Oh my!!!! Where has the time gone? I'm having a hard time believing that it has been almost a month since I last posted here. Not that I have done a whole lot of stamping or crafting in that month, but the time has gone by soooooooo......fast and so much has taken place since my last posting. Most notably the Christmas and New Years holidays.
So let me take a moment and wish each of you who stops by here a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!! 2009, boy talking about time speeding by we will all to soon be into the second decade of the new millennium at this rate and it seems as if we were all just worried about Y2K just yesterday. My grandmother was so right all those years ago....the older you get the faster the days and years speed by......
Well so much of that bemoaning the speed at which time passes. 2009 promises to be a year of new beginnings as well as a year of many challenges to be met. One of my new beginnings is working toward more playing with my crafting in order to learn and try new things. I want to be willing to make mistakes so I can learn how to do things better and to learn new techniques. I want to stretch myself to move out of some of my comfort zones.
That said, my first projects of 2009 DO NOT meet those goals or challenges. They are fairly simple Thank You cards for the wonderful Christmas presents family and friends gifted me with. I had purchased the Handmade Holiday Card Element kit from SU (item no. 112016). I think I thought they would be quick and easy Christmas cards, which I', sure they would have been if I had time to make Christmas cards. Rather than just pack the kit away for next year, when I probably wouldn't have time to make cards either, I decided to see if I could adapt the cards to make my Thank You cards. (Now that Christmas is over I have more time to craft.)
I think this worked quite well. I to do not particularly like blank card space on the background of cards so I did use some stamps to do a watermark on the card bases. I then simply exchanged using "Thank You" sentiments for the "Merry Christmas" or "Seasons Greeting" that the kit called for. I followed the same basic layout to save time in planning, but didn't follow the particular paper and diecut plans that SU suggested. I put together my own.
I really like the combination of Ruby Red and Mellow Moss for Christmas colors. I think it is a much softer and more vintage combination than the standard Real Red and Glorious Green.
Now that the Thank You cards are complete I can move on to more challenging projects. First up will be beginning to work with my Winter Craft Kit from my SCS FlyBaby group.
I hope all have a blessed and exciting as well as a creative 2009. I hope you visit often and I hope to visit you as well if you have a BLOG!