Welcome, 2015! May the new year bring us continued blessings and joy. In the past six months of my papercrafting journey, I have connected with the kindest souls and learned so much about crafting. The goals I’ve set for the months ahead of me are huge but I can only achieve them one step at a time. In less than five months, I will be graduating with my second master’s degree and hoping to become a licensed social worker. The work is challenging but rewarding. At the same time, I will continue to craft.
To all my friends and followers who support me and help me, thank you for your love. My work does not define me. If I were to set one goal for the year, it would be to continue to do what I love and to accept myself no matter what. It does not matter how many challenges you win, followers you have, or comments you receive. Stay true to who you are and keep good intentions. I believe that who you are develops over time as a result of your experiences and lessons. I am a writer, but when’s the last time I wrote anything? Writer’s block is a deep issue for some. As an introvert who enjoys the richness of the inner world, sharing more about myself on a public platform is no easy task. I have shared my work on here, with some hesitation, and I appreciate that others enjoy stopping by to see what I do and to read what I have to say.
How did I get into cardmaking? My obsession with shopping for books on Amazon led me to discover K&Company Smash Folio back in early July 2014. After ordering and receiving it, I realized I needed things called embellishments, which led me to discovering the world of scrapbooking. My intentions were to scrapbook since I have saved a lot of memorabilia from my past. I think only a few pages were completed in the book because once I discovered cardstock and inks, my life changed. I created my first card on July 21, 2014, which I didn’t post on here because…well, I didn’t think of blogging my cards at the time. I just wanted to have fun. How fascinated I was with perforations, lol. Here it goes: