Hello Papercrafters and Friends!

Happy New Year and Welcome to my journey! I “dabbled” with scrapbooking for about 10 years. This means I would arrange vacation photos on pages, put down a few simple embellishments, and give it a title. Nothing real artistic or elaborate. Then two years ago, I was introduced to an online group of papercrafters who take scrapbooking and cardmaking to a totally different level!!! Therefore, while I’m not “new” to the craft, I’m definitely a “novice” to artistic papercrafting. This is my journey as a rank beginner who started with a burning desire to learn and very minimal tools — paper, scissors, adhesive, stickers, and a few templates.ย  I’ll share some of those early works with you.ย  I’ve now progressed to having favorite tools — my eBosser, thin dies, and Copic markers — and favorite teachers, Suzanne J. Dean and Christina Griffiths.

Please follow me, encourage me, teach me, and even (with gentleness) correct me! And I’ll share the techniques I learn, the crafters who inspire me, and the tools and products that I use.

Thanks for sharing!

This is an example of my Clean & Simple scrapbook style.  Since being introduced to more experienced papercrafters, I've started using "bling".

This is an example of my Clean & Simple scrapbook style. Since being introduced to more experienced papercrafters, I’ve started using “bling”.

My first card. This was also my first use of Stickles, a border punch, Copic markers, and wafer thin dies.

My first card. This was also my first use of Stickles, a border punch, Copic markers, and wafer thin dies.


26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tiare aka Classygirl
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 15:37:20

    Welcome to the world of blogging!


  2. Dainty Diva aka Yvonne smith
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 16:18:59

    Hi Joyce I will follow you and I see you have posted some lovely craft items. Keep them coming.


  3. Omega
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 16:30:17

    HI Joyce,
    Congratulations!! I love you new blog. You’re going to love this. I signed up to be a follower.


  4. Kenya
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 16:46:31

    Congrats on your blog!! Looking forward to seeing your creations!


  5. Angela Hardy
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 17:16:51

    Congrats on your 2013 adventures I can’t wait to see all the beautiful creations you have to share.


  6. Wendy Colvin Irvin
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 17:46:05

    Congrats on your new endeavor! I’ll be following!


  7. Tena
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 18:12:46

    Happy New Year Joyce! I think this will be a great journey, looking forward to seeing what the year brings your way.


  8. Trina
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 18:19:46

    Glad you made it to the blogging world, Joyce!


  9. Eileen Fields
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 18:32:11

    Hi Joyce, I’m following your lovely blog! I love your card! Plz follow my blog: http://www.craftykards.blogspot.com.


  10. Chana Malkah
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 18:32:48

    Hello, Joyce,

    Mazel Tov! Your blog is fabulous and your first post is wonderful! I am following you. Keep up the marvelous work! Blogging is fun!
    Chana Malkah Harris


  11. LaKeitha Friday
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 18:41:36

    Awesome card! Congrats on your new blog, I signed up to follow and I cannot wait til I’m ready to take that next step!! Happy New Year!!


  12. Mary J
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 19:45:26

    Hi Joyce, glad you decided to take the plunge and have some fun.


  13. Queen of UnFP
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 19:54:45

    Hi there Ms Joyce. Congratulations on your blog. I’m sure you’re going to have lots of fun with it.
    Love that Sympathy Card on the front. Beautiful


  14. Robbye Hamilton
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 20:37:46

    Congratulations on your new blog, I’ll be following.


  15. Mazella
    Jan 02, 2013 @ 22:41:01

    Congrats on becoming a blogger. I may set that as a goal for myself this year.


  16. Kathy
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 01:26:37

    Hey Sistah friend! Loving your new blog! You may inspire me to start one too! Happy New Year!


  17. Lesia
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 01:43:14

    Hi Joyce. Congratulations on your new blog and lady your sympathy card is just lovely. I am a follower and invite you to follow me if you aren’t already. Blogging is tons of fun and I know you’re going to love it as much as I do.


  18. tracylpc
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 02:37:00

    Wow, Joyce inspiring!


  19. Karen
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 03:41:26

    Looking good Joyce! I am now a follower1


  20. Lorie-ThePeddler
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 09:00:12

    Congratulatons and Happy New Year Joyce! Welcome to blogland. You’re going to love this ride.


  21. gertrude61
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 09:04:35

    Your layout and card are quite beautiful. I am a CAS person through and through. I’m looking forward to your future posts. Congratulations on your blog! I’m following you ๐Ÿ™‚


  22. gertrude61
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 09:11:28

    Lovely layout and card. I’m a CAS person through and through. I’m looking forward to your future posts – congrats on your blog!


  23. Cheryl L. (NC Peach)
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 09:35:52

    Congrats on the new blog Joyce! You’re off to a wonderful start with these fabulous projects! I really like the color and punching on your card! Will come back to visit soon!


  24. Qadirah
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 10:24:56

    What a wonderful blog. Congratulations on being apart of the wonderful world of blogging. I am so excited for you. Love your current posts… I’m a follower ๐Ÿ™‚


  25. Bernice Fields
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 17:33:41

    Congratulations on your new blog. Great hats layout. I like your first card too. You may have to give up the “novice” label. I’m a clean and simple cardmaker too, but I resist bling when the design image is strong. I’m looking forward to watching you blossom.


  26. Maxine Johnson
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 22:01:31

    Congrats on your new blog. Looks great!


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