Sunday, January 27, 2013
Christmas Bank Club...
In mid January this year I was reading Maximum Embellishment blog. Sandi suggested we work ahead each month and put some things in the bank towards Christmas. I remember the little bank books you could get from the bank to save quarters in and I remember when the bank actually had a Christmas Club and you could set aside a few dollars each month towards your Christmas spending fund. I really liked those clubs.
So I got out my Christmas cards which I always save and reuse for crafting. Sandi suggested we make twelve (12) tags to put away for December gift giving. "Well that is certainly easy enough to do" I say. But then the days kept flying by and my cards were just sitting there with me thinking, "Oh Christmas is so far away I can do that later". "NOW"! I heard my word from a couple of years ago. "NOW"!
With "NOW" ringing in my ears I gathered supplies and got busy. I was actually having fun. Using punches and scissors and rotary cutter I managed to stack up an easy 12 tags.
Of course I also don't do well throwing out little scraps so I punched a lot of little hearts. Hearts are good all year long and I use them for lots of embellishments. Some of the cards I merely left the fronts whole and will use them on packages that I wrap in tissue and no bows for mailing.
Now for the actual embellishments of the tags. This one looked like a fancy machine stitch would be just right. Not everyone I know loves glitter. Poor Mr. C still sees the glitter that is embedded into the top of our breakfast table. Not his favorite decorator style. ;o)
Thank you Sandi for this Christmas Bank Club. It is the perfect kick-start to being ahead of the hectic rush this coming holiday season. I even have a place to keep them so I can find them. In my gift wrapping bin. I have one for general and one for Christmas wrappings.
While looking at my cards this appeared. My word MAGIC and this depicts exactly how the wonder of it all makes me happy. I now have this card displayed so I can remember to always see and enjoy the MAGIC of daily life.
Last night the Wolf Moon was glorious and bright and magical. The clouds were silver lined and appeared to be jewels in the sky. Then during the night it snowed just enough to cover the ground and tree branches. Truly a sight to behold. Today will be a day of rest and enjoying the Rolex race we have recorded.
May you enjoy every moment of your day doing something that fills you with bliss.
Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...