Hello again sweet friends!
I'm back again with a card that I made for the newest Challenge #1 at A Blog Named Hero. It's a brand new blog and I'm excited to be a part of their first challenge: "Playing Favorites".
This is actually my THIRD post for the week!.... Wow!.... That is actually something that I would like to touch upon, although it may seem a bit silly and insignificant to some.
Today's post is the first card (within the past year) that I have made on my own that has not been a DT-related assignment or part of any other craft commitment that I have had. I know that seems weird, considering that I have posted several times. However, it's been a very long while since I have freely just sat down and made a card for no reason. :(
Some of you took notice last year when I sort of fell off the"Blogging World" for a bit. LoL... A few of you even wrote to me to see if everything was okay, and asked if there were reasons why I was rarely posting and why my posts became so generic and short. (I can't express how truly grateful I am for those who reached out to me).
Around this same time last year, I had unfortunately fallen into a very scary and painful depression. It was by far, one of the worst experiences of my life.
I have debated whether or not to write about my struggle on here and whether there would even be a purpose in sharing it on my blog some time in the future. I KNOW that I am not the only one that has suffered in this particular way. I've realized and learned so much simply by reading experiences of others, so perhaps it might help to communicate my story in a another post and write everything out some time.
Anyways, I apologize for getting into such an awkward mood during this post. I hope that you guys are still able to appreciate my card. The challenge called for us to utilize some of our favorite stamps from Hero Arts. I decided to keep the color to a minimum on this one, so I simply stamped my image with plain Versamark ink and then just enhanced it with some black and turquoise details.
I hope I was able to inspire some of you. Thank you so much for reading today. I always appreciate your visits!
You're Special Card
Paper: "Kraft" (PTI)
Stamps: "" (Hero Arts)
Ink: "Tuxedo Black" (Memento) & Versamark
Other: turquoise rhinestones, thin black marker, corner rounder