The next year I spent scrapbooking my older son's school accomplishments in preparation for his high school graduation. Hundreds of hours later I had two books bursting at the seams ready to display at his graduation open house. Whew!
After that marathon scrapbooking year I started dabbling in other paper arts and mediums. I can't tell you the last time I made a scrapbook layout. Another one of my goals for this coming year is to get back into documenting my family and enjoying the creative process more than I have before.
In 2009 I went on a card making jag. Everyone got a handmade Birthday card that year! Handmade Valentine cards? -Of course! Even handmade Christmas cards. (The recipient list was much shorter that year! LOL!) I still make my Christmas cards every year, but the Birthday cards and other holiday cards have all but ceased.
I can't say that I dislike making cards, per se. I made one last week for a RAK project. They just aren't the huge creative deal that making other art or scrapbook pages are for me. I don't even take a picture of them before I send them out.
That's the great part about paper arts - there are plenty of options and creative outlets for every passion. The creative journey is as much about learning what I do like as it is about what I don't like nearly as much.
So here are some pictures of the cards that I made that card crazy year...
|Birthday card for my MIL|
|Valentine card for my little one|
|Masculine Birthday card|
|Another masculine Birthday card|
|Birthday card - recipient unknown|
|Father's Day card for my sweetie (I.Love.Changito!)|
|4th of July card for a Soldier|
|Birthday card for my SIL. (She didn't like that I put her age in such large numbers on the front of the card! LOL!)|
|Birthday card for my niece.|
Thanks for looking!