The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Flashback

Today I'm playing along with Flashback Friday 16.0. My blogging friend Pam is the guest designer this go-round. She came up with an awesome challenge: to {re}post your VERY FIRST tag. Well, I came up with mine, and, boy, did they make me cringe:
For these, we're flashing back all the way to May 2009 (so these were first posted to my gallery on SplitcoastStampers, not here on my blog. And I think this was second-ever project I uploaded to my gallery). Guess I was using up some miscellaneous punches that day. :)

Thanks for bearing with me!
Emily

15 comments:

wearestampers said...

Don't cringe Emily! They are very sweet! I like the eyelet on them! It's fun to look back and see how far we've come in our paper crafting adventures! Thanks for playing along!
Pam

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Isn't it funny to go back and see some of your first creations. I know I have considered DELETING some of mine off of SCS....lol But just think they are a reminder of how we learn and grow in our craft-how we evolved in our style and creative thinking. I think they are statements to up and coming paper crafters that show what a person can do over time. I still see you sweet style in these cute tags. Thanks for sharing-I know it was so hard to do that!!!

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Marisa said...

Those first projects may be harsh to look at but at the time we thought they were wonderful :) Plus, theyu are a benchmark for how much you have grown as a stamper :)

Sue Lelli said...

How funny is that! We loved them then and now they show us how far we have come!!! Great post, Emily!

Anita said...

You are so brave Emily - I don't think I would dare show my first tag lol!

Linda R. said...

Well I think they are cute.. But I do have to say you come a long way baby!!

~Linda

yyam said...

These are really sweet tags Emily! :)

~amy~ said...

awwww...but isn't it fun to look back? I love the sweet colors! Thanks so much for playing with us at Flashback Friday!

onecraftymama said...

I think it's awesome to know that we all cringe when we look back - just a sign of how much we learn & grow creatively over time. Still, one these days I *might* get brave enough to play along. *might*....
Hey, don't forget the shaped eyelets! I think I finally gave away the last of those.

Colleen Dietrich said...

These are STILL sweet tags! Nothing wrong with 'em! I know that your style has changed and you'd do it differently now, but they are still simply wonderful.

KateB said...

no need to cringe-it was fun showing everybody how much we've evolved in techniques :):)

Benzi said...

Emily, these are cuties. I know I could never show some of my creations from 'way back then'. Ugh!

Chrissy said...

I see some of my old and I can't help but cringe. Your firsties are cute! I like how dainty they are!

Emily Leiphart said...

I think I've only ever made one tag and that was less than a year ago. At least you were already making tags way back when! I think these are adorable and that is one gorgeous heart stamp.

Jen said...

OH you silly girl, these are ca-ute!!! We have to think about the embellishments and fun tools that were NOT available back then...times have changed and we have grown with the new goodies. That little flower brad is cute too...I've never seen that shape. Your projects always inspire Emily!