You know, Meg. Meg Craig? I'm known for having a corgi. Now I have two. Luna on the left, Addison on the right:
(Ok, ok, stop begging! I'll show you some puppy pics!)
|Our first picture!|
|She is seriously one happy and lovey dog!|
But that's not why you came here, right? (BTW, thanks for coming here. It's been a while, hasn't it? Hope life has been treating you well.)
You came here for cards. And I'm going to try to make some!
Honesty time: It's been at least 5 years since I really was all-in on cardmaking. Teaching got in the way, then it was just SO HARD to come back to. I'd have some crafting spurts, but I couldn't remember how to do anything. Where anything was stored. Is that green River Rock or Certainly Celery? Ugh. So it was just A LOT of work every time I went to make a card. Then the card just wouldn't be as good as ones I made 5 years ago (I know, shocker right?). Plus I stopped following almost all stamping blogs and didn't visit Splitcoast, so I didn't even have much inspiration.
Challenge time: What I do remember loving the most were challenges. Not necessarily to win or get favorites, but just to stretch my mind. But I don't even know what the "hip" challenges are and didn't want to spend hours trying to find one. So here is my challenge to myself:
There are 66 stamping challenges in this Paper Crafts (RIP) mag from 2013. I'm going to try to attempt at least one a week. (Well, except the one that is "stamp on glitter" because this is a no-glitter household.) Feel free to join me! I'll post the challenge and the card and if you want to play along, leave a comment with a link to your card. I also just noticed that a hashtag would be #SiCC as in, man, did you see Meg's card? It is #sicc, bro! Is instagram a thing with stampers? Maybe this will finally make me join. (I am on twitter @mathymeg07)
Without further ado, I present
My Triumphant Return To Stamping
(that technically involved no stamps)
Challenge #1: Stamp an image in place of a letter
Who doesn't love a good clean & simple card? Steps:
1. Punched a bajillion leaves using Martha's branch punch.
2. Iced hand for thirty minutes to recover from punching a bajillion leaves.
3. Used a circle nestie to trace a circle on the card, used a glue pen to glue the branches.
4. Tied the cutest little bow using red twine.
5. Went through all 300 fonts to find the best J and Y, sized them to match the wreath, and cut using the Silhouette.
6. Jumped for joy!
So your homework is:
1) Tell me what blogs I need to follow (including yours)
2) Play along if you want or don't play along if you don't want
3) Be awesome
|Luna is nailing #3.|