Friday, August 19, 2011

a Weekend Giveaway and a snippet of a sneak

Hello Friends!

We had a blast in Idaho.  The water park was a hoot, and except the part where I was tossed from the boat on the biggest rapid of our float, rafting down the Payette was a blast too!  :)

The week has flown by and my blog has gathered dust, but I'm here today with a couple of fun things to share.

FIRST:  If you are not a subscriber from Studio Calico, then you may not have taken the opportunity to purchase the current Studio Calico kit, Boardwalk:


I have to tell you, I adored everything about this kit and ended up with all the add-ons as well, so this is defintiely a must have in my book.

Let's talk exclusives:

2 double sided papers designed by Studio Calico. 
2 double sided papers designed by Crate paper for Studio Calico (LOOOOOOVED these).
That Sassafras sticker alpha?  An exclusive color, just for us.
The brown chipboard alpha?  That's the same font as our summer CHA release, but it's a different color, just for this kit.
There's also an SC exclusive stamp.  It's that round frame.

All of the above is only available if you get the Boardwalk kit.  Isn't that fabulous?!

The Sassafras prints in this kit as well as that Pink Paislee mistable trim had my heart so it's a shame to see any crafter miss out on an opportunity to get their hands on this one.

As for add-ons:

More Color - who doesn't want more cardstock to match?
Tide Pool, one of the add-ons for this kit, is available. 
So is the more add-on paper add-on.

I definitely recommend that add-on paper add-on.  We had a couple of prints from Simple Stories, a new company to me, and it was just delicious.  Just look at the beautiful color palette:



YUM.

Lucky for you, Studio Calico has been gracious enough to pass me a main kit to give away on my blog.  That's a $34.50 value! ($29.50 if you subscribe).  I love that!

If you are interested in getting your hands on the Boardwalk kit, simply leave a comment on my blog, and let me know if you've ever hand stitched on a layout.  That's all.  I'll leave comments open until Sunday and draw a winner Sunday evening.

Hooray!

And with hand stitching in mind, SECOND: check out this snippet of a sneak of the September kit, Glee Club.  I'm still working on this layout, but wanted to share my progress:























You can see bits of one of the main kit prints from Studio Calico here, as well as the main kit stamp.  That camera is going to be in a few places on this layout.

I have 10 instagram prints!  I sure love my phone.  That phone and that app made it much less stressful to capture fun at the fair a few weekends ago.  FUN times.

Obviously, this sneak is more about hand stitching than anything else, but i just wanted to share how easy the Sew Easy tool was to work with, especially that pennant roller.  SO fun.  (You can pick up the banner roller, as well as other shapes, from the shop too). 

More sneaks coming soon.

Good luck on the giveaway!  And have a great weekend!

Davinie

P.S.  You can only win the giveaway once, but you have multiple chances.  Check out the DT blogs (listed on my sidebar) for more chances to win.  This isn't a blog hop, but most of the girls should have a kit to give away so check them out.  :)

140 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the chance to win such a great kit! Love it. I've added your giveaway to my website - http://emily.kincke.com/contests/

    Love your stitching too. I still haven't ventured that way, but do love the look. Thanks again.

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  2. Love your sneak. I've tried my hand at stitching on a layout. Always love the result, but don't use it often enough!
    Love Boardwalk as well, gorgeous colors! Thanks for the chance to win

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  3. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a gorgeous giveaway! I love SC and Sassafras, so I hope I win! I have hand stitched on a layout and it's becoming a bit addicting! Thanks again!

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  4. Most of my stitching on layouts is done by machine but from time to time I hand stitch. I have a few different Sew Easy heads in my collection that I need to break out.
    I love my Instagram pics too! I can't wait to see your full layout.

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  5. I did hand stitched on both layouts and cards, but I haven't tried to make embroidered bunting [or thought of doing that at all]. What an ingenious idea! You're awesome!

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  7. OK, posting again because the stitching part of my comment disappeared! I hand and machine stitch on layouts, but my thumbs get tired when I hand stitch. I'd love to win the kit!

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  8. What a great group of colors in this kit! I have stitched a little bit...hoping to do more in the future. Thanks!

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  9. This kit is just gorgeous. I love your stitched banners-- what a neat, new idea! I have been hand-stitching on my layouts more and more recently... I love the look, and it gives my layouts a loved, time-spent-on-me look.

    ~Natalie

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  10. love to hand stitch on my LOs! thanks for the chance to win this fabulous kit!

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  11. *drools* I LOVE the Boardwalk Kit! If I don't win it, I may have to suck it up and buy it... LOL I do stitching on my LOs, usually with the template that you punch holes in first.

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  12. Hand stitching is not my strong suit Ha.. So I love to have the look of it anyway I can. Trust me I have tried. Thanks for the chance to some yum yum goodies!

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  13. ooooh, I love that stitching! I'm in awe! thanks for sharing a kit with your readers.

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  14. I love this kit! I have not hand stitched on a layout yet, but I have on a card. I love the look and I too have a Sew Easy, I just need to go play!

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  15. Oooh I LOVE that stitched bunting.. it's looks great! I've bought a Sew Easy tool recently but only have one extra head for it so far.

    I've hand-stitched on a few LOs so far.. in fact it was my only option for a while if I wanted stitching as I didn't own a sewing machine! :lol: I stitched borders, stitched papers together and even stitched a title once! :D

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  16. I have hand stitiched. Never like yours. I will be dead long before I am that good ;)

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  17. I hand stitch alot, probably comes from my cross stitching background. I love the texture it adds. I love the consant inspiration I receive from your blog.

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  18. I have handstitched on layouts a time or two but not as often as I'd like.

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  19. I have not had too much luck with my sew easy attachments...maybe the bigger ones are easier to use...with these ones I can never get a straight line.

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  20. wow dav! that's an awesome sneak!!

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  21. OMGoodness...would LOVE to win this kit!!! ;)

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  22. Nice stitched banner! Can't wait to see the whole layout. I have handstitched, but just two little stitches at the edge of some paper. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. I love that kit! I have hand stitched on a layout before because I love the look. I would love to try it with some cute twine that I have...thanks for the inspiration davinie!

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  24. I do stitch-on almost every page. I love how it looks.

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  25. Yes, I've hand-stitched on a layout before. I'm curious to see your complete layout - I debated on that Sew Easy head but haven't bought any of the newer larger sets. Looks awesome!
    Thanks for the chance to win this cool kit - The add-on paper looks like a winner!

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  26. Oh my goodness, I love it! I can't wait for the September reveal! Thanks for the chance to win some SC love! -Alisa

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  27. What a great looking kit!! I have hand stitched on quite a few layouts. It had sort of been one of my "things" lately.

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  28. I love to stitch, but never hand-stitch. it looks fun, I should try it! :)
    Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  29. I would love to win the kit - I have been drooling over the papers in the gallery! What a cute sneak Dav! It actually made me want to use banners on a layout! (stitched of course!)

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  30. Tried stitching recently at ck convention and I love the look. your pennant stitching looks awesome.... Might have to try it myself!
    Tracy

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  31. I have not done any stitching on my layouts but I have done once on a card...oh, how time consuming...lol...but the effect is lovely.

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  32. I DO hand stitch om my layouts. In fact I have that banner sew easy that I having been waiting to use. Happy Weekend!

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  33. I love hand stitching on my layouts! It's always a great way to add a little something extra. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. I've only ever done faux stitching... but eventually I will try hand stitching, I love the look!

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  35. I have stitched on a layout before!!! Thanks so much for a chance to win! I love all of the green!
    kmassmanATgmailDOtcom

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  36. i've used the sew easy to punch tiny holes in my page. I just never got around to actually sewing anything. :(

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  37. I've stitched once or twice on layouts ... but I just bought the Sew Easy ... so I'm hoping to stitch more!

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  38. Love those colors in the august kit. Your sneak is enticing. And yes, I've hand stitched....a LOT. I don't own a sewing machine so it's all I know for now and that's fine by me:)

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  39. Davinie, I'm curious to know how you go about printing your instagram photos. Mine didn't look as good as yours, not quite evenly cropped.

    Thanks for the chance, BTW!

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  40. thanks Dav! and yes, I have stitched! great look for sure :)

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  41. Amy S.8:17 PM

    I have hand stitched on a layout before and I adore your your stitching on your sneak. (I was not a subscriber when Boardwalk came out, but I love it- love that stamp and all kinds of good stuff in there.)

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  42. Anonymous8:23 PM

    I have never handstiched a layout. I always think I might try it someday.

    Marian

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  43. That sneakie peem looks too cute! I have hand stitched on a few layouts, but I prefer machine stitching - it requires less patience! :) hehe

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  44. no i haven't stitched yet...but i am TOTALLY lovin' your sneek peak...OMY! AWESOME. thanks for the chance to win some new toys!!!♥

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  45. Yes, Ive handstitched and I love doing it. Somehow so relaxing and pretty. I've been drooling over this kit so I sure hope I'm lucky!

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  46. I have stitched a "word" on a layout and spelled it wrong. It was a timely mistake. But I was able to fix it.

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  47. I hand-stitched on a layout one time, but it kind of scares me for some reason! I'm always afraid I'm going to mess up and ruin the layout. The colors of the Boardwalk kit are gorgeous, thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. Your sneak looks awesome and the kit is fantastic! I sew all the time on my layouts but haven't hand stitched.....ever. Only on cards. LOL

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  49. Love the sneak! I'm itching to try my hand at stitching on a layout. I'm scared to use my machine on it because I've heard horror stories of the needle snapping so maybe I'll try hand stitching first.

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  50. Thanks for the chance to win. I love stitching on layouts - got hooked from seeing Kinsey Wilson's layouts. Love the texture.

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  51. I've hand stitched on my layouts. But mine never look as neat as yours.

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  52. oooh how lovely a kit to giveaway - and it looks delicious!! Your sneek peek looks gorgeous...hand stitching always adds something extra to a page - I haven't hand stitched on a layout for a while....might have to now i've been reminded how good it looks :)

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  53. Love the look of those stitched pennants, I have stiched on my pages, lately its mostly stitching on buttons, but may have to give some more stitching a go again. Would love to win a kit. It looks divine!!

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  54. I love stitching o my LOs. I use this technique a lot!
    Thank you for the chance to win this great kit; it's looks awesome!
    And thank you for the chance to get to know Studio Calico, I've always wanted that.

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  55. Yes, I just finished a LO yesterday with hand stitching! I don't have a sewing machine, so gotta do it ;) LOVE the stitched banner on your LO, can't believe that's done with the Sew-Easy! I have been ignoring that thing but I think I will go get one :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. The new kit is gorgeous, love the colors! I have hand stitched once on a layout, but I just got the sew easy so I hope to be stitching a lot more! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. I think I've only stitched on a card. I always love yours. Gorgeous sneak Davinie xxx

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  58. Yes! I have handstitched a few times! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. Love this kit and all the inspiration you provide! I love to stitch on my layouts and it is hard for me to make one without it!

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  60. I have hand stitched but mine doesn't look nearly as neat as yours. I'm a machine girl myself.

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  61. such a beautiful kit. thanks for the chance. your stitching is wonderful.

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  62. Thanks for the chance to win. I love your hand-stitched banners, can't wait to see the whole LO. I have never hand-stitched on a LO.

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  63. yes, i love to stitch on my layouts... weither it is by hand or machine, i love it!

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  64. I will have to get that pennant roller! I love hand stitching on layouts now that I have the Sew Easy.

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  65. Glad your vacation was so much fun! I have hand stitched on layouts and seeing your sneak peak makes me want to do it some more. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous prize.

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  66. Thanks for the chance this beautiful kit

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  67. Paulo marques7:43 AM

    So amazing, the colors rocks.

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  68. Love the SC exclusives in this kit! And no I have never hand sewn on a layout, even though I purchased the sew easy tool I'm still to nervous to actually use it! I know I have issues- but I have used it on a card with let's say less than perfect results! Anyway, thanks so much for the chance to win this gorgeous kit!

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  69. Kari Verran8:39 AM

    Wow, the colors in this kit are great! Love the stitching on your sneak.

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  70. No sewing on my pages.....yet. I am so behind the times and have many techniques that I want to try, if only work didn't get in the way of my crafting!

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  71. I have handstitched. Not always successfully... but yes! LOL

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  72. Love the stitching on your peak! So pretty! I love stitching... and I do it on about all my layouts. I think it is just enought detail to add but not overwhelm a page.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win SC!

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  73. Graviela9:06 AM

    LOVE this KIT !!!!

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  74. Terrie Allison9:48 AM

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great kit. I love your sneak and can't wait to see the rest of the layout.

    terrie allison

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  75. That looks like a great kit! I love your sneak peek, especially that hand-stitching. My sister gave me the basic Sew Easy kit and I have yet to use it. You've inspired me! Thanks for the chance to win the Boardwalk kit!

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  76. yes, i have hand stitched on my layouts and though it takes a lot of extra time, i do love the outcome! thanks for a chance to win!

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  77. thank you for the chance! boardwalk is gorgeous!

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  78. Love your sneak! Thank you for the chance to win. I abosolutely love the look of the Boardwalk kit. I have never handstitched a layout. I definitely want to try though!

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  79. Gorgeous kit!!! Thank you for the chance to win!!!

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  80. Sarah Belle11:41 AM

    I love to hand- and machine- stitch on my layouts, used to embroider a lot. I'd also love to win that great kit. Thanks for the chance.

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  81. I'm not so good in hand stitching..
    but I have never tried in one layout! ciao

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  82. What an amaizing giveaway!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win. :)
    - April W

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  83. Never done hand stitching on a layout-I try to keep things very simple.

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  84. Yes, I love to hand stitch! There's something relaxing about it. I do love to machine stitch, too, now that I know how to use my machine!

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  85. Love stitching on layouts, most of mine is done by machine...but have done some hand stitching in the past :)

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  86. Thank you for the chance to win. What a gorgeous giveaway!!

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  87. I love hand stitching but I don't do as much as I should.

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  88. Leanne W2:58 PM

    Thanks for the giveaway! I tried the Sew Easy - hated it and sold it. Currently waiting for the Janome sew mini to go on sale at Hancock Fabrics.

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  89. I have never stitched on a layout before. Thanks so much for the chance to win. I love the stitching you did on your layout.

    fran heupel

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  90. I love the look of hand stitching, i should do more of it! thanks for the chance to win :)

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  91. I have never stitched on a layout...yet.

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  92. Love the colors in that kit, and yes I have machine stitched a few times :D

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  93. When I first started scrapping (4.5 years ago) I always handstitched on my layouts then I got lazy when I bought my sewing machine lol But my Sew Easy tool is on its way so I'll be back in the swing of things and can't wait to use the loopy head :)

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  94. I love handstitching. I do it here & there!

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  95. I haven't handstitched on a layout or card... yet. Thanks for the chance to win such a gorgeous set!

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  96. Omg that kit is gorgeous! Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

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  97. I HAVE done hand stitching and I even have that pennant head but haven't used it yet. Seeing your sneak totally makes me want to pull it out :) Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

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  98. Love your handstitching! I've handstitched on layouts, too, and it adds such a nice look. Thanks for the chance!

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  99. Love the sneak peek. I have hand sewn on a card I made but not a layout...should try that.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  100. I hand stitch A LOT on my layouts. Not every one although I also use my sewing machine but I admit I like a little thread on my layouts.

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  101. I've hand stitched a couple times but I never like the way it turns out.

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  102. Cassie G9:47 PM

    I have only stitched by machine, I need to try hand stitching. Love the look. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  103. Oh wow, such a gorgeous layout! Your stitching looks amazing. I don't do handstitching that often, probably because I'm a tad bit too lazy for that;) But I love doing faux stitching on my pages;)

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  104. At the moment, Boardwalk must be one of my favorite kits, if not THE favorite! But I always say that before a new one comes out!

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  105. Cute layout Davinie! I have never stitched on a layout, but might if i had the sew easy to make patterns like your banner. love that.

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  106. Hester6:31 AM

    Love the colours of this kit. I am a bit scared to handstitch on my layout, but i just started to try it!

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  107. I have stitched on a layout before! love your sneak with the pennants!!!

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  108. I have stitched on a layout before! love your sneak with the pennants!!!

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  109. Yes, I have the Bazzill Circle in stitch and love to add a bit of hand stitching occasionally. It is time consuming but the result is worth it. Love the kit! Would love to try SC out. :)

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  110. Anonymous7:44 AM

    My only attenpt at hand stitching on a LO was not that successful but since, I have taken a card class in which we used the Sew Easy tool and they looked great so I'll do better next time. Thanks for the chance to win that fabulous kit!
    Jeannine H.

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  111. I have never stitched on a layout even though I love the look. So this is something I need to try one day. thanks for the giveaway!

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  112. I have stitched just a border on a layout, and I have machine stitched fabric rectangles to a layout before. Love your stitching on our layouts. So creative!

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  113. i love stitching on layouts, but have not yet been brave enough to try it myself. i love the kit. thanks for the chance.

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  114. Abigail D.11:56 AM

    It's my birthday today so please pick me! ;)

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  115. Abigail D.11:58 AM

    Oh, and I forgot to add that I love handstiching for some extra oomph to a layout. The flag banner in your sneak looks great!

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  116. i LOVE THIS KIT TOO! LOVE the sneak photo- I have that banner sewEasy- I need to use it! fingers crossed!

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  117. wow what amazing stitching! Lovethesneaks& would love to win the kit!

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  118. Yes, I have hand-stitched on layouts! It's a bit time consuming, but I love the special touch it adds.

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  119. Awesome stitching! I love that Easy Sew head - it's one of my favs!! Thanks for the chance to win this kit!! I love it!!

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  120. Jen S.1:42 PM

    Thanks so much for the chance to win! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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  121. I have hand stitched on several layouts and cards. I love the way it looks!!

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  122. love this dp, thanks for the chance to win! I have hand stitched on a card before....takes a lot of time.

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  123. LOVE your sneaks! And yes.. handstitching on my layouts is one of my favorite techniques to create dimension. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  124. I have tried hand-stitching on l.o.s b4, but I don't have the patiencce for it! I love the result though!! TFS!

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  125. I do love this kit; the cool blues and greens are totally my color scheme! I have hand-stitched once or twice, but would like to do more of it-- just bought the Sew Easy, so I plan on doing it more often!

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  126. I love the stitching! What a great touch, can't wait to see the full reveal of what looks like a gorgeous LO.

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  127. Awesome kit! Oh pick me!!! onescrappymom@msn.com

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  128. I have hand sewn on a few layouts! Your peek is very enticing!

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  129. I do everything crooked so I'll have to say no, I've never handstitched on a LO...only machine! Great sneaks!!

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  130. Love your sneak! Thanks for the chance to win... Boardwalk is perfect for summer pictures.

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  131. I haven't tried stitching to a layout. I'm new to scrapbooking and I'm slowly adding new techniques. This will be the next one I will try.

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  132. Michele6:14 PM

    I haven't hand stitched yet but plan to do so :) Your layout is inspiring and I can't wait to see the rest of it. Thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful kit, love the colors!

    Michele

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  133. I have hand-stitched before, but I'm not very good at it!! Those stitched pennants are AMAZING!! I like digital - much easier stitching LOL!

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  134. I have sewn on embellishments (buttons, flowers, etc.) but have never hand-sewn on a layout. Must try!!
    Thanks for the generous SC giveaway chance.

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  135. This is such a beautiful kit! Yes, I have both hand stitched and machine stitched on layouts. Love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  136. I have never hand stitched on a layout but I keep looking at the sew easy to use specifically on layouts, maybe I'll take the plunge soon.

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  137. I have not stitched on a LO ... YET! love yours. Love that Boardwalk kit!

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  138. Loving that kit, so much.

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  139. That pennant roller looks great! Thanks for the enabling| ;-)

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  140. Yes, I once stitched a few words in a layout. It took forever but it was worth it.

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