Monday, January 5, 2009

New Year's Resolutions

Hi Everyone!! Well. . .it's time to post my New Year's Resolutions. Last year I had a long list of resolutions I wanted to accomplish and basically, broke every one of them. I was rather ambitious. Last year I thought if I made a long list, I'll accomplish at least one of them which did not work. Well, this year, I decided a shorter list is better. LOL!!

2008, honestly, was a dismal year. I won't go into it but yeah, not a very happy year. . .lots of surprises and not good ones. I think 2009 will be different so I'm excited that it will be a better and happier year.

Basically, my New Year's Resolutions are:

1. To be happy.
2. To be kinder.
3. To enjoy life.
4. Take more pictures.
5. Be more giving.
6. Use my planner and stick to it.
7. Stay organized.
8. Start making my Christmas cards in January.
9. Scrapbook more often.
10. Decrease my expenditure.
11. Lose weight
12. Don't sweat the small stuff
13. Live simple
14. Be a loving mother and wife.
15. Be positive, speak positive, act positive, think positive

I think that's it. They're very non-specific but it'll give me room to play around with my resolutions rather than having them so restrictive that there's no way I could accomplish any of them. Many of my resolutions are also stuff I'm already practicing in my daily life so just to continue them is one of my resolutions.

Well. . .one of my resolutions is to start my Christmas cards and projects in January and not wait until December!! LOL! So. . .with that being said. Here is my first Christmas card for 2009! Yay! I've already accomplished one of my resolutions. Now, all I need to do is continue making them.

There's nothing much to this card. . .I did add Liquid applique to the snow and a bit of glitter also. I also added SU Crystal Effects to part of Mr. Snowman. That's about it.
Stop by my Stampin Inspirations Club Site and Card Inspired blog sites. I posted tutorials there today if you want to check them out.

Card Details:
Stamps: SU Thanks Snow Much
Papers: SU Ski Slope, Old Olive, Soft Sky
Ink: Copic Markers, SU Pastels
Accessories: SU Crystal Effects, Clear Glitter, Liquid Applique, Grosgrain ribbon, SU Ticket Corner punch, SU Key Tag Punch, Fiskar mini scallop scissors


SueB said...

I enjoyed your list and hope your year's a happy one - remember to not sweat the small stuff and don't pet the sweaty stuff!

Savitri said...

How cute cute cute cute cute!!! Love it!

List.. ah, no list for me, yet. Hope your new year is a great one!!!! I got what I wanted to do last year and I feel like this year I just need to do what I did better :) We'll see.

Marie said...

Great resolutions and a wonderful card to start of the new year. One of my resolutions this year is to actually make a page for a scrapbook. I did it, I just need to post it! Lol! Belated Happy New Year!

Tanja said...

This card is awesome! I love it! Happy New Year. TFS

Dawn Easton said...

Happy New Year Maria, hope your Christmas was nice with all your visiting family! I've missed your wonderful creations! This snowman card is so stinkin' cute!

2 Worlds said...

I think you have very simple and manageable one's Maria.

And your card as always great

Marja Sch said...

Wow what a gorgeous card. The colours are wonderful. Hugs Marja

Tracy.H said...

Great card, Maria! I have the same goal this be sure to check out my blog on the 15th. I am gonna be starting a monthly Christmas card Challenge to keep me on track! shhhhhh ;0)

Creative Mish said...

This is such a cute snowman! I should start my cards early!!

Elena said...

This card is absolutely adorable! I love the colors!
Hope that this year will be much better that the last one!

malieta said...

This card is super cute Maira!!!
I need to take note and get started on my Christmas cards now also. Good luck with your New Year resolutions.

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