Thursday, January 31, 2013

February 2013 CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the February 2013 CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring Home Sweet Home, a set of 4 stamps.  If you've just arrived here from{Laurie's} blog, you are on the right path.   But, if you're just starting here you won't miss a thing.  Our hop is one big circle, so jump right on in and enjoy the artwork!

It's a funny coincidence that this month's Stamp of the Month is called Home Sweet Home and this month I will celebrate one year back from being stationed in Okinawa.  I'd had a project idea in mind for this set, but once I sat at my craft table I changed my mind and decided to play with my Cricut.

Papers: CTMH cardstock in Kraft, 
Inks: CTMH Pacifica
Tools and Techniques: Cricut, Cricut Artiste Cartridge, CTMH Buttons, Glue Dots
Stamp Sets: CTMH Home Sweet Home

Remember, Home Sweet Home is only available February 1-28, 2013.  Contact your consultant, or click here, to find out how to get one for yourself.

Now hop on over to {Sarita's} blog to see what she's created.

If you find any broken links along the way,  Helen has the complete list of hoppers listed on her blog.

Monday, January 7, 2013

My 2012 Crafting Count

Well, 2012 was not a very productive year for me craft-wise, but that is because of how busy I was with work and school.  I moved back to the States from Okinawa, took a bunch of college classes, made the Dean's List, was inducted into TWO honor societies, got an AWESOME back injury at work, completed extra professional education and reading for work, and planned and executed the biggest-deal project of my military career.  Unfortunately, that means my expenditures on crafting supplies FAR exceeded my production for the year.  These are my totals:

Pages complete: 0
Cards complete: 13
Altered Items: 3
Digital Pages complete: 0
Sewing Items: 0
Crochet Items: 0
Miscellaneous Items: 2

I actually did work on some digital layouts on Studio J, but I don't count them until I place the order (so that will mean a boost in my 2013 numbers).  

I think my school schedule this year will be such that I will be able to have at least a little bit of crafting time each month (well, until the fall anyway).  Maybe I'll set a goal this year of scheduling crafting time into my weeks.  That sounds like a good goal.  What are YOUR crafting goals for 2013?