It's funny that "A Stitch In Time" is the theme this week over on the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog, because I actually have a business called Stitches In Time for my heirloom sewing. Sassy Judy set the challenge, and I know it's because ever since she got that Janome, she just can't stay away from it.
For the challenge this week I decided to use this image from the Sassy Cheryl's Digi Store called "Samantha Cops an Attitude". Sam is the tomboy twin to Avery whose all girl. This sentiment was in a package I bought from Walmart and was attached to a journal box. I just cut it off and deemed it perfect for her expression.
Now as many of you know, last week Just So Scrappy 2 had a humongous sale on digital kits, and I went wild. The papers for this creation are from the Fresh Squeezed Lemonade kit from Just So Scrappy 2. I sort of cheated and snipped strips of different papers, copied and pasted them side by side in WORD, so that I wasn't really piecing strips of paper. I did go all out(pushed a button on my sewing machine) and feather stitched the "strips" together. I then straight stitched the pieced piece to the card base, which necessitated me decorating the inside of the card to hide the stitching.
I used a Martha Stewart Daisy Edge punch and then used a sewing trick to zigzag a casing over the ribbon(this is a great trick for putting 1/4' elastic in the sleeves or legs of children's clothes without bulking them up with bias tape plus being able to adjust the tightness of the elastic).
Now I really have to go clean the camp house for my yoga retreat this weekend. You can see where my priorities are. I had to get this done, so as not to be stressed on Sunday afternoon.