The Journey Begins

Hi everyone and welcome to my Blog! 

This is my first ever blog post entry!

I want to use this space to share my journey while I reconnect with my artistic side. After more than five years of dormancy, my inner artist is asking (actually demanding) to be heard.  I believe that my journey properly started in March of 2017 when I discovered card making tutorials on Youtube. I, like everyone else that has kept on clicking on the related video suggested by Youtube, fell through a wonderful rabbit hole of card making tutorials hosted by women capable of making the most beautiful stuff with just paper, ink, scissors, and glue. I was hooked.

The first blogger and crafting genius that I binge-watched and followed was Jennifer Mcguire.  Her joy for creating is contagious and she truly inspires you to give crafting a try.  Yet, what really got me started was the fact that these would be short projects that wouldn’t consume me a lot of time, which allowed me to fit some card making hours into my busy weeks.

Here I include the result of my very first project. It is nothing fancy. A very simple card that I made for one of my best friends, someone who understands and shares my love for creating pretty things.

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This is the first card I made. Pretty simple and to tell the truth I just wanted an excuse to try heat embossing, which I was glad to discover is as exciting and rewarding as it seemed in YouTube cardmaking tutorials.

Once I started making cards I started to fall in love with the process. It is very relaxing to just color and fuzzy cut away all your anxiety and your stress. The act of creating something that you are proud of, no matter how small, is very rewarding, and if you have someone in mind when you are creating your card the process becomes even more exciting. The planning and designing of a card that could make someone smile and brighten their day just further improves the card making’s experience.

So there you have it, I am in love with card making and I plan to continue posting about my crafting projects as a learn new techniques along the way. Feel free to comment on your first time crafting and what makes it so rewarding for you.

Stay tuned because this journey just got started….

See you soon!

 

Supplies used in the card: 

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Mini Remix Happy Clear Stamps from The Greeting Farm

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Sweet Wishes from Penny Black

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Hero Arts White embossing powder

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Tombow BRIGHT Dual Brush Pens