Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What was 2011 for me?

2011 was a milestone year for me in terms of scrapbooking (well, at least the first half).  I did 281 pages!  That is incredible for me!  Most of them were digi and most were our monthly "summaries" but they're still pages and they're still recording memories.  I was doing so great until we left Jamaica in June.

I tried many different products, techniques and just branched out so much.  I also joined a new scrappy message board, Skrap 'n Chat, where I met a fabulous group of ladies and where I continue to be inspired.  With the challenges going on there and at Club CK, I had so many neat ideas to work with.  I also started this scrappy blog to share my projects with fellow scrappers.  Along with that, I became more involved in blogs of other scrapbookers and realized how much of an inspiration they are!

July to December was a period where I did nothing creative and just tried to get myself settled in our new life in Canada.  Going back to teaching was a huge shocker in terms of how much work I have to bring home, which meant no free time.  And any free time I had during the day was spent enjoying my kiddos!

All in all, 2011 was a year of learning for me in many different ways, both creatively and just in terms of life.  Here's to 2012 being a year of peace and balance!


Amanda Johnson said...

Dana! Wow 281 pages! That's awesome! I am glad that you are settled in, moves are always hard and quite a transition! Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog, and hope you get back some crafty time with the new year!

Erin Blegen said...

Very interesting read! And what a climate change to go from Jamaica to Canada!! I too wonder what it will be like to go back to work one day and how I would adjust...
You seem to be doing great
Congrats on all your accomplishments :)!

Diana said...

I love this post Dana!