These two little cards were part of a three-set of notecards, and they were my very first attempt at making cards in October 2009! At that time, my sister, Heidi Gonzales (My Lil' Scrap Corner.blogspot.com) had just opened a scrapbooking store in her home town, and I went down for a visit with her and our Mom. My sister held a card class with pre-designed cards and papers. I learned about distressing edges using a Colorbox Cat Eye Chestnut Roan, which gave my cards a bit of an antique look. I also learned "order of assembly," (i.e., attaching ribbon to papers before attaching it to the card base, using a double stick tape gun (for me that was a challenge...so awkward), using the corner rounder tool, and "popping up objects." I have to tell you I felt all thumbs for sure, and I wasn't too sure I'd ever feel comfortable. I did find, probably because I've sewn all my life, that I have an eye for color and layout. All this surprised me greatly as my sister has always been the crafty person (including tole painting, which I find awe-inspiring), and I've always been the seamstress and the cook. But, I was extremely proud of myself when I finished my very first set of cards!