Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Journey is Just Beginning!

     Yes Friends it has happened! I have become a Card Crazy Crafter!! Years ago when my children were younger I found myself caught up in the scrapbook craze. Life got busy and keeping up with the times way outgrew my unfortunately I stowed away all my 12x12's, stickers, and scissors. Then Spring Break this year....brought my to my parent's house in Washington where I was able to spend a week with all but one of my seven siblings. One of my 5 sisters, showed me her new hobby...card making! She showed me her cuddlebug, her stamps, and some of the cards she had created and....I was hooked!! 
     Unfortunately, my budget isn't much better than it was 10 plus years ago, but my desire for a distraction and outlet is huge...making it much more desirable to me! My five kids are getting much older and my husband is away several months out of the year graciously making a living so that I can be home raising our children where I belong. I find my new addiction is making it so much easier to get out of bed every morning and my creative outlet is finally able to explode! 
     I'm not the best card maker yet, but I invite you to come on a journey with me as I learn new techniques, grow my supplies, and try new things!!
This is the card I made for my mother-in-law using the Simon Says Monthly Card Kit for May.
This is the first card I made using watercolor pencils. I love the way it turned out!!
Here is the Mother's Day card I made for my Mom, using the same monthly card kit from Simon Says Stamps.
This is just one more try at using watercolor pencils.