Wednesday, November 19, 2014

6 Months of Bliss

6 months ago today, I started this blog, Meticulosity. It had been a dream for several years but what got me started was the chance to try out for the Mountain Plains Crafters Design Team. Pam Kline Stang, Terri Albro Burson & Sheryl Dwyer Kemper are women I had met through our postings on Unity Stamp Company's Facebook pages. They formed Mountain Plains Crafters and put out a call for Design Team members.I applied without having a blog, but assured them I would have one soon.. I was lucky enough to be chosen, the blog was started and I guess that now the rest is history, as they say !!

I am honored to have a sponsor for this blog post. Crafters's Companion was kind enough to donate some of their amazing products for 1 lucky winner. All you have to do is comment on this post for a chance at some gorgeous stamps and an embossing folder. I learned about Crafter's Companion when I saw their set of Brambly Hedge stamps of the 4 seasons . I immediately purchased them and became hooked. Check out their web-site to see all of their wonderful products.

For this post, I made cards using 2 different holiday embossing folders.The first was made with the Vintage Christmas Wreath folder. I mounted it on some American Crafts paper, used some Tim Holtz Ideology tissue tape on the edge and placed a few rhinestones on the wreath. I used  Core'dinations Color Core from the Whitewash collection and sanded it after embossing it to show the color underneath.

The second card was made using the Vintage Snow Bells folder. I used Core'dinations Distress Collection cardstock along with a Tim Holtz sentiment. It was finished with some Martha Stewart twine and a few snowflake and round sequins..

My last card is a Happy Thanksgiving card to everyone involved in these last 6 months.. I am grateful for each and every one of you. Friends and family, who supported me all along the way. The wonderful gang at Mountain Plains Crafters, who took me out of my comfort zone and helped my creative side blossom. Unity Stamp Company for being the forum through which I met the MPC gals Pam, Terri & Sheryl ( and my fellow DT members MariLynn, Jennifer, Paula and Christina ). And especially to all of you who read this blog. Meticulosity is a part of me and I am so glad to be able to share it with all of you. Your support and comments mean so much to me. Let me know what you would like to see here over the next 6 months. Challenge me to try something different. Comment on this post and I will pick 1 person at random to receive an amazing prize from Crafter's Companion.

Thank you all again for traveling with me on this creative journey of mine for the past 6 months. I hope you continue to join me as I take Meticulosity through our first year.  And a big shout-out to Crafter's Companion for helping me - AND YOU - celebrate this 6 month milestone of mine !!