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Hi everyone! I am a veterinary technician living in NY who loves to pen pal and make cards in my spare time. I have never been good at crafts since I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler but I was determined to give it a go.  I love learning all the different techniques and ways to craft. Follow me on my journey as I grow as a card maker!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Paper Crafting Journey First post

OMG, I have exciting news.  I have been accepted to the Paper Crafting Journey Design team! I am sooooo  happy and excited! I can't believe they asked me to join them! Woo hoo!!! Have you linked up into the current challenge we have going on yet? The theme is Vintage/Shabby/Distressed! Our sponsors are :

They are offering the winner a $10 to their wonderful online store!  That's a whopper of a prize!

They are offering the winner a $5 Gift Certificate to use in their online store! 

My DT card:

How adorable is this super cute image from Digital Delights? I colored her with my promarkers.  All the papers are from my new Vintage Christmas mat stack. I love them.  I added some mesh ribbon and a handmade by me bow! The sentiment is a chipboard sticker.  I added some heart punches.  I used some frantage around the image.  I am still trying to get the hang out how to use it correctly.  It's fairly new to me but so much fun to use! The card layout is inspired by Deconstructed Sketch 133.

We would love to have you join us with our current challenge.  To link up and see more DT inspiration click here.  I can't wait to see what you all come up with.



Entering in the following challenges:
Deconstructed sketches - sketch

one crazy stamper - atg
great impressions - new paper
artistic inspirations - ribbon
promarker challenge blog
whimsy stamps - new paper
inky impressions - ribbon
divas by design - atg
the paper shelter - digi and sentiment
crafting for all seasons - for the girls
digistamps4joy - ribbon
crafting by designs - girls
crafts and me challenge - use a heart
digidesignchallengeblog -spots and dots
crafthazelnuts christmas challenge
scribble and scrap - atg
craft mojo - new paper


  1. Congratulations Erin, when I looked at the blog earlier today i did wonder if thatw as your creation :)

  2. That's fabulous news, Erin! You are rocking all these DTs - so impressed by you! Your card is beautiful - love the DP - and I want some of that frantage so badly. I've never tried it, but I do see it used a lot, and it always looks awesome, as does yours! Glad to see you making bows - I love my bow makers!!! Have a great day!

  3. What a fun card. I love your choice of papers and I love all the details you used. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions,.

  4. Very cute Christmas card. Thanks for playing with Great Impressions this month.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  5. Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie

  6. what a fabulous and beautiful card Erin.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  7. Gorgeous card. Love all the polka dots. Congrats on your new DT spot Erin.
    Thank you so much for joining us at TPS. Pat K x

  8. Congratulations Erin, WOW you are sure going to be super busy. congrats Ange

  9. This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘ADD REAL RIBBON’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  10. This is fabulous sweetie. Welcome to the team, I am so glad you were chosen it is so well deserved and now we are on two teams together.


  11. Very Cute! Thanks for playing along with Crafting By Designs. :o)

  12. Sweetness flows from this creation...sure is beautiful and so many thanks for joining us over at crafting for all seasons and hope to see you next challenge..luv aNNie [DT]

  13. Oh I love this! Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Mojo this month! mo dt x

  14. Sweet card! Thanks so much for participating in our CHCC challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  15. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations.
    Louise x

  16. A great card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  17. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspiration with our ribbon / anything goes challenge. Hugs Tania (DT) xx

  18. I love the image and such fabulous papers and design.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x
    {Nellie’s Handmade Cards}

  19. Your project is awesome with so many great details! Thanks for sharing your talent with us in the Inky Impressions ribbon challenge!
    Leslie, DT

  20. Cute Erin! Thanks for joining us at Digi Designs!

  21. Gorgeous card...pretty papers and a lovely image...thanks for sharing it with us at Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  22. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for January - hope to see you again soon x

  23. Your card is beautiful!! Thank you for much for playing along with our challenge at The Paper Shelter! Hugs, Rosie

  24. Wow, this is stunning!!! Thanks for playing along in our spots and dots challenge at Di's Digi Stamps! Hope to see more of you creativity soon! Hugs, Karen


  25. Congrats on the DT spot. Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing with us at CFAS.
    Cindy DT

  26. Fab and fun! Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  27. Adorable card and beautifully done. Congrats on your you DT journey. I look forward to enjoying you beautiful crafty talents as I have joined your Blog for support and a new crafty friend. Thank you for joining our Challenge at DigiStamps4Joy and hope to see you visit us again. Hugs, Antoinette, DT Member

  28. Adorable holiday card! Love the image, the DP with the black mesh is perfectly put together!
    Thank you for joining our Something New Challenge at Whimsy Stamps.
    Ruza, Whimsy Digital Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner