I'm in the process of uploading all of the photos on our computer to Shutterfly (what a job!). While I was sorting through the pictures, I found pics of a bunch of cards I forgot I had ever made. It was fun to take a little trip down Creative Memory Lane. The card pictured above was the first card design I ever made. I actually started making cards out of necessity. It was my nephew's 2nd birthday, and by the time I realized I had forgotten to buy him a card it was too late to go get one. So, being a scrapbooker and having a ton of paper and stickers, I decided to make a card. This is the design that I came up with (although my nephew's card said "Brad" on it). I made this card for every kid I knew for the next six months. That was six years ago, and I have not purchased a card since.
Early on, my cards were mostly decorated with fancy paper and stickers. It took me awhile to discover the joys of stamping (I wonder if I can find the photo of my first stamped card......hmmmm...I think I need to look for that!) I'd like to think I've come a long way, it's been a fun and creative journey and I'm looking forward to see where this path leads.
recipe: paper: Creative Memories; stickers Making Memories Letters, Mrs. Grossman's stripe; CM Circle Punches; Sakura Micro Pen