Happy New Year, Friends!!! Today is my official start of my New Year!! I know, I'm about 6 days late. I returned from our European trip on January 3rd but unfortunately, I caught a cold on New Year's Eve and basically, been sidelined ever since. I wanted to start my new year on the right foot; therefore, now that I feel a little better, I decided today is "my" New Year's Day!! LOL!! I know. . .silly, but hey, time is relative. . .the dates are just markers. In China, they don't start their new year until February so I decided I can start mine at any time too. Too funny!
If you like to "read" what I write on my blog. . .well, you'll have a mouthful today! I have a lot of things to talk about. If you don't like to read but just look at pictures, well. . .be sure to take the time to read my post in regards to Pink Cat Studio because there's a contest going on and it's a fun one!! You don't want to miss the details!!
Pink Cat Studio is introducing some new Pixie characters this Thursday and we are having a contest to celebrate!
The Pixies have picked out their own pixie names and you have to guess which names they picked. Visit the Pink Cat Studio blog to read the contest details and enter the contest.
The winner will receive all 5 of the new digi stamps that will be released on Thursday. Yay!!
Okay. . .Pink Cat Studio will be selling both digital images and rubber stamps for a few of the images released tomorrow so you'll have the options to purchase "the Pixies make a cupcake, Lily Valentine Ballerina, and Lily Valentine Fairy" both in digi and rubber. Stop by tomorrow and check out the images that will be released tomorrow.
The image on my card will be one of the images that will be released in both rubber and digi and her name is "Lily Valentine Fairy". Isn't she the cutest or what?? She will definitely make your Valentine smile when they receive a card or project made with this image!!!
As for my card itself. . .there's not much to talk about. It's the same stuff I've been doing for the past months! Basically coloring the image with my Copic Markers, adding a bit of Stickles and Scribbles paint for the dots, adding embellishments, and layering the card stock and designer paper. That's it. Same ole, same ole. . .:)
Stop by tomorrow to see all the new Pink Cat Studio image release . . .you're going to love them!
I have a lot of resolutions I want to accomplish this year. Many which are not craft related. There are a few things that I'll be changing about my crafting and blogging activities.
Here are a few of them:
- Change the look of my blog
- Phase out my design team involvement
- Create more tutorials
- Focus more on creating cards and projects using techniques and not just coloring images
- Create more scrapbook projects and altered projects
As for design teams, if I can help myself. . .I won't apply for any new design team for at least 6 months. As much as I love being part of a design team, my blog for the past months have been "design team" focused and my other non "design team" stamps and products have basically been neglected and they are screaming to be used. They feel so neglected gathering dust in the corner and well, I feel bad for them. Whenever I make a card or project, I can hear a few of them saying "look at that, she skipped me again. . .what?, I'm not good enough?". Ugggh! Yeah, my stamps talk to me. . .don't yours?
I would like to create more tutorials and I'm thinking of doing video tutorials again. My husband bought me the Sony Vegas for Christmas and I guess I have to use it. It's an expensive video program and he was really excited to give it to me so I will have to use it for something so why not video tutorials. I will need to take speech therapy because I suck in verbal instructions but it's something I will work on. LOL!
One of the things that I've been seriously neglecting is creating cards and projects using stamping techniques. I've gotten into a hum-drum state of just coloring my images, adhering them to a card and basically, adding embellishments. It's been my routine for months. I want to do something different.
Last but not least. . .I REALLY need to work on scrapbook layouts! Every year one of my resolutions is to create more scrapbook layouts and I have never managed to accomplish it. I think I created 10 scrapbook layouts last year and I have a gazillion photos just waiting to be adhered on to a scrapbook layout. If I don't start now, well. . . my daughter will turn 40 years old before I'll be able to finish scrapbooking her childhood photos.
Anyway. .. are you tired of reading? If not, good. . .because I have more to talk about. . ..am I boring you already? Hope not. ..
European Trip - London and Tower of London