The end of January wire that is! You see, I made some crafting goals for 2013...notice how I am carefully avoiding the word resolutions!
My crafty goals are tied into my One Little Word of UNLOCK. A few of those goals tie into the card I am posting tonight.
1. I want to use up stash...It is a bit silly just how much stash I have So far I have been doing fairly good on that front!
2. I want to make a series of cards that have flowers on them...it's another stash thing you see. I have a very long row of glass jars filled with flowers. It runs the length of my counter top! Lots of them are out of style by a card makers standards...but most of my cards go to people who are not card makers. They wouldn't know if my flowers were current or ancient! I don't care if the cards are simple, elaborate or my tried and true "quickie cards". I just want to remember to use some flowers every month.
3. I want to make some "inspirational" cards each month. Just note cards...maybe with just one thought provoking word...maybe with a fitting quote.
My eldest has been spending a lot of the year in France and Monaco. We missed her dearly in 2012. Emails are great but they are not the same as a handwritten note. I plan to write her a note and mail it in an inspirational card every 2 weeks till she is home. I just feel that I need that connection with her. There is a special man involved of course so who knows what the future will bring.
It will be fun to have that old fashioned connection with her in the months she is gone..
I have managed to post one card with flowers so far this month and finally I have another to share. It is not fancy, it didn't take me forever to plan, decide, and execute. For once I didn't move the elements back and forth and have a cuppa while I decided where they went...Nope!
I just took a card base and matted a scrap of really old paper (Basic Grey I think) and stuck it down and got on with it. I have to say, I think I like this...No stress, no huge mess dragging out elements I didn't use. I chose a couple of flowers, found a tag with a sentiment I liked and called it done.
With that in mind I hope to make many more of these!.
This will be the first card I mail my daughter when she leaves for Monaco on Feb 15.
No recipe as these items are so old I would really be guessing...I think the flowers and the sentiment are K and Co but I could be wrong!
I am submitting this card to the Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets. My whole card is snippets