A Blast from The Past
I am sure it is because I am getting older and that I hate change, but…
As many of you may know, I was posting card projects on a site called StampTV before I had a site of my own. This site was amazing (and perfect for a person who is not all that comfortable with all the social media platforms out there). There were weekly challenges, free resources, galleries of card projects, tons of member pages with so much beautiful inspiration, and video tutorials (featuring stamps by Gina K Designs). It was a place to offer and receive encouragement, ask and answer crafting questions, offer our crafting opinions and thoughts, and yes, even to make friends. I used to click on the site several times a day (ok – every time I walked past my computer – lol!) just to see what the members were saying. And I found the site very easy to navigate.
Sadly, this site is no longer active, and the little that is still there will soon be completely gone. There is a new site (along with a face book page), but it is just not the same (for me). I am so thankful that I discovered the old site when I was first starting out as a card maker. I learned so much from Gina and her designers who posted weekly videos that I watched (never missing a single one!) and from all the talented members who inspired me and helped me find my own style. And I appreciate the opportunity I was given to share my work to a supportive audience before I even knew what a blog was – lol! If I were just starting out now and stumbled on the new site, I am really not sure I would have stuck with it. The new site is… well… new, so maybe as it grows, it will get back to having the same “active community” feel the old site had to me. But I do so miss the old site. Sigh…
Anyway, the gallery with all of my early card projects is no longer there at the old site, so I thought it might be fun (for me) to go back through photos of my older projects and gradually share them here. It will be like looking back through an old photo album and will help me to feel like I’m not losing those projects forever.
I didn’t keep track of all the supplies I used early on, and my photography skills needed work – lol, but I think it will be fun (for me) to throw in some of these old projects as I continue to share my new ones.
These posts will start off with “a blast from the past…” so if you’ve already seen my stamptv gallery, you will know this is old stuff and can proceed as you wish – lol!
This was the first card I posted back in March 2013:
This cute image is from the “Penguin Paradise” set (retired?) from Stampin’ Up. (I didn’t understand that you were supposed to use gkd stamps for their challenges when I posted this – lol!) It was colored with Bic Mark It alcohol markers. An embossing folder and crimper added the texture to the background.
Thanks for all your encouragement and support here on my site now and in the past. I really do appreciate it.