Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Long-time Reader, First Time Blogger

Hello!  This is my first attempt at a blog.  I've been following blogs for quite a while and thought it would be interesting to try it too, someday.  Well, I guess that time is here.  My BF Deb has started one, http://www.dragonwingsandfairythings.blogspot.com/
and has been after me to start one too, so this is my feeble attempt.  I don't know what will become of this, if I can keep it going or what will happen but at the very least I see it a sort of personal diary.  Things that I think are funny and/or irritating, my family quirks and adventures and my attempts at creativity. 
I have been a stamper since 1997 and enjoyed making cards.  Once I became a mom, I was quickly hooked on scrapbooking.  Now, the scrapbooks of today (or even 10 years ago) are much different than from when I was growing up.  What few pictures and keepsakes I had, my mom would would tape into a "scrapbook" and maybe right a date under it.  No fancy paper, no journaling and definitely no embellishments!  I can't fathom doing it that way now.  Every photo (well, at least those that I actually print off my computer) is loving enhanced with carefully picked out patterned paper and cropped and matted and then finished off with all the trimmings.  And now I have also been sucked into the world of copics!  I was enamoured by the colorings of all these wonderful crafters and the new styles of stamps that have come out as well as all the digital designs.  With the introduction to copic, they have revived my interest in my stamps, buying new stamps and collecting those wonderful copics!  It actually looks like I know what I am doing and I love that!
So If anyone ever drops by to check out my blog I hope you enjoy it and at least have a chuckle while you're here.  TTFN!


  1. Hey Jan! Welcome to the world of blogging...I just know you're going to love it! I know I'll enjoy all your conversing and musings! Hugs!

  2. Hi Jan :)
    A big warm welcome to our little land of blog, I am sure you will be hooked in no time. I do love it when a blogger waffles a bit like I do & we gradually become to know our friends who live in our computers so I can't wait to read your posts :)
    If you need any help just shout hun. The tips I always share is switch off that word verification & use comment moderation instead as bloggers hate it & some don't comment on blogs with it switched on as it's such a time waster, and have your settings so registered users only can comment that way no weirdos can leave anonymous comments lol
    hugs Mandy xx

    1. Thanks Mandy! That's a good tip. Lookin' forward to learning all this blogging stuff. It looks like it could be a full time job!

  3. Jan
    Hooray for you and good luck with your blog. I am also new at blogging and I really enjoy it. It has pushed me to make more cards - try out a challenge or two - and be inspired by some awesome artists! Glad you took the plunge! Have fun - hugs ~ CaroleAnn