Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I am sharing a card that I made for the Fun 'n Crafty Stampers swap earlier this month.

This card includes 2 of my new favorite supplies: the Wink of Stella brush pen and the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper.

You can click over to the SSINKspiration blog to see more of our favorite items. This is my last post on the SSINKspiration blog, and I am grateful to have been a part of this talented design team!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Step it Up

At a recent MeetUp, I love the card idea shared by my friend, Pam. I decided to make a similar card at home with my favorite paper from Sale-A-Bration. Then, I stepped up the card a bit with a die cut and pearl. You can find more ideas about how to "step up" your cards over on the SSINKspiration blog.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Scraps on my Craft Desk

Happy New Year! I hope that your 2016 is off to a fantastic start. After traveling for Christmas, I am getting back to some crafty time. I recently made cards to swap with other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and had some scraps left on my craft desk.

For today's Stampin' Stylin' INKspiration blog post, I am sharing the card that I made with my scraps.

I used some of my favorite butterfly products for this card and added in a new stamp set and paper. I love the font and mix of greetings in the Greatest Greetings stamp set. With a $50 order, you can earn the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper for free during Sale-A-Bration. I love the colors and patterns in this paper.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

2016 Goals

Happy New Year!

The start of a new year makes me reflect on my life and goals. I have shifted more from resolutions to goals. I have also been thinking about my habits.

With the start of a new year, I want to try this daily tracker to work on my daily habits and goals. I am going to try to track 4 daily habits that I want to strengthen:

1. Counting my calories (I really like the Lose It app.)
2. Drinking one healthy smoothy a day (I get in more fruits and veggies this way. My preference is to have a smoothly for breakfast.)
3. Doing daily activity (I am going to be quite broad on this one. It can include a bike ride, walking the dog, an exercise DVD, going to the gym, etc.)
4. Flossing (Because I hate having extra dental work done!)

I am also staring off the year by reading Gretchen Rubin's latest book, Better than Before. I have been listening to her Happier podcast and am familiar with some concepts from the book. (I quickly have realized that I am an Obliger in her 4 Tendencies model.)

Another thing that I will be tracking in the new year is my reading. My friends shared this 2016 Reading Challenge, and I am giving it a try. I like the balance of structure and flexibility with the challenge. I gravitate towards nonfiction books, but then I will slow down and get stuck not finishing a book. I also enjoy fiction and love getting lost in a good novel. There is a risk of "ignoring" my family when I get engrossed in a novel.

As in past years, I continue to look for ways to simplify and declutter my life. I am looking forward to see what 2016 has in store!