Sunday, May 20, 2018

4 Years of Meticulosity - #1

It's so hard for me to believe that I have been blogging for 4 years now. May 19, 2014 was my very first blog post and the rest is history. I have learned alot, met many creative people ( some who are now good friends ) and have been a part of several design teams. I have always been a lover of paper and my love of card-making has also been a part of my love of snail mail. I am in several swap groups for Happy Mail   -  a Coffee Lovers card swap, the Love Notes postcard project and the Global Postcard heART Swap. April was National Letter Writing Month and I was in a fabulous group hosted by Lindsay Ostrom. She assigned  me a penpal for the month and  I also sent mail to approximately 50 others in the group !! 

I want to thank everyone for your support of my creative side. Your visits to my blog and comments have really been a wonderful part of these past 4 years. So I want to share my anniversary celebration with all of you and have a fun giveaway !!  Because so much of my creativity is tied into my love of Happy Mail, I will have 2 giveaways. One will be papercraft focused and the other will be Happy Mail / stationary focused. All you have to do is comment on any of my Anniversary posts this week and you will be entered into the drawing for a prize. The prizes will be a variety of my favorite things from some of my favorite companies. No one has donated anything - these are all coming from my heart !!

A few quick cards made for this post combine my love of cardmaking with my love of snail mail. And these snail digi stamps from Vera Lane Studio are just the perfect images to use !!

  • I printed the cute snails from the Snails Pace set from Vera Lane Studio on my favorite Neenah Stardust White cardstock.
  • I also printed the images on a floral paper and a heart paper and cut out the shells to paper-piece on the snails.
  • Some of my favorite markers were used to color the snails and shells - Faber-Castell PITT Artist pens, Sharpies, Ranger  Distress and Stampin' Up markers.
  • The snails were then adhered to some of my favorite card bases using Tombow adhesives - both an adhesive runner and my favorite MONO Aqua Liquid Glue.

Some of my favorite images to stamp are coffee and cats. And a favorite technique of mine is paper-piecing.  I am a paper, stamp, ink & washi junkie !!  And I LOVE  to color and watercolor !! I have enjoyed learning techniques from many of my online friends and hope I have inspired you to get creative too !!

Waffle Flower Flora Cats, Vera Lane Studio Girls on the Block
Hampton Art  Quiet the Worries

I hope that you will take a minute and leave a comment for a chance to win one of my prizes in celebration of my 4 years as a blogger. Tell me about a favorite company or technique of yours. Or let me know if I've inspired you. I couldn't have done this without all of you and your support. Please  sign up to follow me as I start my 5th year of Meticulosity !! 

Thank you so much for visiting Meticulosity
Meticulosity - extreme attention to detail
The Starbucks cup that gave my blog its name !!!

Debra Davison / Meticulosity

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