Greetings from Gail said...

I've been wanting to do stitching on my cards, but just hadn't gotten around to it. So thanks for the challenge that MADE me do it!
Gail

Indian Wedding Cards said...

Your card is really cute. Love the coloring/shading.

Indian wedding cards

Joyce Lau said...

This challenge is so much fun. Thanks! :)

Crystal said...

I don't own a sewing machine so I submitted a Studio J layout. I hadn't even realized what you could do with stitching on Studio J until recently.

Marcia K said...

Thanks for the tutorial and ideas.

Jen Rubio said...

Thanks for the challenge!! I went very basic and did my stitching by hand! Can't wait to browse and see more of all the great artwork that's been shared!!

Arlene Bonsma said...

Just posted my blog post with the stitching challenge :)

Tasha Hart said...

I had sew much fun picking a project and putting together my blog post last night...now it is time to put together a little something for the next challenge...
...First one done! Onto the next...

PamsClearlyCraftyCorner.blogspot.com said...

Wow!!!! Thanks for challenging me to get out of my "comfort scrapping zone"!!!!

Michelle Olson said...

I always worry when it comes to stitching, however, them more I do it, the easier it becomes. I continue to be amazed at how a little stitching (faux or otherwise) can add the perfect finishing touches)! Thanks for the challenge!