I had a great time making this card for the Our Daily Bread Challenge.
I have none of their stamps or dies yet, but I am hoping to get my hands on some.
The challenge was simple: make a holiday card, any holiday.
This card is already sold although I never made cards with the intention of selling them before. However since being pregnant I have set out to use as much as possible of my stash. I will not be able to work in a studio outside the house after the baby is born, at least for a while, and I can't keep all that stuff in our small apartment.
So I decided to try making and selling my cards and stuff online. The success I had was unexpected as everyone complained about bad sales.
It made me wonder: "what's my secret?" and while I was playing around with Christmas papers and embellishments this weekend I realized it was going with my own style that made the difference. I have so much inspiration around yet I am not able to CASE my own cards (and believe me, I tried). Sometimes I spend more than a day working on a desin. I see some combination I like but I often can't find that finishing touch I need, so I let it sit on my table for days, sometimes abandon it, sometimes make a totally different thing than first intended. Anyway, I HAVE TO like the final result.
I am so happy that through card making I can learn more about myself, about what I like, what I don't like and I love how going with the things that make me feel good my life has improved tremendously. In the past years I have learned to let myself go, to stop doing things that would please others and do more to please myself. I have learned to smile more, to believe more, to live a better life.