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Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

My First Card Design

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

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