Melissa Cochran ~ Crazy Paper Freak
Shellie Grindy ~ Craft Smashup
I have some new goals for 2014, both personal and creative.
One of my other goals is to find a place in my new community to teach the public all about paper-crafting (and beading).
Cynthia Richards ~ Ink-A-Doodle Creations
Pam Steckman ~ Stampin in the Sun
2014 is here! Happy New Year! First, I'd love to THANK YOU for following us and me! Without you, our blogs wouldn't be here. :) I have a few resolutions, the first is to start making videos! I do a lot of tutorials (and boy do I have some fun ones coming your way!) but I have been asked by several followers to make some videos! My other resolution is to buy some more organizing tools - one of which will hold the marker, ink pad and reinkers all in one place. I have some other personal goals, one of which is to streamline all of my activities and get healthy (eating and exercise)! I know you have some resolutions and I would love to hear what they are... hop over to my blog and check out my post for today and maybe get win something FREE (hint-hint!!!).
Kathy Peck ~ Katrina P's Creative Corner
There are several things I want to do in 2014 as far as resolutions. The first is to start making crafting videos. My second resolution is to continue to stretch my imagination when it comes to my crafting. My third resolution is to get my craft room organized (once and for all!!!!!). My last resolution is to get back to walking an hour a day. I did that for about 8 months last year and I felt like a million bucks (plus I lost some weight). I feel like all of these things are definitely doable and I'm looking forward to accomplishing them in the new year. Happy New Year everyone.
Tonya Ball ~ Stampin' With Tonya
Heidi Boos ~ Stuck on Stampin'
Wrapping up another year...it's so hard to believe! 2013 has had some hard times, but it was also filled with many blessings and for that I am thankful. As I look ahead to 2014 I am excited for a New Year! My top 5 crafty resolutions for the coming year are... 1) to ENJOY the process of creating more than stressing out about it; 2) to use my *new* Cameo Silhouette in conjunction with Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio software program; 3) to keep my craft room organized weekly...which means picking at least one day a week to tidy it up! 4) to post items for sale on Etsy on a consistent basis; and 5) to keep a better calendar of events, blogging schedule, birthdays, etc. so I can stay ahead of creating and not do everything so last minute!
Kristy MacKeen ~ Mama's Sanity
I have to admit, I'm a little happy that 2013 is coming to an end. This year has been a roller coaster of a year and I'm ready for that ride to be over. I'm hoping 2014 will bring a little calmness to our house, though I have probably jinxed it now. ;-) I am setting some personal goals for 2014: 1) get back to hosting SU parties, which I haven't done since I moved. They are so much fun, but I just haven't done it. 2) I am also going to strive to finish projects I start. I was really eager to do some pocket style scrapping in 2013, but after getting a title page done, I never did another page. That will not happen in 2014. I look forward to sharing some of the pages with you. 3) And finally, and probably the most important, straighten up my scrapping area so I can actually work in my room, instead of on my dining room table. This is going to be a huge project, and probably a lot of purging. But I think it will help me with that goal of staying focused and finishing projects! I hope everyone has a happy and healthy 2014!
Darcy Johnson ~ Dj's Stampin' Place
As I've spent the last five days of 2013 sicker than a dog, it's hard to look back on 2013 and think that anything positive came from it. But it did. I went from blogging once or twice a month in the spring, to blogging on a more regular basis towards the end of the year. Which included July-September when my computer crashed and I was blogging from my tablet. I made a lifestyle change in my eating and exercising habits in December that has made a positive impact in my life and attitude.
In 2014, I intend to continue this healthier lifestyle change; complete my yoga teacher training certification requirements; and complete the Dirty Girl Mud Run.
My Stampin' Up! goals include: 1) Start holding monthly classes again. 2) Holding bi-monthly downline meetings. 3) Coordinating a quarterly stamp-a-stack with my downline. 4) Attend my first ever Convention in 10 years. 5) Add 1 downline member to my team. 6) Blogging on a regular basis with more written and video tutorials. 7) Challenging myself once a month to use a stamp set, paper, or embellishment that I haven't used in the last three months. This is a huge one for me, as I have a tendency to get stuck in a rut of finding a favorite and then using it on everything I make for the next month! These are just a few of my 2014 goals. Check out my personal blog to find them all. Inky light and inky love for a wonderful 2014!
Diana Eichfeld ~ Stampin' Fun with Diana
After a whirlwind 2013 it's nice to take a breath and think of all that has happened this past year and what goals I want to work on for 2014. In my personal life 2013 saw me achieve my weight loss goal as well as several fitness goals including completing my first half marathon. For 2014 I want to work on improving balance in my personal, fitness, and professional life so I can have some peace and calm. I'm going to continue working on my running and maintaining my weight loss while taking time to stop and enjoy the little moments. While I love crafting I found that in 2013 I spent a lot of time working on business projects so 2014 I want to increase my "fun" crafting which always brings me peace and fun!
For Stampin' Up, I want to 1) increase my customer base, 2) offer some different class types, and 3) I want to organize and purge my stamp studio so I can discover all my tools and stamps and currently own but don't enjoy as much as I would like. I know that when things are unorganized I have a hard time focusing so I know that by working on this area it will help with several of my other goals. Also, this last item isn't just restricted to my stamp studio, but can be improved upon in our whole house so I'm going to work on that.
I'm excited for the challenges and opportunities 2014 offer and can't wait to see where we end up this time next year. I hope you enjoy the last moments of 2013 and are looking forward to a fabulous 2014!
Donna Smit ~ Organized Chaos (and a handful of glitter!)
My 2014 resolutions are messy.....which is why my main focus is to organize!!! I have a new craft space and need to separate my sewing, teaching, and SU stuff! I am so hoping to start blogging more which will encourage me to use my craft space, which will encourage me to keep it organized!! Hopefully I will grow my SU business by putting more product out there and letting more people see just how awesome sauce everything really is! :) Also: I need to be more consistent. Time to print out that schedule and stick to it!!
Jennifer Blomquist ~ Northwest Stamper
With 2013 barrelling through to the new year, this blog post was a perfect chance for me to sit back and actually take a break and reflect. As I stop and look around my craft table littered with stamps and supplies from the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog, I remember what I have a milk crate FULL of papers and kits from the Holiday and Annual Catalogs that haven't been touched in a month or more! I tend to be pretty strategic in what I order and reasonably restrained in what I buy, but I still have a tendency to get overly excited about the "new" and neglect the "newly old" stuff in my craft room. Then, as the retirement lists come out, I rediscover some hidden gems in my papers, accessories and stamps and get really sad that I've let them languish for do long.
So my resolution for 2014 is to actually USE and enjoy the supplies I have now. That isn't to say that I won't get excited about, enjoy and share the new stuff (You can be sure I will!) but I'll be making a conscious effort to keep enjoying and sharing fun projects with the not-so-new as well. There are a lots of great designs for all through the year and they deserve to be enjoyed as well, don't you think?
With 2014 just around the corner I find myself looking forward to the things in life I want to complete. In regards to my crafting life I have a few unfinished projects. I especially want to finish off the December Daily Albums I started for 2012 and just this last month. I also started organizing my stash this last summer and over the last four months my work area has become more and more disorganized. I look forward to finding better storage solutions for my supplies so they work better for me. As for my daily life there is going to be a lot of purging going on in the kid's rooms as well. My last goal is to be better about sending cards to family for their spec
We can't wait to INKspire you 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year!