When I saw that the inspiration for one of the challenges was coffee and a book I had a hard time choosing one idea, so I will be submitting to this challenge more than once. This is just the first thing that worked with the other challenges that I was working on. I think the only thing that could have made this inspiration more of a challenge for me to narrow down what to do is if you added a pet to the equation.
It seems appropriate that the first card of the new year is a birthday card. Especially since I just celebrated my birthday. I was even able to use one of my new birthday presents on this card, the amber oxide ink. I now have at least one of each color family!
This is my last Christmas card of the season, I believe. Hopefully this next year I will be better at making them all year and not wait and do them all at the last minute. I did better this last year and it was nice, but honestly, Thanksgiving hits and I get in the mood and I really enjoy making lots of Christmas cards (and I need to I lost count somewhere around sending out 80+)
As I may have mentioned before I have a lot of birthdays this month and several of them are guys. Of course when I look through my cards that is always what I seem to be lacking. So, I made a couple of these to help me with the birthdays this month.
This set of stamps is really exciting to me. I have a huge personal belief that kindness needs to be shown more. It doesn’t cost anything and generally makes everyone feel better.
When I went to make this card I wanted to make a Sorry card, but I don’t seem to have a stamp for that. The kind of funny thing was that I was lamenting to my nephew and he kept saying ‘sorry’ then we realized that it was funny. He didn’t know what to say except sorry you don’t have a sorry stamp. I do have a lot of thanks, stamps so that is what I did instead.