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December 19, 2007 Sarah Coggins

Besides playing with my blog set-up, I’ve been working on my altered playing card for today. Yesterday, my friend Katy, left me a comment regarding Sunday’s card. The last sentence caught my eye: “What a fun thing to play with, and they are so small, it really makes them seem do-able!” The small size was part of what enticed me to start this project. Doing a 12×12 scrapbook page (or even 8×8) would be too time-consuming for me to fit in every day. However, a little secret here, there are days (like today) that I stress about these things! Seriously. Why do you think yesterday’s card was about socks??? LOL Some days a little occurrence (i.e., Sunday’s Starbucks outing) will jump out at me and I think to myself “that’s it! That’s what my card will be.” A typical workday doesn’t always have those moments.

Tonight, I had no idea what I was going to do. It was after dinner as I sat at the table looking at our peace lily that I decided to take a photo of it’s single flower. After coming upstairs and opening it in Photoshop – the idea hit me. Something so simple. Pause to enjoy the season of Christ’s birth. It’s been evident all around me (from my own blog to the hurried shoppers I bumped into tonight) and a blog post by my friend Theresa on Saturday – Christmas has become so “stuff” focused (parties, gifts, etc) that we overlook the best gift we’ve ever received. And so I share this simple card with you all. May you feel Christ’s love for you tonight and each day forward.
Supplies: 2Peas Old Type font by Two Peas in a Bucket; misc. light green cardstock; Micron black pen.


  • Staci December 19, 2007 at 4:02 am
    Wow! How pretty! You are really on a roll!
  • jp December 19, 2007 at 4:49 am
    Awesome post! And what a beautiful photo. Such a great thought for the day. TFS! Janet
  • jill December 19, 2007 at 11:35 am
    Great card. I know what you mean by enjoying the doable. I think that is one of the reasons I'm enjoying the ATC card project I'm working on. Very doable!
  • Heather Bares December 19, 2007 at 12:57 pm
    beautiful cards. I agree about doing something small to help keep that creativity alive.
  • Ryzmomplus2 December 19, 2007 at 1:25 pm
    Always love your cards! What inspiration!
  • oceans5 December 19, 2007 at 1:56 pm
    Love your card:)
  • Gabrielle Beck December 19, 2007 at 3:59 pm
    I really enjoy looking at your cards. How fun to look at each year! What a great idea!
  • Colleen December 19, 2007 at 4:46 pm
    Totally love this and I hope youre enjoying more than stressing about this! You've been doign a great job of these and they'll be so much fun to look back on!
  • Sherry December 20, 2007 at 12:03 am
    Wow, what a great post. I love your cards...
  • toners December 20, 2007 at 1:35 am
    Beautiful photo! TFS :)
  • Artyfax May 11, 2008 at 5:35 am
    Love your altered playing cards, as an artist I am well into ATC's now and just love the format. But the idea of journaling with a card a day is really grabbing me.

    I intend to give it a go, although like you it may turn out to be a card when-I-can-manage-it,

    thanks for the idea, John
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