Yesterday was a milestone for this little blog… around 9am the visitor counter turned to 1 Million!! Wow… I’ve been stumbling through blogging for five years, and can honestly say I never thought that day would come.
Over the years blogging has gotten easier in some ways, and more complicated in others. I have gleaned advice and tips from others, but want to thank two very wonderful people who gave me help and tips along the way, who continue to mentor me and are like sisters to me.
Tee Thompson of Green Isles Crafts! Tee helped me customize my blog template, refreshed my html skills, has helped me put together videos and given me homework too LOL.
My brayer bud… Michelle Zindorf! Michelle has mentored me at my most down moments, encouraged me and given priceless advice (LOL not to mention fabulous lessons on how to use a brayer!!)
Thanks to everyone who has left comments… and who have emailed me encouragement too. From the bottom of my heart.. it’s really wonderful to have such kind, dear and sincere friends!
Today’s Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge design stumped me… totally. The sketch is quite simple with horizontal bands of ribbon and paper. LOL, I had NO clue what to do!
So.. I just stamped. Whenever I’m confused, I study the stamps on my shelves, select a few and STAMP. My downline team members know that’s my solution to stamping drought… just add ink and stamp!
Kind of blah… but it’s growing on me, LOL!!
This card was made in under 5 minutes… using all three images from the Borderlines stamp set… just stamped them on scraps of very vanilla card stock, darkened the edges with a basic black marker, and stuck them DTP (direct to paper) on the newsprint! LOL, didn’t even worry about having a perfectly stamped image as I wanted a more distressed and vintage look.
When in doubt, just stick on a double loop bow, right? LOL, that’s not exactly what I was thinking… I thought the card needed some brads or bling and opted instead for an easy solution: a double loop bow tied on my fingers!
Today’s sketch called for a sentiment along the bottom edge… so I added one and punched it out, slipping it beneath the scallop border punched edge.
A rainbow of color bands would have been nice… or maybe different coordinating designer series papers? But deadlines are deadlines, and droughts are droughts… LOL that too has passed.
Hope you’ll play along with us this week at the stampin’ queens sketch challenge design team! You know the drill!
Big Hugs… and stay tuned for an announcement later this week to celebrate the 1 million milestone. I think you’ll like it!