Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

Welcome to a new year! I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season with your friends and families.  We enjoyed the time together, but it went too fast! Hard to get back into the swing of things.  Instead of working on my bills and budgeting this morning, I kind of got lost on the vacation home rental website.  Just felt like a little more fun than the bills!

With the new year, I will be making a few changes to my blog.  First of all, I'm taking myself off a schedule.  Last year blogging was new to me, so I found that in order to get over my fears and inhibitions working on a schedule worked best for me.  I realized after taking time off over the holiday break that I missed blogging and don't think I need the schedule any longer.  So, I will be writing whenever something is new or exciting or I just feel like rambling on...shooting for 3 or 4 times a week. 

I will be continuing my Feature Artist Posts, but will be changing things up a little.  I will be writing an Artist of the Month post the first day of each new month starting February 1st. So stay tuned for more inspirational posts about other artists and their work.

Before the holiday break, my friends and I got together for a Christmas lunch and gift exchange.  We had a wonderful lunch and started off the season perfect.  I wanted to share the Paper Fabric boxes that I made to use for wrapping their jewelry presents.  I found this great idea in Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine.  One of my favorites.  I so look forward to getting each new issue.

You'll have to excuse my photos for a bit.  I am working with my new Photoshop program and haven't quite figured it out yet, but I decided the only way I'll ever learn is to not use my old photo editing software and just keep trying!  I bought a book called Classroom in a Book for Photoshop that seems like it will be helpful. Started it over break and worked my way through the first chapter! Learning how to master Photoshop is one of my goals for 2011.  I'll share some other goals with you later this week.  What are your goals for the year? If you have time, I'd love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by! Stacie


Allison said...

Love my orange box and matching bookmark!! THANK YOU! I want to make some with you... when you are finished with your taxes! lol!

Rebekah Leigh said...

These little boxes are wonderful! A fabulous idea!

stacie said...

Thanks guys!