Saturday, December 31, 2011

My First Blog Post. My First Challenge.

I'm new to blogging. I was forced to blog by my daughter. She used to sell stamping supplies at parties but stopped last year to go back to work full time.

I am a grandmother. I am a widow. My husband was retired navy. He was a good man. I'm what is called an active senior. I used to garden. I used to quilt. Now my hobby is stamping. I love to make things out of paper. Scrapbooks are a favorite paper craft of mine. I started over 60 years ago. I have been putting things in scrapbooks for what seems forever.

I live on the east coast. My daughter lives in the south.  She travels north for her job and we get together to shop for our hobbies. That brings me to my card. I won the Grand Prize from a stamp store in Ohio a few months ago. I got 40 stamp sets, some markers, papers and ribbons from a company called Marks Finst Papers. My daughter dragged me there for a class. I was too tired to stamp. I shopped instead. I found I liked the stamps and papers and asked about the company that made them. The cashier said they were a good company and had a cute salesman. Got to hand it to them. They know how to sell to stamp stores.

I got a call last week from the cashier and she said I won the grand prize. I was flabbergasted. I have never won a thing in my life. I got the box on Friday. I looked up the web address on the stamps and found the store for the company. It has more than any store I have shopped in. 40 stamp sets is plenty to keep me busy. My daughter told me I had to make a blog showing my cards and scrapbook pages I make with the stamps I won. She said it was fair to the company. I decided she was right.

They have a blog for stamps.
It's this one
I found a challenge there for inspiration.
I decided to put snowflakes on my card when I saw the challenge.
I used the letter in the prize box as a guide to color the fox image.
Please let me know how you like my card.


  1. Anna,
    I'm so glad you won that grand prize! What a beautiful card. I hope to see here again. There are many, many challenges out there and crafting people are always so nice. So let me be the first to say welcome to blogland and stamping challenges. Let me also say be careful, very careful we are all enablers, and addicted to stamping. LOL

  2. Congratulations!!!!! WHAT a prize you won!!! And how nice that you joined us at Speedy's Challenge at Mark's Finest! You did an excellent job on this card....looks wonderful!!!! So glad to see you stopped n and be sure to stop in again next week! Stamping is a wonderful hobby!!! :-)

  3. Welcome to BlogLand Anna and thank you for your kind words on my blog.

    What a great card for a first time post. Thanks for playing with Speedys Challenge this week.

    Please visit it again and sign up for e-mail following. I will still be posting, just not with MFP. I also design for Door County Rubber Stamps and just for fun.

  4. Congratulations on your win. Great card. Thanks for sharing all the details and also for joining us at Sentimental Sundays for our challenge #83 - Anything Goes.

  5. WOW!! That is amazing. I love new bloggers and challengers. I hope you stop by each Sunday to play along with us. I can't wait to see your creations and maybe even some of your scrapbook layouts. Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays for the Anything Goes Challenge!!!

  6. Well first of all, welcome to blogland!! You will find it time consuming but fun! Your card is just awesome - I LOVe the cute fox and your gingham ribbon is perfect! Thanks for entering your card in our Sentimental Sundays anything goes challenge! I hope you continue with our challenges!

  7. Welcome to blogging and to Marks Finest Papers stamps. I started blogging in 2011 and also started on the friends of Speedy TV design team for MFP shortly afterwards. I am still learning about MFP and about blogging and being on a design team. I hope your blog brings you much pleasure and that big prize too.

  8. Welcome to blogging. Your card looks wonderful. I love your coloring. Thanks for joining speedy the Cats Friends.

  9. Hahaha....kudos to your daughter!!! Glad she got to start a blog!! Like Bonnie said, you will find it consuming but it all so much fun!!! Love your card...and I am so glad that you joined us this week at Sentimental Sundays and I hope we will be seeing more of your awesome creations.


  10. Welcome to the wonderful world of paper crafting blogging! Love this card... the image and sentiment are perfect together.