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Sunday, August 15, 2010

A New Adventure

Kenya Ketto and Sparkles
This is my first blog post.. a place where I can record all of my crafty endeavors. I'm not sure how often I will do this, as it is a steep learning curve for me.. computers are not my best friends!! We'll see how it goes.
My first card is a Stamping Bella image that I got at my LSS - Dat's. I made this card for my niece's birthday last year. I really liked the "sparkle"stamps.. so I used them to make the background paper. Stickles were applied to the centers for added 'sparkle".

 The inside of the card uses a sentiment that I printed from the internet, matted and added to the card, along with another Kenya Sparkle!

Stamps: Stamping Bella; Sentiment: Stampin'Up
Supplies: Nestabilities, Stampin'Up punches, brads, flowers; water colour pencils.

I used a variety of stamps to make this card for my niece's daughter. "Gigi" the Giraffe is a Clear Dollar Stamp, that is so cute and fun to colour in yellow and pink!! The small circular sentiment is from Close to My Heart and then I added the "1st " from another CTMH stamp set and used  glitter around the image and on the number. Mini pink pearls and pink gingham ribbon finishes the "girly" card.
I used a strip of yellow paper on the inside, to stamp the sentiment, and then mounted it on the designer paper. Hip Hip Hooray was stamped on the DP and then added on the top. I really like how it turned out.

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps, Close to My Heart, Studio g
Supplies: Nestabilities,  water colour pencils, pearls, ribbon, glitter.


Keva said...

Welcome to Blogland, Karen! It's so much fun and after a while you'll be addicted to stamping and showing your work!

I love your cards...very cute and the stamps are adorable!

pattylt said...

Welcome to the blogosphere! Cute cards! You will love blogging. It gives you another reason to make crafts. Enjoy the ride and make sure you let everyone know when you post. It's so much fun.

Sue Ann said...

Welcome ....... you did a great job setting up your blog and it really is such a great place to keep your work and share. Your cards are adorable!! Keep us all posted on your updates!!!

Laurie said...

Welcome to blogland! Your cards are so cute!

Rhonda said...

Congrats on the new blog! Sweet cards.

Sara Mac said...

Congrats on the new blog! You'll love it here in blogland. Keep posting and sharing your creations with us. Your cards are adorable.

Jen Carter said...

Congratulations on starting a blog of your very own! Your cards are adorable!