Thursday, November 10, 2011

The first blog post

Well cyber world here I am! So totally stepping out of my box and so totally not in my comfort zone at all. For those of you who will actually read this on purpose, I thank you for taking the time out of your busy life to do so.

I recently attended the second annual "Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Day" hosted by an amazing group of krafty women from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps this past September. While there I found out that if you want to enter any challenges from time to time you need a blog and/or a social network of some kind where you can upload your creation photos.

Given that I do spend an enormous amount of time blog hopping it only made sense for me to have one myself. So here I am, totally exposed so to speak and about to learn new things. Who said you couldn't teach an old dog new tricks?

I have been scrapbooking and card making now for a few years. Well, really more card making then scrapbooking. I was introduced to the world of Copic markers by my dear friend Darlene, and trust me there is a story there in itself but we won't go there, lol.

I think it was my love of colouring maps in my high school geography class that resurfaced when I took my beginner class at Forever Scrapbooks in Burlington, Ontario. The class was instructed by Sherry Siemens of Card Creme who happens to be extremely talented with these markers. I was slow to start given the cost factor and was a wee bit afraid to use them for the same reason. So, I decided to sign up for online classes offered by the amazing Suzanne J. Dean of Colour me Creative Classroom and ScrapBitz. Now there is one talented artist, instructor and an amazing person too.

Out of the five classes she offers in a tutorial format I have completed three. The bonus part of taking her classes is that you can learn at your own pace in the privacy of your own home whenever you want to access them. You can even do them in your PJ's if you want, lol. The classes include pdf files for each lesson that you can print off and keep for quick reference. It is a great way to learn and somewhat therapeutic at times if you want to know the truth.

Okay, enough yakking from me and I will get to my first card. I fell in love with this little cutie immediately when I saw her on the rack. She is a stamp from the Kraftin' Kimmie collection and her name is Angie. I am pretty sure I have looked exactly like her more than once in my life.
The stamp includes two sentiments the "Thanks a latte" as seen here in the photo and "I don't do mornings" as well. Oh and yes, she does come with a pair of slippers as well! I coloured her with my Copic markers and pulled the colours from my Citrus matstack collection of coordinating card stock. I have decided to enter her in another one of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps challenges. Challenge (#103) called "Pin It Down".

Wow, that didn't hurt at all....I think this just might be a lot of fun! Thanks for dropping by :) S


  1. congratulations on your new blog!!! I am also new to the blog world" It very fun I must say!... It defiantly keeps me inspired and wanting to play along with challenges. which is a good thing because I now feel like all this stuff I buy isn't just sitting there! :D
    anyhoo... your card looks great!!!

  2. Well Denise, thank you very much for taking the time to comment. I so appreciate knowing you are a newbie too and will make sure to follow your blog as well.

  3. I'm a newbie too at blogs. and I LOVE your card!!!

  4. Hi Sandra.

    Congrats with your new blog.
    And what a beautiful card to start it with.

    Hugs mariska

  5. Awesome card and great colouring!!! Welcome to the blogging world, lol!!! You will make lots of friends!
    PS: I also took Suzanne's classes and they're amazing!

  6. Hi Sandra, welcome to the blog world, you have made a great start, great write-up and I love what you have done with Angie!! A very lovely card and thanks for playing with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Also congrats on your win over at KKS. What a great way to start blogging!!

  7. You've colourd Angie beautifully, Sandra and I love the colours, papers and your fab pin! I am so glad to see that you have taken the plunge and set up a blog of your own. I know you will love blogland and all the friendly people you will meet. Thanks for sharing your inspirational story with us too!
    Big Hugs,t

  8. Sandra, I'm thrilled to see that you have started a go girl! It was wondeful having the opportunity to spend time together at Krafty Day. Your card is gorgeous, and I'm looking forward to keeping up with your creative endeavors through your blog. :)

  9. Yay Sandra--I'm so happy you have entered blog world! A big happy welcome to you from me! I love this card, in fact I have one from someone very much like this...hmmm..that she sent me to thank me and I have it displayed in my craft room because it always reminds ME that what I do can touch someone else even on my worst days. So thank you for that and EVEN BETTER that you won a prize too! So great to meet you up in Ontario, hope to see you again when I come back! Big hugs to you and thank you so much for your beautiful write up too!