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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

My very 1st card....

Here's a blast from the past for you. This is the first card I ever made. Well, the first card with rubber stamps that is. This was back in 1999 with my SU! starter kit in hand. Back then, you didn't have the options for your kit like you do now. They just threw in an assortment of CS from whatever color family they put their hands on first I think. I ended up with soft subtles CS and inks in bold brights. Sure made it hard to make something with limited supplies. I forged ahead and used the dots & stripes stencils. (remember those?) The set was called Cupcake Birthday I believe. The flowers were made using the candle flame from the set. Not sure if the sentiment was in a different set or not.

Anyway, I am busy stamping some Design Team stuff today that I can't show you yet. Exciting stuff coming from Rubbernecker and I will post that on the 1st. We have new images designed by a mystery artist that will be announced very soon. There are also new Hanna's coming and I will start sneak peeks with those on Monday June 2. So for now, I wanted to show you my humble beginnings. I would like to think I have come a long way in 9 years............ Oh!!!! tomorrow will be Innovative Stamp Creations 3rd blog challenge and it will be a sketch challenge, so check back for that on Thursday.

P.S. Can you believe I made a card without any ribbon, embellishments or matting under my main image?


  1. Oh Shelly,
    can you believe it? I think we all look at our firsts and cringe. At least I do. TFS. You made my day. I am so glad that someone soooo talented had such humble beginnings,you give me hope for myself.


  2. Hush uuuup!
    My first isn't allowed to have its' picture taken ... although it is tucked away as "that" reminder! LOL

  3. Your first looks pretty good! I know mine didn't look nearly that good! Amazing how we have all grown as artists!

  4. least your first card looks decent...I don't DARE share mine. I did once share my first ever card...but when it comes to my first stamped one...forget it! LOL!

    I'm SO excited to see what's new with Rubber Necker and Hanna Stamps...those are 2 of my favorite companies. Shhh...don't tell SU!


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