As I started this post for the year, I reread what I wrote last year. Last year, I was filled with excitement over getting this post up and moving on to you resolutions for the new year. This year, I’m actually not sure what I’m going to “resolve”, so perhaps I wish 2017 would delay itself just a few days.
But, that’s not going to happen. So, let’s get on with my 2016 review and hope that I find inspiration for 2017 along the way.
This is Year in Review #6. My Year in Review is always my final post of the year and I look back at my favorite cards posted throughout the year. One for each month, no exceptions!
Here’s the highlights…
Definitely some great creations this year. Part two of my Year in Review post looks back at my my craft resolutions for the year. How did I fare in 2016?
1. Don’t put off Christmas: I am hereby rejoining the 2016 Christmas Card Challenge at SCS and getting those cards done up well before the holiday season. Oh boy. My review is not off to a good start. I actually did a better job at filling up my Christmas card box this year. But….I didn’t send a SINGLE card! And you know what, I don’t really feel that guilty about it either. But, I consider it a start on my 2017 cards because I will get them out next year. Promise.
2. Beat my 2015 post count of 100. Well, I added them all up and this final 2016 post is…..181!!! Can you believe it? Wow. That’s going to be hard to beat in 2017.
3. Create a personal project. Exact project unknown at time of resolution. So, shortly after writing this resolution, I followed it up with this blog post. Part 2 and 3 of my jar were a complete failure. But, Part 1 actually worked out quite well. I had planned to send out one card for every week. I made it to October and then life got in the way. I may still get those final cards out, but I’m pretty happy that I made it as a far into the year that I did. The jar will return in 2017, in some way.
4. Dig Out the Birthday List. Let’s not even talk about this one.
Sometimes what you write down on paper seems like the right thing at the time. Looking back, it appears that I wasn’t as successful as I wanted to be. But you know what? 2016 was a GREAT year! 180 posts…Riley Design Team, Two Paper Divas, Prickley Pear…my unidentified image girls, mystery image girls, Growing in Unity week. So much creating, so much to be proud of.
Onward to 2017…thanks for sticking with me.