Sunday, July 21, 2013

freshly made sketches-95

hey everyone...or actually 'one', since my sister is the only one following me...actually, she is the only one who knows i am blogging!  i digress...

here is my first creation, inspired by freshly made sketches #95.  i have been receiving emails from fms for about a year now...admiring the works of many.  yay me!  i'm finally published on a site that loves the arts!  

i just loved this layout!  the set entitled 'flower shop' by stampin up is so fun to use with its coordinating punch.  the new dsp used is gingham garden.  i have to be honest...this card was a great example of me thinking outside the box, or at least my creative box.  i love flowers and use them all the time, but i'm more of a vintage-worn kinda girl.  the clean look of this card even took john by surprise!  he even knew this was not a typical leslie card!'s sunday night and i'm going to spend what is left with my family.  i hope to have another card, be it a challenge or not, up in a few days.  thank you so much for taking some time to look!

until then, i leave you with this quote from abraham lincoln..."whatever you are, be a good one".

peace be with you

Friday, July 19, 2013

ta-daaaa! my very first post!

i've be told, that in order to reach a must write it down.  i'm embarrassed to actually put it in writing, however, since i'm on my way, beginning with this blog, i may as well go for it.  some day, i want to be a part of stampin' up's design team.  there-i wrote it!  feels a little foolish and wonderful at the same time! i figured that i needed to get myself out there in order to do it.

it's kinda funny...when i was a demonstrator all those years ago, there weren't any blogs, web pages, social media-nothing!  you had to go out into the world to see what other people were doing!  in my circle of friends and stampers, i was always hailed as someone with talent...and it felt good!  but now-oh my.  i am truly humbled by what others are doing.  i am in awe. i am anxious to get back in the game and see how others, besides my-wonderful-husband-who-thinks-everything-i-create-is-amazing, feel about my work.

the truth of the matter is, i just want to 'play' again.  i just want to sit in my woman cave and see what comes out of my brain and onto some paper.  i want to have fun with my friends and see their faces light up when they make something to be proud of. would be nice to some day be a part of stampin' up's design team!

i'd like to leave you with a quote..."choice, not chance, determines your destiny".

peace be with you