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Friday, January 1, 2010

Hello, 2010

1/1/10. Yes! You are finally here! ::happy dance::

I spent the latter half of NYE at my friend Meg's place, eating pizza, "helping" her bake cookies, watching "Night at the Museum" on TV, and eventually watching the Time Square ball drop in NYC. "Helping" really means unwrapping chocolate kisses in preparation of putting them on the snickerdoodles, reminding her to set the oven timer, and eating some of the cookies. It was a wonderful low key evening with good company and good food.

Do you have any New Year's Resolutions? Here's my list. We'll see how well I keep up with them throughout the year. ::fingers crossed::
  • Keep up with my blog and Etsy shop every day through promotion, posting, or listing.
  • Take a picture every day (Project 365).
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle (physically and emotionally) by continuing to attend spin class, not giving into my sweet tooth as much, and not taking b.s. from anyone.
  • Partake in more random acts of kindness.
  • Learn a new craft. (Any suggestions? I'm leaning towards scrapbooking or crocheting.)
  • Track my financial spending better by keeping receipts and entering data into MS Excel.
  • Take a chill pill more often (a sister-submitted suggestion ::eye roll::).
I cranked through 100+ pages of "The Art of Racing in the Rain" this afternoon (mostly on the Metro ride to and from Meg's place) and before the afternoon nap with the cat. Ginger's a fantastic napping buddy because she usually stays in one place and doesn't mind that I use her as a foot warmer.

Here's today's card. The finished size of the card is a 5 inch square. I folded the origami shirt with white paper and attached a necktie made from My Mind's Eye scrapbook paper. I stamped the hearts with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder on black cardstock and used the Fiskars punch to round the corners. The scalloped edge on the red cardstock was created by using a Fiskars border punch. I used Card Positioning System's Sketch #102 as inspiration.

Card Specs:
Paper: My Mind's Eye, Bloom & Grow
Embossing powder: Stampendous! in clear
Embossing ink: VersaMark
Ink: StazOn in Jet Black
Stamps: Studio G
Punch: Fiskars Twist & Flip 2-in-1 corner punch and Fiskars Scalloped Sentiment border punch

Song of the day: "Meet Me Halfway"- Black Eyed Peas

Here's to a fabulous 2010! Happy New Year!

5 comments :

Annette said...

I think you had a perfect NYE! It was just me and my hubby and a bottle of bubbly...perfect!
I'm still working on my goals but I want to learn something new too and I'm leaning towards knitting.

missbaah said...

That all sounds pretty good to me, very sensible and do-able :D Like it x

The Artist Behind A.N. Original Jewelry said...

I've never heard of putting chocolate kisses on Snickerdoodles...YUM!

Laura said...

I'm learning to knit - you should try that :-)

Nevita said...

Your card for St Valentine is very original

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