I left off yesterday with beginning my blog in 2011 in order to enter challenges. Even though I saw a lot of stamping going on, I told myself I was NOT going to get into stamping and generated all my sentiments on the computer. That is until the day I saw someone curve the sentiment on their card and I wanted to be able to do that. I told myself I would only buy sentiment stamps and bought my first ones in the spring of 2012. I won a few stamps from challenges I entered and kept to my resolution to buy only sentiment stamps. I was satisfied with that until I won a $75 gift certificate to PaperTrey Ink during one of their new release blogs.
Well, the monster was unleashed. Just an itty bitty monster, though, because I still have very few image stamps and have no desire to accumulate more. (Haha I hear you all saying). Of course, along with stamps comes dies and I just HAD to get some of them. To date I have abut 50 DVD cases with stamp sets and dies in them. I did order some more cases for a few new things I bought, not counting the things I'll buy with my Simon Says Stamp gift certificate from my son. Why do they tempt us by coming out with new things all the time?
What does this have to do with my 13 paper pad order? I'm getting to that. Remember I said I made mistakes along the way? One of them was to buy 12 x 12 paper. (head butt). I've gone through some of my stacks and gotten rid of a lot of it but I was lacking Christmas and Valentines paper and thus the order.
Part three tomorrow if you can stand it. ;)
CASual Fridays has a different take on a challenge this week. Instead of resolutions, they want you to take a word that describes what you hope for the new year.
I picked something quite different.
This is not a card I would send to anyone but I want it as a reminder to send cards to people. I'm very good about sending birthday cards but I hear about people having health issues or going through difficult times and I think about sending a card and then don't. I do send cards to the homebound people from the church but not often enough. What am I saving them for?
To make this card I used the sketch from CASE This Sketch.
Thank you for your visit. I hope you remember to send cards to those who could use a little cheer.