Sunday, January 6, 2008

Happy New Year!

Hello all in the blogging world! I hope you all had a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season and are ready to get into the swing of real life again. What am I saying? I am not ready! We had a great time with family over the holidays and even got to take a spa retreat to cap off the holiday season to reenergize and reconnect. It was the best way to end the holidays!

I have a few ideas for resolution type things this year and one of them has to do with how much I spend on stamping supplies! It is crazy! I bought so much this last year that I never came close to using it all. I have never minded too much if I buy alot of stamps, papers, ribbon etc. if I use them, but this year I didn't. It left me feeling wasteful. So, this year I have decided that instead of buying all the latest and greatest things I am going to focus on using what I have to make cards. I know, it is a completely scary and novel concept in the world of stamping insanity, but I am hoping it will work. I will try to post now and then to show what I come up with. However, I must add that I still have to meet my Stampin' Up demonstrator quota so you may see things here and there!

I have also been giving thought to jumping back into some other creative pursuits that have taken a back seat to stamping. One in particular is knitting! I LOVE KNITTING! I was making some scarves for Christmas presents this year and I started digging in my long lost yarn stash and realized how much I had. I know, big surprise, right? So, I am going to try to find ways to use what I have in my stash before running out to buy more. I love to buy yarn as much as I love to buy stamps so this won't be easy. I also ran into a lady that provides drop in knitting lessons which is perfect for me so I am going to start a new project and start dropping in for lessons. My first project will be a felted knitting/handbag. I have had the supplies for several years and haven't done a darn thing with them. I was too intimidated to attempt something like this on my own. Now I don't have any excuses!

So, stay tuned, my blogging friends to see what can be done with what we already have in our stamp rooms! What will I do with all time I have spent obsessing over what to buy next and all the money I will save from not buying craft supplies???????????? Maybe I will actually clean my house and do the, I am sure there is something else I can come up with!