Thursday, May 13, 2010
So I decided to do it...why not?
I've been making cards ever since I can remember. I can recall selling cards at school for Entrepreneurship day! I would sit in the school holidays and make cards, I've never believed in buying cards when I know I can make them, with a personalized touch for any occasion.
Card making took a back seat when I had my children and then got kicked to the boot when my passion for scrap booking became quite big a few years ago. But the last year or two it's been renewed and being given a new lease on life! For the last two years I have sat down and in a week flat made ALL my anniversary cards for the year ahead. I then slip them into plastic covers with a sticker on for who it is for and put them in a special anniversary book that has a pocket for each month to slip your cards into with place to write the date and name of the anniversaries on the front of the pocket. I Love doing it this way because when the anniversary rolls around, I know I don't have to stress at the last minute getting out supplies to make a card. It's all done ready to pop into a carry bag with a gift.
Each person comes to mind while I am making the card and I try to incorporate something personalized into the card, maybe a color I know they like, or a little embellishment I know will appeal to them...just something small to know that they were important enough to take the time to make a card with just them in mind, and that is what I think is so special about homemade cards.
I have entered my first challenge. It is from the Caardvarks blog
And the one I entered was this one.
I used this sketch from Heidi Van Laar which was one of two to choose from for the challenge.
And this is my card created today.
I stuck a small piece of ribbon behind the scalloped border at the bottom just to add a bit of interest and color.
apparently I am supposed to list the supplies I used....
The trouble is these have been in my stash for so long, I don't know who it is by anymore.
what I do know is that:
background paper is from webster pages -postcards from paris
the rest of the papers are from K & Company (I think)