Friday, December 8, 2017

LF - Rainbow Birthday

Lawn Fawn - Elphie Selfie stamp,  Lawn Fawn - Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6

In the frenzy of making Christmas/Winter cards, sometimes it's nice to just take a break and make a bright rainbow birthday card. Of course, we're so close to Christmas and my cards are still not done (or in some cases started!), so I can't afford to make a complicated card.

And so, here's a simple CAS birthday.

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Crafty Goals/Resolutions and Over the Moon

MFT - Happy Haunting, Dear Lizzy - Stargazer 6x6 patterned paper

This year, I did not shop the crafty Black Friday sales. I'm sure there were some fabulous deals, but there just wasn't anything I absolutely had to have. A part of it is that it was a really busy time for me at work and home. But a bigger part is that I'm trying to bring my supplies under control.

It was around this time last year that I went on a shopping freeze (of sorts) in hopes of making strides in using up supplies. Sadly, I think I still ended up bringing in more things than I've used up. Though I've seen a big change in how much restraint I have with making orders, I have had very very very little time to create and I don't think I've given crafting the kind of effort I was hoping to.

So, my BIG resolution for 2018 is to CREATE.
- I'm going to try to use up a lot of the consumables like stickers, patterned paper and embellishments without immediately replacing them.
- I'm going to use different coloring mediums (like colored pencils and watercolor) more often, to balance out all the Copic coloring I normally do.
- I'm going to make a card every day of 2018 -- that's 365 cards to make!
- I'm going to blog regularly, though not necessarily every day.
- I'm going to do daily writing exercises (journaling or creative writing) in addition to practicing modern calligraphy.
- And (most importantly!) I'm going to enjoy the process.

Thanks for reading!