This weekend I went to the 5th? annual scrapbook weekend with my fab 4 friends. We went out to dinner Friday night on our way to a local craft store in Colorado Springs called Simple Pleasures. Although I didn't need anything, I came out 40.00 poorer. Thank You Caryn for my beautiful stamp (to be revealed in a later post).
We spent the weekend in Marcy's beautiful country home that felt like a lodge and I enjoyed delicious food and yummy coconut chocolate almond balls from Costco courtesy of Angela. I laughed a bunch and it was awesome to wake up surrounded by pine trees when I wanted as opposed to be woken up by a kid wanting something :) It's the simple things, you know?
For the first time, I made cards. I am starting to enjoy cards more than scrapbooking. It made me kind of sad because I am so behind and could have used the weekend to feel a little more caught up. I am not sure if I will stick with just cards in the long term, but giving myself permission to let it go for a little bit was liberating.
I made 38 cards! It was fun to use all the stamps and supplies I had gotten and never got to use. I challenged myself to try to make a variety of cards this year for the holidays instead of just 1 design massed produced a 100 times (or so).
In honor of my fun weekend, I am going to "try" to post a card (mostly Christmas card) a day for the entire month of November. I have never posted every single day for the whole month before, but I think it will be a fun challenge. Plus, I want to end the year with a bang! I hope you will join me.
This simple banner card is one that is easy to mass produce and the original design I had in mind for my holiday cards before I came up with my NEW plan. The stamps are from Penny Black called Christmas Banners.