So I bought some supplies, glued and cut and trimmed and stamped and embossed. I made about 20 cards, I think. Here is the one picture of my handiwork:
The ones with the snowflakes were a lot of fun to do. These are quilled - paper filigree.
ASIDE: funny that I like to QUILT and I like to QUILL. Heh.My Mom, sister and I went through a quilling phase in the 1970s and I found it ironic that I wanted to do it again. It all started when I found an old quilling tool among my Mom's crafting items, while cleaning out her house. Then I found some quilling paper at Tuesday Morning. (I love that store, especially since they're expanding their craft aisle!)
Then the quilling tool broke while I was trying to widen the slit for the end of the paper. By that time, I had it in my mind and I was resolved! I bought a new tool set from Archivers and I'm on my way.
I also enjoy stamping. I had a great time making different designs with my stamps and embossing some of them. With gold ink and clear embossing powder, it looked like gold leaf designs!
It has been a great and difficult year, 2012. I am hoping for better times in 2013, including more blogging and crafting. I don't know if that will happen, yet optimistically, I will try. I will be faced with difficult decisions in 2013 as I assume more responsibility for my ailing father. Community is important and I'm going to need as much support as possible for what lies ahead.