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Sunday, May 20, 2012

My First Post!

Hello, everyone!  My very good friends Brenda and Lisa encouraged me to start a blog, to share my creations.  So with Brenda & Lisa's help, I have finally taken the leap.  I could never have done this without their help.  Here I am, ready or not!

I spent a fabulous crafty, all girls weekend at sweet Brenda's house along with Lisa, Trinh and Vera.  We had a wonderful time creating, chatting, eating, shopping and laughing, and MORE creating, chatting, and laughing!  One thing I learned about Trinh and Vera, is that they are extremely productive, and that Brenda and Lisa have a terrific sense of humor!





Brenda created the center panel using a wine label from Jacqueline, and I went from there and created the stamped notecard using a Hero Arts "Old Letter Writing" (S4878) background stamp.

I went on to make a second card using a Tim Holtz embossing folder which Trinh allowed me to borrow while she was here.

Paper: card stock (PTI); designer paper (Teresa Collins - Everyday Moments)
Ink: Walnut Stain Distress ink
Other: Dies (MFT: Zig Zag die; Button die); Twine; Tim Holtz embossing folder

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog!  :-)

9 comments:

Brenda said...

Hi Martha, I know that you are still sitting right next to me right now, so this is funny, but it was awesome to have you here this weekend! We had so much fun! Thank you so much for all the tips you shared and for showing us how to make that exquisite booklet! I will remember this day always! You already know how I feel about your beautiful cards!

Lisa said...

Hi Martha! I cannot tell you how happy I am to finally have the chance to meet you. What a pleasure! I know I had a wonderful time with all of you. It was a super girls weekend not to be forgotten!
So thrilled to be able to help you take the step into Blogland and I so look forward to seeing your creations here in the future!!
Thanks again SO MUCH for everything!! XXX

Barb said...

YAY!! So happy you started a blog, Martha - I know I'll be stopping by often! Love the cards you shared today, and I'm glad you had such a lovely weekend with Brenda, Lisa, Vera and Trinh! I'm expecting photos soon of your fun time together! Hugs! :)

Rosemary said...

wonderful cards, martha!! so glad that lisa and brenda got you started on your blog!! can't wait to see more of your beautiful creations!

Tina said...

Dear, Martha,
I am so happy for you! I know your blog will be a happy place to visit and I look forward for all the beautiful creations you will share with all of us. Oh, how many people will be inspired.......

Nancy said...

Welcome to blog-land! Your cards are terrific, I especially love how you used the stamped wine label. So happy your crafty friends encouraged you post your work!

Trinh said...

Welcome to blogland, Martha! I feel so blessed to have been able to spend time with you & the other talented ladies this past weekend. You know I love your cards and it was wonderful to see your creative process.

cardcreationsnz said...

Well done at starting your own blog. I look forward to seeing more of your creations. I have become a new follower.

kerenbaker said...

My favourite is the first card! Beautiful colours. You'll be so glad you started a blog- I've got to know so may lovely people! x