Thursday, January 12, 2012


It's always a good time to set goals, but for some reason it's highly motivating to do it on January 1st. Maybe it's because we feel like we have company.  Here I am to make all of you part of my company by announcing my 5 paper creating goals for 2012.

1 - Take a photo every day. This starts as a digital process, but eventually winds up being paper.

2 - Post a card on my blog every week. Of course there will be other material each week, but at least one card keeps my blog just a little bit fresh when life gets crazy. Here's my 2nd card of the year. Thankfully Operation Write Home has something call the mid-week throw down. So if I miss the sketch challenge OR can't come up with something on my own, that's where I'll be turning for help.
This is too easy. Tear some circles of paper ... glue them on top of each other and call it a flower.
3 - "Finish" three scrapbook pages each week. That sounds loftier than it is. I start lots of pages, but I'm not a good finisher. So this is my motivation to get the final touches on my pages. Everything is designed to fit in a book somewhere and I'm setting this goal to make sure that happens.

Here's what I have for last week. This was easy because I was at a scrapbooking weekend. I actually had more than three to choose from. It's what happens this week and on that makes this the most challenging goal on my list.

You can see from these three that I make pages about everything. And you'll also get to see that I use all kinds of different products even though I am a CTMH consultant. For me this blog is more about paper (and encouraging you to use it) than it is about business. 

4 - Stay current with 2012 scrapbooking. I don't want yet another year to get jumbled up in my half finished work from the past several years. I already have 2012 photos to take care of.

5 - Mail a box of cards to Operation Write Home once per month for the whole year. You can jump in and help me with this whenever you want to. There's nothing quite like knowing you're helping someone else be a blessing to his friends and family.

So now you know. For the most part you may not know how I do. BUT I hope you'll follow along at least to watch me stick with the weekly cards.


  1. Love your card and your resolutions! I love the scrappy look to the flower for your card. Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!
    ~Lee Mae Operation Write Home MWT Assistant

  2. Cute flower! Thanks for the idea!

  3. Really fun card! The abstract flower is so clever and a great way to use patterned papers together. The button is a perfect finishing touch. Good luck on your resolutions!

  4. I'm going to be "borrowing" your flower idea in the future. I love the look!

  5. Fantastic goals. number 5 is my favorite :). I love that brown swirly paper and the paper tearing technique.

  6. You're off to a great start in 2012! Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps this week!