Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Peek at the past

I was looking through some photos tonight and came across some of my favorite cards and mini albums I have created over the past three years and thought I would share some with you.

This was an easy card that I created for a challenge last June as I originally posted HERE, I didn’t win but this card won me over! I made it for a friends birthday and she still has it out on her desk and so when I stop by and see her it makes me happy! Love the colors and the little frame I used is from the Glitz Girls as is the paper, it’s called Audrey Floral.  I started out as a stamper then card maker and since then have tried on all sorts of crafting hats.P6064736

Then there were the Tim Holtz Inspired tags that I created as bookmarkers for some friends. Love creating with Tim’s products, he truly is a genius and he loves to share his knowledge!  I was so lucky to have taken a class last summer with him in Plano and hoping to be able to get into this summer’s classes!PB082925

And oh my gosh! I forgot about the altered Baby Wipe box, LOL.  I made one for myself then decorated one for a friend, the box was the one for my friend.  Too funny!  I recall seeing something like this recently, at the time I created this I simply came up with the idea on my own.  But, I’m sure I wasn’t the only one that had the same idea!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         This brings up the issue of creating like items, in this hobby there will often be times that we happen to create similar pieces as others.  Then there will be the times that folks use other’s work as inspiration then there are the times that people flat out copy other peoples work and call it their own.

I always call out anyone whose work has inspired mine and also list their blog addy so that others can visit them and I encourage you to do the same!  There are many wonderful creative people out there that would love to share their ideas so be sure to give them credit! 

OK. Back to memory lane, then there was this project back in April of 2009,  I’ve linked back to the post which has a slide show showing you my steps just click HERE. I used the Hot Mama line by the Glitz Girls and their stickers with some modge podge on a mini clipboard. Loved it then and still love it now!  I usually have it holding a photo of sweet Margie Aslett-Romney and her girls but it’s holding my class sign at my LSS for now.

P4114032 And I’ll wrap up this long post with my 2010 Valentine projects that I created using the House of 3 Valentine line, loved it!!  I made this adorable mini album and then altered a christmas gift box along with a valentine card to go along with it.  My hubby loved the candy!!P2076295 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Well, thanks for walking down memory lane with me! Hope you have a great week and I hope to be back later this week sharing some more goodies!


LollyChops said...

So many amazing projects Nancy! I love your Tim bookmarks. I do so hope we get to take his class together!

...and I could not agree with you more! It's so important to give credit to those who inspire us! We are all in this together creating away right!


Rita Barakat said...

I wish I lived closer! You have some amazing projects!!!

Jingle said...

These are some really cute projects! It's fun to look back at them!

Hand Me a Stamp said...

Great projects Nancy! Isn't it fun to look back at projects you've made?

I also agree with what you said. We should give credit to those who inspire us!

Lindzie said...

Love the V-day book!

Melanie said...

You are just so talented. I love that first card. It made me smile:)

Jessica Griffin said...

Nancy! I just love your projects! I had so much fun watching yesterdays webisode, Ill definitely be back for more!