For me this year was full of frustrations and growth.
I joined my first manufacturer design team with Scrap FX and got published in several publications I deeply admire.
I also had to leave a several beloved challenge design teams due to time constraints posed by a new job.
Where am I going for 2013?
- I aim to expand my published work.
- I would like to guest DT in more places.
- Developing friendships with other craft bloggers will be my number 1 priority. That is the most rewarding part of this blogging adventure and I feel I've ignored it too long this year.
- I will also try to write more "How To" posts and expand to video in some way.
- I will be severely cutting back on the craft shopping. Too much of a good thing- even paper- is awful- especially in a tiny apartment.
Here are my favorite projects from 2012:
|I discovered postcard exchanges in 2012- I loved what I made (above) but what I got in return was disappointing.|
|I still can't believe I was asked to Guest DT for Cocoa Daisy in September 2012. |
How in the WORLD? The kit was gorgeous and the opportunity a dream come true.
|This page made in haste and almost trashed was published in Scrapbook Trends |
(Whaaa?) and pinned more often than anything else I've made. Go figure!
|I was thrilled to be accepted to the Scrap FX design team! |
I used Twitter and Instagram to get technique ideas- using my scoring board to
make lines on this page came from Melissa Mann.
|I joined Julie Balzer's 2nd floor challenge (now over) and loved what I made.|
|My pages got super clean and simple once I started to work full time. |
Sometimes (like here) the design was really satisfying but most of the time I just felt my work was bland and uninspired.
|This page came out of nowhere- vellum and pop dots are favorite tools.|
I was also asked to be part of the A Flair For Buttons DT and it's been an honor-
nothing but fantastic product and incredibly inspiring pages from fellow dt members.
|I made this minimalist shadow box for Scrap FX in order to get rid of some buttons in colors |
I don't use much- amazing how pretty they look when used together.
|I made this Olympics inspired page for True Xoxo Girls |
which is a great challenge site- swing by and join the fun!!!
|I love this card using a kraft paper themed kit from a former kit club I resigned from due to |
unnecessary drama. Sometimes you have to say enough is enough.
|I love this page- shopping your own stash is SO worth it! That Pink Paislee print is 4 years old.|
|A page for the Die Scrapperin Magazine August 2012 Issue. The prompt was graffiti and |
the Scrap FX "awesome" wordlett and polaroid frame made things super easy.
|I was honored to Guest Design for German art Scrap Magazine Die Scrapperin twice this year. |
This was for their November 2012 issue and I had such a hard time with the prompt which was color my world.
I decided to just play with my neon ink pads and paints.
|This page using a Scrap FX frame won honorable mention over at the Skissedilla challenge blog. |
I've always wanted to join in but always forgot to turn my pages in on time.
Have a happy, healthy and wonderful 2013!!!