Good afternoon bloggers!
A very belated Happy Happy Crafty New Year to you all.
Last year was my most crafty year ever. I started Project Life in May and worked on this in various formats most months.
I also did some travel albums, birthday, Easter and Christmas albums.
I took some online classes by Shimelle, Mercy Tiara and Inkie Quill. I've never taken classes before and I absolutely loved them. I didn't know how I would get along as I am definitely "a do things my way" kinda gal but I made many new layouts and am still working my way through the classes.
I reorganised the storage of my 12x12 papers into a cropper hopper basket on my desk and I've really used alot of papers I might not have otherwise used. My stash is all stored by theme as I almost always craft by theme. However, I found that I was forgetting about lots of my papers and the new system is working very well.
I invested in some new tools last year. My Canon Selphy printer is amazing and very convenient for Project Life. I bought a small guillotine trimmer and I now use that for all my trimming other than cutting down 12×12 sheets. It's great because there aren't any blades or cutting channels to replace. I also bought a fuse tool and am looking forward to using that after having practised with it a little bit already.
I am planning on a no spend 2017! Whilst my stash is not the biggest stash ever it is quite healthy. The reason for my no spend plan is that I really do enjoy using my stash and I think I will get a real kick out of being able to create throughout 2017 using stash purchased prior to the start of the year. I would like to create my own embellishments and really make a dent in my stash.
My crafty year started well with one of my layouts from last year being featured in Issue 104 of Papercrafter magazine.
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