September 5, 2012


I have been toying with the idea of starting a blog for some time now. Toying doesn't get anyone just too far.

Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2005, I have come to love sharing my creativity with others. Since merely holding monthly workshops in my home studio doesn't have a far-enough reach, I decided that a blog would be the natural way to grow.

In trying for many days to come up with a good name for my blog, and discarding lists and lists of possible names, I finally decided on Paper Seedlings. The subtitle, "planting creative paper ideas", tells it all.

By sharing my creative ideas, and, at times, learning together, I hope you will enjoy growing creatively right along with me.

The way I see it, nurturing your natural creativity is a wonderful stress reliever, sanity preserver, relaxer, time-away-from-it-all, with the satisfying end result of achieving a sort of nirvana. Besides that, you create something -- a greeting card for someone who needs a little pick-up, a scrapbook page worthy of framing, a novelty item sure to put a smile on someone's face, a photo book to preserve a special occasion, your own holiday tags -- valuable that will be cherished for a long time, possibly a lifetime.

I'm not positive which ways this blog will grow. But, for now, I promise to share with you assorted projects from my monthly workshops, as well as techniques for special effects to create eye-catching cards. The more I dabble with my newly-acquired My Digital Studio 2, the more I love it, and want to share it with all of you! As I hone my skills in MDS, I will share those projects and tips with you.

Also, I have been collecting quotes for more years than lots of you have been alive. So, on occasion, I will share a favorite quote with you memorialized within a My Digital Studio project.

Which brings me to the title of this post. I give you my mantra:


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