Monday, November 28, 2011

Will I Finish? On Time?

I've been saying for a couple days that I am frantically trying to get 24 holiday cards with New Year's invitations in the mail by end of today.  I'm not sure I'm going to make it, but I'll get at least most of them out.  Here is one of the really quick and easy ones I've done. 

This is the card I chose to duplicate 12 more times today. It is soooooo simple. Just cut Garden Green cardstock slightly smaller than the River Rock card, cut Very Vanilla slightly smaller than that, stamp the image from Comfort & Joy, and emboss in the beautiful Pewter embossing powder.   I know I can make 6 in about 30 minutes, so I should be able to get them done -- and I will. And who knows, if I get done early I just may do a few different ones. I can hope.

Why oh why is it so hard for me to do 24 of these easy cards? The answer is because I am not a multiples gal. I got bored after the first run of the assembly line. I did 6 and then wanted something new. So I created 6 of something else -- tomorrow I'll show you those.  And don't forget, 24 invitations too!  Is anyone else like that? Once I've done 1 or 2 I'm off to try something else. Way back when I used to buy my cards (was there a day like that?), I never bought one style of card and sent the same one to all my friends and relatives. I had to buy boxes of several styles. Then I had a lot of left overs. So I tried to use the rest the following year. Of course I could not remember who I sent which style to the previous year, and I didn't want to repeat, so I bought more and didn't use the leftovers. What a waste. Well, I solved that problem by making my own. The problem now is that I still want dozens of styles, and it is time-consuming to make something different for everyone. That is, unless I start in June. Is there anyone that really starts back in June and actually accomplishes what they set out to do -- have them done and ready early? Well, not likely for me! 

Yesterday my husband said -- ready for this? -- "Why don't you just buy some cards and invitations today. It'll be a whole lot easier." Yikes!   How could he even say such a thing!   He was practically shooed from the house. He had a point, though, they would all be done right now. But, how could I live with myself! Heavens, don't even think it. So here I am still working away.

Ok, so off to the drawing board -- rather, the crafting table -- to finish my challenge for today.  That challenge is to get this job done.  I think I am procrastinating, don't you?  Have a great day, see you soon.

Crafty hugs,


Butternutsage said...

I can leave a comment Sandy WOOOHOOOO You did awesome. I was so surprised to see your picture. I had you looking way different in my mind, and now here you are you are so pretty and approachable. I can't wait to see everyone in real life someday! Sandy you did a great job with your blog it looks fabulous! I am impressed. Also this card is beautiful and I love how you decorated your envie...Something I need to do more of. I am so happy that you can now join the challenges in full array! Keep blogging now girlie...see you in the chat room next ime. Hugs~Donna

inkedx2 said...

Beautiful Sandy!