One thing I have added to the "New Year's Resolution" list for 2009 is this: send more handwritten letters and cards. In the "instant age" we live in, when letters and cards can be sent e-lectronically, we seldom find ourselves going to the mailbox expecting anything more than the usual collection of bills and junk mail. Now, if you're like me, when you happen to come across an envelope, hand addressed to you, from someone you may not have seen in awhile, well it's like Christmas all over! I say it's truly time for more cardmaking!
I am, I must admit, a paper junkie. My rule of thumb: buy 3 of the same paper at a time. If you really like it, get more. Ha! Unfortunately, my collection has grown and very little has been done with them. Alex says I have enough paper to cover every wall in our home 3 times over. He's probably right. SO. . . I have disciplined myself to work only with the papers that I have purchased over the years. For right now anyways. *tee hee*
In my stash, I found some bright "distressed" papers that I absolutely LOVE!! I ended up making a card that looks a little more "springy" than I was planning originally, but that's okay. I thought it was still rather cute!
With the holidays coming up, I guess I better get crackin' if I intend to mail any handmade cards. Can you believe that Thanksgiving is already next week Thursday?! And, they're already playing Christmas music at Walmart!! Will I have time to make some of the handmade gifts I wanted to give out this year?! Agh!! Time sure does fly when you're having fun. . .