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My Oh Sew Suite Sampler Book

At one of my upline's recent meetings, a challenge was issued – create an Oh Sew Suite Sampler Book.  She showered us with supplies, and with my next order, I purchased all of the stamp sets to create my book.  To be honest, the Oh Sew Suite was not high on my "must-have" list from the Occasions Mini Catalog, but I knew it would be a great tool for my workshops and other stamping events.

I am not a seamstress in any way, shape, or form.  I earned my Sewing badge in Girl Scouts, and I made a few simple aprons in my Home Economics class in high school.  I did make my own garter for my high school prom, and I can secure buttons…but really, truly, that is about it.  Although I cannot sew myself, I do appeciate quality handiwork with needle, thread, and fabric.  My sister is a quilter, as are several dear friends of mine.  My mother used to make matching mother and daughter dresses for my sisters and me….my red dress with the bumblebee pattern is still one of my favorite childhood outfit memories.

However, being gifted in the sewing world has NOTHING to do with being artistic in the stamping world!  So I have spent many hours working on this album to showcase the OH SEW SUITE sampler in the 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog. 

Today, I'll share some of the major pieces of the album…you'll have to remember to come back (OR BETTER YET, SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG – check it out on the top left side) to see the next installment – stamped samples!!!

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Book A

Here is the 8" x 8" Sweet Stitches Binder to hold my Oh Sew Suite Sampler Book.

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Title Page

Here is my title page – I LOVE MY BIG SHOT!!!!!

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Colors 2

I love how this page turned out – I used one of my Big Shot Circle Dies for the artist's palette and then punched out a portion of it.  Don't you love the paintbrush?  My Big Shot and my many wonderful Stampin' Up! punches tied much of the pages together throughout this book.

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Stamps

On my STAMPS page, I stamped each stamp set with a different ink color and mounted them on different colored card stock.  A little bit busy, but I really liked the overall look.

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Wheel

Here is my WHEEL page – I've got to get this wheel out more often – it makes great backgrounds!

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-DSP

Here is my Designer Series Paper (DSP) sampler page – I used my 1-3/4" circle punch on every piece except the button DSP…you could easily use portions of this DSP as a focal part of a card!

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-RubOns


I love the colored rub-ons!  The little girl is such a darling image.  As a mom of three boys, I don't always get to do the girly girl stuff…so it is fun to do it for a project like this!

Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Fabric 2

Again, the Big Shot to the rescue!  I love how the Scallop Square die and the Scallop Square punch were perfect for this page! 


Oh Sew Suite Sample Book-Bling

For the last installment of this blog entry, I had to show you my BLING page – the Oh Sew Suite has so many choices – 3 colors of Pompom trim, 4 colors of 3 different styles of "regular" buttons, and 6 different fabric-covered buttons.  Of course, you can always use our other choices of bling – such as the Basic Jewels – one of my favorite accessories this year!

Now, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to my blog to see the other portions of this Oh Sew Suite Sampler Book.  I'd love to hear what you think of it so far – so please leave a comment!

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