With all the challenges these past 2 weeks I will take a break from showing you a new piece of jewelry today... we'll stay with crafts, of course.
Many years back I bought some stamps, embossing powder, and the heat gun - and decided to make my own Christmas cards (and some other special event ones). Why? Part because I was really missing that aspect of the holidays, back in my childhood, out of necesity, we would make our own cards at Christmas and Easter: with a communist regime religion is something barely tolerated, and most of the time it's made outright illegal. Finding cards that will even remotely be linked to the 2 most important events of Christianity - the birth and Resurection of Christ - was impossible, so we resorted to our own crafty nature and made them ourselves. Part because I really didn't like any cards that specific year, I am not sure what happened. Part because William was old enough to help and stamping and embossing was the most fun he ever had (still is, as we still make the cards together).
Suffice to say - I never looked back and I had so much fun creating the cards. Of course, every new event and every year brought new stamps. Back in June I stumbled over Karen Snyder's (from O.Sebastian) stamp de-stash... and my collection of stamps grew a bit more.
What would be the first special event to use them on?! The end of school and the teacher's cards. I realized too late that I had no normal stamp-ink in the house, just the embossing ink (which was a horrible pale pink), so I ended up embossing them too, although these stamps will be much better with black ink and some chalk. On my 'to-do list' :)
Anyhow - these are the cards:
What do *you* enjoy doing most in your free time?