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Time
Another year gone by. Wherever does the time go? Seems like it was June only a few weeks ago. That’s alright, it will be here in another few weeks!

Let’s revisit 2008
Here’s a recap of what I accomplished in 2008, creativity-wise:
1. Rearranged my studio.
2. Completed a collaged frame for Marc.
3. Made a “vintage halloween” project which I submitted to Somerset Studio.
4. Made invitations for Lily’s birthday party.
5. Made earrings for my sister’s birthday and bookmarks for Mother’s Day gifts.
6. Started the second side of my green carnelian (poor thing hasn’t been worked on since July though).
7. Made a Father’s Day card for Marc and a birthday card for my Grammom.
8. Participated in two inchies swaps and one ATC swap.
9. Made a digitally-altered book and entered it in a contest.
10. Made a birthday crown and a necklace for my Mom’s 60th birthday.
11. Made two Marie Antoinette canvases and submitted them to Stampington.
12. Made necklaces for my sister and sister-in-law for Christmas and a collage for my Mom.
13. Took a tatting class.
14. Made a necklace for me!

This is not to brag, of course. It’s just that sometimes I feel I’m not accomplishing much, and when I started to look back on the previous year I was surprised by how much I actually did.

I still, however, did not learn how to solder. That makes two years now that I’ve not achieved that goal. But there’s always 2009…

Speaking of which
My goals for this year include, in addition to soldering, opening up my Etsy shop and completing my new website, finishing several old projects, and getting back to my jewelry roots but in the new styles I am envisioning. I’d love to take a class too, especially at one of the bead conferences. And I want to keep working with paper, paint, rubber stamps, and the like.

That should keep me pretty fruitful!

Pretty little rubberstamps
Check out these sweet rubberstamps I bought at AC Moore today. Aren’t they so cute? They’d be great on cards. I may try them with the polyshrink too but I’m afraid they may end up being too small once the polyshrink is shrunken. But I’ll give it a try.

Inkadinkado – Flower Garden
Inkadinkado - Flower Garden Clear Stamps

I also bought two of the Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Milled Lavender and Antique Linen. I’ve never tried them before. And Tsukineko’s Versa Magic Dew Drops in Perfect Plumeria, Purple Hydrangea, Spanish Olive, and Aegean Blue. I have one of their other sets which I love and use all the time. And these colors are so pretty.

Looking forward to what 2009 holds~

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