Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Skipping Stones Blog Hop and Candy!

Welcome to the Skipping Stones Design Blop Hop sponsored by Skipping Stones Design. If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Skipping Stones Design. You should have arrived here from Peggy's blog.

Along the way, the Skipping Stones Design Team (aka the Stamp Tramps) will have blog candy for you to enter. As an added bonus, there will also be 4 stamp sets (new stamp sets not yet released) will be hidden along the hop, but we’re not telling you where so be sure to leave some love as you hop!!! Make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! The winners will be announced on Friday January 8th at Skipping Stones Design.

**** Angela will have the master list on her blog (http://www.sparkleandbling.blogspot.com/) and it will also be posted on the Skipping Stones Website (http://www.skippingstonesdesign.com/)
PARTICIPANTS:
ANGELA THOMAS http://www.sparkleandbling.blogspot.com/
AMY SCHEFFER http://pickledpaperdesigns.blogspot.com/
KIM TEASDALE – http://www.paperintheworks.blogspot.com/
ERIN GROTEGUT http://www.inkysmiles.blogspot.com/
BEV ROUSCH http://bevithia.blogspot.com/
CHELSEA VAN WYCK http://www.scraptasticvoyage.blogspot.com/
JEN DEL MURO http://iheart2stamp.com/
BELINDA CHANG http://cadnileb.blogspot.com/
KANDI PHILLIPS http://kraftykandikrafts.blogspot.com/
DEB FELTS http://withastampandasong.blogspot.com/
HOLLY MCMILLEN http://toyzhaven.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/ MICHELLE GIRAUD http://twisted-chick.blogspot.com/
LATISHA YOAST http://www.crafteebee.blogspot.com/
AMBER HIGHT http://stampingscrapbooker.blogspot.com/
PEGGY RUSSELL http://beautifulgreetings.blogspot.com/
DEBBIE FISHER (me Ü) http://debbiedee.blogspot.com/
AMANDA GAUER-SEWELL http://inkspirations.blogspot.com/
Skipping stones Design – http://www.skippingstonesdesign.com/


Okay, so now on to the stamp set I chose to create with: In Stitches. I LOVE this set. I made a card and a gift. My card uses PaperTrey Ink paper and white ink.
This is my favorite. As soon as I saw the stamp set, I knew I wanted to do some embroidery project with it. Here are the instructions:

1. Stamp on flannel fabric with a light grey ink.
2. Layer the fabric onto cotton batting and stitch (embroider) over the grey stamped image.
3. Color leaves and flower with Copic markers and sew on button
4. Cut backing fabric the same size and front
5. Cut ribbon "handle" and pin to the inside
6. Stitch around all 4 sides leaving enough room at the bottom to turn inside out
7. Trim corners and turn right side out
8. Lightly stuff with fiberfil cotton
9. Sew shut
10. Stitch ribbon bows.

**The word "friend" is not part of the stamp set. I drew that on lightly with a pencil.

This is the set that I am giving away. Please leave a comment to enter to win. I will draw a name Friday the 8th around 6 pm CST.

88 comments:

  1. Wonderful creations! You really are a jack of all traces! Love it!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  2. I "sew" love the idea of embroidering the pillow with the ss images! So gorgeous!! tfs...hop, hop, hop....

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  3. OMGoodness! Now HOW in the world, after seeing these adorable creations, am I EVER gonna part with this set that I'm supposed to be giving as blog candy?! LOVE these, Debbie! Absolutely brilliant!

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  4. I absolutely love how you used the stamp images to embroider on the pillows. What a fabulous idea! All of your artwork is stunning - I especially love the first card!

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  5. Love your card and your fabric pillow. How creative!!! Fantastic!

    Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop!

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  6. As a seamstress too, I really love this set and it's versatility!

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  7. OH MY GOSH!!!!
    SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?
    AMAZING!!!!!
    AWESOME!

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  8. Cute ideas with that stamp set!!

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  9. Love how you used the stamp set for more than card making - extra inspirational! :)

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  10. You are "sew" talented. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. These are SEW awesome Debbie!! You knew I'd say that, didn't you :)

    I didn't even see that set when I was picking mine! I think I must shop now! :)

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  12. WOW your projects are awesome and so inspiring. Love this set and the way you used them. Thanks for this creative and inspiring MOJO along this fun hop.

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  13. This card is so so cute!! Love the sweet sentiment! Great job!

    ♥Lea

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  14. Your door hanging is just so cute. What a great idea.

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  15. How cute! I like how you used the stamp set in your embroidery!

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  16. Love your card and your projects. What a great inspiration for the embroidery project.

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  17. I loved how you made the card then went to make the pillow. What some great inspiring ideas. Did you use fabric ink or which ink can I use? I'm so new with this and I like to embroidery and learn new things. Thanks again for the inspiration.

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  18. What a great idea! Thanks for being in the hop and showing off some fab SSD sets! :) I love the card and that pillow is so cute!

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  19. great ideas of what all you did with the stampset.

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  20. Awe, this all makes me think about my mom. I miss her now so much!
    I also really really love the card on the post before this. The mushroom and bug sit is just to die for!

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  21. You are so creative! I would have never thought of that! thanks for sharing! and thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. Love your card and embroidery projects. I'm a huge fan of embroidery. Thanks for the fun hop
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  23. This is a great set! I love the card and the door hanger! Such a great way to use the stamps for other crafts. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Soooo cute!! Love that card!!! And what a creative idea to use the stamps in your sewing crafts!! Way to go!

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  25. I love the idea of using the stamps to create the stitched pillow! What a great gift idea!

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  26. Wow, awesome projects! Very inspiring ;D

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  27. Really cute card and sewing project. Great idea.

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  28. Love the idea of using stamps for sewing! Thanks for showing us how to get a little more mileage out of our stamps.

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  29. Love your card, it is beautiful :)!!

    Inky Hugs,
    Catherine
    catlevy@eastlink.ca
    www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com

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  30. Soooo fun!! Love that card!!! And what a great idea to decorate the sewing project!

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  31. what a fabulous idea to use the stamps as a design for stitching- this has just opened up a whole new field for me - i will now be looking at all my other stamps- your work is fantastic and great to use for inspiration- thanks.

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  32. I love your card - those stitching stamps are so cute

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  33. What a great sewing effect on your projects. Love them! Also like the stamp set - great for journalling, cards and more.

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  34. Lovely projects! :)


    Candy
    papercandy@gmail.com

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  35. Awesome card. Very inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy crafting!

    X Julie

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  36. cute card and love your embroidery projects!

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  37. What an amazing idea! Love it....

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  38. Wow I never imagined usinghte stamps in that way! How creative you are!! The project turned out beautifully!!!

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  39. I love it! What a great double gift to get.. the card and pillow are sooo perfect.

    Big Mamma loves you too!

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  40. Oh a craft project and a card way to go.

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  41. these are so beautiful! how do you ever come up with all of these ideas? thank you so much for sharing!

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  42. I am a sewer and quilter. I Love the look of sewing in paper crafts. Great job!

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  43. Love the card and little gift. Especially since I am a sewer and this is my first week in the card making.
    That set could have so many neat ideas. Thank you for the inspirtation.
    Blessings,Pea

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  44. Whoa! An emboriodered and stamped pillow? Girl, you have got it goin' on!!!! Wow! Love everything about your fabulous card and wonderful little pillow - pure genius!!!

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  45. very cute. love sewing type stamps! thanks for sharing a great project.

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  46. so cute...great card/gift!!!

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  47. What a talented bunch of gals this DT team has! Great hop!
    R/

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  48. Oh, what a wonderful card and a fantastic project! The new stamp set is great!
    Regina*

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  49. Love any cards that deal with sewing. God bless!

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  50. the pillows are gorgeous!! what a great alternative way to stamp.

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  51. I really like your style. I'm glad I got a peek because of the blog. I had not seen the stitches set. I really like it. BTW, I scrolled through your blog. The firetruck cake is amazing!

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  52. wow! I loved your embroidered pillow. Thanks for the instructions. Great work.

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  53. this is "sew" cute that I'm busting at the "seams"!

    gotta hop!

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  54. Oh wow, cool stamps! I love what you did with them- very nice!
    Thanks!

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  55. Sew cute! Okay, I admit it, I am a dork! You really rocked it with this set though! FABULOUS job!!!

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  56. What an nice card! Love how you used the white ink. Also your Friend pillow is extremely cute. Thank you for sharing.

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  57. Wonderful work! I love that the pillow is so different than so many other projects- so out of the box! (or card!)

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  58. I really like how the white ink made your stitches stamps look like actual thread...great job on the card. The tag and journal stamps you have would be great for cards or layouts. thanks

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  59. Great se of the stamp set on the pillow. That is "sew" cute. Using the copics to color in the flower and leaves makes for easy embroidery. I don't like to fill with stitches. the card is very cute too. Like the way you made the background on the upper half.

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  60. Love the pillow...it is so cute.

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  61. The 'in stitches'-set is awesome!
    I'm a stitch-a-holic myself and these stamp are amazing!

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  62. I just love your pillow and wrote your instruction down to make one for myself......thank you and your card is just adorable.....

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  63. What a nice touch to include a gift with 'embroidery' to go with the card...love it. PS I really like the set you're giving away too!

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  64. What a beautiful set of stamps! I love your card but I especially love your embroidery! Beautiful!

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  65. How awesome! I love that you've used your talents and tools to create a matching card and gift set!

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  66. sew stinkin cute:-) love that you added a fabric craft with it!

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  67. What a wonderful idea! While I don't have this set, I bet I could use one like "Wild About You" to embroider a onesie! Thanks for sharing on SCS. I'm inspired!!

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  68. Ooo...I love your card and that little pillow is too cute to describe...I haven't embroidered in years but you just opened up a whole new idea for me...oooo....thank you!

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  69. I sew love this b/c I have decided to do more sewing this year. Ooh I need to check out this set in full! Thanks for taking the time to design such great projects!

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  70. Awesome card & your embroidery work is wonderful. What a great idea! These new releases are just simply stunning. TFS!

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  71. I Love the door hanger. I am an avid cross stitcher and card maker. Love it!

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  72. i really like your projects, they're all uniquely you!
    i have some other stamps that look like stitching, so now i know how they might look! amazing!

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  73. Cute set! Haven't seen this one yet. A must have for a sewer. TFS!

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  74. Really wonderful! I love them both! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

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  75. What a fun blog to visit during this blog hop!

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  76. Wow, totally unexpected! Way to think out of the stamp-box!

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  77. Love that antique embroideried look.Sensational.

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  78. Wow, fantastic creations. Great work =)

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  79. Love your card and pillow project, Debbie! Fantastic way to show the versatility of the stamps!!

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  80. Hey Debbie! Thanks for entering the Fun with Floss Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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  81. Very cute stuff! Great embroidery projects and I love the card as well.

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