It is almost time!
I think it is important to do some prep-work when I start a new projects or challenge. Don't worry...it does not involve going to the doctor. LOL! But it may involve going to a craft store and what could be more fun then that.
As we begin the 2014 My Creative Life challenge I have decided to focus on scrapbooking and ATC cards for my inspiration project. (More info on that in a later post.) I can't imagine going the entire year without making some cards and tags so I got those ready too.
My favorite albums to use are from Bind-it-All. I love their Cover-Alls. Which they are unfortunately discontinuing, so I stocked up. I know I can make my own, but they make my life a little easier and that is always good.
I also like adding different size pages to my albums.....like a smash book. Enter the Cricut. I can design and cut pages that work perfectly. Again, making my life a bit easier.
I still have few items to get, including a school album for my son. Hard to believe, but I only have one layout done from his school years and he is 10. The shame of it, said in jest of course. (Guilt has no place in my crafting room.) But I plan to change that is year. It is his last year before middle school so my goal is to have elementary school done before September.
I also order my photos from 2013 for my yearly review album. And that is when I realized I needed a different plan of action regarding photos. I am just not taking many photos anymore. The problem is I have a really nice, and big, Cannon camera that I use for work and when I want really good pictures. But it is big and bulky to carry around. And there are places I don't want to take it for fear it will get damaged. So that means many of our snapshots end up on our phones. Which is far from ideal and most of them time we never bother to print them at all. So I finally broke down and purchased a small point and shoot camera. Small enough to fit in my purse so I can always have it with me. That means that next year I can complain about having too many pictures. LOL!
So there is my list of what I need to meet my 2014 goals. What is your list?