Friday, December 27, 2013

And So It Begins

Christmas is barely in the past and my crafting friends are already talking about Christmas cards for next year.  Mostly it is because they had regrets over this year (didn't make any, didn't make enough, was too rushed to enjoy it, etc.) and want to do better next year.

There are blog challenges that run all year long and are Christmas themed so you can follow along and then have a pile of cards by the end of the year, there are personal resolutions and goals to make X amount each week or each month, and there are groups of friends who are challenging each other to different things to get cards created throughout the year.
I sort of think I'd like to be part of this group of people who gets them done early and doesn't have to rush during the holidays.  I don't think I'm that dedicated though.  I mean, who can make cards in July when its 108 outside and the asphalt is melting?  Who are these people? What magic do they possess that makes them able to do this?  I think I want to know.  I'm not necessarily sure I want to do it, but I'd like to know, you know.

Meanwhile, there has been this leftover piece of red and green designer paper that got abandoned on my desk.  It wasn't big enough for a whole card background and it had already been left out of the Christmas paper bin.  I felt bad for it as it was probably destined for the trash, but then I got motivated and decided to show up all those talkers with action and I made a Christmas card for 2014.

Read it and weep.

The Fine Print: I'm going to link up with Di's Playground for Snippets since that is what inspired this card.  The stamp is by Stampin' Up "Greeting Card Kids," pre-made card base by DCWV, dies by Spellbinders.  One down, only 79 more to go!


MaryH said...

Hi Judy, Thanks for your visit & sweet comment on the Silent Night card. That was one of my favorites that I did this year. Zipped over to say thanks, and thoroughly enjoyed a read through your post & liked your pretty card - all ready for next year. I was totally with you on the crafting early. I did better this year, than ever before. Mainly because of some challenges that I was occasionally able to participate in. I'll be joining as your newest follower, and hope you'll come back to visit again soon. Happy New Year, and hope you had a marvelous Christmas. TFS & Hugs.

Carol L said...

Your card is really pretty with all the dots and traditional Christmas colors! I vowed I'd make Christmas cards all year long in the beginning of 2013, and I stuck to that promise to myself by playing along with Christmas challenges each week. If I liked how a card turned out, I'd make multiples, and by Christmas this year I had plenty to send, as well as donate to different organizations. Making a Christmas card in 108 degree heat makes me feel cooler somehow :)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Morning Princess Judy . . . looks like you're off to a good start for next year's cards.

It's certainly called a CHALLENGE when it's 108 degrees outside and melting that asphalt when you follow a Christmas Card making challenge.

Why not come along to Rudolph Day on 25th of each month at my blog? I'd love to see you. There'll be a prize on offer!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Hi there PJP! Fabulous card, and well done for getting a start on next year's - great way to use up snippets too!

I do hope you think about Sarn's Rudolph Day challenge each month - but remember she's one of the Playground scamps :)