January 1, 2012

My 2012 Crafting Resolutions

I am not very good at keeping my New Year resolutions for very long, but I always have good intentions.  Here are my crafting resolutions for 2012:

SCRAPBOOKING: Before I got into stamping and cardmaking, I was into scrapbooking big time.  I have dozens of albums as proof.  But when my daughter moved out, I found that I was making a lot of scrapbook pages of Marley.  As cute as she is, you can only do so many scrapbook pages of the dog, so cardmaking became my creative outlet and, boy, did I jump in with both feet.  It's not like I have nothing to scrapbook - I still have many older photos and some recent new ones - so it's time to start up again.  When I saw the Project Life scrapbooking kit by Becky Higgins, I thought this would be a great jump start into scrapbooking again.

BLOGGING: I think I did a pretty good job of updating my blog this past year, I had over 100 posts.  But I definitely slacked off during the last couple of months of the year as I got caught up in holiday preparations.  So this year I plan to keep up the postings and to be better prepared for those crazy holiday months.

HOARDING: I do like my crafting supplies and I do buy a lot.  Since I've gotten into stamping and cardmaking, I've experimented with numerous products and techniques.  Some were keepers and some were not.  So it's time to take a look at what I have and make some decisions about what I use and don't use (and likely will never use).  It's taken a little while to find my style, but I think I'm there now, so it's time to sell or give away what I don't use.

HOLIDAY CRAFTING: To prevent stressing out over the year end holidays, I would like do a little holiday crafting throughout the year.  There are numerous holiday challenges out there that I think will help and I also have been using Pinterest to tag holiday crafting ideas, so I think I can do it.

CHALLENGES: I participated in a few crafting challenges in 2011 and it was really fun.  I'd like to do more.  I think they really help to get the creative juices flowing.  Maybe this year I might even submit to some magazine calls.

Well, that's it!  Let's see how it goes, shall we?

I hope you all have a happy, wonderfully crafty new year!

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