This is my final post for 2017 and it’s been a banner year for me in card making. Although I keep samples and records of the cards I make, I didn’t really keep a tally of exactly how many. With this said, I’m guesstimating that I made around 500 cards this year. Many cards I made multiples, sometimes 6-12 of the same. I usually make at least 4 of each card, especially the ones that I will be donating.
I donated approximately 400 cards to Hallmark Health VNA/Hospice, Varney Crossing Nursing Center, MGHFC, MGH – Pediatric Residency Program, Card Care Connection and LiveLoveCards.
I also sent out around 150 personal cards for birthdays, new babies, congratulations, various holidays, encouragement and thinking of you. I participated in 7 swaps and continue on with my alphabet swap on a card making group.
I’ve been dabbling in some mail art, made 2 baby quilts and did some embroidery pieces. I filled quite a few orders for cards and made a 2 book scrapbook for Sweet Baby William. I ventured into Hardanger embroidery making quite a few pieces into trinket boxes.
I did spend a bit more than usual on crafting supplies this year including lots of dies, stamps, card stock and Distress Oxide inks. A gal just needs to get a new pair of shoes once in awhile.
All in all, it’s been quite a busy year for me. Got some new toys, tried some new things and shared lots with friends and family. I’m sure I have forgotten a few things but you can peruse through my previous post for 2017 to see everything.
My plans for 2018????? Who knows. I will start off the new year with a baby quilt for a new granddaughter due in February and an order for donation cards. I have some new card making products that I haven’t tried out yet so that will be fun. I have no other real plans or projects so I’ll just sit back and see where my journey takes me.
Any plans or goals for 2018?
Wishing you all a happy, healthy, prosperous and creative 2018. I bid a fond farewell to 2017 and anticipate an exciting and creative 2018!