Wednesday, July 20, 2011


I've been meaning to make a blog/site where everyone who is and is not on Facebook can follow. Despite what a lot of people may think, there are still a lot of folks out there who haven't jumped onto the Facebook train!

This blog will chronicle my journey as a first time mom and all the crafts I create on the way. I've always been into arts and crafts, but haven't found anything that I could dive into! I've been doing Origami since I was little, but that was mostly for fun and I've never displayed my work. Over a year ago, I was introduced to scrapbooking by my friend and coworker, Emily. I've done scrapbooks before, but she showed me a whole other level! With my first year of marriage wrapping itself up and a million pictures I took that year, I figured what better way to chronicle our first year together!
 I found myself clueless when it came to scrapbooking the way I saw Emily did, so I started off simple. After finding a gorgeous leather scrapbook and my very first stack of paper, DCWV's All Occasion Glitter Stack, I crossed my fingers and I dove into my first page (but not at the same time of course.)! I had absolutely no clue what I was doing, but I'd have to say I came a long way! This is what opened up my crafting floodgates!

After dabbling in scrapbooks, I found what I was really passionate about! I love creating things for other people and seeing their reaction from something you created just for them. This is what sparked my dream to become a chef, and this is what lead me to making greeting cards. I want to start a business making cards, but part of my love of the craft, is individually making a card for specific recipients. Eventually, I hope to be able to make a mass amount of greeting cards and maybe start selling them online. Until then, I will enjoy making cards for my friends and family members.

 My Grandmothers both celebrate their birthdays in August, so I created their cards using the easel fold. It is made with basic pastel card stock and DCWV's Photo Real Stack 3. I added a little ribbon, which I find at Target's $1 bins, and vellum "Happy Birthday" Stickers.

I have also dabbled in other paper crafts, such as gift bags and gift card holders. Here is my "Couture" gift bag, all hand made. I was rummaging through Scrap Book Nook's clearance section and thought it was hilarious when I saw this piece of Gucci-looking cardstock. I had the paper for months until I finally came up with the perfect project for it. Using my Crafter's Companion, I created the perfect mini gift bag. I also created the leopard print rose that I used to embellish the bag.

Even though cards are my favorite to create, I still make a lot of scrapbook pages to document all the amazing moments of my life. With this new little man in my life, I see a lot of scrapbook pages in my future!

This was initially inspired by Frosted Designs's Quote That challenge! Once I figured out what quote and picture to use, I realized it would be awesome if I used their Sketch Along Challenge (#19). Two challenges in one project! :)

This was inspired by my lil peanut. :), I did a little twist to Sketch Savvy's sketch #45.

This is the beginning of my journey! Hope you can join me!


  1. Great projects! I love how you placed the big sun on your lo.
    Thank you for playing with us at Frosted Designs!

  2. A blog is a wonderful way to share your creations with family and friends. Your layouts, cards, and bag is wonderful. Thanks for sharing and joining us over at Frosted Designs.

  3. Good luck in your goal of selling your cards online. I love the LO you entered this week. Thank you for joining us this week at Frosted Designs.

  4. Congrats on setting up your very own blog! I like the LO you have shared at Frosted Designs. Many thanks for joining us for this week's challenge. Best of luck!

  5. Thank you so much for being so welcoming!!!

  6. great projects and welcome to the blogging world- so much fun!!! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany

  7. Good luck on your blogging adventure. Thanks for sharing with us at Sketches in Thyme!

  8. And...Love your take on the FD sketch!! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesday!!

  9. I too love challenges- and you did a great take on the sketch and with the quote challenge over at Frosted Designs- thanks for joining us and love your new blog- will check back to look at al your new and old projects.