Tuesday, March 17, 2015

12 Months of Christmas March Challenge

Hello there! I made it! I blinked and March almost disappeared without me seeing it. If you remember from my last post, we are busy with a kitchen remodel project, but I did get to spend some time at my desk working with paper and ink and not just wood and paint. Here's one of the cards we made at my last Stamp-A-Stack Class.

This is a single layer card using the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set you can get FREE through the end of March 2015 with any $50 purchase. It's a beautiful stamp set. Here I stamped in Whisper White on Crumb Cake Cardstock and then allowed that to dry before stamping the detail stamps with Calypso Coral. I tied a simple knot around the card using the FREE Calypso Coral ribbon in the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack.
What do you think? I like that it uses just one layer of cardstock, yet is so pretty.

OK, so back to the challenge. My challenge for March is to get my menu fine-tuned and transfer the recipes into my Notebook along with a grocery list. The menu will be pretty easy since we pretty much have the same thing every year, but I do try to incorporate one or two new recipes, especially for cookies and treats to give away. Plus, it will be really nice to have all the recipes in one place rather than digging out multiple different cook books this year.

I think, while I'm at it, I may put together tabs in the Notebook for both Resurrection Day and Thanksgiving menus as well. Why not have everything together?

Since I didn't make my goal for last month, I will continue to look for gift ideas to make and get that part of my Notebook organized. I will also make an additional 10-12 cards.

I guess that's about it:

  1. Organize Menu Tabs
  2. Look for gift ideas
  3. Make 10-12 cards
Since it's already the middle of the month, I think I better set some time aside to work on these! 

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God's love and blessings!

Monday, March 2, 2015

12 Months of Christmas February Challenge Update

Hello there! I know...I know. I'm late with my update on February's challenge. But, I'm not super late (only 2 days), and I do have a really good excuse. Really. See:
Handsome Hubby had a week off of work so we decided to tackle one of the major home improvement projects on our list...opening up a window from the kitchen to the living room. Needless to say, I didn't spend much time this last week at my desk. We're probably about 75% done with the project and I hope to post an update on the family blog soon.

Anyway, here I am, and I'm sad to say that I didn't make my goal for this month. That's OK, though. I'm closer than I would have been had I not challenged myself. I did get 12 cards made for the month, and I did do a bit of perusing Pinterest for gift ideas, I just didn't see much that sparked my interest there. That may or may not have been due to the fact that most of my perusing involved paint colors rather than gift ideas. ;o)

So, here are the cards I made for February:

I used our Wondrous Wreath stamp set, and after adhering the white cardstock to the card front, I used the center die to cut a "window" out. This allows you to see the "Joy" stamped on the inside of the card. I think it might be cute with a family photo peaking out as well. What do you think?

Here's a list of supplies I used to make these cards. LOVE the glimmer paper bows. :o)
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I will be back with the challenge for March along with a card we did at my Stamp-A-Stack last week.

till next time...
God's love and blessings!

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