Today is a pretty exciting day here at the blog! This is my 500th post!!!! I started my blog in October 2008 so it only took me five years to get to 500. :) I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in June 2006. After a few months, I stumbled on to an online stamping community called Splitcoast Stampers. At the time, it was strictly Stampin' Up! stampers and through them I discovered a ton of stamping techniques and also found out about blogging!!
Here is the first card that I ever posted to my blog (not the first card I ever stamped, just the first card on my blog):
Even though this card is 5 years old, I still like it!! I used to be involved in lots of online challenges, which I loved doing and "met" so many wonderful stampers through. But I discovered as my kids got older (and busier!) that I just didn't have the time to invest in participating in challenges. Now I usually only use my blog to share things we've made at my monthly hostess club meetings. Maybe someday I'll get back into the social aspect of blogging, but right now I'm just happy if I post once a month!!
I do have something new to share with you today as well. I made these "bow angels" for my club gals. I wanted to show them soemthing fun they could make with the Gift Bow die. I love that thing!!
Paper: Shimmery White, Silver Glimmer, Blush Blossom (retired)
Accessories: Gift Bow die, Beautifully Baroque EF, Rhinestone Jewels, Round and Scallop punches
I've seen various versions of this cute "bow angel" around the internet and had to try one for myself. I love how it turned out!! I've seen it used as an ornament, as a package decoration, or on the front of cards. So fun!!
I also want to take a minute to thank all of you who have encouraged me along my stamping journey by your kind comments over the years. They are deeply appreciated!! Not sure how gals did it before the rise of the internet, but I'm glad I've had the support, encouragement, and advice from so many amazing stampers throughout the whole world!!
Thanks also to all of you who stop by to see what I've been up to lately.
And most of all, a HUGE THANK YOU to all of my faithful Stampin' Up! customers. Without each and every one of you, there would be no need for this blog and no way I would still be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator after seven years!!! You guys are AWESOME!!!
Here's to the next seven years wth Stampin' Up! and the next 500 blog posts!!! :)