Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Why Practicing Creativity?

I just wanted to jump over here and give you a little example of why I believe in practicing creativity. As it is the end of the year and I have some time off I, like many of you, start to reorganize my house. As I was looking through a random box I found a card I had made and written to my husband (at the time I believe he was still my fiance) years ago. It isn't a bad card, everyone has to start somewhere, but my ability to create has certainly grown with years of practice.

Now granted I could probably find some card even more basic somewhere. By this point I did know how to use an embossing gun, and check out those many embossing colors (PS. I still have those).

So if you are one of the 5 non-card makers that read this blog... you can do this, it just takes practice. Here's the proof circa 2005:


And later this month I'll see my first card in a magazine. Now, that's coming along way!

13 comments:

Janelle said...

So sweet, Courtney. You're so right -- practice may not make perfect, but it certainly makes for improvement. And -- a good thing about embossing powders: they seem to last forever... :)

Randee E said...

So sweet - I think I have a couple of those lying around too. I gave some to my Mom as a gift!! Now every so often I get one returned to me - too funny!! Congrats on the publish!! How fun!!

jen said...

Congrats on being published! I think this is still a nice clean & graphic card! You should see some of my oldies!!! Ha!

Elise said...

I love the JOURNEY! You are so right, and yet, I'm thinkin'.... That's an awful nice card to begin with! Hee Hee...

{Can't wait to see your work on the magnificent pages of CARDS! I just got the Jan. issue and SO many of our faves are gettin' in! Wahoo!}

Julie E said...

Congrats on being published! I recently got blasts from the past from a co-worker - she has saved every Christmas card and she put them all on display when I handed out cards this year. There were a couple I would rather forget :>)

Christina Smith said...

That's awesome! It's so cool how we grow and change even in our hobbies!

Merry said...

How exciting seeing your card in print. Congratulations to you. It is fun looking at old cards that we have created and realising how much we have improved. Also how much the craft items have changed.

Julie Campbell said...

LOL! I KNOW what you're talking about! :) I just came across several of my 'firsts' & I remember being so proud of them. :) Practice does make a big difference! Congrats on your pub! Hope I get to see it!

Karen said...

When I saw the new name, I thought it was perfect. I also liked your old one too. In fact, when I click on your blog, I often hear myself say, "Courtney's blog...Practicing Creativity One Day at a Time"! It all just flows and one of the many reasons I just love to come here!

Oh yea...colored embossing powders....I think I have flourescent yellow from the mid
1990's!! lol :>

~amy~ said...

Isn't it amazing to see how we grow over the years? I think that's what is so fun to keep a blog...it's a diary of the journey...

Sum said...

Hey, that's me! I am one of the 5 non-card makers that read :O). You never know though, I might just one day bust out with a EBTKS card or something. Ha! ;O)

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