Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The definition of insanity

So, from what I am told, the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over, and expect different results. By that definition, I might just be ready for a straight jacket. Each year, I swear I am going to start my Christmas cards in January, with plans to make 2-4 cards per month so that I have more than half of them done by the time Thanksgiving rolls around. Each year, I start them after August and wonder why I am always rushing to get them finished on time. Every single year. I don't know why I expect to actually have them done by Thanksgiving each time. It's that insanity thing. See?

Anyway, I went to a crop last weekend and managed to complete 8 cards. I kept them relatively simple and used images I had previously colored. Here's a sample of the 4 I like the best:
These are pretty much a good representation of what I got done during that crop.
I used up all of the images I had precolored, so I took the time towards the end of the crop to color up some new ones, including a new Magnolia that I got from Oozak. I love that store! Anyway, I think she's the cutest little thing. She was fun to color and I love the idea of using her to peek around ornaments, or through windows, or even around a Christmas tree. Oh, wait, do you know which Tilda I am talking about? Sorry. Guess I should show you. Here's what I did with her over the next few days:
 I used my new Tilda stamp, plus a Spellbinders 2010 stamp set and die for the ornament and sentiment. Here's a closer look at one of the cards, so you can see the cuteness that is this Tilda just a little bit more easily:

Isn't she precious?

Another reason to highlight this card - she is for some challenges:
7 Kids College Fund - holiday inspired
Oozak - anything goes plus red
Papertake Weekly - anything goes with option of a gift for Christmas
Pretty Little Ribbon - Christmas
Clear it Out - Happy Holiday
Ribbon Carousel - the Holidays

All of my images are colored with copics. Now I'm off to see if I can add some more cards to the pile, because I've still got a few to make in order to have enough for everyone on the list. So much pressure! If only I wasn't insane, I'd start these danged things in January. I'd make it my New Year's resolution, but everyone knows I still wouldn't do it!


Regina Hamilton said...

I guess we both suffer from the same issue, waiting to do our Christmas card. We atleast you still hand made your cards. I cheated and use a card kit. Well, I did put my stamp on the back.

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful collection of holiday cards, very festive and lovely. Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

brenda said...

Are really lovely collection of Christmas cards Gina, you have been so busy.

Thanks so much the sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

B x

Sandy Trefger said...

I think we all have the same plans each January and then...well, you know. Ha, ha. Lovely set of Christmas cards! Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out for a month long Christmas challenge!
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Trina said...

Gina, lemme borrow these cards. My boyfriend asked for 15 cards for work, and I still haven't started! :D They all look fantastic!

Liz's creative corner said...

Fabby collection of cards, love the magnolia stamp too, thanks for sharing with us at the pretty little ribbon shop challlenge, hugs Liz xx

Carisa said...

You now have a beautiful collection of Christmas cards to send out!!! I love the idea of using images you had colored previously....if only I had some laying around! LOL Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenges! :)

Julie said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge!


Crafty Cath said...

Ha ha - I try to set goals to get my cards done early too and I'm always behind the eight ball. But it looks like you had a very successful night - I Love your Tilda card - and glad you were able to throw in the red to play along with the Oozak December challenge!