Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 Resolutions

Happy New Year!


Every year I pick some crafty and/or creative resolutions for myself, which means it's time to look back and see how I did.  In 2013, I resolved to:


*Complete an average of one scrapbook layout a week.

Check! I made 55 12x12 layouts. I feel good about that number.

*Handmake at least 95% of the cards our family sends.

Check! With the exception of our photo Christmas cards, I didn't purchase any cards all year.

*Submit at least twelve projects for publication in print magazines.

Nope. I did submit a few projects to print magazines early in the year, but none were published. As magazines folded left and right, I didn't put effort into submitting later in the year. Instead, I focused on having my kids' crafts and articles published.

*Double my blog readership.

Check! My average daily readership is almost exactly double what it was this time last year. 
 

*Teach at least one craft or scrapbook-related class or workshop.

Check!  Back in March, I taught a Scrapbook 101 class as part of my 40 Things.  It was a lot of fun.  I'd definitely like to teach another class or workshop.

*Earn money through scrapbooking or crafting.

Check!  I've been working as the Editorial Assistant at Fun Family Crafts for just over a year now. I've been a Contributing Writer with Scrapjazz for two years; since August, the articles have been published at Scrapbook.com.  I started a new job writing product descriptions for Scrapbook.com in August.

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Here are my craft-related resolutions for 2014.

*Double my blog readership.
*Seek out opportunities that will allow me to qualify for CHA membership.
*Earn money through scrapbooking or crafting.
*Complete an average of one scrapbook layout a week.
*Improve my photography skills through classes, challenges, etc.


Did you make any scrappy or creative New Year's resolutions?

8 comments:

  1. So awesome on those facts! Happy New Year!!!

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  2. What an awesome list!! I didn't know that you were writing product descriptions for sb.com. I would think that could be fun and difficult at the same time. Sounds like you were very successful this year. Congratulations.

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  3. I really love how you set goals Cindy! I hope this year is just as successful as last year's was.

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  4. How awesome to have achieve those goals you set out for yourself. I'm happy for you!

    I'm thinking of slowing down and enjoying the creative process in 2014. I spend 2013 chasing design team deadlines and might have "lost" myself in the process.

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  5. Good Morning Cindy! Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family! Your goals for 2014 are amazing! Thanks for sharing them with us!!!!!

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  6. What awesome goals this year!! Love your ones from last year and I'm glad that all your hard work paid off -- good job!!! Hope this year is just as successful for you :)

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  7. This is wonderful! :) Between the holiday hoopla and being sick, I haven't even started writing my goals for 2014 yet. Better get busy! :)

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  8. Love this post! I started my blog as a New Year's resolution in 2012 and would never have believed it if you told me I would still be blogging today. My three resolutions were: start a blog, start an etsy shop, and become a better photographer. It really took me two years to work on those things but I am so proud of how far I've come.

    Best of luck to you on this year's goals!

    --Elena
    acasarella.net

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