Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I've Been Busy!

OK Blogger Fans...I missed my first mark.  It's been awhile since my first post.  I won't bore you with excuses, but I think I've got this organized now so my posts should be pretty regular.

When I made my first scrapbook project, it was a Christmas present for my boss.  His daughter had recently gotten married and many of his colleagues and business associates would ask to see pictures.  Well, that really isn't a "guy" thing, so I thought...why don't I make a scrapbook of the wedding for him to keep at the office.  Once the newness of it wears off, he can take it home as a keepsake.  I wish I had the ability to keep things simple, but fortunately, it turned out to be quite the book.  I am sorry I didn't think to take some pictures of it. 

Having conquered how to make a scrapbook, I decided I wanted to learn how to make "personalized" greeting cards.  For some reason, I couldn't seem to mentally make the transition to something much smaller.  I suffer from the "bigger is better" mentality - LOL. 
After a string of events, I ended up buying a Cricut Expression.  For those of you who aren't familiar, it is a "printer/cutting machine" that cuts out pictures and letters for creative projects.  One thing led to another and I ended up finding this wonderful     "scrapbooking/social networking/online store" called Posh Designs Scrapbook Store.  WoW!!  A whole new world for me. It really has a warm and family-like atmosphere. They've got a fabulous and artistic design team, and the members are quite talented and friendly.    I say this for two reasons: 1) you should definitely check them out if you love scrapbooking or cardmaking, and 2) they have bi-weekly card challenges which are a lot of fun to make.  The owner designs a layout sketch, and you have the opportunity to be as creative as possible to fulfill the design scheme.  It really is a lot of fun to see the many interpretations of the design.  I know, a lot of words just to introduce my rendition of the PDSS #11 Card Challenge:

Unfortunately, this blog doesn't do the colors justice.  The colors are more of a "tropical" selection of pastels.  I had so much fun making this card that I ended up making six more.  Suffice it to say, I am really loving this new avenue of creation.  Now the problem is...what do I do with them all?  Hmmm, maybe I can sell them...surely something to ponder.

Here's a couple of cards I made for my special friend Michelle.  Can you tell she really loves Bling?

This is the third card I ever made.  Don't ask me why, but I always get these great ideas that I have never done before.  I decided I wanted to sew the lace on the card.  I have never sewn a day in my life, but I bought this tiny little sewing machine from Joann's.  Thank goodness it was for a 12 year old - LOL!  With a little practice, you can conquer much.  Until next week!

        It only takes a little imagination.....Linda


  1. Hey GF! Wow... your cards are all so BEAUTIFUL I can see lots of detail work, gorgeous my friend! Thanks for playing! Nini xoxo :)

  2. I am so glad you are back! Great read but more so, your cards are stunning. All the details you put into your creations are beautiful!

  3. I love the colors you used for your card!! Beautiful!!!