I had big plans for making my own cards this year. I bought tons of paper.
I bought the Cuttlebug and a zillion dollars worth of dies and embossing folders.
I added lots of new holiday stamps to my collection.
I found a giant mitten punch on ebay.
In spite of all my fabulous supplies, that's the best I could come up with this year. I just didn't have the time to sit and play long enough to figure out how to put it all together. There was just too much going on between the scenery construction, skating shows and mass soap production for me to wrap my brain around any creative card construction.
The cure for my dilemma is to get help from the experts. I joined the card of the month kit club at Simon Says stamp. Every month I'll get the materials and the video instructions on how to take all these toys and make something that looks better than what I managed to do in haste this year. After a year of learning paper crafting skills, I'll be ready for next Christmas-and maybe even Valentine's Day if I am really optimistic.
I also want to thank Daughter for this big birthday surprise. It's a $50 gift certificate to who know where and.......
....I got tired of being tempted by this gorgeous stuff that I've been seeing on everyone's blogs so I went and treated myself. It is winging it's way from Webs as we speak. It won't be socks (or even cast on) by this Christmas but it's a sure thing for next year.