Two years ago I thought a stamp was something you put on a letter, and I thought scrapping was some kind of fight. Then two of my dear friends asked me to come with them to a workshop held by a friend of theirs…I believe my first response was “ scrap booking? doesn’t that cost a TON of money?”
Finally I decided to join them…..just to get ‘away’ and have some ‘me’ time. WELL….thanks to my friends Jessica and Janice and the CTMH consultant Candi, whose house we were at, I was hooked. I remember going down into her basement and thinking WOW that’s a lot of stuff. I was totally enthralled by all the things she created and loved the time with my good friends.
I bought some basic starter supplies and earned my first SOTM Snow Friends (Nov 2007) and I was off and running. At the start I could fit all my goodies in a small plastic tote that slid under a chair (LOL). I decided to make all my Christmas cards that year!!! I was so proud.
I am going to be brave and post my first ever stamped cards here….I know you all had to start somewhere too..are you brave enough to post your first cards/LO’s, do you still have them?
I found these at the bottom of my card box and decided to take some pics. At first I was kind of embarrassed to post them….then I thought what the heck …..we all had to have a ‘first’ card!
By July of 2008 I decided to become a CTMH consultant and my plastic tote that fit under the chair now wouldn’t hold all the stamps I own ha ha! My basement looks like Candi’s and my friends laugh at how fast and how deeply I became an addict.
I LOVE to create with paper. I have always loved art but was never good enough to be a true ’artist’. This medium gives me a way to create art and satisfy my high standards for myself. I am so happy to be in my space making something.
My messy spot pics! OK I have cleaned this up since these photos LOL. I didn’t realize it looked so bad.
The conclusion to my little story is that I started blogging my work in Feb of this year, a WHOLE other addiction.
I have met THE most talented and wonderful people through blogging and have not looked back.
I have recently joined a group for stampers and bloggers, started my Mary over at On Life and Creating, and she challenged us to post about why we started stamping and this was my story! Hopefully I didn’t bore the socks off you. If you have made it this far here is a little card for you to look at :-)
This is a 4x4 card using kraft cardstock, a couple of Martha Stewart punched butterflies and a wooden (gasp!) stamp I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I believe the sentiment is from CTMH fringed Phrases set. I made this at the Girl Scout camp, so being sleep deprived, the details are a little fuzzy!
Thanks for reading this. I hope you are having a great Wednesday!