Hello! Whew, it is good to get back to crafting- I have missed it so much! Yesterday, my husband took the kids over to the coast for the day, leaving me at home all alone for several hours. I could have used the time to clean, or organize all the medical bills, or balance the checkbook.....but I didn't. I went to Michael's and Craft Warehouse and browsed to my heart's content, and picked up some new papers in pretty spring colors. I figured that I could use some inspiration for my first projects after my break from crafting, and new paper always inspires me! Plus, it's a pretty cheap way to go for inspiration.
I have two family birthdays coming up in the immediate future- well, three, but I only got around to making two cards yesterday. One is for my dad, who turned 71 yesterday. We just saw him a couple of weeks ago when he came out to help out during hubby's surgery and recovery, but I still wanted to send him a card to wish him a happy birthday.
Next up was a card for my cousin, Trina, whose birthday (the big 4-0) is April 1. Trina is the cousin who lives in Montana and we see every summer for vacation- last year, we met up in Leavenworth, WA. This year, we will be going up to see them in Montana in their brand new vacation cabin- woohoo! Anyway, here is Trina's card:
So much to do! It's almost April already, and then May, and that's Mother's Day! I opened my Etsy shop in April of last year, and didn't have the inventory or presence to take advantage of Mother's Day sales, so I'm hoping to stock up my inventory with some new designs early and not miss the boat this time! I have one more birthday card to make in the short term, for hubby's neice Rachel, who turns 18 on the 31st, and then I will be focusing on bookmarks for awhile. I mentioned before that I joined a spring bookmark swap with the PBS Swappers group, and I was excited to find out that there will also be another card swap scheduled for April, so I want to do that one too. I got a neat paper that I want to use for the bookmark swap, and I'll try to give a sneak preview next time.