December 31, 2012

2013: 52 Card Challenge

One of the ideas that is talked about a lot in Physical Therapy is helping clients/patients set SMART goals aka. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, & Timely. By setting SMART goals he or she will have measurable results showing whether or not they are improving. Therefore using this theory, I will only know if I am improving if I set SMART crafting goals (I suppose you could call it a New Years Resolution but then I am likely to not keep it).

Goal: To make one card each week between January 1, 2013 to December 31,2013. I must post the card by 11:59pm on Sunday evenings (hopefully). 
  • I plan to make at least 36 Christmas cards. This would mean I make 3 Christmas cards every month.
  • The other 1-2 weeks in a month will be dedicated to other occasions (birthdays, weddings, Valentine's Day, engagements, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, etc.)
Now that this is out there for the world to see I will be forced to stick with it. So here goes nothing...

December 24, 2012

A Very Pinterest Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone!

As my Christmas gift to you check out my favourite Christmas craft pins on my "Very Crafty Christmas" board.

Ho Ho Ho!

December 22, 2012

New Year --> New Layout

2013 is just around the corner. Well around 10 days (depending how you count it) to be exact. I decided that with this new year I want to get a little bit more involved with the crafting community. In order to do so I thought the blog needed a bit of a facelift to reflect the title and make it more memorable.

I'm currently no computer wiz or photoshop genius so I used iWeb, which I already had on my computer. I started by creating a design in my head first. You are simply wasting time if you don't even have a vision of what you want. I chose theme colours to carry throughout my blog. Once in iWeb I manipulated simple shapes to create this overall background. Once completed:

I saved it as a jpg, which allowed me to upload it as a background in blogger. If you are efficient with html and css that I am certain there are better ways to do this but for bloggers who want a simple solution this worked out great for me. Let me know what you think and any suggestions for change you may have. I have a couple ideas for the blog in mind for the new year! I will let you know as it gets closer...