Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Introduction

Hello.... thank you for visiting me here, on my very first blog. Can't believe I'm attempting to do this as it's all so knew to me. I hope you'll be patient as I attempt to share with you my thoughts, stories, photos, artwork, and my latest endeavors in card making.

What really got me to this point was my talented and creative daughter, Sandra...or Sandy as most know her. I have a treasure box full of her handmade cards, but didn't really know much about the Cards for Heroes project that she began some time ago. It has really grown in the past couple of years, so last October I decided to visit Sandy to check it out, and learned so much about it's operation.  In addition, Sandy patiently took me through Cardmaking 101, and I had such fun with it that she sent me home with some supplies to continue. Here's a photo of me with one of the first cards I made with Sandy.

The holidays then were a great inspiration, and knowing it was for such a worthy cause, I really began making cards in earnest. I am now a fan of the Homefront and S&S blogs, and learning so much through them because of all of you out there. It's a world of it's own I've discovered, and I find it hard to keep up with everyone online. But, I'm trying, and hope having this blog will help me even more.
Now, if I can figure out how to do it, I want to show you the card that I made for the recent sketch challenge #22.   I still haven't learned how to keep track of everything I use when designing a card, and can only tell you that I used Paper Co. cardstock base, some polka dot embossed paper, a floral swap image and ribbon from Michael's.
Again, thanks for visiting me here and leaving any comments you'd like to make. Do hope you'll return and see how I'm progressing with this new blog.
Dolores

5 comments:

Melanie Holzwarth said...

Great job, Dolores! Welcome to the blog world. Your cards are just lovely.
Melanie
Scrappily Ever After Blog

Karen Howard said...

Love your blog template and your card is fantastic! I'm very excited to have you join the blogging world and all of us at OWH and Stars and Stamps. Hope you had lots of fun playing along in the sketch challenge. Welcome and we love having you!

Susan said...

welcome and enjoy blogging! Looking forward to seeing your cards and other artwork :)

Susan

www.susan-MyThoughtsMyHeart.com

grandmalee said...

Welcome to blogland Mom!!!! Since Sandy is like a sister to so many people through OWH, we might as well make you our honorary Mom! You have such a loving and giving daughter, and we wouldn't even know each others if it hadn't been for her.

I've been so amazed at your beautiful cards! You do such wonderful work! It's easy to see where Sandy got her talent! Your sense of color, layouts and coloring are fabulous! I'm amazed that you are still a beginner!

Welcome to all of OWH's acticities, and it will be a pleasure blogging along with you on the blog hops. If Sandy isn't available, you can always come to us in the forum to get answers to any questions. I'm so happy you're here!
Lee http://stampingwithgrandmalee.blogspot.com

KarenS said...

Your new blog is off to a great start!