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Unread 12-28-2007, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default SBVC08 Stitchy Stamps 12.28.07

Good evening everyone! Sorry for the late posting - I hoped to get my sample done before posting but that just didn't happen tonight! I am so excited to host a challenge - this is my very first time doing so, so please bear with me!

I have been thinking about what I wanted to do, and I have been thinking a lot about these new templates I got from my local scrapbook shop - they are put out by Bazzill and basically they allow you to use a template to stitch designs or words on your page - very cool! But as I was looking at them I thought, why did I buy these? Basically you could take any shape or word, poke some holes in it every once in a while, and then stitch around it. Hhmmm... Also, I was a little worried that not everyone would want to stitch an actual design. So I was still thinking. Then, I got my Feb 08 issue of Creating Keepsakes in the mail and low and behold, someone else had the same thought, and they used stamps as a guide! Also, she had the idea of using paints, brads, buttons or other media if you don't want to stitch. So that will be our challenge - using a stamped image as a guide for stitching (or alternate media) to make our own embellishments!

If you happen to have this issue, there are great pictures of this idea on pg 6 of the Hall of Fame section, and the idea is by Barbara Pfeffer. If you don't have the issue, I will be posting a little tutorial in my blog as my sample gets completed, but here is the basic idea in turning your stamps into stitching guides:
1. Look for a stamp that is a very basic outline stamp. Stamp the image using VersaMark ink (if you don't have VersaMark, use a color that will blend into your paper).
2. Cut out the image, leaving about a 1/8" margin around the edges of the stamped image. If you are not stitching, cover your stamped lines with paint, brads, buttons, etc - whatever you want to use.
3. If you will be stitching, poke holes in regular intervals around the outline of the image. Use the holes to stitch around your image - your thread will cover the ink. Then use this as an embellishment on your page. Simple! I was excited to see this since it kind of blended all the things I was thinking about - I can't wait to see what you guys come up with! I'll be hanging around and working on my sample too if you have any questions!

You can find all submissions for this challenge here: SBVC08

SBC's Information Thread: Everything you need to know to participate!

The OPD (One Page Doc, aka: Master Challenge Thread) that includes all challenges on one page for your printing convenience can be found here: OPD

If you have any questions please feel free to contact any one of the SBCT (scrapbook challenge team)via pm or simply post your question in this thread.

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