It must have been a good year, because I’m restless to get my annual Year in Review post done. I’m anxious to see how I’ve done with my 2015 resolutions (can I even remember what they were?) and am starting to look forward to 2016.
Can you believe this is year 5 of my Year in Review?? For those of you who may be visiting for the first time, my Year in Review is my final post of the year, where I look back at my favorite cards over the year, one for each month.
2014 saw me out of the craft room a bit more than usual, with a new baby in the house who liked his evening cuddles. But, what a difference a year makes! In 2015, I found my evenings again and am happy to say that I’m pretty sure it was a productive year.
Here’s the highlights…
What a year! Now, part two of my Year in Review post is always a look back at my craft resolutions for the year. How did I fare in 2015?
1. Control the Card Kits: I know, exactly how many years will this take? I’m not sure. I still have too many. They MUST be dealt with. Uh oh….can we just not talk about this one? Okay, I did BETTER. I think my card kit count use got up to 12 kits used. Sigh…there are WAY more than 12 kits in my craft room!
2. Send More Cards: Since this didn’t go so well last year, I need to start with developing a strategy. I’ll report back in the next few weeks with my plan of action. That way, you can all hold me accountable for this. Okay, so there was no plan of action created. That was probably my first error. But, I did send out more cards. I have a lovely swap group that helped and I rejoined the SCS Birthday RAK group. This ones coming back in 2016, readers…but a little more defined. Stay tuned.
3. Focus on Using “uninked” stamps: I’m borrowing this one from a fellow craft blogger. I re-organized my craft room last year and the result was…where did all these stamps come from!?!? Plus, in recent months I’ve found some GREAT deals on some stamp sets and haven’t used most of what I’ve acquired. This year, I want to use some of these and make some hard decisions about what’s staying and what’s going. Has it already been a year since I reorganized?? My craft room is so lovely now. Very easy to find what I’m looking for. Has this made me use them more?? Hard to tell. I can name five sets I’ve used for the first time, I can also name five sets that STILL haven’t been used. Progress? Sure!
4. Love my Blog: This means a) attempting to hit that 100 post mark this year, b) making a “one for my DT, one for me” challenge mandate (in other words, playing other challenges more often) and c) spreading comment love throughout the galaxy more often. Wow, I was ambitious with this one!! First of all, post count was a success. I made the 100 mark! I’m not sure I did the “one for one” goal, but I also joined a couple new teams this year and I’m okay with that! As for comment love, have definitely commented more, but maybe not as ad hoc as I’d like. Keep going, Heather.
Well, that was an interesting reflection. What’s up for 2016? Well, you’ll just have to come on by tomorrow and check it out.
Safe celebrations, friends.