Happy second day of Christmas, my fabulous blogging friends!
I've been thinking about my passion for paper crafting lately, and how it changed my life.
This year has been very special for me. I remember at this time last year, being still such a novice, I was awaiting with excitement a response from several challenge blogs about joining their Design Teams. This was the beginning of a wonderful journey, and I can't believe all that happened to me on the way - the beautiful people I met, the passion that feeds me, and the opportunities that my wondeful hobby gives.
Although I usually give my heart and soul to everything I do, and I've always been crafty, I certainly had no idea where it's going to take me, when I was making my first card.
I'm amazed that after a year and a half of pretty intense, everyday crafting, I feel as passionate about what I'm doing, as I was at the beginning.
The joy of creating is tremendous, and each project that I finish is created with much love. I'm aware of all the things that I still haven't tried, and I can't wait to do so when opportunity arises. I finally started to share (send out) my cards to my friends, and I never felt better about it. It's truly an amazingly rewarding, fulfilling hobby... but it wouldn't be such without YOU. Thank you for supporting me through this year, for giving me wings. A piece of you is in every one of my creations :)
This card is for you!
Supplies: cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Rustic Cream); paper: Basic Grey (Jovial); stamps: Flourishes, Hero Arts; ink: Kaleidacolor (Capuccino); Vivid! (Brick); Papertrey Ink (Tea Dye Duo - Camomile); lace trim; organza ribbon; Prima flower; staples; buttons; cotton twine
I (almost) missed the super gorgeous TSTR41 challenge... how could I possibly resist these cute Scandinavian patterns?? I'm a big fan of their folk art, and look at these the colours... ohhh!
I matched it with the Week 4 December Verve sketch (VLVDec2010)
Thank you for coming, and for giving me reason to create! Big inky holiday kisses to you from yours truly :) xxx