Monday, December 30, 2013

Good-bye 2013, Hello 2014

2014 is almost here!

I would make a list of crafting New Year's Resolutions but I miserably fell short this year of accomplishing much of anything on my list.

Instead, I'll tell you about a few new projects I'm working on.

First, I plan to seriously work on Christmas all year.  There are several challenge blogs to keep me motivated.  I don't necessarily need a lot of cards, but I need gift envelopes, package tags, and a few ornaments.  This year I made photo tags (as you can see in this photo) through Sandi's Bank on Christmas project at her blog Maximum Embellishment

They were such a huge hit that I'm doing it again, with different photos.

Many of us are taking a Christmas crafting breather right now.  But I'd like to remind you that the Gecko Galz design team has all their ornaments on display and ready for you to vote for your favorite HERE.  The winner will be announced December 31 so please take a moment to vote.

Second, I want to swap some art this year.  I'm a Red Lead Swap Sister.  Red Lead Paperworks (St. Louis, MO) is having a monthly ATC swap.  Join in any and all months that fit into your schedule.  Make 4, swap 3.  The Red Lead sisters will keep the fourth one to display in the store and perhaps submit them for publication.   You can read more about it HERE.   I have lots of Red Lead products so I'm looking forward to putting them to good use. The January swap is to make pocket Valentines.  I also want to mention Red Lead offers a free digital image every Wednesday---find them on FB or sign up for their email info.  They just posted (12/30/2013) a Valentine chunky book giveaway!

Third, I need to make things for my family.  That means they may not show up on my blog even though I'll be very busy.  But I have several things to get done such as a wedding scrapbook, family cookbook, and some assignments for an upcoming wedding.

Fourth, I want to visit my blogging buddies more often in order to keep up with their news and art projects.

I'm continuing with my design team obligations and will have a surprise or two along the way in 2014.   I've been very lucky to have won some great products by entering on-line challenges so I want to be sure to use those products in my art.

I'll be back on January 1 and again on January 2 with new blog posts!  See you on the flip side in 2014.  May the New Year bring you everything you need to be happy and blessed! 

Hope you have time to scrap/stamp a lot, Helene


Valerie-Jael said...

Have a happy and healthy 2014! Valerie

Micupoftea said...

Happy, healthy, memorable New Year!

Brenda Brown said...

I love visiting your blog Helene to see what gems you have in store for us and am looking forward to what you are going to share in 2014.
Wishing you a wonderfully creative new year filled with love, peace, health and happiness.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Anonymous said...

I love the idea on working on Christmas all year....a lot less stress once you get to the end......I too have taken a "break" from creating for the past couple of months...mostly because my creative mojo seems to have went on vacation and has made it an extended one...LOL

I believe I will make a list of things I want to achieve and start checking off my list.....visiting blogs more often is definitely at the top.....I love all the amazing inspiration out there!!!!

Love your list you've done!!!

Heather said...

Love all your tags!! Is that your house in the one tag!! What a fabby idea...and if that is your house...GORGEOUS!! Which I knew it would be!! Really need to come and visit!!

I can't wait to see your post on the Jan 2nd :0)

Sandi McLean said...

Happy New Year's eve and of course my best for 2014! Your list sounds much like mine...Crafter's Dilemma certainly! Our friend Heather has kick started I am off to a great beginning! Looking forward to reconnecting...Hugs,

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