Saturday, March 30, 2013

Guest Post on Branch Out Designs

Today I have the privilege of being a guest on Branch Out Designs!

When Emily asked me to be a guest on her blog... I, of course, said that I would love to! I decided that for my post... I would like to design a card based on a pin from Pinterest. This is the pin that I chose to work from...

Aren't those eggs so cool? I am very much into black and white right now! I love stripes and numbers... which is why I chose to incorporate those into my card. I will be 36 years old in a couple of weeks so I decided to make myself a birthday card to share with you. :) A card making girl has got to make herself a birthday card, right? :)

My card making style has always been clean and simple. This past year my style has become more minimalist than just clean and simple and it is reflected in all areas of my life... not just in my crafting! I will be forever grateful for my time spent in the crafting and blogging world for many reasons. It helped me realize and embrace that being crafty is a part of who I am. It has also helped me to understand what my style is and embrace that as well. 

The card I shared today could be seen as plain or blah or whatever. To me.... it is a design that catches my eye... and that is what is most important. It isn't what other people think about your work that matters. It is important for you (and me) to know what we are drawn to and to enjoy creating. In my experience... when I try to make anything other than what I love... it never works out and I don't enjoy the process!

My card took a total of 5 most... to make! It isn't fancy... it isn't anything but a black and white minimalist design... and I love it! :) So my lesson for the day... be who you are and design what you love... and be proud of it! :)

I used two of my favorite stamp sets to make this card. I used Background Basics: Super Stripes from Papertrey Ink and I used the Document Wooden Alphabet Stamps by Amy Tangerine from American Crafts.

Thank you Emily for allowing me to take up space on your blog! :) I am honored!!

Peace and Love!


Laurie said...

This could be my birthday card too! ;) hehe! So cute!!

Shelly said...

LOVE! :) And I love your lesson of the day! ;)

stonefield said...

Very effective!