The G and star were cut with my Cricut and the sentiment and "raduate" were computer generated. That's how I began my journey in the land of Blog. I started it because I wanted to be able to enter challenges and so some of my first were those geared toward Cricut users, some of which may be unfamiliar to you. In May 2012 I found Less is More where I still enter cards today. I posted this card.
After that came Freshly Made Sketches, CASual Fridays, and CASology, where I learned what CAS was. I still enter these challenges - and lots of others. By the end of 2012, I ventured into buying stamps. I said I wasn't going to because I could print everything on the computer - that is until I saw someone curve their stamp to follow the line of the image and I liked how it looked. I was hooked!
One of my favorite cards from 2012 is this one, even though it doesn't have any stamping on it. I sent it to my niece who hates pickles but is so fun and full of life. She got the humor in it.
For some reason I can't find my cards for 2013. This may have been when I got a new computer and things didn't transfer over well. I went to my blog list and found this one. By this time I'd gotten into more stamping, thanks to a release win at Papertrey Ink.
By 2014, I was taking Online Card Classes, trying new techniques and abandoning my Cricut. I really like this card.
I used rubber cement for masking way back then (like they taught in the Mask-erade online class this past week).
One of my favorites from this year so far is this paper pieced Fusion card.
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Through all of this I have made many new friends. I enjoy reading your posts, seeing your wonderfully creative cards and learning from you. I appreciate it when you visit me and leave such nice comments. As a reward for that (and for sticking with me through this long post), I have a present for one lucky commenter.
In my exuberance in ordering things, I sometimes double click an item and end up with two of the same thing. Rather than return them, I've held on to them to give away at a later date. That date is now.
The reward package includes The Big, the Bold and Comfort Cutaways by Winnie and Walter, those darling little chickadees from Technique Tuesday, and the Congratulations stamp set from Papertrey Ink. Just leave me a comment below telling me your newest stamping craze. I'll pick a winner on June 10.
Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping.