Tuesday, June 30, 2009

One Year...Already, Seriously?!?

One year ago today, I posted my first post on my blog. It is so hard to believe it has already been a year. When I started my blog, I did so to motivate myself to create more and to have a journal of the things I created. It has turned into so much more than that. I have developed some great friendships along the way. I have also learned so much. I knew nothing about blogging when I started and I am really proud of how far I have come. Thank you all for reading my blog and befriending me...and for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it and it means so very much to me.
This card uses the digital stamp, Carl the Clown, it is from KLM Designs. I colored him with prismacolor pencils and OMS. I used shimmer chalk to color the background and soften it. I added a little bit of shimmer with Spica glitter pens to the flower and the hat band. I used mini brads for the buttons. I used a classic rectangle nestie to cut it out and matted it onto Pure Poppy cut with a scalloped rectangle die. The background cardstock is Spring Rain and I used polka dot basics for the polka dots. I stamped the outline polka dots in Versamark so that I would have the outline of the stamp and it wouldn't be to over powering. I randomly stamped the solid polka dots with Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise and New Leaf and the rest with a glue pad and added glitter. The sentiment is stamped in Pure Poppy and I used a ribbon tag die to cut and emboss it. I threaded New Leaf twill ribbon through it and added a button threaded with twine.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Supplies
Stamps-Carl the Clown (KLM Designs), Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey), Expressions (HOTP)
Paper-Spring Rain, White, Pure Poppy (Papertrey)
Ink-Versamark, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Glue Pad (Tsukineko)
Accessories-prismacolor pencils, OMS, glitter, Spica Melon and Lemon glitter pens, mini brads, New Leaf twill ribbon, twine, button, classic and scalloped rectangle nesties, ribbon tags (Spellbinders)

9 comments:

Becky said...

How cute, love the coloring and those brads are a sweet touch.

specialcraftmom4 said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your Blog Birthday! I enjoy your Blog so much (:

Scrapping Julie said...

congrats! time flys when your having fun! such an adorable card.

Sara said...

Congrats!! Your card is adorable, as is all of your stuff!

Phillip said...

My Dear Angel, it is hard to believe that a year has pasted. It just seems like yesterday you told me that you were starting your own blog. I am so proud of you and the fantastic job you have done on your blog. Also, your remarkable job on creating cards and gifts, WOW! You sure have made me look good with the work that you have created for me and my clients. Thank you so much for all you have done. Keep up the great job and know you have 100% of my support. I Love you and here's too the next year.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Happy 1 year blogaversary! I enjoy reading your blog and looking at your marvelous creations!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Congrats on your 1 year anniversary for blogging. Such a cute adorable card. Love the bright colours. Cheers my friend.

Gina said...

Congratulations on one year. It is funny how much we have in common, with dates! I for one am glad you started your blog, I have enjoyed seeing your creations, your friendship and the encouragement you give me.

Anne said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! Thanks for making this card to share and celebrate with us!