For the final challenge of the 2014 Stamp-A-Faire Nichole has challenged us! Here is what she writes: Take this opportunity to reflect back on what this hobby has done for you and all the beautiful things you have made with your two hands and your heart! Dig into your stash and find one of your early creations. Utilize many of the same elements, colors or even the design to create a new card that embraces your current style. Enjoy the process and be proud of how far you have come!
I was so surprised as I review the pictures of my early cards how CAS my style was then. I know it was, in part, due to the lack of supplies I had on hand but I think I've gotten more "chunky" and embellished as I progressed in my card making style. I may have gotten more chunky in other ways too but we won't talk about that! : p
I do not have any pictures of my very early cards but this one was created and photographed in 2007. My card style isn't the only thing that has changed LOL I used a flat bed scanner to get my pictures. That is the reason for the warped looking image.
And here is a card I created today.
I tried to stick with the same basic design of my card today as the one from 2007. When I first began playing on forums and message boards I used the name "ant me." : )
One of my favorite card styles to make now is Square cards. A few other changes to my style have been the addition of die cuts which I am crazy for! A strong use of embossing which is on most of my cards (not this one LOL) and one of my favorite stamping additions has been the purchase of papertrey Ink products. I believe I bought my very first set in 2007. It was the Limitless Layers stamp set for making the Hershey Nugget wrappers. I did that once or twice and never really gave PTI another look for many years. I am happy to say they are now my favorite company and my supply of PTI product is really beginning to grow!
That is it for me and my walk down my personal memory lane heehee
Have a great evening friends : )