Are you a new cardmaker or blogger? Or do you ever look at someone else's cards or blogpost and wish yours were more professional or just better? I have and so have many of the bloggers who are hopping today. I started making cards 20 years ago and started blogging 10 years ago. Here is the card I CASED from a blog post of mine in May of 2010:
I now own many stitched dies (the square ones in my new card are from Crealies) and think they add so much to a card's design. I also own many more sentiment dies and I used a My Favorite Things circular happy birthday die and a pretty "celebrate" stamp from Elizabeth Crafts along with favorite gems from Gina Marie Designs on my new card. I like the new card more because of these changes and much more creative experience.
I think if you look at the blogpost (linked above) from May of 2010, you will see where blogging and taking pictures has greatly improved through practice for me. My pictures are much brighter and I now title my blogposts in a better way too. I also have a professional watermark now.
One thing that has not changed through time is I love to use humor on my cards. The inside of the card from 10 years ago said: "Keep this up and pretty soon you will be older than dirt." Here is the inside of this card:
This funny sentiment is also from Elizabeth Crafts in Suzanne Cannon's gorgeous calligraphy.
I appreciate your visit today and am offering a prize you could win by commenting on this blog post before September 19, 2020 (if you have a mailing address in the USA. Please tell me in your comment where you live.) To earn extra entries, tell me if you are a follower of my blog (picture on the side of the blog), and/or if you are a subscriber of my YouTube channel here, and/or if you are a follower of my Instagram here (leave a comment there on the post of my card.) You could win the sweet stamp set from Gina K Designs called "You Make Me Happy" and a Birthday Cut Out Die from Die-Versions shown here:
I am entering this card in the humor challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.
To see more "The Power of Practice" comparisons, be sure to keep hopping. The next stop on this blog hop is: Vicki Parson at https://stampedsmiles.com/2020/09/12/the-power-of-practice-blog-hop/