Wplus9 Challenge

My first blog post. This is an exciting occasion.

I started scrapbooking about 10 years ago and took a break from it when I moved from the states to London, England 5 years ago because of some serious space (and time) constraints. However, in the run up to my wedding this past August I decided I could no longer be without one of my true loves. So, on a trip back to Ohio I packed up 2 huge suitcases with all my supplies (albeit rather dated now!) and brought everything back to our crammed London apartment.
Since then I have discovered another true love – stamping. I never thought I would do anything but scrapbook, but I’ve practically given it up now – I just can’t stop making cards. I have built up a considerable stash of goodies and day dream about the day I can commit myself to card making full time. 
This blog is about my journey – I’m just finding my style at the moment – getting inspiration from the amazing people in the card making world. I am still not sure where I want this all to lead – I, of course, would love to be on a design team and have cards published, but one day at a time! For now, I am enjoying participating in challenges and sending out lovely handmade cards to all my nearest & dearest.

On to the business at hand – my first entry for the Wplus9 challenge using pink, black/grey & white (in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month) – details can be found here. I love this blog and follow it daily – Dawn’s work is amazing & the design team comes up with incredible cards. 

This is my first entry for the competition (though I have a few more on the way!). I tried a technique I watched on Jennifer McGuire’s Holiday Thinking Inking video – embossing a paper rose – I love the way it turned out. Apologies for the less than stellar pictures – I need to work on my photography skills!

Thanks for visiting – hope to post another card soon!

Card details:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Paperchase
Ink: Tsukineko Brilliance Moonlight White
Patterned paper: October Afternoon (Thrift Shop)
Die cut leaves & Scalloped Circle (Provo Craft)

Accessories: brad: K & Company; lace: Ribbon Girl; corner chomper

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  1. says

    I agree! Spectacular! Can’t wait to see more of your work.

    I am honored that you chose our challenge for your inaugural blog post!! So exciting. Thanks for playing along and for the kind comments! ;o)

  2. says

    Your cards are gorgeous and so inspiring!!! What an amazing talent you have…I am so impressed!! Keep dreaming big and one day, you will realize your dream!! Ellen

  3. says

    Wow! Thanks so much for chosing a Wplus9 Challenge for your first post, Rachel! Looking forward to seeing many more beautiful creations from {seize the stamp}!

  4. says

    I’d have to say you are well on your way! This card is excellent! Your workmanship is flawless and use of that gorgeous flower has me dizzy with joy! {Must… go… emboss SOMETHING! hee hee} Great job with the W9 colors and ENJOY the heck out of your blog {it’s SO much fun!}! Thanks for sharing your talent with W9 and the Color Cue!!!