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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!

Monday, July 28, 2014

A unique blog hop

Hello everyone!  It's Monday!  I know we all hate Monday's right? I know I do! I'm here today to share with you a special hop.

I was tagged for this hop by my good friend Vicky Fortier of Crafting Vicky.  She tagged me on this post here.

How did I meet Vicky? If you read her post you will see that she isn't quite sure how it happened! I guess now is a good time as any to come clean, Vicky! I stalked her blog and creations for months before we started chatting and became friends! I always admired her work and stared at her projects each week for inspiration! Then one day she posted this awesome Valentines card that she thought no one would want so I knew that was my chance to snag one of her awesome creations! We have became great friends since! We share ideas, cards, supplies and lots of laughs. I am so thankful that she thought no one would want that card or else we may never have actually started chatting! Not to get all weepy eyed but I feel that she is closer to me than some of my friends here even though we have never met!

The start
Everyone always asks me how I started making cards! I love to pen pal! Weird, right? Who writes letters anymore? Well, there is a whole community of people who love the snail mail as much as I do! I saw some ladies making envelope art and sending handmade creations to their pals and I wanted to do that as well! at first, I just started with simple cards that now look ridiculous! I happened across another card marker who was a pen paller as well, Sammibug! We started chatting online and in letters! With her help, I have become the crafty person I am today!

What am I working on

These are just a few supplies I am using for a current project I am working on! Something I have never done before! I am trying to step out of my comfort zone. I also just got some dylusion sprays and journal to learn some mixed media art.

What do I create

I am mainly a card maker at the moment. I would love to venture into making some altered items. Wouldn't they make great gifts? I have thought about making some ATC's but they are so small! How can fit I fit bling on them?

 How does my creative process work and how do I get and stay inspired

I am on a few DT's which is great for me because it helps me stay focused to actually make projects instead of just staring at my supplies. I don't think I would have progressed nearly as much if it wasn't for the fact that I have DT spots. I get a lot of inspiration from other crafters. I admit that I don't have very many original thoughts so I need a little jump start from someone much more creative than me!

I put both questions together because basically the answer that I had put was good for both!

My style?  How does it differ?

My style..... well I think I am a clean and simple card maker. I see all these awesome cards loaded with die cuts and flowers. I would love to be that creative one day. I do see my style changing though the more I learn about crafting. I have been taking some coloring classes which are really helping me make the images look so much better. I have been getting a little more creative with the layouts and bling added

I have tagged a creative friend, who will be sharing their creative journey's with you next week Monday, 4 August 2014.  

Andrea is the owner of the Savvy Handmade Cards blog. She was kind enough to offer me a DT spot making projects for her blog each challenge. She is a super sweet and creative lady. I love her work. She is a stampin up demonstrator! She is always there to help me out if I ever need anything. Thank you Andrea. Can't wait to get to know you better.


  1. Thanks Erin! I look forward to sharing with others my creative process.

  2. ohhhh it's soooo fun to see how you got started and you got me laughing with the comment about how you stalked my blog! I'm soooo glad that you did and that you liked that card enough to comment on it! Love how your creative journey is evolving and how you are trying new things!!!!

    I'm very surprised that you state that you need inspiration because your cards and artwork is inspiration in itself! So glad we are friends and I too can say I feel closer to you than with lots of others! :)

  3. I love your story Erin about stalking Vicky. I do the same thing. LOL! Yours is one I have visited many times to see all your fabulous creations. I found this post through Andrea. Vicky and I were on a DT together in the past; and I love her creations as well. She is a wonderful lady; who I admire very much. I am so glad I was able to be part of this Unique Blog Hop. Have a great day! I would love for you to join my celebration with a chance to win FREE prizes. I think you are one of my followers already; but not sure. Have a terrific day! Hugs, Gloria