Monday, January 9, 2017

Snow Day Cards

I'm scheduled to be a Growing in Unity gal for Unity Stamp Company in two weeks and I have to admit that coming off of Christmas break, I felt stressed about it. I'd been crossing my fingers for a date in the summer or fall so I had plenty of time to prepare but that wasn't my luck. As I sat down and made cards last week after work a few nights in a row, I continued to be a little concerned with how I would get my items done and whether they would meet my standards. I used to be a regular, almost daily, blogger but gave it up when Operation Write Home ceased operation. My crafting has slowed down considerably in the past two years- between OWH no longer needing cards, the purchase of my first house, a new job, and getting engaged, I was only finding time for the "necessary" crafts like birthday cards for immediate family. (Yet, I'm still buying stamps!) So, as I sat down at my craft desk last week, I wasn't feeling as excited for this opportunity as I wanted to feel. But knowing that all of you would see my cards, I knew I needed to step up my game. I tried two new techniques. I wrote a tutorial. I broke out stamps that hadn't yet seen ink. And you know what? I think I'm back in a groove. We got some snow this weekend and today turned out to be a snow day. Though my GIU posts are done (and scheduled to post in advance), I made several more cards to celebrate occasions in the near future or to have on hand for those moments you need to grab a card quickly. Thanks to everyone at Unity who makes GIU possible and to all the GIU girls for sharing inspiration each week. 


This card is for my fiancĂ© who is starting his penultimate law school classes this week.  He's been working hard to balance work, law school, and spending time with me and I want him to know I'm proud of him. 
Stamps from Inkadinkado and My Favorite Things, papers by Studio Calico 
 
This card is for my best friend who has lots of big life changes going on right now, including a new job.  I hope she loves it; she's going from a 15-minute commute to nearly a 2-hour commute.
Stamps from My Favorite Things; doily from Unity Stamp Co, papers by Studio Calico

For the stash:
Stamp from There She Goes, paper by DCWV

 For the stash:
Stamp from Unity Stamp Company; die by Cuttlebug


Do you ever make cards for your stash or are you always crafting with a recipient in mind?

Kathryn

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Proud Operation Write Home Alumni
Cards shipped to OWH in 2014: 21
Cards shipped to OWH in 2013: 829 blank and 301 AnyHero
Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 1284 blank and 218 AnyHero
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695

2 comments:

  1. I saw your post and had to stop by and visit! I'm glad you found your groove and I can't wait to see what you post for your GIU week. Good luck!

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