Out with the Old, In with the New

Hello friends,

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!




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One Response to Out with the Old, In with the New

  1. Terry T. says:

    Happy New Year to you too! Will be in touch 😘😘

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