Monday, May 24, 2010

Layouts, card & sewing machine

Happy Monday y'all! Try to say it with Texan's drawl. :) How you like my title? That's because today I have layouts & card to share with you & I rediscover my sewing machine.

First, I am so happy today. Just found out that I won the Paper Crafts Card Creations 8 giveaway. Yay... I love good idea book. All I can say is that I am so, so grateful for all my winnings and I appreciate all of them so very much.

On Saturday, I received the Lily Bee collection from Jennifer McGuire giveaway. LOVED it!! The papers are so pretty. And I am proud to say that I accomplished almost 3 pages this weekend. Well, I completed 3 layouts, but for one I still haven't done the journaling. I am working on it. Here's the finished pages. It's a two-spread layout for our trip to the Houston's Zoo.

Here's the second page. I love scrapbooking collage style, cause I can fit lots of pictures! Definitely influenced by Laura Vegas a lot. Loved, loved her pages. See the elephant border? I made that using Silhouette print & cut feature.

And, if you stop by my blog to look at card, I have one for you, too. Now, for this card, I am super proud by the fact that I recycled. See the awesome wood background? It's the backing from the Lily Bee sticker package. I was about to throw it away, then I stare at it and something click. Duh... it's nice looking, why don't I just use it? It's perfect for this Silhouette bird (used the Silhouette print & cut).

I thought this turned out really great. It's simple, but eye catching, no?? What you think? I am entering this card for Paper Crafting Gallery Idol. My first time trying. Cross my fingers. To see all the cards that I sent for gallery Idol, click here.

Oh, this weekend I also firgured out how to make my sewing machine works. LOL, yes I do own a sewing machine, bought it about 7 years ago, made 1 quilt with a friend assistance, that's it. I haven't use it since, don't even know how to do the bobbin. I literally have to pull out and read the user guide just to figure out how to thread the needle. It works, now I only have to brave using it for card or layout. I think my dad (who I like to think is watching me from up there) is probably clapping his hands when I did the first stitch. He always acted surprised when me or my mom even pick up a needle. LOL.

Okay, that's a long post for today. By the way, this Thursday, Digi Doodle Shop's Best is doing a blog hop. Hope you can join us. Have a great week everyone. Hugs, Vera.


Barb said...

Love the layouts, Vera! So fun to get them done, isn't it? And your card is fabulous! Love the bird and recycling! Can't wait to see some creations with stitches from you! I know they'll be awesome!! :)

Dwita said...

Dear Vera,
First, congrats for winning the giveaway from Papercraft.
Second, yay.. I visited that zoo, too, some years ago, when I stayed for a while in Hourton.
Third, great layout. Many pics but not crowded. You put them in a nice order. And the card, never imagine that the wood background is a recycle.
In two words, great jobs, Vera...

Pryn said...

Congrats on your winnings Ling!!! That is so awesome! Both pages are fantastic!!! I adore the houndstooth bird on your card! I love that you recycled :) It is an awesome background indeed!
I really need to teach myself to sew. I received a machine for Christmas 6 years ago and I am so afraid to break it. I can't even thread the bobbin properly :( Ugh!
Good luck with the gallery idol!!! That is so exciting!!! If it is something to vote on, make sure to let us know over at SSC...I would love to support you my friend!!!

Deirdre said...

Vera, love the LO's they are amazing. Love the card too.

laura vegas said...

you're lucky with the winnings lately ;)
love the layout ... you know how much i love a good collaged layout! such a great way to get gobs of photos on there, without looking cluttered.

i have a sewing machine that i bought about 5 years ago, just so that i could sew on my layouts. used it twice, and never again. i have no clue how to thread it, or use it. i did recently take out the directions, thinking i'd set it up. but then promptly put them back away, because it looked confusing. lol!

Kathy Martin said...

LOVE Silhouette! Great page and card! Actually AWESOME page and card! :)

Tiffany said...

Wow! What an amazing layout, so colorful and full of life! Beautiful symmetry and great photos!

A Cards Delight said...

Congrats on your winnings! Your layouts are awesome! The giraffe is super cute! I love lots of pictures in a layout!!

jo said...

Congrats on your winnings! You're on a roll! Love your layout! :)

Vera said...

Congrats on being a finalist in the Gallery Idol Top 20! So fun to "meet" another paper crafter called Vera!

Chrissy said...

Congrats on making top 20!

MelissaS said...

congrats on the top 20! I love this card so much! Great background, and the houndstooth bird is a fantastic touch.


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