Sunday, November 29, 2015

Penultimate Pitfall

As I was getting ready for bed tonight, I let out an "ugh." The dude wanted to know why. And it's that I almost forgot to blog. "You can't stop now; go blog. But make it quick." In 2012, I failed to blog on the penultimate day of NaBloPoMo. And I didn't want to stumble that close to the finish line again.

Today, I worked on a jewelry piece (that I can't show) and made apple crisp (week's breakfast). And I finally put together the Christmas cards I started making in September. Remember when I optimistically thought they'd be done by October? I got about half of them put together before I ran out of the white embossed rectangles. For some reason, when I was doing the embossing, I thought it was okay not to finish those because I had the embossing folder at home. As it turns out, I do not. (Eye roll) I will see what I can find next time I hit the craft stores.

I also realized I need about 20 more cards. That made me feel way behind, but when I pause to think about it, I realize I am so far ahead. I have only 20 cards to make going into December. Think about how many cards I have been making on December 20 or even January 6th! I need to take in the big picture.

Anyway, today I spent a lot of time on Pinterest looking for a new idea for a card. (I can't make more "Cozy Christmas" or "Glittery Snowmen" because I used my demonstrator's stamps, and we aren't meeting again until next year!) I was in a pinning frenzy. With luck, I'll be able to show you what I decided on soon.


Julie said...

Pretty card

Beth W said...

Congrats on getting to the end of NaBloPoMo! One more post and you're done! :D
And congrats on being ahead-ish on the cards! Or totally ahead, if you just cut your Christmas card list down to 20 now. I wonder if I still have my stamp collection....I used to have some lovely Christmas stamps (I was huge into stamping as a 12-year-old, which is a really cool thing to dork out about when in middle school, much like the cross stitch). If I find 'em, you may be getting a care package soon. ;)

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Love the card! I'm sure you'll find just the right embossing plate. I love receiving hand made cards and I hope your receipients do too! They take so much more time than one would ever think. You'll get it all done!

Robin in Virginia said...

Love the card! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with! Apple crisp for breakfast sounds mighty tasty.

Bea said...

Lovely card - handmade are simply the best.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Embossing fascinates me...really to no end. I think those cards are beautiful! 20 more - piece of cake!