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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

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!!


  1. Your blog is darling! I love the card too. Magnolia's are very addictive so beware! You did a great job of coloring. I tend to not spend as much time on the inside of a card so I'm loving yours. Keep sharing!!

  2. What a super first card! Congrats on your blog! Life as you once knew it is over!!! LOL Looking forward to seeing more of your cards.

  3. Welcome the the blogging world Betsy. Your card is cute & sweet. Thanks for sharing :o)

  4. HI Betsy....welcome to the world of blogging.
    nice frist post and I love your card.
    hugs from Texas...Linda

  5. Welcome to blogland Betsy. You are going to have such FUN. Your first card is delightful and as Hope mentioned, Tilda is incredibly addictive... Enjoy! hugs from South Africa, Sharon x

  6. Welcome to the blogging world! Your first card is adorable - and the sentiment is such a great fit with the image!
    Well, talk about beginner's luck... Your name was chosen as the lucky winner of a Cricut for Beginners DVD on the Autism Awareness Blog Hop!! Congratulations!! Please email me at smallbitsofpaper(@)hotmail(.)com to claim your prize. (Remove brackets from address or simply use the email link, found under the "new post notifications" box on the right side of my blog.) You have one week to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!!

  7. Your cards are so pretty!!!! Hope to see more!!! I am now your new follower too!!!!

  8. What a lovely card. Cannot wait to get my supply of these cute stamps and start using my copic markers.

    thanks for sharing.