Saturday, September 27, 2008

OCC Stitching Challenge

Hello everyone, and welcome to Our Creative Corner! Thanks to all who have participated in the chipboard challenge last week. We would also like to remind all of you of a mid-week challenge that will continue until Tuesday, September 30th called "Case the OCC Girls". One lucky winner from this week's mid-week challenge participants will be awarded some fun NEW paper from My Mind's Eye called "Be Merry". To be entered into the drawing, we ask you to have your card linked up here in the comments section by Tuesday, September 30th. We'll draw a random name from the entries and announce the winner on Wednesday, October 1st.


Here is a slide show of the cards that have been cased so far...






Our Creative Corner would like to welcome a special guest designer for the week, Michelle Rodgers of Stamper's Dream. Not only has she put together a sample for this week's challenge, but she's also sponsoring the OCC with a prize!! Take a look:

If you haven't been to Stamper's Dream before, consider paying Michelle a visit! She stocks all the latest and greatest papercrafting products, everything from stamps to paper, to ribbon, tools, and all kinds of embellishments -- pretty much everything a stamper dreams of!! The best part about Stamper's Dream is the super fast shipping (US orders arrive within days!) and the excellent customer service. Thanks, Michelle, for the sample and prize this week!!

How would you like a chance to win those Halloween goodies? This week's challenge, brought to us by our September host Amy Sheffer, is to use colored stitching on your project. You can do machine, hand, or faux stitching, but your thread has to be a color - no white allowed. When you've uploaded your project to your blog or gallery, just leave us a comment with a link to your project. To be included in the random prize drawing, have your project linked here by noon on Friday, October 3!

Ready for some inspiration? First up is Michelle Rodgers of Stamper's Dream:



And now for the OCC designers:

By Amy Sheffer - Pickled Paper Designs





By Lynda Benden - Stamp Act




By Cindy Haffner - Cindy Haffner's Corner




By Julee Tilman - Poetic Artistry




By Jennifer Meyer - Jennifer's Sweet Designs




By Dawn Easton - Treasure Oiler Designz




By Denise Marzec - The Paper Landscaper




By Laurie Schmidlin - Just Give Me Stamps




Thanks so much for visiting!

54 comments:

  1. Welcome Michelle! Fabulous prize you are giving away!
    Awesome cards again this week girls!

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  2. Good Morning ladies!!!

    All your samples are gorgeous!!! Thanks for the chance to win the
    wonderful prize!!!

    I had to dust off my sewing machine this morning and started making this card

    http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com/2008/09/occ-ic147-mtvd12vvpp06-tecc35.html

    Hope you like it??? Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!

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  3. Awesome prize Michelle, and wonderful cards everyone, you all rock.

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  4. LOVE all of the fun samples girls! Thanks Michelle for the wonderful giveaway and your sample is gorgeous!

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Jennifer :)

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  5. All the samples are awesome... Here is my card, I love sewing on mine!!
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1069641?cat=500&ppuser=120824

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  6. LOVE all the samples! You are all fabulously talented and I love these challenges! Here's my card for the stitching. I used faux stitching in this mondo-combo-challenge card!

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  7. All the samples are fantastic!! I got a chance to play today!! You can check out my card on SCS here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1070007?cat=500&ppuser=100666

    or on my blog: http://thescallopededge.typepad.com/the_scalloped_edge/2008/09/herepretty-kittie.html

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  8. Oh dear, I posted a comment on the other post.....don't enter me again! Here is my stitched card for today:
    http://weeinklings.blogspot.com/2008/09/occ-challenge-in-stitches.html
    I cased Denise :D
    LeAnne

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  9. What a fantastic prize ... thanks Michelle! ALL of the sample cards are wonderful ... a nice variety of stitching ideas! Here is my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1070104?cat=500&ppuser=95678. Hope you like it!!

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  10. Fun challenge and such beautiful cards girls!!! Here is mine!!
    http://smilingwhilestamping.blogspot.com/

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  11. Thanks for the awesome sample and giveaway Michelle! We love you! And to all my OCC pals, thanks for such awesome samples all month. It's been so much fun being hostess! You all are the best!!! {{{Hugs}}}

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  12. All of your challenges are so fantastic that I have nominated you for a blog award.

    Michelle

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  13. Oh do I miss my sewing machine!! I might have to break down and buy another one!! I went the faux route for this one.

    Here it is

    Thanks for another fun challenge girls and such gorgeous inspirational samples!
    hugs, Jami

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  14. I LOVE to sew on my cards! My machine was handed down to me by my Grandmother in the 70's and still works great.

    Here's my sample:

    http://www.sue-thislife.blogspot.com

    As always, you ladies have the best artwork!

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  15. Love all the samples!! So much talent here!! I love faux stitching but I havent tried using a sewing machine yet I havent gotten brave enough!LOL! Heres my faux stitched card.
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1070604?cat=4713

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  16. Gorgeous samples girls! here is my take this week:
    http://scrappychick.typepad.com/scrappy_chick/2008/09/triple-challenge-card-willow-with-hot-chocolate.html

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  17. Awesome site - you ladies are incredibly talented. Here is my card posted on SCS for the sewing challenge
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1070646?cat=500&ppuser=137902

    Thanks for the challenge!

    Linda Coughlin
    lindacoughlin32@gmail.com

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  18. Love to stitch on my cards - have to use that expensive sewing machine for something :)

    http://papertherapyponderings.blogspot.com/2008/09/sunday-where-did-it-go.html

    Barb

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  19. Wonderful challenge, awesome examples... I love sewing on my cards, so this is a perfect challenge for me.
    Here is my sample
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1070758?cat=500&ppuser=102880

    Thanks for the challenge.
    Patricia Rose (aka kokirose)

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  20. The cards are all great. I used Beate's sketch with some stitching for this bee-lated card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1071153?cat=500&ppuser=132530

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  21. Ok this may sound like a stupid question but, what does it mean to case another card/designer??

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  22. Thanks for the great examples and fun challenge. I added Elegant Eggplant faux stitching to this multi-challenge card: http://stampmom.blogspot.com/

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  23. I used a Sassafras Lass stamp to created my faux stitching.

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1071636?nocache=1

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  24. I decided to do faux stitching in 4 different colors on my card. Love all the samples!
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1072012?cat=500&ppuser=123976

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  25. Wonderful DT cards, I just love stitching on cards. Here's my card

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  26. I am trying again to post my stitching card. I posted it yesterday on SCS and provided the URL here, but when I checked it this morning, it had disappeared. So I posted it again and here is the new URL http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1072176?cat=500&ppuser=137902

    Thanks!!

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  27. Love seeing your beautiful samples. It is fun to see how everyone uses stitching on their cards!

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  28. Oooops...guess I forgot to show my card (duh!)

    http://simplypaperandstamps.blogspot.com/

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  29. Here's my card using faux stitching.... and the bunny's stitching, too... does that count?? :)

    Stitching Bunny Card

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  30. Adorable samples as always from all of you! Here's my card:

    Dream, Imagine, Wish!

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  31. Does it have to be a card for the stitching challenge, I made a wall hanging for my scrapbook room, I stitched it by hand, will that qualify for the challnge?

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  32. Hi! I did a bit of hand stiching on this card. Hope you like it. Here it is:
    http://bolhin-svet.blogspot.com/2008/09/ena-za-ivanje.html

    x Natasha x

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  33. All of the samples are so amazing!! Wow!! I really had fun with this challenge. Here is my card: http://cici510.blogspot.com/2008/09/bella-tuesday.html

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  34. Goodness, the samples are GORGEOUS! Of course, that is nothing unusual. I never used stitching on a card before, so it was a new adventure for me. Here is my take: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1073241?cat=730
    Can't wait to see what comes up next! Have a great week!

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  35. ooops - forgot to enter my name above - it's stephnaie L...
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1073241?cat=730

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  36. Hello again ladies. Thanks for the wonderful challenge. Here is another card.
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1073177?cat=500&ppuser=102880
    Happy Stamping
    Patricia Rose
    (aka kokirose)

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  37. great challenge- here is mine:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1073311?nocache=1

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  38. i have to get my sewing machine out one of these days...until then the markers will have to do! Here is my card with elegant eggplant and lovely lilac faux stitching - thanks for the challenge and the great dt gallery :)

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1073571?cat=500&ppuser=87466

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  39. Thanks for another fun challenge! Here is my card:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1074168?limit=last1

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  40. ALL the cards are gorgeous as usual! Thanks for the great challenge! Here is my card:
    http://djluvs2stamp.blogspot.com/2008/10/bic-inspired-by-nature.html

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  41. I love stitching! I just had to remember to change the color. :o) Wonderful samples!
    Here is my car: http://stampnmad.typepad.com/mad_stamper/2008/10/shabby-holiday-card-occ-challenge.html
    Thanks for looking!

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  42. Hello, this is great challenge, I LOVE to do stitching....Here's my entry..
    http://harleychicsskrapz.blogspot.com/2008/10/stiching-challenge.html

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  43. Wow! What a challenge and your samples are awesome! Here is my card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1074871?cat=500&ppuser=116998

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  44. Wonderful inspirations and theme, ladies!
    Here is my idea:

    Stitching

    Hugs
    Tina

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  45. Some great cards. I chose to do faux stitching on my card. Here it is.

    http://inkedx2.blogspot.com/2008/10/occ-stitching-challenge.html

    Robbie

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  46. I stitched on another card -

    http://papertherapyponderings.blogspot.com/2008/10/hump-day-wednesday.html

    Barb

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  47. here is another one from me:

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1075959?nocache=1

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  48. I have faux gold stitches on my Sarah Kay Christmas card, you can see it here
    annie x

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  49. I finally was able to play! Just made it before the next challenge!

    http://want2scrap.blogspot.com/2008/10/christmas-pals.html

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  50. So glad I got to play again! Here's my card with pink stitching:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1080734?cat=500&ppuser=44493
    Thanks for looking!
    Kathy Camasso

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