I can’t believe I survived 2017!
I don’t know about you guys, but my year was incredibly difficult in matters of my personal life. I feel like most of my year was blurred by some pretty tough challenges in my marriage. But at the same time, I am reflecting over everything and I see the blessings that cracked through all those dark days and I feel happy that they were there. However, I’m glad 2017 is gone, yep, and I am completely embracing what 2018 might have in store.
So, I wanted to come to my blog to just share with you all a few lessons I learned and a few words on what I want to accomplish this year. Now, where do I start?
I really don’t have anything to complain about my crafty endeavors. In fact, I think it was my best year yet in that whole aspect of my life. I look back now at a few crafty goals that I had at the beginning of last year, and I feel like I accomplished so many of them. Here’s a few I had at the beginning of last year:
- Join a Design Team
- Share two videos on my YT Channel a week.
- Write more blog posts.
- Build up my supplies and tools in my little scrap corner.
These are the top few goals I can remember having at the beginning of last year and let me tell you, I accomplished them all!!
I think the first and best part of my year last year was joining a Design Team. I was so honored to start 2017 as part of the very last Gossamer Blue Design Team. We didn’t know it then, but this team would end up being the very last one Gossamer Blue would have, as the kit club closed it’s doors at the end of August. It was bittersweet to have been part of such a rocking team and then to see it all go. However, I was so thankful for such an opportunity because it literally opened up the doors for many more teams and opportunities for me!
I literally thank Gossamer Blue for opening up these opportunities for me:
- In early May, my first class collaboration was published on the Laura Rahel Blog and her “MINIMALIST SCRAPBOOKING” Class!
- In July I was reached out to by some pretty awesome girls to join the Design Team for the Emma’s Paperie Shop and Blog!!
- Also in July, I was a Guest Designer for the In The Scrap Blog.
- Later that month I was invited to become a permanent designer for In The Scrap after the DT call went live!
- In October, I was a collaborator for Elle’s Studio “From Sketch to Finish Vol. 3” Class curated by the super talented Meghan Andrew.
- Finally, in December, I was a Guest Designer at Maya Road.
- Also in December, I was invited to join the Larkindesign Creative Team for 2018.
I mean, what a great list right?!
I had an amazing year crafting and creating and I still feel like despite accomplishing all of these amazing things, I have got more to give! That is why I have been thinking hard about what else I could give this year to the crafting community and I have come up with a few things I would like to accomplish this year:
- Create and design my first every scrapbook class. (Most likely involving mini albums.)
- Get published on a Scrapbook Magazine.
- Meet up in real life with some online scrappy friends.
- Do Project Life.
- Write 3 blog posts a week.
- Reset my YouTube to be more interesting and show my face more often.
- Publish my Blog.
I think this is a great list for me to start off my year. I am SO excited to get started. I learned so much last year in scrappy forms, real life lessons, and everything in between. One of my main goals for my blog, is to really share with you guys what it’s like being a crafter and scrapbooker. I want to follow through with many of the things I say or promise to bring to you. I want to share with you all more real deal tips and tricks, ideas, and inspiration to get you all in a crafty mood, and of course add in a little bit of real life and mommyhood. I hope you guys had a blast with me this past year.
But now get ready for 2.0 Neffyness and Blog!
Let’s do this!!