I wrote up this post and when I tried to link it to various challenges I got an error message, so I deleted it and I'm starting over.
Life here is getting busy again. Tomorrow I'm helping out at the Toy Drive. Today I met with a friend of mine, who runs the local food bank, and got a tour. I wanted to talk to him about ways I can use my cards to help raise money for them. I'd much rather give them money so they can buy fresh food than give preservative-laden canned stuff. I was encouraged by how well things went at the craft sale I did recently, so in 2014 I will donate a portion of the money I make selling cards to the food bank.
I sent out most of my Christmas cards early this year because I'm having a little early seasonal gathering this weekend. All my shopping is done, too. I'm about half way through the wrapping. On the weekend we'll finish up decorating the tree. Then soon it will be time for the Christmas Closet, an event at a local school where I help out. We get gifts for the kids to purchase for family members for a dollar. I love this time of year!
I haven't done a great job of keeping up with challenges or photographing my cards of late, but I was able to get a set of cards done for the challenge at Christmas Stampin All Year Round. These are pretty basic cards, but they'll be great for my friend at church to use for some of her volunteers.
The nice thing about these cards is that I got to use up both old and new stash. The card bases are made from cardstock I've had for ages... I have really, really got to use up more of it. The Cuttlebug folders I used are older, as is the stamp set I used. The images are ones I found in my stash of stamped images that I didn't use in other projects. I don't remember if I stamped them for a scrapbook page and then didn't like the colour, or if they were always meant for cards. The sentiments are from sets I got recently The top & bottom ones I got at a garage sale.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Inkspirational: Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps & More: Holidays
Shop Our Stash: Holiday/Winter
Use It Tuesday: Anything Goes
Cards for Men: Anything Goes
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pool Party, Island Indigo (SU)
DSP: Winter Frost (SU)
Stamps: Jolliest Time of the Year, Snowflake Soiree (Believe), Unknown (Other sentiments)