Happy New Year! What’s Your 2014 Resolution?

We made it!  Happy New Year!  

2013 blew through December and came barreling full speed ahead to 2014!  (Or at least that is what it felt like at my house this year. ha ha!)  It has been all I can do to make sure my head is on straight the last week or two and so, when the Styling Stampin’ Inkspiration Design Team decided to share our resolutions I thought it was the perfect chance for me to sit back and actually take a break and reflect. 

As I recently broke out my new Occasion Catalog and Sale-a-Bration preorder goodies and started making some new projects to share (and send out as thank you cards to some amazing customers and swap cards for some great demos), I looked under my table and behind me and realized that I have some absolutely fabulous supplies that have somehow become “old” and set aside for my “new”… even though some of those supplies are from the Holiday catalog and maybe I only bought them in the last month or two. 

The problem with this is that I usually get to the retirement list at the end of May and suddenly am reminded of stamps, papers, and accessories that I love but had forgotten about! 

Not this year!!

So my resolution for 2014 is to actually USE and enjoy the supplies I have now
That isn’t to say that I won’t get excited about, enjoy and share the new stuff (You can be sure I will!) but I’ll be making a conscious effort to keep enjoying and sharing fun projects with the not-so-new as well.  There are a lots of great designs for all through the year and they deserve to be enjoyed as well, don’t you think?

For example, check out this card I created using a stamp set and paper that I often pass over for more “exciting” supplies… turns out they make great cards too!

Card Supplies Used
Stamps – Hello, Lovely
Ink – Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
Paper – Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Epic Day designer paper
Accessories – Dotted Scallop Ribbon Trim punch, stampin’ dimensionals

Sure it took a little bit of time to cut out the different shapes from the stamp set, but I think it gives it a really fun look!

Yes… that is right, I hand cut everything.  But if it makes someone smile, it is all worth it!

Which leads to a couple more follow up resolutions:

1.  Do even more to show my appreciation to my customers and to my amazing Fun n’ Crafty team of demonstrators

2.  Take time to stamp more… and SEND MORE!  Having a pile of cards at home does me no good, but can brighten someone’s day if I just pop it in the mail.

So, how about you?  What is your resolution?

You really are the best!  Smile  Here is to a great 2014!  I look forward to seeing you more soon.

 

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