In fact, this card WAS created by a paper crafting newbie–ME. This is one of the first cards I ever posted to Splitcoaststampers (SCS) in August of 2007. I only had a few Stampin’ Up! stamp sets and a modest amount of supplies. My Stampin’ Pretty blog didn’t exist and a small built in desk in our tiny guest room sufficed for my stamping space.
I remember how I mentally paced wondering if anyone on SCS would comment on my card once it was uploaded. My journey into stamping and finding my “inner artist” would never have blossomed without the kindness of a few fellow stampers who left me words of encouragement, even at the very beginning. I gained the confidence to stick with a growing passion and discovered a creative side I thought I had left behind in elementary school.
The thrill of new products and satisfaction of finding time to create are just as powerful as they were in 2007. Sharing new ideas and projects with my blog readers and downline members continues to invigorate me each day. So for those of you who are just getting started or haven’t played with paper for awhile, I encourage you to grab some ink and stamps this weekend and let your “inner artist” take over. I reach out to you with a virtual pat on the back to assure you that your beginning efforts will blossom into something not only beautiful but a new level of creative understanding.