Happy New Year’s Eve, everybody!
Wow, um, where did December go?
Seriously, I’ve been running around like a madwoman for the past month. I think literally since Thanksgiving I haven’t had a day where I’ve stayed home all day until yesterday. And it was glorious. I slept in way late, and basically just chilled all day. Got caught up on some Youtube channels I follow, cleaned up a little bit in my craft room/office, and generally was mostly lazy. And I loved every minute.
Today is new year’s eve, but due to the weather (currently negative 12 degrees), I am not going anywhere. The wind chill warning on my phone says that frostbite can occur in as little at 10 minutes on exposed skin, so yeah, my skin ain’t getting exposed out there! My new year’s plans include munching on cheese and crackers and watching movies while snuggled under an extra-long fleece blanket.
But I figured before I disappear into a bundle of fleece, I’d share one final post (with cards!) with you guys. I am really planning on kick starting this blog back up in the new year and making cards again. Life should slow down a bit now, hopefully anyway, with the holidays being done and all. I am also planning on building up a stock of Christmas ornaments to sell at a craft show next year, so there may be a few pics of those scattered into the blog throughout 2018. But I really am wanting to get back into card making. I’ve missed being creative the past couple months after Dragon Con was over and the costumes were all done and moving and getting settled took priority. But the craft room is all set up and *mostly* organized and decorated, so I should be able to jump back in with gusto!
I actually made these cards a few weeks ago, but I didn’t want to post them until after Christmas.
They’re little mini cards that I used for one of my mom’s Christmas presents. Ever since my brother and I were little, we’ve listened to the Adventures in Odyssey radio program produced by Focus on the Family. When we were kids, it was a weekly evening family event, gathering around the radio to listen to the broadcast. As we got older, my mom started buying all the episodes on cd. Well, she was three packs behind when I was looking at getting some for her for Christmas, so I ordered them all.
But instead of just wrapping them up and giving them all to her at once (boring!), I wrapped each one individually and included one of the little penguin cards. The first present under the tree was a stuffed penguin with the first card, which contained a small poem with a clue as to where she had to go find the next gift. And each subsequent gift included a cd pack and another card with another poem and clue.
I’m pretty sure she had fun going and finding her gifts, although I probably should have put a little note on the first one with an “open first” message. It was late enough by the time she opened it that she had to take a flashlight along when she had to trudge out to the mailbox for one of the gifts! I’ll have to remember that if I do this again sometime.
But anyway, the cards were all made with scraps that I had. Making mini cards made it easier to just use up scraps rather than having to cut into new cardstock or paper. The penguins and little white snowflake stickers were all part of one set (which I used up, yay!).
Stay safe and warm out there on this New Year’s Eve, and here’s wishing for an even craftier and more productive 2018!