My very first post!

Posted by cathie on June 20, 2011

Well, here I am entering the “world of blogging”.  Dare I say I am looking forward to this journey where I will share “little whispers” of my life and my “rubber stamping passion” with you. Nervous … you bet. There seems to be so much to learn but I am hoping to be able to “blog” as easy as I find it to “facebook” and I can remember when “that” made me nervous too …. there are just so many buttons to push (lol) and I want to make sure I push all the right ones. So be patient with me as I find my legs in this new adventure and I promise to share with you projects and ideas that I have been “playin” with for the past 30 years.

I usually always start out with white paper and with my stamps, stamp pads and amazing stamp toys/tools I love to take white paper to a place where it is “not white anymore”.  I do make most of my embellishments with my rubber stamps as well. I work my stamps and stamp pads to the max and I use techniques that I have stumbled upon over the years by playing, experimenting and making mistakes that in all truth become “not mistakes” when I realize that I simply ended up in a place that I did not intend on going.

I will be sharing my work/play with you here and of course thru “Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine” & “Scrap & Stamp Arts”, two magazines that I have been writing articles for, for many years. You will also find my work/play on the “Clearsnap” blog and the “Clearsnap Inc.” facebook site …. just as soon as I figure out how to do all that.  This “baby blogger” has a lot to learn.

I thought it would be fun to give you an idea of how much I have to share with you … stacks and stacks and drawers and drawers of cards … and album after album, demo board after demo board and chest after chest filled with projects that I have taught or simply created for the love of creating. We may be at this “a little while” (tee hee).

This is just one of the trunks I store scrapbook pages in, albums are stored elsewhere ... so many ideas to explore and share.

Just "a few" of my demo boards loaded with cards, tags, scrapbook pages and stamped, paper craft projects of all kinds, almost all created with "Clearsnap's" powerful line of stamp pads and ink.

Just a small sampling, one of the many boxes, drawers of cards that I have made over the years. The techniques are still wonderfully fun although some of the stamps are now collectibles. Oh the sharing that can happen here.

So there you have it, I DID IT, I DID IT (although I will check to see if this worked the instant I hit “publish”) and if you happen to be “as enthusiastic” as I am about this wonderful world of stamping, stamp-booking (scrapbooking with “a whole lot of rubberstamping involved”) or paper crafting of any kind I hope you find value in my up coming posts, ideas and projects. We WILL get “inky” and you WILL need “re-inkers” for your stamp pads because we are going to use them to the max.

Have a great day everyone and I will be back soon with photos of past published projects and glimpses of more to come!

With smiles and ink ……. lots and lots of ink,


24 Responses to “My very first post!”

  1. Kathy Hanson Says:

    Welcome to the world of blogging. Congrats on your first post! Yes it worked lol. I (and so many other people I am sure) are looking forward to the projects you will bring to us here. Thank you for being so genorous with sharing your creativity with the world! You definately make the world a more colorful place with all your ink :)

  2. Jackie Smith Says:

    Congratulations in joing the blogging community, I will look forward reading your posts.

    Rubber Hugs,

  3. Connie Says:

    congratulations Cathie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Rena Says:

    Welcome to the world of blogging Cathie! Looking forward to future posts and getting my “Cathie” fix. If I can’t play with you in person I can follow along on your blog.

  5. Kim Gowdy Says:

    I found you! Look forward to one more place to visit you! HUGS!

  6. cathie Says:

    Thanks Ladies ….. post number two comin’ up soon. Now to dive into one of those boxes or chests or drawers of finished projects and pick one to put up. I will post later this week and maybe even give you a snippet of what I am up to at my desk as I type. I have been doing some design work for “Clearsnap” and I do love what the stamping angels have brought me. My stamps and stamp pads have been “singing” beautifully lately. Hugs to you all!!

  7. Jackie Ludalge Says:


  8. Robin Mowat Says:

    Congratulations Cathie on being a real ‘up to the minute gal’! I know I will have fun reading your blog. Sure wish I could spend an afternoon looking through all those boxes of lovelies. LOL

  9. Cathy Hughes Says:

    See, it isn’t that hard at all. I had so much fun on Saturday…I just wish I could take your courses. Oh well, next time I will plan my trips a bit better.


  10. sparkles! Says:

    Hi Cathie

    I am thrilled you are now blogging and I look forward to learning lots from you. I have been blessed to have taken a couple of classes with you, and can’t wait to be inspired by your creativity. I will check in often – and will be inking with you!


  11. cathie Says:

    Love this “sparkles” …. let the “inking” begin …. or should I say “continue”!!

  12. Sue Sykes Says:

    Yay, Cathie!! Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!! Can’t wait to see what you share… {hugs} – miss you!!

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