Welcome to my post for the Season’s Givings bloghop! You should have come here from Lori Tecler’s blog.
I’m rolling this in with my “looking back” post for 2014 and also my goals post for 2015 so hope you will stick around till the end of this long post!
I set some goals for myself in my “looking back and new year goals” post for 2013-2014 last year. Lets see how I did on those…
I promised to do a video a week for 2014. I did keep up with that for most of the year with Iron Craft Season 2! 🙂 Iron Craft was also my biggest blog series of this year with lots of fun celebrity crafters to interview on video and the very big Iron Craft finale LIVE with 4 of my most admired crafters!
I got a few guest designing opportunities and ofcourse being on the Verve DT has been a lot of fun. Even more fun was organizing my own bloghops. The Coffee Lovers Bloghop was a big hit and well loved!
I had a big goal to get published in 2014 and I gave a lot of time and effort to this! I got published 4 times this year! Twice in Papercrafts & Scrapbooking Magazine and twice in Scrap & Art magazine!
You may be wondering why I don’t have aggressive crafting goals for 2015. Thats because I feel more at peace with my hobby now. I’ve done many things in this hobby and I know what I enjoy and what is too much. I’d like to keep crafting as an enjoyable hobby and not a stressful job.
In 2015 I want to spend more time with my family and friends. We are expecting some changes at work and home so I’d like to slow down on crafting but not take time off completely.
So as my blog reader what can you expect?
- I’ve decided to defer Iron Craft Season 3 and not do it next year. I’ll revisit later and decide when I can do it but consider it on hold for now.
- I’ll still be designing stamps for Verve and will be on the DT.
- I’ll also be doing a few guest designing gigs as they come my way.
- I will have some series on my blog periodically but have decided to put video work on hold.
In general, things will be slow on the blog next year but I hope you will still visit me when I have a post up! Because I still want to make cards! 🙂
Thanks for sticking with me till the end of the post! Now for my giveaway for the bloghop…
If you were to buy every single stamp set I illustrated for Verve in 2014 along with the co-ordinating dies, the package would be $230 at full price. I’m giving away a Verve gift certificate for that price today!!!
Why gift certificate and why not the goodies themselves? Because I’d like all my international readers to participate too and shipping costs are too varied. Also, this way you can choose your own goodies as well as take advantage of sales and discounts Verve has!
So leave me a comment to enter the giveaway. You have until Jan 11, 2015 11:59 pm PST to enter. After that, I’ll choose the lucky winner for the giveaway!!
Thats all from me for this year! Happy New Year to you and see you in 2015! Your next stop on the hop is Darsie Bruno.