Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wrapping Up Christmas Cards --- At Least for Awhile!


During the weekend before Christmas I was frantically putting the house in order for my son's homecoming, decorating the tree, and making cards to fulfill my own list.  During one long evening I completed 30 cards!  The sketches were simple and usually laid out as I worked.  The images were a variety of Whiff of Joy and Sarah Kay.  I also had some beautiful vintage images from Dover Publications.  With Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, ribbons, and embellies I cranked out a variety of lovely cards.  Most were easily mailed; others, well, let's just say I kept the US Postal Service in business for another week or so. 

This year's crop of Christmas cards was, by far, my favorite.  So many wonderful images to color; glorious designer papers; amazing ribbons; and inspiring sketches.  I have decided not to put my Christmas card supplies away, but to keep making cards throughout the year.  I made close to 250 cards this year and I'm hoping to surpass that next year.  Guess I'd better get busy, huh?

To all my wonderful blogging friends, thank you for your inspiration and encouragement.  Happy New Year to you all!

Hugs,
Barb

In God We Trust

10 comments:

Graphicat said...

I cant believe that you made 30 cards in one night! Good for you! I totally agree about the amazing imaages available and papers and and...and the level of creativity in blogland...all of it so inspiring!!!

I always enjoy your posts Barb, and your comments on my own blog are always so great! I hope your sons homecoming was wonderful and Happy new year!!

your friend Cheri
PS does that mean he'll be taking his cat back?!?!
LOL

Carmen O. said...

Barb, your cards are awesome!!! 30 card in one night is amazing! Beautifully done!!!

Lynette said...

You made 30 cards on ONE night??? And 250 this year? You are incredible!!! Happy New Year.

DonnaMundinger said...

Happy New Year Barb, and thanks for all of your support and inspiration! I consider myself so lucky to have met you AND to have received one of your beautiful cards. Big hugs, D

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Barb, that is a lotta stampin, girl!!!! Each one of your cards are just fabulous...such beautiful colors, papers, layouts, and your coloring os AWESOME!!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful New Years!!!

pisces23 said...

just to say that you are super card maker...
i really appreciate your creativity with timing...thank you for sharing your creations to us...happy new year !

MiamiKel said...

Barbara, you are truly one of the greats! That is a wholelotta cards!! But each of them is just stunning and lovely in their own right - what a joy to see them all and I can clearly see why they are your faves! Well done, girl!

Myrt said...

Oh my word, Barb - 30 cards in one night? ....and each and every one of your cards are so beautiful. I just love to visit your blog and see all of your creations - how lucky I am to have a couple of them, my dear friend. A Very Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year to you and yours, Barb!

Mina said...

wow 30 in one night you beat my record of 28 lol...stunning cards Barb all beautifully made too...Happy New Year and I hope it will be a wonderful one for you too
Mina xxx

Heather said...

That's a lot of cards in one night.. All very beautiful!! Did you get some butterflies??