Saturday, September 12, 2020

The Power of Practice Card Blog Hop!

Hello, fellow crafters....that means YOU! And welcome to the 
In this Blog Hop, you will see designers who have come a long ways in their card making skills! (Below is the list of the line-up of designers). Take a look at their beginnings and where they are today. And now....

For those who are just starting out in your card making, I have something very important to tell you....PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE! Yep, that's what I said. If you have a desire to start making cards or you've already just started, BRAVO for you! And if you look at your card and say...UGH! This sure isn't as good as the others I've seen! Well, take heart, my crafty friend....everyone has had to start somewhere! So don't give up! All it takes is practice. Even if it's just a few minutes a day or week....DON'T GIVE UP!

So, let me share with you a card I made for my first Design Team project (I'm actually surprised they accepted me). I totally was learning...totally! Here it is (from My Besties):

Now, while this isn't my very first card...I have no idea where that is one of my very first cards! I was learning at that time how to actually color the images. The fancy fold design was ok, but that coloring! I had a lot to learn! And, I'm still on that Design Team!

Here is one of my most recent cards I made using an image from Stephanie Sybile Art:

One of the things I did as I went along, was look at a lot of YouTube, Pinterest, and fellow designers to get ideas and tutorials on how to color, adjust the size of images, and so on. And then I'd practice doing those things. After doing thousands and thousands of cards...okay, maybe not thousands...I have come a long way, but I am still practicing. There is always room for improvement! But the point is, DON'T GIVE UP! If it's truly something you want to do, then it's important that you KEEP GOING!

Now here is the Line-Up for the Designers who are participating in this hop. Be sure to check them all out...some may have prizes!

Jeanie Ellis <<<<<<<------------YOU ARE HERE

Thank you so much for stopping in! I really appreciate it so much!

Blessings, and HAPPY CRAFTING!
Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw


  1. Loving this Ms. Jeanie! Big Hugs
    - Debbie J @ Debbie J's Crafting Corner

  2. Wow! I absolutely LOVE your coloring and how you've shared your progression with it over time! How cool that you're still on the design team as well! I will certainly agree with you on the takes a lot of time to learn! :) Thank you for sharing your wonderful journey and happy to hop along with you my crafty friend!

  3. I love your coloring on both of your cards! It's fun to see how people have progressed in their crafting. Thank you of sharing! :)

  4. I love your colors you put together! You have a knack for shadowing and blending! I love them!

  5. Great colours! You're so right about the importance of practice. I'm glad I could be a part of this hop with you. It's so much fun seeing how everyone has developed in their time crafting.

    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad too! xxx I haven't made it around the hop yet. We've had a death in the family so things are a little healthy

  6. Love how your coloring has gotten better over time. Practice does make a difference.

  7. I love your coloring on both of your cards! It's fun to ascertain how people have progressed in their crafting. many thanks of sharing! :)