Friday, July 29, 2016

My First Blog

Hello out there in blog land,

This is my very first blog ever and I'm so excited to be doing it.
In case you didn't read my profile, I'm a scrapbooker since 1998, then a few years later I started using stamps on my pages which ultimately put me on the path to card making. I worked for a good friend in her scrapbooking store, where I taught scrapbooking classes and then started a card making club. where I taught new techniques to beginners. Unfortunately the store closed and my wonderful friend has passed  but I still manage to make as many cards and scrapbook pages as I can. I'm also into Art Journaling and find it very relaxing.

I got a bunch of new stamps this week and one of them was Penny Black (Spring Beauty) a lovely bunch of Tulips. I needed a card for my son and his wife, Michael and Kari, for their wedding anniversary and this seemed a likely choice. So here it is.

I used watercolor pencils for the flowers and then I used Ranger distress ink( Mustard Seed) by Tim Holtz to watercolor the background and (Peeled Paint) distress ink around the edges. I used a spellbinders (Elegant Ovals and ribbon banner) dies to cut out.  I lightly stamped a basket weave background using Ranger Archival ink (Pure Ochre) on some off white paper and added a piece of ribbon. I popped up the flowers with some dimensional tape and added the banner.

I hope Michael and Kari like it as much as I do.

I have entered this card in:


  1. You did it. Congratulations on your blog, my friend! November, love, love your anniversary card. It's even more beautiful in person! And I adore my doggy card. Thanks!

  2. Welcome to blogging, Karen! Your card is amazing, love all the pretty colors and such a gorgeous stamp!
    So happy you decided to join us at Penny Black and More! Hope we see you again soon!

  3. congrats on your first blog post! this is such a pretty card! i love the colours you chose for the image, the banner and the lightly stamped background. thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!

  4. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x