Welcome to my blog! This is my first post, so I'm excited to be here sharing with you!
A little about me:
I am a retired teacher who has just recently found the world of scrapbooking and cardmaking. I'd have to say cardmaking is my favorite of the two. I'm slowly collecting all the supplies that I need ~ gosh, this can be an expensive hobby!!
I have been married to the same wonderful guy for 30 years, and he's learned to tolerate my passion for crafting over the years.
I have two sons, both grown and out on their own now. I'm also "Mom" to five miniature dachshunds!
I wanted to post pictures of my first official card, so here goes!
This is the front of my card. I used a Magnolia Tilda stamp and
colored her with colored pencils and Gamsol (also my first
attempt with these tools). I used my Cuttlebug and a Nestabilities
die to create the space for Tilda, then I chalked the edges in
yellow and used Diamond Stickles to accent the edge. You
can't tell from the picture, but I used Glossy Accents, to give the
toes of her shoes a little shine. Added a few tiny buttons and a
bow to finish it off. I used a Stampendous stamp for the
sentiment. All papers were from my stash, so I'm not sure what
company they're from. I also used my MS scoring tool to make a
coordinating envelope for my card.
Here's a close-up of Tilda. I need LOTS of practice to get
the hang of this shading!!! But I had fun with my first attempt!
When I can afford to buy some Copics, I'd love to learn how
to use those!
Here's the inside of my card. I made the flower using a punch ~
punched it twice, colored it to match Tilda's dress, and used a
brad to fasten it to the paper, then added some Stickles for some
sparkle. The butterfly is a brad I had in my stash. I used two
stamps from my collection (sorry, I don't remember where I got
them) for the sentiment.
Hope you enjoyed your visit! Happy scrapping!!