Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Card Therapy

The first weeks of February leading up to Valentine's Day always give me a creative itch. I haven't taken much time to do anything crafty lately, but I did make a card. When my youngest was a baby and toddler I used to make cards almost daily, then life got in the way and while I still enjoy it, I fell out of the habit.
So, here's a simple little Valentine I created.

I started a card inspiration board on Pinterest. There are so many talented card makers out there. It makes me happy to see their cute creations. My inspiration for this one came from a card by Teri Anderson (see it here).

I had grand aspirations to get Valentines mailed to all our loved ones this year. It didn't happen. January and February are by far the hardest months for me. It feels like the never-ending snow has buried us. The banks on either side of our driveway are at least 6 feet tall in places. It has been so gloomy too. I'm calling it a victory that I made cookies yesterday and cleaned my house today.

Card making was therapy for me at one time. Maybe I need to allow myself a little more time to do it more often.

What do you do to get through the bleak midwinter days?
Have you made anything fun lately?

1 comment:

Heather Oxborrow said...

I felt that way a couple of weeks ago when I was working on Drew's baby book. I haven't scrapbooked in forever and it was fun to do something creative like that even if is was quite simple. Pretty card!