Typically, I don’t create New Year’s Resolutions. I’m a goal setter and list maker all year round, so the start of a new year doesn’t necessarily effect my plan overall plan. Throughout the year, as I reach a milestone or accomplish a goal, I move onto the next. It’s a continually evolving process which never ends.
THE DILEMMA | This year however, I happen to have had 10 days off at the end of the year, so I had a lot of time to think. And create goals. And write lists. Here are a two observations I made during my time off:
- I have WAY TOO MUCH paper. Yes, I said it. There is far too much scrap “crap” cluttering up my studio. Something must be done with it.
- When reviewing my blog, it seems I really strayed from sharing my normal crafts and storytelling and focused primarily on digital scrapbooking. I want to get back to sharing more stories, photographs and crafts. I have stories to tell and crafts to share, so I’m not sure why I haven’t been doing it.
PROBLEM ONE | To solve my first dilemma, I’m resolving to use it or lose it. I’ve began the process of purging and creating a donation box for the local Children’s Hospital. A few friends and I did this last year and it’s time to do it again. What stays in my room must be used. And that’s exactly what I’ve been doing!
I’ve completed SEVEN paper pages in the last week using “old” supplies (I may have only made seven paper layouts in all of 2011). You’ll be seeing them appear on the blog in a new feature series called, “From Pixel to Paper”.
For now, I’ll share one layout (just to prove I can still paper scrap), which I created using a sketch found on Celine Navarro’s Green Frog Studio blog for her new series “Sketch Wednesday”.
The page features a few of my favorite shots from our gift exchange on Christmas Day. I used a lot of older Cosmo Cricket to create the page.
PROBLEM TWO | To solve my second dilemma, I’ve posed a personal challenge to myself - a challenge to create 52 personal craft projects in 2012. I’ve dubbed my project the GHU52 and will have more on it later this week. I started planning for the project before Christmas and am FINALLY ready to reveal it to you!
I’m also resolving to incorporate more stories and more photographs. I’m still pondering on just how I want to do this, but hopefully in the next month, you’ll start to see more.
I have many more creative and personal goals I'm working on, but for now, I'm keeping those to myself. I do hope that sharing some of these smaller, craft realted goals I will be motivated to keep on track. I won't lie, I'm a little concerned about the GHU52, but I have already completed five projects - so I guess it's time to start sharing them! Thanks for stopping by :)