For my first-ever-made-by-myself card, I decided to imitate one of Jimmy Dean's. Mine did not turn out like hers--not even close. And, I was disappointed that I could not translate the image I had in my head to the paper, glue, and embellishments around me to create my first "masterpiece". So, anyway, this was my final product of what I deemed as my guinea pig card.
Earlier that evening, we decided to go to the library where I got several books; being disgusted with how the card turned out, I thought I should just stick with my regular hobby: reading. So, while the other two were diligently working on "WOW" type cards, I tried to be inconspicuous as possible while reading. It didn't work too well, and after many "Oh, I'm almost done this chapter", they got me started on some more cards.
I was pleasantly surprised.
Back in 2008, I found a calendar that I thought was oh-so-cute. After my flop of trying to make my own from scratch card, I turned to these pictures and just played with matching paper and cardstock...My friends, Jimmy Dean and Jorge, helped me out with embellishments. Anyway, once I started, I actually got into it. Of the twelve pictures, I was able to make seven cards. I hope to finish the rest soon.