Okay. I couldn’t resist that title. What I really need to say though is a big thank you to SewCalGal for organizing the Operation Homefront fundraiser with door prizes and My Memories for donating their digital scrapbooking software. I was really lucky to win this. It’s only been a couple of days, but I have already had such fun!
I have found a favorite designer already as well. DigiZines has kits that I love. I don’t know what I’m doing yet but the software is so easy to use that I was able to dive in blind and get some things off the ground right away.
First up was calendar pages for my school notebook. Digizines has a year long calendar program where each month she sends out the bits and pieces to make the next month’s calendar.
Next up: steampunk! I love the whole steampunk look. Makes my heart go pitter patter. DigiZines has steampunk design kits. No way I could resist that! Because I’ve got this whole bookmark addiction going on, I decided my first real play would be with bookmarks. I didn’t have a template for making them so I just eyeballed the lines. Here is the whole page printed out.
And cut up with some cheesy rub-on laminate sheets as protection:
I do tend to be critical of my work, so I see things I’d change, but for a first try, well, that was just a blast. I love them.
It’s a good thing school isn’t revved up yet: I’m also trying to finish up a Valentine’s mini quilt. I’m still practicing free motion quilting, but I decided to give myself a general idea of where in the border I want the hearts to go by marking the placement.
Here my hearts are on the white-board:
And here’s the quilt with the hearts being placed (I just cut some hearts out of freezer paper so I could iron them on and trace around).
More in a few days . . .
And thanks again to My Memories and SewCalGal!