1) Complete a calendar for a Christmas gift for one of the ex-laws
2) Complete a pack of handmade cards and gift holder for one of the ex-laws
3) Start, if not complete, creating my Christmas cards.
4) And with all of the projects above, I set a goal to K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Sweetie)
What did I get done? #1? Check. #2? Check. #3?? CHECK! Well, I didn't get ALL of my Christmas cards done, but I did complete two sets of cards (two different designs), which is a huge start for me. Wanna see? I knew you would!
Okay... lest I bore you with twelve months of calendar pages, here is January and July so you can get an idea of how well I kept it simple.
Nothing major, but I liked it when it was all done. Let's see... here are a couple of the cards I made for the gift set. I made a set of 6, two of each design:
And, last but not least, here's one of the Christmas cards I created. I'm only showing one of the sets so far, because the other one may be going to a few people who might just glance at this blog, and really... why ruin the surprise?!
It was very flattering, too, that as I was making some of these cards, some of the women who were at the retreat were very flattering and complimentary. One woman, in particular, bought all of the product I was using for one of my Christmas cards (not shown) to scraplift my card for herself. I was very flattered and a little excited.
Is that wrong?
Anyway, I just wanted to share what I'd been up to since I've been missing in action recently. I hope to get a little more scrapping done ... the rest of my holiday cards at least... this Thanksgiving weekend. I do have some travel and work over the weekend and into next week, but I'd love to carve out a couple hours to get that done.
Wish me luck!