As I finished up making my 2016 Christmas cards, I was thinking about how much I was enjoying creating again. Years ago, I would stamp many days of the week, for at least a little bit. I made cards just because I wanted to make cards. Then I started making cards only when I needed cards (plus Christmas cards). And in the last couple of years, I have only really made Christmas cards.
So I decided that I would make an effort to make more cards.
I put a call out on FaceBook to my family and friends, inviting them to send me their address and birthdate if they wanted to get a handmade card from me. I did this last year and then we decided to do the big house renovation and my craft space became a make-shift living room. So instead of making new cards, I used cards from my stash to send out. While there are still a few cards in my stash, most are cards I wouldn't want to send out.
So last week, I sat down to start creating. I have some great new stamps and the new inks from Catherine Pooler and I decided to pull them out and see what I could come up with.
As of the day I am posting this card, I have made a total of 5 cards in two different times sitting in my crafty space... fingers crossed I stay motivated to keep this up!