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.
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?