Hey there! Been a bit quiet here, I know. I keep saying it over and over. I may have to take a true bloggy break this year because I just don’t know the direction I want to go with my crafty life. But since I don’t have an answer, we’ll just not talk about it I figured I should pop on here and wish everyone a happy 2013! So strange how fast these years pass. I’ve seen lots of people picking their words to focus on for the year or posting non-resolution type resolutions. My goals for this year will continue from last:
1. Keep working out with the hubster. This old body ain’t getting any younger, and it’s getting harder and harder to keep the pounds off. We enjoy working out together, and I feel better when we wake up and get to it.
2. Get more than one crafty creation published in a single publication. I’ve been lucky enough to be published a few times and even get the cover once. (I’d love that cover spot again! lol) I really, really want to have 2+ in one magazine. This will involve me submitting to more than just Paper Crafts Magazine this year. Seems I’ve hit a bit of a dry spell with them anyway.
3. Work on my time management. I waste way too much time!! I put off dusting or meal prep or making a card even by playing just one more game (I’m horribly addicted to time sucking computer games) or clearing out my Google reader. I run around in a frenzy after I finally get down to the wire. So if you have any tips, they are welcome here!!
I think those are manageable – gotta keep it simple! One of my favorite posts of the end of the year/new year/whenever I get around to it is the top “insert number here.” I usually try to pick one from each month, but I just decided to pick my faves since my posting was so very sporadic.
Love this sweet little Tickled Pink stamp! Original post here
The first time I added light shading to a solid stamped image – love it! Original post here
Mom’s Birthday card. Had fun doodling a border around the image. Original post here
My favorite Kraftin’ Kimmie girl, Drucilla, she’s still hanging in my craft cave, so I guess I really am stuck with her! Original post here
Keeping life simple, I made this card for my dad and dad-on-law. Original post here
Dad’s day for my mom to give my dad. Loved this one so much I CASEd myself and made a birthday card for my dad-in-law with a different sentiment and more fall colored leaves. Original post here
Love these monarchs! Fun and easy to color. Original post here
I love this card! I think the only thing I’d do differently is to make the focal mat smaller. Original post here
8x8 scrap page for my little man. I was totally intimidated with coloring camo and was super happy with how it turned out. Original post here
Last, but not least is a card I never put on here. It was my last acceptance for publication this year. This card came out of my head exactly how I envisioned it – love when that happens!
Published in Paper Crafts Magazine Holiday Cards & More, Volume 7
Thanks for taking this trip down memory lane with me! Here’s to a new year and lots of crafty fun! :o) lyss