The drawing is closed for these magazines, but the comments are still open. There were encouraging and instructive to read, so I left them open. Thank you all for playing!
Here are the winners:
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
110 307 252 226 23
Timestamp: 2009-01-04 06:03:05 UTC
Number 110: Mandy
to all around get more of it done, to make something 2-3 times a week
instead of one thing every 2-3 weeks. I would like to get back to doing
more challanges on Splitcoast too, they always get me motivated.
Just to all around get more of it done, to make something 2-3 times a week instead of one thing every 2-3 weeks. I would like to get back to doing more challanges on Splitcoast too, they always get me motivated.
Number 307: Amanda
New Year! One of my paper-crafting goals for 2009 is to blog more. I
hope to post [at least] three times a week. Thank you for sharing!
Happy New Year! One of my paper-crafting goals for 2009 is to blog more. I hope to post [at least] three times a week. Thank you for sharing!
Number 252: Jennifer My
goal is to get my crafting area cleaned up and better organized, as
well as to use up my ginormous paper stash. I would love either one of
those card mags.
My goal is to get my crafting area cleaned up and better organized, as well as to use up my ginormous paper stash. I would love either one of those card mags.
Tonight I'm trying to finish a couple of big projects up, but I have a little something to share: five comp copies of papercrafting magazines. If you don't already have a current copy of either the January 2009 edition of CardMaker, or Volume 2 of Paper Crafts Card Creations Quick and Easy, or the January/February 2009 edition of Paper Crafts, I'd love to share these with someone who could enjoy them. Just leave a comment in the comments field. Perhaps you could share one of your papercrafting-related goals for this year. I'll use the random number generator to pick five people, and then I'll ask you your first, second, and third choice on magazines. The drawing will be closed at 11:59pm CST on Saturday, January 3.
I'll share my papercrafting goals: First, I really want to get my workspace finished and organized. My husband is working on my studio, so I have moved everything out and set it all up on makeshift surfaces--a disaster area, basically!** But I know that when he finishes, it will be SO much better. The pain will be worth the gain! Right now I need to be making decisions about cabinetry and lighting; he informed me today that he does not intend to fish wire down through the wall because I didn't mention needing an outlet or light somewhere--that now is the time for full disclosure. I have to admit that I'm a seat-of-the-pants planner. I decide the minute I have to decide and not one minute sooner. (Can you see two world views colliding here? ;-D It's a good thing he's patient!)
Involved in the organization, another goal is to use it or get rid of it. I'm tired of having so many things that I can't find the ones that I'd really like to use. I've been working on this as I moved things out of my unfinished room a few weeks ago, trying to decide what I needed to work with and what I simply needed to part with. Quite a few things are in better hands--hands that will use them to bless other people. That's so much better than having it stacked here getting dusty!
My second goal has nothing to do with organization; it's more of a personal goal, but still papercrafting related. I really need to cut back on the number of hours that I spend working on my cards. (Does that sound like heresy?) Seriously, while I love to work and can push late into the night and still be mostly functional when I wake up, (well, after a really strong cup of coffee!), I'm seeing that it's time to focus on what works best for me and for my family. I want to have time for doing the things that I love, but also have time for the people whom I love. In ten years, my sweet boy will probably be in college. He won't be wanting to climb into my lap when he wakes up to tell me what he invented in his dreams the night before. Paper, on the other hand, will always be willing to "cuddle"--right? I love the creative outlet that papercrafting gives me. But this year I want to try to cut myself some slack and decide to actually go to bed before 2 or 3am without feeling guilty about what I "should have gotten posted." So, if I get to make something, I will happily share it! But if I don't, the world as we know it will not end. Balance is a good thing--or so I hear. . . [she says, as she once again posts at 3am. . .]
I've rambled more than I meant to, but I'll wind it up by saying thank you to all of you for giving of your time to visit. Thank you also for the kind, encouraging comments. You're a blessing!