Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Yes, I'm still here...

Hi ladies, I do appreciate the words of encouragement that have been sent by many of you.
I guess I really needed them ha ha.

 What I wanted to share with you today, are some of the things I've discovered about myself, Color challenges, Sketch challenges, and such

For one thing you ladies simply AMAZE me with your talents in card making, and scrap-booking pages.  I get so inspired by what I see, I just can't help but look through more and more of your projects.  That is why I'm having a hard time getting my own cards here on my blog.  I hope to have at least the 4 or 5 I've done since before Christmas. 

Mind you, I do work a full time job, from 7:30 am - 7:30 or 8:00, so I have to take advantage of every little minute I can get to enter a word here (like right now I'm on my lunch break).  :)  And, I do have some questions about this blogging that I'm not sure of yet, for instance, as I've gone to your blog pages.  I see the pictures on the right or left, which are like links to other pages.  My ? is, how do I download your little "boxes" like those, so those that are coming to my blog can find yours too?  I figure you ladies are willing to watch me squirm  :( as I get a handle on this hobby.  So, I should show my appreciation for your help in input, by referring others to your blogs. 

I will try to get my cards downloaded tonight, wish me luck.  Blessings to all.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy New Year To All

Well, it looks like I wasn't quite up and running as I thought last posting.  But, I"m hopeful that you "kind, considerate, sweet" ladies can forgive me, being that it was the Christmas season and all.

I plan to really get going with making some cards, as I've been going to several blog hops and I find myself so inspired by what I see you ladies doing, that I forget I have my own blog to put things on,OOoops!

I plan on putting 2 cards that I did just before Christmas.  That way you can see that I am really trying to make an effort here.

I have also been surfing youtube alot  lately learning new techniques and how to use some of the NEW toys I've gotten with my Christmas gift cards.  I recently bought a "circle cutter".  I plan on using it tomorrow, testing it out.  I also have recently gotten some Cuttlebug folders and dies, I rreally love the looks of those folders on my cardstock.  My wife was really impressed by it as well, and she isn't into this crafting hobby, so if she thought it was beautiful, I'm happy.  I also have added about 27 Copic markers to my stable of markers,  though I'm only getting started with them, and will be taking my 1st online course with Colleen this coming Sat. I am really anxious (in a good way) to get started with them.

I've been trying to plan on my philosophy of what kind of cards (style wise) I would like to concentrate on. So as I have been checking some of your blogs and websites, I've been saving pictures of some of your beautiful cards and drooling over all the talent you ladies have been blessed with.

I also plan on making a card up using the stamps I had won in my 1st ever Blog Hop.  What is it that they say about "One time wonders"?  Does that mean I won't win anymore.....LOL.

 I'm also planning on getting into my 1st ever "Challenge" and that will be a challenge indeed, just to get into one.  I don't know why I should be nervous about that one, I don't believe you'd expect to see some fantastic card by a male newbie, right... ha ha.  No, but seriously, I am learning to pick up on some of the ideas and things I've seen on the blog hops and the one Challenge I've checked out.

I was just going over some of your encouraging words yesterday; and I was quickened (yes, that's an old saying for encouraged).  Heather Dennis had sent me a note of encouragement telling me that the BEST way to get better at  making cards, was to get into the Challenges, so that is my 1st challenge to get myself into the first one.  You may want to say a prayer for me, I may need it.  I'll try to get into one within the next week or two.  So thank you Heather for that challenge and all of you ladies that have so kindly encouraged me to Go For It. 

Have a great week, have fun crafting and God bless you all.