Like so many others I've chosen to see the start of the new year as the start of new things in my life. Like so many others I have set many resolutions over the year and kept none of them so why keep doing it? Well I don't like to give up and I like making lists and I like the idea of trying no matter what. I have quite a few goals this year but here are my crafty ones:
1. 52 Walks
The aim is as it says to complete 52 walks this year. On each walk we are to take ten photos. its really a photography challenge and there is a group on flickr, but for me I see it more as a getting out of the house to exercise and giving me something (else) to scrap!
2. Bust my stash
Another UKS group dedicated to getting through our mounds of stash and using up all those scraps instead of continuously buying pretty things and then smelling the papers or just looking at them thinking, "ahhhhhh, wooooooow, oooooooh". I haven't agreed like some to not buy a single thing all year - there are some products that come put that need to be bought - but Im making a conscious effort to buy less and use what I've got
and in that vein...
3. Make 10 cards per month
I've lots of toppers, a drawer full of House Mouse decoupage, a drawer full of Glitter Girls Goddess decoupage, two drawers full of Hunkydory kits, numerous CDs... to name but a few. Im going to make my way through that lot this year!
4. Make ten pages per month
This will include the weekly and monthly challenges on UKS, my ongoing "family" scrapbook, my ongoing "me" scrapbook and a new challenge called "Month By Numbers" which I think is a great way to remember your life.
5. Be inspired by those who inspire me
There are two scrapbookers in particular who BLOW ME AWAY - Perfectly Imperfect and Tworzysko Finnabair so with all credit in the right place I will be taking inspiration from these very talented ladies
6. Other Crafts
I'd also like to complete 2 Art Journal pages per month, continue with my swaps and CJS on UKS and finish all the classes I started in 2011!
I had to mention this Declutter Calendar because its FAB and I will be having a go at that too!
If I manage all that this year I will be amazed. If I don't - well I don't! What are your new year resolutions?