My first layout created with my new Singer sewing machine. I got it yesterday after pacing most of the day for UPS to arrive. It took me a while to figure out how to use it. I was beginning to wonder if I had made a huge mistake getting a computerized machine. But once I figured out what I was doing wrong it was like a whole world had opened up. There is over 1000 stitch functions and I tried out this cute little butterfly boarder. I also ruffled the same ribbon to the left of the photos. I really liked how it turned out. The base page of cardstock was a just a textured piece that I stamped butterflies with CTMH purple pansy ink. I did the title and journaling spots with my computer and added Doodlebug glitter as an accent. The photos were taken of Emily, my beautiful 18 year old step-daughter. She graduated high school in May and visited for 2 weeks in July. Her dad and I really enjoyed her company and hated to see her go. I know her dad doesn't get near enough time with her now that they live in different states. She calls me her Texas mom and I always think of her as we share the love of not only her dad but butterflies. I shot these photos at the Bay City Nature Park where I have most recently discovered thanks to my good friend Bj. I took a photography class there and love how deer seem to be pretty comfortable with being photographed. This was based on week #34 from www.52sketches52weeks.com which I only joined four weeks ago. I am really enjoying the inspiration I get being challenged to create a new layout each week. Now I have myself in the conflict, do I sew or scrapbook? Somehow I will find time for both. Stay tuned as I will surely sew lots of clothes for my sweet chihuahua daugthers! I love my life.