Saturday, September 15, 2012

My First Post

Welcome to my first ever blog post. In March of this year I first posted a handmade card to Flickr. I had seen a tweet about a Hero Arts sounded interesting. I went to the site, created an account, and then participated the next morning in my first scramble. The scramble consists of specific directions and or theme provided to the participants, 90 minutes to create a card, photograph it, upload it to the pool, and the scramble thread. It took me about 88 minutes to make and post this card.  I was exhausted by the time it was over.
Quickcard34 by Cat Craig
I received such kind comments from the fellow scramblers and I was hooked.  I looked forward to these scrambles, and added to my collection of Hero Arts stamps.  I am so happy to have stumbled upon this group.  It's been six months of card making now; and these encouraging and talented ladies from the Hero Arts group with their lovely blogs have given me the courage to try it myself.

Six months later I am still scrambling with this group and loving it. Below is my card for the latest scramble, last Saturday the 15th. The guidelines we were given were to use fall colors, red, orange, yellow, green, browns. There did not have to be a fall theme, just use of at least one Hero Arts stamp.

The card features a stamped strip of Kraft cardstock, and some larger squares embossed with the same stamp but brightly heat embossed. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed on vellum and laid over the card front. Attaching vellum without my Xyron here in Maryland was an exercise in patience.  I finally put the border strips to cover the glue markings on the top and bottom.  I think I had about 7 minutes left after photographing and uploading to the thread.

Thanks for taking a look, and I hope you come back to read future posts!  Have a wonderful day.

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  1. It's so wonderful to know how you got the card-making started! Isn't our Flickr group FUN and HEART-WARMING!? Welcome to blogging! I know you will have tons of fun with it! Congrats, Cat, on your new blogging adventure!

  2. I love the top card, it's beautiful! I've never participated in one of the scrambles. I'll have to give it a try sometime. I'm a pretty slow crafter, but maybe I should challenge myself!

  3. Congratulations on your first posting! It doesn't hurt at all, does it? So excited for you. I know what it's like, just trying to make sure everything comes out right.

    You've made the hardest step - the first one. I am so happy you joined the bunch at Hero Arts. A great group, talented and helpful. True artists and wonderful women.

    Have fun!

  4. Woo, hoo! Congrats on joining the blogging world, Cat! You make such pretty cards and I've really enjoyed seeing them over in the Flickr group! Scrambles really are crazy, aren't they? I usually only have a few minutes to spare by the end too - so fun! Both your cards are beautiful! Happy blogging! :)

  5. congratulations on your first blogpost, Cat! Welcome to the world of blogging. I love those scrambles too. So much fun and even more so when a friend comes over and we encourage each other in cardmaking!

  6. Both beautiful cards! Congrats on starting your blog. Scrambles are chaotic, I love them! Ger x.

  7. Hi, Cat! Welcome to blogland! I have only done one scramble, but do love the Hero Arts Flickr group. Such sweet gals who are always ready to help. Love your scramble cards!

  8. Congratulations on your first blog post, Cat! It looks terrific and I can't wait to see what you come up with next. Have fun with it!!

  9. Welcome to blogging, Cat, and how sweet of you to mention the Hero Arts flickr group! Your blog looks wonderful, and I look forward to visiting often......a great start! Love the pretty flowers on your header!

  10. Hi Cat, congratulations on your first blog post. Your cards are so lovely. I'm sure you going to have lots of fun!! Love your sign off signature, too cute!!

  11. Congratulations on joining the blogging community and also for your first post. Your cards are beautiful and I especially love your first card. Glad that you have also joined the Hero Arts Flickr group, too. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Take care and have a wonderful week.

  12. Congratulations on your first blog - the first of many to come!


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