Winter Wishes

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I know what you’re thinking…Winter cards? WINTER CARDS? For many of us who weathered the snow and mega cold last winter, it may be a little early to think about winter. But, hey – it’s never to early to get started on your Christmas cards, right?

This will probably end up being a “thinking of you” card for me to send this winter, instead of a Christmas card. But I love the Winter Wishes stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! holiday catalog, and I had to use it.

First I stamped the greenery on a piece of Typeset specialty designer series paper. Then I stamped the sled in Early Espresso on Tip Top Taupe card stock and cut it out. (Yes, with scissors.) I also stamped it on the dsp in Tip Top Taupe so I’d have a guide for the linen thread rope – because I purposely cut that part off the stamped image.

This set reminds me of when the kids were small. Mike is a very spontaneous person. I am, as well – but I need a little advance notice first. Given enough time to plan, I can be as spontaneous as the next person!

We’ve always worked for ourselves, so we never had a “quitting time.” Before kids, this wasn’t a problem. Mike & I could scrounge food or eat at midnight if we were hungry. But we learned that small children need to eat at regular times. So I was working on dinner one night when Mike popped in around 5 p.m. (This was a surprise, because 5 p.m. was early for him to be home.) It had started to snow, and he bought the boys – who were about 2 and 4 – a sled. He was so excited, and said, “Let’s go to the park!”

Immediately, my brain kicked into plan mode – and, sadly, I planned out loud. “The boys will need just a little snack first. And we need to figure out what to do about snow boots. And gloves. And…” I could see Mike’s enthusiasm starting to wane. I felt horrible, so I did a rewind. “We can do this!! Help me find some plastic bags and rubber bands.” (It never snowed back then, so we didn’t buy snow boots for small boys who would probably never wear them.)

About a half hour later we were on the hill, and it was a lot of fun. We came home, and I finished preparing dinner while Mike warmed the boys up with a bath. And I learned a very important lesson. It’s ok to plan, but do it silently!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer, because fall is on the way, and then…Well, let’s just enjoy the last few weeks of summer.

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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