Monday, January 1, 2018

Speedy Delivery!

Hello and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Personally, I'm finding it hard to believe that 2017 is over! We bought our new home a year ago, spent a few months renovating and updating, DH had major surgery with a loooong recovery, DD1 graduated, Dad was diagnosed with colon cancer (had surgery, broke a hip, and is currently receiving chemo), and we still don't have our bathroom or my studio quite finished... I blinked and a year was gone!  I have also done very little in the creative area (other than decorating our home), and am really feeling the effects of not using this stress relieving outlet!

It was so busy that I finished my Christmas cards on Christmas Day and mailed them out a few days after Christmas.  Needless to say, I didn't put a lot of time into the making process.  I found a shortcut on Pinterest (sorry, not sure who it was-didn't pin it!) that made finishing the cards a lot easier.

Cut a 12x12 piece of pattern paper into 4x4 squares (9 squares total).  Then cut the 4x4 square on the diagonal and attach it to a card base.  Stamp a sentiment in the blank space and you're done! SUPER SIMPLE AND QUICK! 

I made two different sets of cards to mail out and then also made a third set into Thank You cards for holiday gifts.

Sentiment from Special Season

Sentiment from Curly Cute

Sentiment from Loving Thoughts

When I was trying to come up with a catchy title for this post I had the words flash, fast, dash, quick running through my brain, but none of the phrases ended up being fun enough. Suddenly, I went back in time to Mr Roger's Neighborhood and 'Speedy Delivery' was the winner.  It was a perfect fit since these did become speedy deliveries for the holidays!

We had a great Christmas with family and enjoyed a bit of 'down time' to actually enjoy the decorations and goodies in our own home. I am always reflective this time of year, but especially this year it has been so clear that it is so important to have our priorities in the proper order.  As much as I love my blog and creating, these weren't at the top of the list this year.  Instead, I've enjoyed time with my parents,  husband and children.  We've accomplished  a lot and are near the time of kicking back to enjoy the fruits of our labor without adding more to the work list.  I hope you found something inspiring here and that your new year is a time of renewed hope and filled with peace!

Card Recipe: Paper-Season of Cheer, whisper white, soft sky, Ink-Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Stamp Sets-Loving Thoughts, Curly Cute, Special Season


  1. Beautiful cards Margaret! I really love the DSPs your used.
    Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year, Margaret! Goodness, in the life events category, you win! :) I'm sorry to hear of the turmoil with dad - prayers ascending, dear. I've been there. Congratulations on your new home and graduation - and blessings all around!

  3. THANK YOU for the lovely card, Margaret, and sharing how you made it ! Gosh, what a year 2017 was for you. I am hoping for a much better -and creative! - year for you in 2018.

  4. You had quite the year in 2017 - life events do change our priorities - will pray for your Dad - your Christmas cards are pretty and I love that you still sent them out - I like receiving cards after Christmas- in fact I am going to create some New Year cards and send them - happy New Year Margaret

  5. That is a lot to happen in one year! Hopefully 2018 is a little calmer :) Love this idea on the cards. They are all gorgeous.


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