About a week ago, we decided we had to leave our church. It's a long story that I don't need to bore you with, but it's a church and church-family that we have been part of for sixteen years. Our children were baptized there, we have been active volunteers and leaders in many different ministries, I play piano for all the services - it's been our church home. It wasn't a place we wanted to leave, but things aren't right there.
From a cardmaking perspective, the biggest change for me was that I have been part of the church's card ministry for a decade. My mom started it and, upon her unexpected death, I continued it. Virtually every card that I have made has been for the church, and for every card that you see on this blog, there are another five or six that you never see.
So, I'm feeling a little lost.
I love making cards, but suddenly I don't have a reason. I know...I enjoy it...and that counts for a lot. But after a decade, this is a dramatic change.
What does everybody do with the cards you make?? I would love suggestions.
For now, I have decided that my extra cards (beyond design team duties) will be focused on Christmas cards because I know that I will need them. I'm definitely not saying you won't see more...I can't ignore all of my other fun toys. I'm just trying to figure things out.
So...the first thing that I am doing is playing along with Merry Monday and I definitely hope to play consistently throughout the remainder of the year.
I don't actually own anything on this card. I have a VERY good friend, who has a VERY large collection!! I apologize if I don't have the right names for everything in this recipe. (That's also why I don't quite match the sketch - I only had the scraps that I brought home with me. In fact the patterned paper was actually cut for the 4.25" dimension. I had to cut it in half and piece it together behind the ornament!!!)
- Stamps: Stampin' Up Ornament Keepsakes, Petite Pairs
- Ink: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler
- Paper: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, the stack of smaller papers in the Holiday mini
- Accessories: Stampin' Up Ornament dies, scallop border, oval and scalloped oval, and a new embossing folder from the holiday mini.