Welcome to my Blog!

Welcome to my Blog!
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For years I’ve created special invitations and hand-made cards.  I’ve either kept a sample for my portfolio or taken digital photos of nearly everything I’ve made.  I also took up knitting mid-2007 and enjoy making scarves, hats, spiders, blankets and other yarn creations.  I wasn’t sure what I’d do with all my pictures – use them for reference and inspiration for future creations?  Sure, why not.  I think the main reason I take pictures of everything is so I can remember them.  If I didn’t have pictures of the hundreds of cards or all the hats & scarves I’d made, I’d probably think I’d only made 20 cards and knit two things.  Photos really help preserve memories.

Through social networking, I’ve made new friends and have enjoyed sharing a handful of pictures of my cards at Picasa, Facebook, and TwitPic (on Twitter).  For a moment, I thought a Facebook group or fan page would be a good place to display my art, but then I polled my friends and most of them said to just share things on my profile page.  I was content with that until a Twitter friend suggested I create a blog.

So… here I am!  I have no idea how regularly I will publish something because I already spend an hour per day writing my real estate blog.  Hopefully, I’ll do a quick post after I create a card or knit something.  I plan to use this blog to share and bring you photos of my creations to give you ideas, inspire you, and make you laugh.

Thanks for stopping by.  🙂

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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  1. I can’t wait to see some knitting as it’s especially close to my heart. Are you on Ravelry? If so, I’m genevievegm. Look me up!

  2. Thanks Jayma and Genny! I think I was invited to Ravelry but never signed in. I was waiting so long for an invite. I’ll have to check my Gmail for the invite and if I still have one, I’ll find you! I don’t know if I qualify as a “real” knitter, though. I knit with…. (wait for it)…

    knitting looms.

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