Ooh - just noticed my Sitemeter counter is telling me that Madex Creations is just about to click over to 10,000 visits. Wow!
I started my blog in February 2008 not long after I became a Stampin' Up demonstrator. This time last year I'd just joined and was having a ball playing with all the bits and pieces in my starter kit. And tiptoeing into blogland too!
While I'm taking a trip down memory lane, here's the first Stampin' Up card I made. (My photography has come a bit of a way since that one!) Actually I was a bit too excited with looking through the catalogue so I had to pull it all to bits when I got home and put it back together again.
And dug about on my computer for some of my first creations after getting my kit and some other supplies. (OK I did have a bit of a stock up in the first few months!! Hee hee.)
I think Stem Silhouettes (remember that set) was one of the reasons I joined actually. I just fell in love with that set. It is still a favourite.
This was one of the first cards I CASED from the previous catalogue. I love Touch of Nature. Borrowed mum's to make this one but its in my collection now!
Have always liked this simple design too.
I wouldn't have guessed that one year down the track I'd have a lovely team of 6 , a super bunch of ladies that come to my classes each month, a humungous stash of Stampin' Up stuff (hee hee!), lots of fellow demonstrator friends plus all the great people I've gotten to know through blogland and the forums. I've just booked my flights to Canberra for the Stampin' Up! Convention in May. I think I might even get to pop up on stage for an award - wow! I'll certainly be cheering loudly for all the girls in the teams I belong to.
And to think back a year ago I really just wanted to get a few things at a discount! What a bonus!
Oh - and here's Hannah's first card. She's come a long way too in her creative talents, and is enjoying the fact that I let her use more of my stuff now! She's an excellent stamp cleaner too!
Anyway - thanks for joining me on a little nostalgic moment! And thanks to all the people who've visited Madex Creations over the past year, and an extra happy wave to those who've left such lovely comments along the way. I've made my little counter thingy public at the bottom of the left column there. Like watching your car odometer clicking over I guess! Except that counter probably tells you your car is getting a bit older, this one tells me I'm having way too much fun!
(Resuming normal transmission tomorrow with some quick layouts to show you. And for those who've been to my Jan classes, a stepped up version of that flower card coming later this week.)