Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Beginning of Something Amazing!

Hello All, 
I am beginning my blogging adventure with a card challenge!! I know, bold right? Well that is who I am, crazy and bold! I have spent a lot of time reading and admiring other people's blogs and cards and thought, why cant I do that? Well here I go!

My first ever blog post will exhibit my most recent card I created specifically for the Unity Stamp Company's monthly challenge. With this said, after creating this card and surfing other amazing blogs I found a few more challenges I though I should enter, so I did. 

In the Unity Stamp Company challenge you were able to pick whether you wanted to follow a color scheme, a card design sketch, or a scrapbook page sketch. The only real rule was that you had to use a Unity Stamp Company stamp. With that said, I convinced my loving husband that I needed a new stamp set, OH DARN! 

Once I got the awesome "Bright Happy You- by Lisa Arana" stamp set from the Unity Stamp Company in my hands I began to create. I chose to follow both the color scheme and the card design sketch. I used the rose stamp and the "happiness looks beautiful on you" stamps from my new set.  I embossed the card background with my Sizzix Bigshot using the Stampin' Up "Perfect Polka Dots"embossing folder. I also embossed the rose in the center of the card to give it a little more texture. The ribbon I used is the ribbon used on my wedding invitations five years ago!

I went a little out of my comfort zone with the color scheme. I am mostly a plain color, reds, black, brown, and white kinda gal so this was really fun for me. 

I would like to link this card up with a few Challanges
-- Unity Stamp Company monthly challenge
-- Crafty Gals Corner May Flowers Challenge.
-- Crafting by Design Flowers Challenge and their "Anything goes" challenge
-- Inspiration Destination Anything goes Challenge
-- Through The Craft Room Anything Goes Challenge

I would also like to give a HUGE shout out to my Big sister Becca Cruger from Damsel of Distressed Cards for showing me the blogging and card making light! Love you Sister!


  1. Congratulations on your first blog post, chica! So excited to have you here in the blogosphere and you sure came out with a bang! LOVE LOVE this card and I really like how you grounded the patterned paper on the bottom with that tiny strip on top. Super cute!

  2. Welcome to cardmakers blogland Allison. Great composition and color choices. I like the bold flower image with the mix of papers.

  3. Just popped over from Becca's to say hello :) Love your card Allison, the image is so striking against the pretty background. Carol x

  4. Welcome to the world of blogging Allison and congrats on your first post!! Your card is just lovely., such soft spring colors! Might I suggest that you add a follow by email or another way to follow you for those of us who aren't Google+. I would love to be able to see more of your work in the future!

  5. Lovely card Allison. Great start to your new blog.

  6. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Crafty Gals Corner this week during the May Flowers challenge. Lisa DT

  7. SO VERY EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU TO THE CRAFTING BLOG WORLD - we are so excited to have you and your card making skills are great!! Love all the yummy texture and dimension this LOVELY card has!! Such great choices in patterns and details - show great creativity!! Super excited that you are here!!! HAVE FUN!!!

  8. First, this isn't your first card, is it. LOVE the embossing and patterned paper background and your focal point is the bomb. It seems to me that you must have practiced a lot before posting this first entry because you've done it so well. In addition to that terrific card, your humor and intelligence is apparent.

    1. Conil, you are correct, this is not my first card. I have had time to experiment with card making in the past but am just now becoming more serious and learning new tecniques. I am very in love with card making and have quite a stash of cards I have made. Thank you for your kind words! I cannot wait to show everyone my other creations!

  9. Just came over from Becca's blog for a visit. Wow, your first card is amazing. Welcome to bloggie world, you are going to love it and I will look forward to seeing all your beautiful creations :-)
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. I hope to see you again soon. Good luck!
    ♥ Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

  10. I'm so thrilled you used UNITY for your first blog post!!!! Welcome to blogland, your card for the challenge is amazing and I'm so happy you played along. Hope you'll join us for the next one too.

  11. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  12. Welcome to blog land :) lovely card for a first posting, great design and colour choices. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week and good luck
    Andrea x

  13. Just popping over from Beccas. Awesome card and congrats on your first blog post and challenge entry! The embossed background is splendid as is your use of the pretty green ribbon on the bottom to balance everything out! Well done! ~Niki

  14. WOW! You have certainly entered blog-land with one powerhouse creation! Your card is gorgeous with the bold flower taking center stage and beautiful patterned paper as the co-star. Inspired and inspiring! Congrats on taking this first step in sharing and blogging; guaranteed you'll find this a welcoming community, filled with the promise of amazing encouragement, support and new friendships. Visiting you here on this cool Monday morning has added sunshine to my day...

  15. Wow! Way to enter the world of blogging! Your card is gorgeous! Congrats on your new blog!

  16. Way to start out with a bang hun! Love this card. Great design! Thank you for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

    Amy- DT Inspiration Destination Challenges
    {Lil Cutie Creations}