Sunday, January 4, 2015

Planning for Success and Christmas Card of the Month

They say you should start the year as you want to end the year. With that thought in mind, I'm going to try and be more organized with my blogging, menu planning (and by that I mean eating properly to try and lose some weight) and card making.

I downloaded a fab FREE blog planner from My May Sunshine. After printing all the pages to carry me through the year (I added a couple of my own pages too: a yearly calendar, birthday/anniversary calendar, password log and giveaway log--another thing I want to start doing this year) and took it to my local office supply store and had them add durable covers and spiral bind it for me.

My menu planner (again, FREE) came from (love the little owls) and there is also a matching recipe book that goes with. Printed out the number of pages I needed and added a freezer checklist and had this spiral bound as well.

For the card making I'm going to try and enter some weekly challenges, but the thing I think will help the most will be my Christmas Card of the Month which I will post on the first Sunday of each month. I figure if I make four cards a month, by the time December rolls around I will have enough cards for the people I normally send to. And just to make it easy, all four will be the same design. That way I won't get bored of making too many of the same design.

On that note, here is the first card of the series.

The basis for this design came from Connie Stewart and her flash card series. Her video on this card can be found here. Connie is a very talented lady and a Stampin' Up demonstrator like me, only far more established. I only signed up 9 months ago and haven't really done anything business-wise yet. 

Hmmm, maybe that should be one of the goals I set for myself as well...

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. What a pretty card! :D I, too, hope to be more organized in 2015!! I bought a new planner and I'm waiting for it to come in the mail.

  2. Thanks for popping by Jeannie.
    Just remember, once you get your planner, make sure you use it (that's a reminder to me as well😏).


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