Happy New Year!!!
I'm so excited to be starting 2013! I've made a big decision in my life and am so happy and at peace with it. I've decided to close my window treatment business. It has been nearly 16 years. Many of those years were part-time yet it was consistent and something that I really used to identify myself and other people identified with me. There are many things I love about the work yet gradually I enjoyed the work less and less. It is just time for a change.
Now what kind of change? I'm not sure yet. I'll be spending some time figuring that out which is both scary and incredibly exciting!
So for New Year's Resolutions and Goals, my big one is to figure out what kind of work I want to do next and make that happen.
My resolution is to do Project Life/365. My way of doing this is to take a photo every day and scrapbook them in a traditional way. I'd like to do more journaling with the the photos this time through. Every photo doesn't need something lengthy just a bit more than I did in 2010 - the other time I did Project 365. I decided to do this again because I haven't been taking as many day to day photos.
I plan to share the process here on the blog with layouts, sketches and videos which brings me to my commitment for the blog this year: To create and post one sketch and accompanying video each week. I'm thinking it will be about 75%/25% scrapbooking versus cardmaking videos. My goal is to keep them at 10 minutes or less. However... I've already blown that part of the plan with today's video at about 13 minutes. This page has quite a bit going on.
The main focus are the pockets:
Each year I do a wrap up page to look at what I accomplished in the previous year and what I have planned for the new year. This is a holdover from my corporate days where we had to write out objectives each quarter and then summarize our accomplishments. I'm not that formal but I still do write out goals for the year and like to review the previous year to see how things have gone.
This info is personal so I don't want it to be seen if someone is flipping through my album. This year I did sewn pockets to hold an extensive amount of journaling.
The page also has a reverse print title created using stickers and mist.
A few days ago I said I couldn't even put a butterfly on a page unless it meant something. Butterflies are a symbol of life and change so they have meaning here. Plus they are pretty :-) and a very easy embellishment to create.
So here is the video you can watch at YouTube or click here.
This PDF file contains the sketch and some tips on creating pockets.
Thanks for starting off the New Year here on the blog. Have you made resolutions?
Happy New Year!