Thursday, January 27, 2011

Comfort Zones, Cardmaking & Blog Awards

Comfort zones. I feel safe telling my family what is on my mind. I prefer to go grocery shopping in the morning. I know my way around a scrapbook page. These are all examples of my comfort zones. 

Despite liking the feeling of being comfortable, I must face my challenges head on and learn from them to grow as a person and as a craft-minded individual. You may already know that I step out of my comfort zone when I attempt to create a layout using a sketch and you might have caught a tweet of mine saying that I don't  like to make cards. And even though I have experience designing invitations and scrapbook pages, for a long time, I wasn't feeling the cardmaking vibe...until recently.

My 2011 New Year's Resolution is to make cards and not buy them. I gave myself a trial period in December and made this card for my scrappy friend and fellow blogger Zaira Ivette Sierra:

This month, I used scraps from my Simple Stories kit to make a flower-like embellishment for a card I posted on the MemoryWorks blog and sent to my mom for her birthday:

And finally, my older sister just had her birthday this week so I made her a card using scrap paper I had accumulated last year:

Let me just say, I like making cards. Who knew?!?

Another new thing this year is that I received my very first blog award from a Layout A Day Blog Hopper, Margie! You can see her adorable family, a very cool super hero cake and the list of blog awardees HERE. Thanks Margie!
Now I must pass the award onto some of my favorite bloggers:

Sue - Life & Memories

Honorable Mention goes to Lisa - Recklinghausen Musings
Lisa would have also received the award from me if she wasn't already a recipient.

There are a couple of conditions for the award:

You have been TAGGED and if you want to participate, create a post where you add the above 'LOVE BLOG' image, then link back to me and let me know that you accept the award. Choose 3 - 5 favorite blogs which you also link in your post, then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged. (Try to chose bloggers with less than 2000 followers to help spread the word about the great blogs you love.)

Fun stuff! Thanks for stopping by Snap.Scrap.Blog.Tweet! And if you ever wondered what my scrap space looks like, check it out HERE.


  1. Wow, I'm honoured! Thanks for the honourable mention!

    I think you are doing really well with your cards - they are lovely! And it is a great idea to decide to make them rather than spend the money. I have sort of the same idea for this year. I am so inspired by the cards I see out there in the blogosphere that I decided that I should get on board. I have decided to participate in the Jingle Belles challenge ( to make a Christmas card every week so that by the time it comes around, all the cards will be ready made! But you are right - with all our creativity that we use in scrapping and all those products (thinking of your scrap gallon ;-) ) then we should be able to do this!

  2. Thanks for the honor and I gratefully accept. I'll try to get something done over the weekend and post it next week. The other blogs you listed are new to me, so I'm looking forward to checking them out. And your cards are wonderful, I think you are a natural card maker!

  3. Congrats on your blog award! Oh, I love the cards that you made. 'Way to go, Danielle!!

  4. For something you thought you didn't like, their awfully cute.

  5. Well, aren't you just the sweetest! Thanks so much for the Shout-out!!

  6. Well Danielle...I think you have a knack for card making. These cards are great!
    Have a great day!!