I got the banner thing worked out. If anyone visits and absolutely hates it, let me know and I'll make another. I love Photoshop and love to play, so the banner will probably change pretty regularly anyhow.
Cards. How did I get to the point where I decided to make cards (yeah, it was a decision, uh-huh, that's what it was)? I have only really been stamping for a year. I bought a Christmas set two years ago, but never did anything with it. I didn't understand the whole stamping craze at all. I crochet. I try to sew. But I didn't get stamping. Until someone introduced me to SCS! Oh my GOSH! What a site! I went to resources and just went nuts. Here I am, almost a year later, and I'm having a blast. I own more stamp sets than I can count. I have several drawers full of ink pads, several more filled with markers and Pearl Ex and Twinkling H20s and all sorts of other nifty stuff.
I'm not a prolific stamper. I put so much effort into all my cards and rarely make the same card twice. I get bored easily so I just keep doing something new. I'm branching out into mixed media arts and ATCs, and hopefully will have some collage work done before long. I love to make a mess, and there is nothing messier than paint and ink! I'm in my glory here!
Here is a card I made a few months ago. It was my first Bella purchase, and I did it all in pink, which is very unlike me. I'm a water baby. I like blues and greens and the colors of the sea, previously those were exclusively what I liked. Now I enjoy yellows and oranges and reds and pinks and WOW! There is an entire world of color I needed to get to know.
I really like the way this card turned out. It's so much more feminine than I am, and it's very pink and pretty. I had fun coming out of my morose, dark style to do something upbeat, and it has led to more upbeat and perky cards. They'll be added later as I find time. I can see this becoming as much of an addiction as stamping has become, especially as my stamping improves and my style really comes together. It's exciting to finally be blogging. I wanted to do it for so long and just never got it all together. I guess now I have no excuse not to keep a "journal".
I have to go to bed. Goodnight!