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!