14 January 2022

2022: First cards and crafty goals #1-5

Hello, friends! Happy NEW Year!!! 

I know it's already the middle of the month... but I usually don't start working on my new year goals until February because it takes me the whole month of January to reflect and make new ones! LOL

Anyway... I've already started counting the number of cards I've created this year. I'm up to 15 right now (that's like making one a day!). I posted HERE on Instagram that for several years after we moved that my crafting was slow as I didn't have lots of time; however, in 2021 I almost doubled the amount I have done the past few years--- a total of 343 cards

The first cards of 2022 have been sad ones as they are for several neighbors who have recently lost a beloved pet or family member😞 The first three cards had a similar design as the one below but the dog image matched their pup. Two of our neighbors lost their dogs within a day or so of each other. This news broke our hearts as we know the pain of losing a dog-- it will be 2 years since Olsen passed❤️ 
Sorry my photos are not that great! I haven't had to take photos in ages! I lost my touch... although I'm not sure I ever really had great photos in the first place! LOL! 

The next card was created for a different neighbor- we found out that her husband passed recently. I actually created two cards using the negatives and positives of the cover die. I love how this turned out!!! 
#SAVfact: I have had this alcohol background waiting in my pile of "To Use/Make" since APRIL 2021!!!!!!!!!!! Check out the post HERE. I haven't had a chance to finish these card bases... and to be honest, I didn't know what to put on them. I knew yesterday that I needed to use these backgrounds for our neighbor. These cards are absolutely stunning in person! 
That's it for me today. I did use some scraps from my alcohol inked background to create a set of CAS cards--- I'll share that after I take photos (hopefully those photos will look better than these!)! 😂 

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️

Supplies: Faithful Friend card
Paper: vellum, American Crafts Jen Hadfield Reaching Out Be You and Rainbow Skies 12x12, white  
Inks: ICT VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Happy Hearts Cover diePaper Smooches Paws for a cause stamps/dies (retired)

Supplies: With Sympathy
Paper: Etc. Papers Synthetic EVO Papers, black, white
Inks: Ranger alcohol inks- Coral, Wild Plum, Purple Twilight, Dandelion
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Floral Fun Card Cover diePaper Smooches With Sympathy die (retired)

ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 


Lisa Elton said...

Sorry for your neighbor's losses. The pup on your card is darling and is sure to lift the recipient's spirits. The floral cards are fantastic, great use of the positive and negative cuts!

GG said...

I love your card with the black dog. I've searched for the stamp set only to find out it is discontinued, sadly. Thanks for sharing