I have been honored to be one of the original members of the Krazy Crafting Crew (KCC) which came together to virtually craft together and to show our projects in monthly blog hops. Well, about a year ago at this time of year, the group became "official" with its name, thanks to our founder, Lissa Marie.
We've been together -- supporting one another through thick and thin, living pretty much drama free (thank goodness!!), and inspiring one another with challenges that have made us each reach our personal goals. Thank you all for the time we've spent together in this fun group.
So this month, we were asked to make anything "birthday" or anniversary related. And since I'm a cardmaker, that's what I made. Let me tell you a little about this simple card, and why it represents where I am in my life, at this time. Here's the card:
For this card, I used a beautiful paper from the GCD Studios' Kathy Davis Scatter Joy line called "Journeys." I stamped the cardstock with a sentiment from Close To My Heart called "Card Chatter - Birthday". The dragonfly was fussy-cut from another of Kathy Davis' papers in the same collection (shown at right). These papers are distributed exclusively at Joann Stores nationwide and online. I drew the dragonfly's flight path, and dabbled the centers of the flowers using CTMH's Stardust GLITZ.
So why does this single, simple card "represent" where I am in my crafting life today? It incorporates many of the new paths I'm exploring ... with Close To My Heart as a business and lifestyle; with Joann Stores, teaching crafters of all ages. And today, I will be having coffee with Bill Lessa of Kathy Davis Studios to see how I may be involved in teaching at their studio and possibly volunteering with them, to follow their dream to develop a community art center!
Life is so good. Enjoy the journey.
Leave a comment here ... follow if you care ... and one day, you may find a Random Act of Crafty Kindness coming your way. RACK it up and pay it forward. It is so good. It is so kind ...
Follow along on the hop, below, to please wish my fellow members of the KCC a very happy birthday!
YOUR NEXT STOP
is my very good friend,
who is the newest member of the KCC!
Lissa Marie So many crafts, so little time!
...and the full line up, following Lissa Marie:
Katina Martinez Loving Life's Little Blessings
Lucy ~ Love 2 Create it all
Janet ~ Janet's Creative World
Ellen ~ Card Monkey's Paper Jungle
Lori ~ Scrappin' my stress away
Liz ~ Tryin' to Craft
Miranda ~ Nana’s Scrap Spot
Robin Lane ~ Create-a-Latte
Pam ~ Scrapple Tree
Cicily ~ Pink Dalmatian Scrapper
Jearise ~ Lorby's World
Jessi ~ My Life in Arts n Crafts
Robin Scott ~ Scrap and Chat
Zenita ~ Scrappin' with Z
DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,