Friday, August 15, 2014

Card Friday

For 2014, I sort of made a vow to myself to try some new things in the arena of paper crafting.

I've been interested in mixed media and some other things..One of my adventures has been into card making.

Its not a real secret to many people that I am not a card maker...

I'm a card GIVER...

and a card RECEIVER...


and a card APPRECIATOR (my friend Debbie makes outrageously gorgeous cards and I am blessed enough to be on her Christmas / Birthday card list, so...I sort of view them as tiny pieces of art in an envelope)

BUT I've never really been a card MAKER.

It seems a shame that I love paper crafting so much, don't really make cards - especially if you've ever seen my studio.

The thing that always gets me is how to make a small canvas like a card interesting enough. I just get stuck...How does one make a tiny canvas into anything at all????

Clearly I need instruction and some practice in the basics before I venture into my own territory here.

Enter the Card Kit from Embellish It.

These kits are very much in the vein of my style - not to complicated, very pretty, easy enough, fun enough, challenging enough...and at the end of the day I have some nice cards to share with friends and family.

For the next few Fridays I'm going to show you some of the beautiful cards that I've made using these kits...

DISCLAIMER - I didn't design ANY of these...they are all part of Shelby's awesome kits. For the time being, I'll be making them as instructed in her detailed kit directions. (she has layout kits too if you are so inclined).

I do alter them slightly to meet my own needs if necessary...but for the most part, I just love putting the beautiful things together...these are the first three from my first kit.

Here is my challenge: How could you get something started that you've wanted to try in a way that isn't complicated...that doesn't put a ton of pressure on you?

Take a walk to jump start an exercise program? Maybe buy a kids water-color set to get started painting? Plant a container of flowers to begin a garden? Maybe try a new recipe from the internet? The possibilities of STARTING are endless and you never know how it might end up changing you life.

Have a beautiful day, everyone!

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