Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My First Post!

Welcome to my first blog post!  For some reason I suddenly feel a little tongue-tied.  I've looked at so many blogs over the past several weeks that I feel as overwhelmed as I did when I first started making cards so I'm just going to jump right in!................................................
Phew!  That feels better!  The first card I'm sharing with you is a birthday card I created for my brother-in-law.  I really struggle with "man" cards as let's face it - they really aren't as much fun to make as girly ones!  And although this card contains a butterfly I think the colors and layout make it suitable for a guy.  My BIL is definitely a "man's man" but one of the things I love about him is his capacity to appreciate his daughter's interests (how many guys do you know who would attend a dance recital in a non-airconditioned auditorium without complaint?).  So I don't think he'll mind the butterfly at all :)
Materials Used:
S5316 Hero Arts Silhouette Grass
CL428 Hero Arts Earth Flowers
CG275 Hero Arts Birthday (Sentiment)
Ranger peeled paint, wild honey and walnut stain distress inks
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Queen & Co. pearls
Fiskars border punch
Stampin' Up cs and pp
Your comments really make my day!

19 comments:

Rosemary said...

whoo hoooo!! yipeeee and YAY!! you finally started a blog!!! gorgeous card, robin!! i hope you will stop by my blog sometime, too!

margaretart said...

Congratulations! Looks great, and I hope you will enjoy it!

Nancy said...

Kudos, Robin on starting a blog...I'm so happy for you! You've jumped in with a gorgeous card too! It might be manly but you've given it such wonderful style, I love it!
Here's to many more blog posts and lots to say...
blessings~

GrammySue's Creations said...

Congratulations on your new blog. Love this gorgeous card; the colors are great and I love that butterfly. Have a wonderful day.

AnitaRex said...

Welcome to the blog world Robin! I am so happy you've got a blog! I hope to learn more about your through it! Love your profile pic! LOL! Such a great manly card, the colors and stamping are perfect!

Anne said...

Congrats on jumping in and starting a blog Robin! Have fun and hope to learn a bit more about you this way. LOVE the beautiful card for your BIl- you do great "manly" cards!

Lin said...

YAY, Robin!! So glad to see your blog! I know you're going to love this!! Your card is lovely; you do these "landscape" cards so beautifully!

Sue said...

I know it can be overwhelming Robin, I felt the same way, you have taken the first step, it's all onwards and upwards now, and I mean that in a positive way. Your card is wonderful, you have done one better than me, I do not do man cards!!!
I hope you have an understanding husband as you are going to be hooked, and things like making dinner take a back seat until you have done your post, You will make many many friends.
Smiles:)

Heather Maria said...

Robin, congrats on starting your blog and what a wonderful way to start - your card is gorgeous! Love all the beautiful layering of stamps and colours!

Nat said...

Yay Robin!! I am so excited to see that you have started a blog and will have to stop in often for a visit and to get the details on your beautiful creations! Congrats to you!! :)

Cheryl J said...

Congratulations on your new blog! Love your first card in the blog - just perfect for a guy. I really like the colors and design!!

Barb said...

I have been waiting for this day for such a long time! I'm so happy! What a fabulous card to show on your first blog post! Gorgeous layers of stamping and perfect colors for a guy! I'll be back lots and lots! Woo, hoo! Robin has a blog! :)

walchowDesign said...

Congrats on your new blog! I love this birthday card with so many mix of colours, Robin!

Deirdre said...

Woohoooo Robin, well done on your first post. Adore the card you created - gorgeous.

Anette H said...

Congrats, Robin, this is so exciting!!! Will follow you for sure, love your work!

Sharon D from Canada said...

Congrats on starting your blog, Robin! It looks terrific! And what a gorgeous card for your first post - love it!!!

Judy1223 said...

Hey, wait! How did I MISS this?! Robin, I am so EXCITED for you...you started a BLOG! Oh, this is going to be G O O D!!! I signed up as a follower as soon as I saw this link in your Flickr pool...congratulations! I know this is going to be a blog I frequently visit!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Well, I am soooo glad you have started a Blog after seeing all your amazing cards on Flickr. Just signed up as a Follower in Google. Blogging is so much fun (I started one almost a year ago)- and it is so much easier to enter competitions (if that's something you are interested in doing), and you will meet lots of lovely people along the way.

I adore this card - just amazing!

Nancy said...

So happy to see your new blog, Robin. I will become a follower for sure. You know I am a hugh fan of your work! I have been a little absent lately because my Mother has been ill, but I will get back to crafting before too long!