Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Is It The Weekend Yet?

I spent 9.5 hours in a car yesterday coming back home from a little extended weekend vacation and feel like I need another vacation. I did color up three images while away but was just too drained in so many ways to muster up any mojo to put those images onto cards. So I thought you might be interested in seeing my first card that I posted on SCS. It was actually for a swap. After that, I was hooked. I have really grown a passion for the hobby and have come across so many fabulous and supportive people that have affected what I do and how I do it. It is so hard to phathom where we all would be without the internet. I had come from the Stampin' Up followers and had mostly only SU stuff to play with...my has that changed now. There are just sooooo many great companies and products out there today that choosing just one is soooo
impossible and why would you want to limit yourself?
When I look back at this card and then look at the cards I do today, I think this is still a nice card. I remember how long it took me to do this. A few hours to come up with the first one...easier afterwards. My cards still take the same amount of time...I have just picked up a few more skills that I learned from fellow hobbyists. Of course there is still so much to learn and do and that is what keeps this hobby interesting. Not to mention all the wonderful people that inspire you and that you also inspire. Do you remember your first card? Have a great day!

11 comments:

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMG this is so cool...I wish I had taken a photo of the first card I made. You know what? I still have it, I think?! I should do that. Well, this is fantastic and I am SOOOO glad you got bit by the stamping bug...HUGS girlie!

Cindy Haffner said...

We've come a long way BABY!!!!!!!!

Lana said...

Great blog today, Mary. Welcome back home.

Catherine said...

Hi Mary!
So glad to have you back (although that seems weird to say since when you were "away" you were actually physically closer to me - LOL)!
Maybe I need more coffee (or more sleep?!?) but I like this card! Esp. the sentiment! And look how nicely your eyelets are lined up! There are people who have stamped for eons that can't do that!
You have acquired more than a few skills since this card, and you should be so proud of yourself! I'm so glad this little hobby has brought us together in friendship!
{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}

karen said...

I am SO GRATEFUL I didn't take a pic of the first cards I made.. LOL!

They certainly weren't as nice as this one.. haha!

Michelle said...

Even your first card was amazing! It's great see where you've started and how far you've come - especially with your coloring! Thanks for always being such an amazing inspiration for me!

kadie said...

Oh, Mary...I still have this card and I love it. Love the girl who made it too. :) What a trip down memory lane.

Diana said...

This is a super card! I love taking a trip down memory lane sometimes. I used to make some pitiful things... never anything this beautiful came out when I started!!!!!!! Rest up so you can play!

Lorie said...

I have this card, from that very first swap. I thought it was fabulous then, I it's still fabulous in my book! You've always been a very talented stamper, and this proved it!!! :-)

Lauri said...

How funny! I look back at my first cards and think....what was I thinking???? haha!

Elena said...

I think this card is very beautiful! You are a very talented stamper Mary from the beginning!

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