Ok – here goes Day 1!  We’ll see if I can actually manage to get one up every day now!  So the first day is a New Product review.  Now I don’t know that these will all actually be new products, but they are new to me.   I got two sets of Bazzill Stitch’z from eclecticpaperie and here’s what I think of them….

First of all, here’s what they look like:

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I got both sets that eclectic carries.  One is a stitching set and the other is flowers and stems.  In retrospect, I don’t know that I needed the flowers and stems one…..I’m not even sure what I will do with them yet.  But we’ll see!  They come with a nifty metal ring to store them on, which is nice.  The stitching ones are long enough to do a 12 in strip with.  I think for scrapbooking, this would be handy.  They also have black lines to show you what stitch they are meant to do – very cool if you want to draw the stitching in, but you can just leave it for a pierced pattern as well.  Here’s what I did with it.

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1. I tried the swirled pattern on a card front stamped with the SU paisley background stamp. (and yes, that’s my .99 ikea mousepad I’m piercing on….)

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2.  But I kinda though you couldn’t see it very well.

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3.  So I decided to try a plain card front and a different pattern….

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4.  I think that showed up much better!

Thoughts:

I really think they are a bit more geared for scrapbooking as they are 12 in templates (and the flowers are a good size too).  The spacing is also a bit wide for a card for some of the patterns.  I think some of the stitches are fine for a card, and I love that you can see through it (my issue with the metal Lasting Impressions template) and it fits a whole card front without having to re-align it (my issue with the SU template).  So……it has some definite pluses.  I think that I am still in search of the perfect template, but this is definitely a step in the right direction!

And here’s my finished card!

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supplies: embrace life by SU; A Muse sentiment; Bazzill Stitch’z template; Making Memories piercer; mellow moss, purely pomegranate, white and black cardstock; mellow moss, purely pomegranate and palette noir ink; niji waterbrush; dimensionals; ribbon; and classic circle nestibilites (yes, more info on that later this week!) 

Ok, that’s it for Day 1!