I have this problem: about 4 years ago, I started a thread in the SCS forum titled "Confessions of a Card Hoarder", (it's probably still in there somewhere if you care to go look!) where I admitted that although I loved making cards (by the truckload!) I rarely sent any out! It was just too hard to part with "my babies". Fortunately, many other card hoarders came out of the woodwork to chime in and offer their support, as well as card givers!
Over the years, as I started taking pictures of my cards, I found it easy to let go as I could still keep the idea or have something left to show I made it, but it's still a problem(clearly!). More often than am I sitting down to make a card with a specific person in mind, instead I have an IDEA in mind I have to try and make"work", and then when actual occasions come around, often I don't have anything that really fits what I need! (Dr. Feelgood isn't really appropriate for my 5 year-old kids at church, sorry, Carolyn!) I'm willing to bet money I still have about 85%* of the projects I made for the Dirty Dozen Gallery tucked away in various nooks, crannies, drawers, shelves around my home! Ugh!!!
Now, committing to make the cards for my church was part of my attempt to make sure the cards actually left my basket and made their way into someone's hands to enjoy! Putting together a blog candy giveaway with cards I've made was another! So I've decided that the THIRD STEP in my 12-Step recovery will be: ONCE A WEEK, I WILL SEND OUT ONE CARD TO A RANDOM PERSON WHO'S LEFT A COMMENT ON MY BLOG! You heard it here, now I have to do it!
I know there's a RAK forum on Splitcoast, but I'd really like to start here and make it a little less random, because I really appreciate everyone who's reading and enjoying my blog with me, and taking the time to leave such encouraging words! So don't be surprised if some day soon, I might send you an email requesting your snail mail addy: it's to send you a CARD, not to add you to some horrible mailing list, I swear! :) ( But of course, you'll always have the right to tell me "heck, no!")
I'll post the card once a week I plan on sending, for accountability sake, so be on the look out, I reserve the right to change up which DAY I do it, just as long as I do it every week! ;)
Thanks for reading! Check back tomorrow for a really cool little tip, I just need to finish the card. My new GinaK sets hopefully will be arriving today or tomorrow so I will be super busy making samples for the gallery, but will be posting some sneak peeks, so be on the lookout for those! I'm also planning on having another contest this weekend for the release, this one just for fun and a card from me, I don't have any more stamps to give away, sorry! But it does involve guessing all the details of the new set, so it will be fun playing and reading everyone's guesses! You can be sure if I'm seeing a lot of common themes (requests!) they could possibly pop up in future sets, you never know, I'll keep all these ideas filed away!
PS: If you entered my Hippy contest, could you please go ahead and email me your snail addy? Because, you know, you could be good places to start... :)
PPS: Does anyone know why my spellcheck button on my blog isn't working anymore?? Hellp!!! (the extra "l" there was intentional, bad joke, couldn't resist!) So to all of you who read carefully** and cringe over all my mistakes, sorry for the errors in the mean time, my spelling is excellent***, but my typing, not so much!
** I dropped a big hint about something the other day, no caught it (or said anything if they did!)
***I won my school spelling bee in 6th grade