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Has your 2010 been off to a magical start? I hope so!
This has always been an "off" time of year for me, so I'm trying to be conscious of all the joy and things to look forward to that are still around. As much as I get excited about goals for the new year, it's still always a bit of a bummer once the holidays are over. The decorations come down and we're left with short days, bitter cold, and no work holidays until May. But honestly, life really is good and I'm ridiculously excited about all the fun projects and classes over the next few months.
Right now I'm in Week 1 of Cathy Zielske's Design Your Life at BPS. We're learning graphic design for scrapbooking and I'm already feeling more conscious about the composition of my pages. And a bonus -- Cathy is hilarious! If you're not yet signed up but are thinking about it, I definitely recommend it. Here's my first layout created for class; still 2 more layouts to make for this week's assignment...
And four days down, I'm sticking with my Project 365. You might be thinking, "not a big accomplishment." But by this point last year I had quit! I had no plan, no place set aside to upload the pictures, and no kit from Creative Keepsakes (which I thought was super important). I'm in a different place this year and feeling very excited. If you want to follow along, I'm posting my images in my 365 Flickr set and you can always click the icon up on the right for my Project 365.
And as you can see, day 3 of my 365 was a fun little calendar project I worked on this weekend. I wanted something small and cheery for my desk at work, so I used a Maya Road chipboard calendar kit similar to this. The pages are punched at the top and held together with jump rings when they sit on the stand. It makes me smile!
Last but not least, my welcome kit for Library of Memories came in the mail yesterday! Yay! Is anyone else in this class??
I hope your new year is off to a wonderful and crafty start!