Friday, March 2, 2012

Flashback Friday 21.0!

I am super excited to be the latest guest designer for the Flashback Friday Challenge!  The challenge was created by the fabulous Amy Tsuruta and if you've never played along before then here's the scoop:  


You are asked to share your "first" of the challenge at hand.  You'll have to go way back to the beginnings of your blog, find the project that matches the challenge and repost the picture in your new blog entry.  What if just seeing the project again makes you cringe you ask?  That's part of the fun - to see how we're all growing as crafters!  

And not only is this challenge fun but there's a prize too!  Our fabulous sponsor is Paper and Such!

Paper and Such is an online store that opened in May of 2011.  Shortly after opening, we decided to begin our own stamp line, and it's been nothing short of exciting.  Our stamps are clear photopolymer, and are made right here in the USA!  Our HOT SHOT line is a line of chicken stamps - if you haven't seen them, be sure to check them out.   We are constantly adding to our stamp line, and love to hear what our customers want.  We also love to see what you make with our stamps!
 
We are trying to carry a variety of stamps and supplies to suit everyones style, and we are constantly adding to our inventory with different manufacturers. 

Paper and Such Store:  http://www.paperandsuchonline.com//
Paper and Such Challenge blog:  http://paperandsuchonline.blogspot.com/




Not bad huh?  So are you ready to play along?  Okay, here we go.  My challenge for this week is:
Your first paper-pieced card!

I love paper-piecing and was excited to see when I had first tried it out.  I found this card from December 2010:
It's not the boldest of paper-pieced projects but it's where I started and interestingly the original blog post is about embracing the learning process.  You can see it here.

Okay, now it's your turn and I can't wait to see what you find in your blog's history!  Link it up at Flashback Friday for your chance to be in with a win!

14 comments:

lostinpaper said...

Congrats on your GD gig! Love that PP bird, he's awesome!

onecraftymama said...

*happy dance* Love it! What a crazy looking bird - I can actually hear it saying 'hey' in a deep voice. Too much coffee this morning? Why do you ask?
Great pick for the FF, too - I know I have loads to pick from, now I just have to find the first!

~amy~ said...

Jen, you picked a wonderfully fun challenge! Your card is so very cute..love the colors and that bird is just toooooo sweet! I am sooo happy to work with you over at Flashback Friday!!!!

Jenny said...

Such a cool chick!......the paper pieced one's pretty awesome too :0)
Congrats on the GD spot Jen and love your piccy on the blog too :0)
I'm going to join in this challenge too, need to have a search...really can't remember what my first project is!
Jenny x

Scrapaddict said...

Great challenge and great paper pieced card! Off to find mine now!

Maureen Morton said...

What a fun challenge, Jen! Thanks for sharing all the details. I think the design of this pieced card is still very current! What fun.

Joyce said...

Congratulations on being a guest designer. This looks like a fun challenge, and if I am home in time to search my archives, I'll play along. I've only had a blog for less than a year, so you'd think I'd remember, but.....

~Tammy~ said...

This is so cute and fun! What a great flashback!

Lindsey said...

This is a seriously cute card! Nice start to paper-piecing. Congrats on your win and guest designer gig!

Christy Q said...

How cool - I will have to go back into my archives and see if I have a paper pieced card...

Your card looks cool - love the paper you used for the bird. Congrats on the Guest Designer gig!

Lisa Arana said...

I am too scared to look back. ha. But it is sure fun to visit others. I love your first attempt, it went very well. :)

Jackie Rockwell said...

What a fun challenge! I'm with Lisa I'm afraid to look too far back! LOL. I might be brave and play along though. Your paper pieced card is so cute!

Nicole said...

Very sweet card! That bird is too adorable! :)

kasia c. said...

What a cool challenge!
I am gonna need to dig out something to play along.
Congrats on your guest DT role. :)

This card is cute, I love the patterned papers!