Sunday, January 3, 2010

welcome twenty-ten!

Happy New Year folks! Twenty ten! Can you believe it? Twenty ten has started with a craft... I tried an embosser for the first time. Below are our "Christmas Cards" that never materialized, so I turned them into our New Year's Card! I worked on them last night and they will be going out tomorrow. So, if you receive one, act surprised! Ohhh, Ahhhh! Bought all these goodies at Paper Source, my fave! I used a square card with the message on one side and our photo on the back.
One thing I would like to do more this year is CREATE. It makes me happy. Another thing that makes me happy and that I would like to keep up with in the new year is KEEPING THINGS SIMPLE. I tend to over-complicate things and I tend to keep a lot of things that clutter up my world and make me unhappy over time. Just one little example is my tendency to keep emails. I recently deleted a million emails and I'm down to 29! They are unread, but I keep them as reminders. I feel so much better looking at a decluttered gmail account. I decluttered our computer desktop that was driving me crazy. Now everything is placed in it's very own folder and off the desktop. I feel better even writing about it, not to mention looking at our desktop. I decluttered my iphone, getting rid of apps that I never used and reorganizing. Now I must tackle many other areas in my life to declutter, such as my bedroom, closet, and purse!
Below is Reese drawing on her chalkboard. I measured her height and thought it would be a good idea to keep up with that over the years. I don't intend to use her chalkboard for this, I was thinking of a more permanent spot in the house. Like when we were kids we had a spot on a door molding that we recorded the families heights over the years. I'm thinking somewhere in the garage... hmmm... gotta think about that one.


kristi said...

Love love love your cards! very clever and I am glad you are "creating" more! you are very talented........and I could really use some help with the "decluttering" part myself...wish you the best!

Smyrna Townie said...

Got your card today! Very cute! I love how you wrote out the year in words vs. numbers! Have a great weekend and stay warm.

holly said...

got your card yesterday! my favorite one of the year!! nicely done!