I was just over on Corry's blog and she wrote a post on "how did you get started stamping?"
This got me thinking and I couldn't help but wonder...how DID I get started stamping? It brought me back to thinking about the first time I participated in a Stampin' Up! demo. There were a lot of us girls crowding around the kitchen table of our host...very pressed for room but no one even noticed because we were way too interested in what our demo, Tamara, was saying and showing us. First she showed us some techniques and then we had the opportunity to make something on our own...using her stamps and supplies, collaborated with our imagination. I loved stamping and being introduced to it, and after the whole party was over, I even won my very first Stampin' Up! stamp. Oh I couldn't tell you how happy I was to own a stamp.
After that, I've been buying stamps galore and have...well honestly, too many, but I couldn't bear trade any or give even a single one away. I think I would pretty much miss it the next day already (haha)
As for my activities for the rest of the day...well I made another card (and am publishing the second blog for today - or is third already? oops)
This card is for two challenges. The first one is a sketch from Sketch Saturday
Looks easy...doesn't it? Have to admit, it was easy and I enjoyed it. Except my sentiment sucks, but hey, the entire card can't be perfect...now can it? (haha)
And the challenge it was for is for Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. The challenge for this week was to make a wedding card. Hmm...like that's so difficult! After all, it seems to be wedding season all over!!
When I first started working on this card, I figured I'd go with monochromatic for the color theme, but ended up using turquoise rhinestones. ahh you know me, and a card just isn't complete without rhinestone. LOL
Last project to share...is something I etched (of course I have to save the best for the last).
My cousin is getting married on Sunday and I wanted something extra extra special for her.
The brown paper is not the paper that is going to be behind the glass, but its there because I wanted the etching to show up clearly when taking the picture. You'll have to excuse the fingerprints though....I took pictures before polishing, and didn't want to completely polish before I was ready to snap in the backing and wrap it up.
Have a sweet night!