Sunday, January 9, 2011
Cupcakes are always yummy -- and these ones got my creative juices going.  I really liked the white silhouettes, which means I got to play with my embossing powders.  This isn't a baby themed card but the colours really spoke to me.  Fun, and it's doubling as a b-day card for my brother-in-law!  Happy Birthday!

It's feeling good to be creative again. Can't wait for this weekend when I'm going away to scrap with the girls.

This sketch was fun and I played with some Bling.  Sparkles are one of my fave embellies these days.

I can't tell you how excited I am that 2011 is here.  I have lots of plans and goals and things I want to do.  My new workshop space is in construction mode and just looking at the mess, it gets me excited -- because I can see the potential.  And I'm continuing my commitment to making family a priority -- my hubby and two boys, but also our extended family.  I want them to know how much I care.

And there's more.  Just before the holiday break, my friend let me do a "fairy reading" on her iPhone.  One of the things it told me was that if I truly wanted to succeed, then there are people that I need to forgive, as I'm wasting too much energy on anger and not enough on my positive goals.  I found this surprising.  I didn't think I felt angry.  But the more I looked within myself, I realized that it was true.  There ARE people I have to work on forgiving.  And one of those people is ME.

So in 2011, I will remember to forgive myself if I cheat a little bit on my diet.  I will forgive myself if I cannot be Superwoman and SuperMom 100% of the time.  I will forgive myself if I choose to take a night off and watch TV instead of working on my business.

Now, that's not to say that I'm going to slack off and be lazy.  NOT AT ALL.  But I'm just giving myself permission to not have to be everything to everybody.  And if I do fall off the wagon, it's ok.  Just pick myself up again and start all over.

Another thing I want to try and do this year is Scrap in the Moment ... and even BE in the moment.  I am way behind on my scrapbooking -- hopefully finishing up 2008 this coming weekend.  But I feel even further behind than I really am.  So I'm going to try a new approach -- as an event happens or there's something from 2011 that I want to scrapbook, I'm going to scrap it right away.  I'm not going to worry about the 2 full years that are in between.  I want to scrap as it happens.  Hopefully, this will help me feel less overwhelmed by my backlog, as well as feel more motivated to scrap at home during the week.  I can catch up on those other 2 years in between.

Wishing you a happy and scraptastic 2011.

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