Sunday, March 17, 2013

One of My Very First Cards

ETA: Suzanne Dahlberg has a fun blog hop going on and I knew I had to participate since I posted this card a couple of weeks ago...


Happy St. Patrick's day everyone! I was joking around with a few friends a couple of weekends ago and mentioned that I had saved one of my very first cards that I made and wouldn't it be fun to post it. They said..."do it!" so, here it is...one of the first cards I made with my first huge Stampin' Up! purchase...along with some other goodies I had in my very small stash...at the time. You may want to go put your beer goggles on...  :)


I must say that I was rather impressed with myself for adding so many goodies and thinking they looked great together. I NOW know that: 1) there are in fact different shades of green, 2) you don't have to use everything you own on one card, 3) wood mounted stamps are REALLY hard to line up and most importantly 4) you are constantly moving forward. :)

Before I go, I wanted to wish my Diva sister Moe and my good friend Colleen the happiest of birthdays today...to two of my favorite lucky charms!
Have a great day!



Stamps: Stampin' Up! (?)
Paper: Garden Green, others unknown 
Ink: Positively Pink, ?
Accessories: Scallop border punch (SU!), Scalloped scissors Heart punch, decorative border punch (?), green ribbon
Size: 5 1/2" X 4 1/4"
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18 comments:

  1. It's still a nice card, you could tell you were gonna be a pro!!!

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  2. The beginnings were there will many layers and punches and ribbon :) What a fun thing to do and I agree - so nice to know we move forward!

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  3. Andrea-very cute--we all started one way or another with our creative nitch! I tell students in my classes to pick an "outfit" for their card--think of how you get dressed in the morning-you don't put ALL the clothes in your closet on your back...keep the same theme,coordinate the placement and colors (tri-angle theory) and know when to stop! Dry place the card before you yank out the glue! :) Thanks for sharing! You have certainly come a long way! :)

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  4. ha, that first card, you can see your now current style peek out from that card...smile
    ava g

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  5. You know what? I saw the title of your blog post in my email and thought to myself, I bet that card is better than many out there that people post who aren't beginners and who think they are making really good cards. And it's probably miles ahead of anything I created when I was a beginner. Yep, I was right! There are people I've swapped with who consider themselves seasoned card makers whose cards aren't this nice! And while I hit the right notes sometimes with early cards, most were a bit more on the sour side! I do see however that you have progressed miles from this and I'm happy you have because I enjoy your cards so much. I'm picky, very picky! about colours matching or at least coordinating too! :) Thanks for the inspiration I get with every post!

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  6. What a great idea to share this card with us, Andrea. I would have loved to know how long ago you have actually made this card. When I look at your amazing work today, one can hardly believe that it's the same person who made the cards. I agree 100% when you say that one is constantly moving forward and that is so exciting! Thank you so much for this special post.
    Have a lovely week.

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  7. Great idea!Love your frist card,It is very pretty...

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  8. Oh my goodness! A very sweet card. Love all the "Love"! At least you have layers on your card! I am appalled at some of my earlier cards and amused when I remember thinking I was a crafting genius! Amen to constantly moving forward!!

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  9. It's nice to look back and see how far we've grown sometimes, or perhaps it's better to say how we've evolved. I can see the beginnings of your present style in this card.

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  10. Thanks for the birthday wishes, Andrea! :)
    I LOVED seeing an early card of yours!! It is truly amazing how we are all constantly evolving with our creativity. Thanks for sharing this with us. :) hope you had a lovely weekend! My birthday weekend was a good one.

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing! So if my first card was half as nice as yours, how long until my cards are half has nice as your current cards? :)

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  12. Fun post! I think we can all look back (even those of us who will never make cards as pretty as yours) and see how much we have moved forward. Crafting wouldn't be fun if you didn't grow and mature.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Andrea, I think this is GOOD for a first card! Hop on over to my blog and you'll see why..and those weren't EVEN my first ones! I like the colors and the patterned paper is pretty with the heart, too. I do see that you really wanted to express love in the card, chuckle ;)

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  14. I agree with Kelly, that said in a post above me, that this is really good for a first card. You wouldn't want to see my first card...yikes...this has been a fun blog hop. thanks for sharing.

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  15. Great post, Andrea! I definitely put my beer goggles on for your "beauty!" Way to share and join in the fun of this perfect AFD hop!! It's not original, but I gotta say: you've come a long way, baby!!

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  16. I'm going to agree with others - this is really good for your first card. Not to mention you already figured out you don't have to put everything you own on the card at one time. That's half the battle. way to go! Thanks for joining the hop.

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  17. I missed this somewhere along the line!! I agree with Kelly you had a lot of love going on here!! Wow....it's interesting to see how we've all grown in our stamping!! This is a good first card....I was "rockin" purple and green with some special coloring!!

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  18. LOL, Andrea. I love your tip at the end about constantly moving forward. Most people along this hop posted one of their very first cards...not me! I took a huge leap back to square one somewhere in the middle of this crafty life. It's definitely not your style now, but I can see how elements of this card are still part of your beautiful style now. I am loving the older style of the heart stamp too. Thanks so much for linking up!

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