Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Ania Szary and I’m fairly new to card making.
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein
Here is a little about me: I discovered crafting when I was 20 years old. Back then I was a college student at a community college in Houston, Texas. I was a member of the Ambassadors, which was a group that was heavily involved in the college community. Aside from participating in various events, I was the historian of the group. The previous historians took a lot of pictures but I wanted to take it a step further. I wanted to create memories that lasted throughout the years, even if everyone from our group had already graduated and moved on to their professional career. So I decided to plan and create a scrapbook. I bought a few supplies and started planning, creating and crafting. By the end of the school year, I had finished the scrapbook and discovered that I loved scrapbooking. As life would have it when being a full-time student and working, life became busy and crafting had to wait. Over the years I had plans on creating more scrapbooks, but was unable to find the time as I was focused on my job and career.
17 years later. Yes, you read correctly – 17! Life was incredibly busy and my stress-level at work was high due to some major changes going on at work. At the end of the year, I decided to visit my parents in Europe and take some time to wind down from the year and review what I had accomplished in 2017. There is truly no better place to do that than at “home” with family. After spending some quality time with family, I started looking in the 2017 review mirror and realized that the mirror had nothing fun or happy to offer. It did not take me long to decide that I wanted to change something and have more joy in my life.
My decision to have a different type of year was fueled by my desire to let my mind be free and create. I decided to find my way back to crafting, which has before given me much joy. I wanted to start small, so I would not feel overwhelmed. I had enough “overwhelmed” feelings at work and this needed to be fun, and r-e-l-a-x-i-n-g. I discovered that planning a 12″x12″ page felt much more overwhelming than planning a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card. Additionally, I would be able to share my joy with someone else and hopefully bring a smile to their face or maybe make their day by opening a card they had received from me. I truly believe that we need to sprinkle kindness around us to make the world a better place.
If you are still here and reading… thank you for sticking with me through this long story. I am super excited that you are joining me on my journey of card making and creating. I hope that this blog inspires you to create, learn something new and offers you inspiration to give your own ideas a try.
Thank you so much for supporting me and taking a part in my journey. If you would like to contact me, you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org or click on “contact” above.