So one of the things I am trying to work on this year, is sending notes and cards and letters. I'm not going to promise anything, but surely I can improve on my past history. I have always had good intentions, but failed miserably.
I like shopping for cards and I have a good stack so I am going to work on sending them out. And I love making cards, although I don't have a very good track record of doing that either. I have a huge stash of paper and card making supplies from back when I worked on scrapbooks. Reminder: Get back to that.
And lately I've been pinning card ideas for inspiration. I'm not a fancy card maker. I tend to lean in the direction of clean and simple and I really like using some photos I've taken. Here's one of my favorites:
I've had this stamp forever and its still one of my favorites. I've never seen them since. I stamped inside to add a little detail:
And this is on the back of the envelope. We have a really nice scrapbook store here and one day, probably 8 years ago, I walked in and the owner jumped up and said, "Have I got something special for YOU!" and she pulled out this stamp. Yep. Perfect.
And I used this really silly photo of me and made a card to send to my Aunt for her birthday earlier this month because I knew it would make her laugh...a lot:
And the occasional Birthday card:
I made about 10 of these Christmas Thank You cards for my Mom to send out a few years ago:
And I made these for me to send last year:
And these the year before:
I made my Mom a set of various cards a few years ago for her birthday and she said it was the best thing I ever gave her and she used every single one.
So I'm thinking she's about due for another set this year - thus a commencement of card making is in the works and the dining room table has been hijacked.
Am I making 100 cards? No, I'm just a messy crafter, but neat and tidy is not what I am after...a happy heart for the sender and receivers of these cards is!