I am excited to participate in the Grow Your Blog event. My name is Jennifer and I am a paper addict / crafter, primarily creating vintage style cards and tags. Occasionally I do a little scrapbooking, but cards are my passion. I design cards for three UK based challenge blogs (I am in the US). I enjoy the challenges because they often force me to create something I would not have otherwise. It is always fun to see what other people create for the challenges. My blog is the perfect avenue to share my designs.
My "go to" card making essential is Distress Ink by Tim Holtz. I find that almost all paper looks better with a little distress. The ink really adds depth to my card projects. If you want to learn more about the distress line, Tim has great instructional videos on his blog. I also love to use vintage seam binding ribbon. It can be dyed any color and it always looks old fashioned.
I am also a lampworker and I run a bead and jewelry store with my mom and my daughters. You can find our designs at Dry Gulch Beads & Jewelry. I often incorporate findings like filigrees from our bead store into my cards.
It is always fun to win a prize, so be sure to leave a comment below. I will choose a random winner from my commenting visitors on Feb. 15. The prize will be the group of blog candy shown in the photo below. It includes paper, flowers, gems and other embellishments.
I am looking forward to visiting many blogs and seeing lots of handmade items. Many thanks to Vicki for organizing this event.