Monday, January 01, 2018

New year and a new month!

Hi everyone!

Hope you feel ready for a new year with all hopes and expectations you might have! I'm hoping for a year full of inspiration, healthy choices and just having FUN!

Here are some personal reflections on what to do and NOT do when it comes to being creative this year:

  • STOP HOARDING! Yes - that's my number 1 this year. I'm  really aiming for just using the stuff I already have at home and that's A LOT.  Not buying a lot of stuff just because it´s pretty or looks cool.
  • Not getting caught in some monthly kit of any kind. I just keep ending up with a lot of stuff that I will never use. I do have one now that I have to get through for one or two times more, but after that it´s over.
  • I just need ONE planner to dabble with. 
  • Do challenges but trying to be realistic about how many I can do in a month.
  • Make my Project Life 2018 all digital! I still haven't finished with 2017 and I'm stuck at February...
  • Make more paper layouts.
  • Making more canvases and art journaling.
  • Schedule crafting for once a week. I need this. Just knowing that I have made time for it in my planner so I can be more focused on everything else.
  • Just having FUN and letting go of all expectations. 
  • Getting inspired - not overwhelmed. My own work is good enough.
Have you a list? What are your thoughts when it comes to your creativity? It will be fun to checking this list in a month or so just to see how it works out.

Speaking of challenges - it´s a new month which means I can reveal TWO for you today. The first one is my Art Journaling challenge over at TDC:

This month I want you to make a page using a quote or a saying that means a lot to you. You can read all about it by clicking on the pic above. Here's a closer look at my layout:

I would LOVE if you join me this month! 💖

The other challenge I'm super excited about is the new casefile over at CSI:

There are new rules now and you can freestyle your very own take which is so exciting! Read all about it on the CSI blog. I got really inspired by all the wonderful colors and for some reason the winter themed pic made me think about making New Year's resolutions:

The kit I used is called "A new me" by Magical Scraps Galore, TDC:

So here's to a creative and fun 2018!
💕Hugs, Carina💕

1 comment:

Jacynthe said...

Hi Carina. It's so nice to have you join the team at CSI. I'm looking forward to getting to know you through your layouts.
Fist off, I found it interesting how many of the scrapbooking goals you've set for yourself resemble mine, especially when it comes to comparing our work to others. It's something I really struggle with. It's nice to know I'm not the only one.

I love the page design for the case file. The golden yellow center strip really stands out against the black background. The flower grouping is really pretty. It's so hard to tell that it is a digital layout. Beautiful work. Good luck with your personal goals for the year. TFS.