Friday, March 21, 2008

Let's Celebrate...

I am celebrating today because I sewed my first card all on my own with my new JANOME!!!!!!!!
A little while back I was doing my daily peruse when I noticed Gina K was offering some blog candy. Yup, you guessed it, a sewing machine! Gina K had featured the "how to's" of sewing over the course of a few days and awarded one lucky reader a Janome. I could hardly believe it when I saw my name posted on her blog. I was literally jumping up and down. I have wanted a Janome forever but you can't buy them in Canada (although I received an e-mail from someone recently who says they may be available soon).
I have won a few things in my life...one of them being a 30lb chocolate bar when I was 14 (I gave it ALL away),a backyard firepit (*lol* I won that from our local grocery store this past summer...it's still in the box!) and now this beautiful Janome sewing machine. This is the first time I have won something really useful (ok...so the BBQ pit is something useful...but it suits DH more than me *lol*). I am FOREVER grateful to Gina...she has changed the course of my card creations...just you wait.

Do you see who is teaching me in the background there?? Thanks Gina!!!!


Since I am still rusty at this you will have to forgive my crooked lines. I think after a few whirls with the sewing machine I will get the hang of it. I am just thankful I could thread the thing let alone sew on a card. One thing I have learned after being a blogger and a blog hopper is that we all grow with time...hopefully you will see that translate into good sewing down the road *lol*

See...I am still learning *wink*





Recipe

Stamp Set(s):
-U R A Hoot (Kim Hughes Collection) by CHF

Ink
-Brillance Graphite Black by Tsukineko

Paper
-White Prismatic by Prism Paper
-Nautical Blue Light by Prism Paper
-Suede Brown Dark by Prism Paper

Patterned Paper
-Cool Pool Chatter and Penguin Paradise (A Shore Thing) by Imaginisce

Accessories:
-Copic Markers
-Prima Flower
- Flower Patch CreamFlower by We R Memory Keepers
- Brenda Walton Metal Brads by K & Company

Tools:
-Cuttlebug and Circle Die by Provocraft
-Sewing Machine

Designer Note:
-I paper pieced the balloon behind the owl using coordinating patterned paper

Have a super day!

19 comments:

Amy said...

Fun! I {{{heart}}}} my Janome! Have fun!

Melissa D. (SCS honeybee7896) said...

That is an awesome start to sewing. I am a sewer but have yet to try it on cards. I think you did a great job on your first attempts. Good luck with growing into a great sewer.

stampwitch7 said...

...very nice...congrats on your win...do you have any prior sewing experience...it's looking good...and there's that cutie patootie owl again...:o)...doreen in nashville

Beth said...

This is so cute! And the sewing is a great first attempt! I love the layout and the colors are so.... happy!

Bethany Paull said...

Cute little hat on the owl. And I LOVE the circle (ring) behind him. Great job on your first sewn card.

Dana said...

You should be proud for your first card! I think it turned out great! :) TFS!

Chelle said...

congratulations!!! I adore my sew mini and you will too!! have fun!!!
chelle

Christina Fischer said...

Cute, cute, cute!! I love this layout and the fun details! Your sewing looks great -- can't wait to see more! :)

Sherrie said...

ooooh, I really like this Alli! Love how well that DP goes together and your stitching looks great! You'll get the hang of that machine in no time!

Tonya Peters said...

Alli,
This card is so cute! You did a just fine with the stitching, it will get better with practice. Don't forget to show us what you practice on! ;-)

Karen said...

Fabulous sewing on your card! Gotta love Gina K., huh?

Colleen said...

What a fun card...I think you did GREAT...have fun practicing!

Kristy Vernon said...

Great job on sewing! For the first time, you have done a fantastic job. I love the owl too, I need this set!

Julie Masse said...

Congrats Alli! You'll have "sew" much fun and you'll get better and better!! :) Very cute card!

Rose Ann said...

This is fabulous, and your sewing looks awesome!! Love that cute owl, your dp, and beautiful flower!!

Shari said...

Really cute card!! Have fun with the sewing, I love the little Janome, mine has gotten a lot of use in the past couple years and it's still going strong. I even took it to a quilt class with me and made a quilt top with it!! Have fun and don't worry about how straight your lines are, it's part of the look and adds character to the card!

JenMarie said...

Eeek...LOVE these!!

Debbie Olson said...

Ohhhh, Alli! This is the SWEETEST card! Now I need to go play with the owl again. . . and I need to clean house! Arrgggh!

Christina said...

So I just wanted to say that you've given me hope! I haven't wanted to try sewing on cards, because it seems like everyone is a super-sewer already and mine couldn't come out anywhere near perfect or even straight, but now I'm inspired to do it! Thanks for sharing!