Friday, July 27, 2012

I Made Cards!!!

You're shocked, I know, because I never make cards.  Funny thing is that, that's how I started scrapbooking.  Years ago my sister-in-law began selling Creative Memories product.  She wanted me to host a party to help her get started.  I was pretty set on the fact that I would not be getting into scrapping anytime soon (time, cost, too many hobbies, etc), but thought I'd help her out, and at least buys some pens and paper since I made cards.  Needless to say things changed.  As I began scrapping more, and meeting more advanced card makers I pretty much stopped making cards all together.  I was too intimidated by others' amazing creations (a-hem, Danni, Shellye, name a few) and began seeing my own  creations as sub-standard.  I simply put the craft aside and carried on with scrapping.  Fast forward to a couple of months ago when I won this stamp set from my friend, and fellow DT member at Scrapping Everyday Miracles, Elizabeth.
Set C1467 - Spring
I thought it would be such a waste to just let them sit there untouched, and couldn't bring myself to just give them away or hand them down to my kids.  My friend Hilde also won the same set (Elizabeth is sweet like that, and offered up two sets as a prize).  All those things combined left only one option.  Hunker down, get over myself and make some cards.

I managed to create 4 cards one afternoon.
I'm doing something new today; guesting on a friend's blog.  I was invited by Elizabeth, my friend, and fellow Scrapping Everyday DT member to guest for her, as she's doing a "Feature a Friend Friday" on her blog.  To see these cards in detail I hope you will  pop over to her blog and check them out.

As an extra little surprise today Hilde and I have decided to treat you to a "twin post".  Seeing as we both won the same set, we thought it would be fun to create together.  Well not so much together as in the same room, at the same time, seeing as she's over 4000 miles away, but rather in the same week.  She is a real sweetheart with a great sense of humour, a heart full of love, and a big shoulder to lean on/cry on when needed.  Her style is simple, yet playful  with fun little touches throughout.  She's my dear friend, and I know she'd appreciate the visit.  You can see her fabulous creations with set C1467 here.  Please leave her some love, and say hi for me.

Before I go I just want to extend a huge thank you to Elizabeth for inviting me to guest for her today.  I hope you are able to stop by and say hello.  I wouldn't even mind if you left me a little love *wink*.

Have a wonderful day friends!

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Lilith Eeckels said...

You make amazing cards! Love these! Left you comment over on Elizabeth's blog!

Hilde Aaslund aka Scoobie said...

You should do more cards, Sherri: I have visited Elizabeth's blog and your cards are LOVELY!

I never knew you started your paper craft career as a card maker, just like I did, and that we had a similar approach to the scrapping world. Cool!

Thank you for teaming up with me - this just what I needed to get out my ink and stamp again.

Thanks again, Sherri!

Unknown said...

Going to Elizabeth's blog to see. A lot of us seem to have started with cards....

Tamika said...

I know what you mean by intimidated when you see others works. Some times I make nice cards and others hmmm!

I love your card creations and having a friend to boost your creativity is always a plus that's why I love Tamika!

Carol said...

you girls are too cute!!!! love your cards, they are sooooo beautiful! looks like you need to include cards in your amazing arsenal again ;)

glorygirl said...

Great cards, Sherri! I love how you share little stories along with your creations! Definitely keep making cards!

Danielle said...

You should definitely do cards more sweetie, they are wonderful!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

So gorgeous Sherri! Left you some love there. You always create such pretty cards. Love when you make them.:)