Sunday, 10 February 2008

Lots of non-related news and a freebie

Hey everyone,

I've sent my application as a designer to a scrapbooking store and they think I'm not ready yet :-(
And while I'm a bit dissapointed, I'm pretty sure I'll get over it - it will certainly not stop me from designing (or trying somewhere else, for that matter). So, I would be absolutely grateful if you guys tell me what you like/don't like about my things so I can get better.

I was amazed to see that my february color challenge got downloaded over 650 times! I got more than 100 comments on it (yes, I read every single one) and while I truely apreciate them, I would rather have the comments on my blog than on 4shared.

I promised to tell you guy some more about me a while ago, so I'll have to do that - and now is as good a time as any.

I was born&raised in germany, but once I was done with school, I moved to Vienna in Austria to be with my bf (we had been together for four years already) and started college here.
I'm still going to college (its different here - I only do one or two lectures per week/per term while I work/ take care of my son.) I feel like I've been going to college all my live, but I love going...
My son Dorian is now 19 months old and a very active kid. He is soo sweet - and I've just got to take a break from designing and actually scrap some of his pictures...
My husband works as a software developer and in our free time we play board games, fantasy RPGs, computer games and we read a lot.

And this is what I've got for you - a little brag book, made from my Valentine's Day kit. And bexause I didn't get accepted, the whole kit will bw a freebie, too!

get it here - and please leave your comments on my blog, not 4shared. Thanks!


  1. Thank you! The DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking freebie search engine is going to list this blog post today.

  2. Thank you so much for such a wonderful share! I appreciate your talent and generosity!

  3. These are great! Thank you!

  4. Thank you for the BB pages, which I really like. In the interests of helping (but it's not usually my style to critique), I would say that your creativity has yet to be totally unleashed. You will eventually know where and when to add fluorishes and which ones. At present, your work is VERY GOOD, but will get better. On the positive side, the first blotter on the right, is very well done and you "nailed" (got it right) the "puffiness" of the "upholstered" side (sorry, I don't know the right terminology for these things). I hope this helps a little bit. But, again, that YOU for the wonderful BBs.

  5. I think it is their loss at not accepting your work! These pages are great and I appreciate your gift very much!

  6. I think these are too darn cute. lol Thank you so much for sharing with us. I love them.

  7. Hey Veelana, thanks for stopping by my blog and thankyou bunches for your gorgeous freebie! Oh and to answer your question, I used to do photography for a living.Not anymore tho - just do a few cash in hand jobs now and then for friends and friends of friends!

  8. Oh girl- don't get dispondant- rather go out there now and find your style, learn techniques and GROW at your own pace WITHOUT the pressure. It's not as easy as it looks- so take it in a positive light.
    Great Bbook-tooo cute!
    Toot tooooting through on the train-

  9. Hi Veelana, just passing through on the DSO blog train - toot toot!!

    don't give up love you'll get there and some day soon some store will snap up your offer to sell your creations. In the meantime just keep doing all the fantastic things you are doing. I've only just started doing a bit of designing and hopefully one day I'll also try and sell some of my stuff but in the meantime I'm just enjoying what I'm doing. GOOD LUCK!!!!

  10. Thanks so much. I love the bold colors and all the shapes. Keep up the good work!

  11. Lovely brag book!! Thank you so much for sharing with me.