Monday, January 19, 2015

2014 ~~ A Creative Review

Here we are 3 weeks into 2015 and I thought it was time to look back at 2014. It was  the year that I accomplished my goal of starting this blog in May 2014. I did it to be able to share my creative side. I was also lucky enough to be chosen as a Design Team member with Mountain Plains Crafters . I met that wonderful group of women through our love of Unity Stamp Company and their amazing stamps.The sisterhood that I have found through my card-making was what inspired me to make this card for this post. Made with a "vintage" Unity girlfriend stamp, a Unity sentiment  and a cute envelope stamp whose origin I cannot remember, this card was such fun to make.. Hope you like it !!

In the 7 months since I started Meticulosity, I have shown you Where I Create and how much I LOVE coffee. I have been in Bloghops and sponsored a Christmas in July Bloghop with Mountain Plains Crafters . I have shared my love of washi and also FLOW magazine

I was lucky enough to have a project on display at CHA this month. Made with fantastic Adornit products, it was a first for me. But I will definitely be making more wooden projects and also using the wonderful Art Play Paintables again by Lindasy Waltman-Ostrom. Mountain Plains Crafters and Adornit also recently hosted a joint bloghop

Detail from Adornit project

I also set a goal to do something creative every day in 2014. I made and posted 315 cards in an album on Facebook. Some days it was as simple as reading a creative magazine or stamping several images to color later. Even after a crazy shift at work, I could always find a few minutes to do something creative. All in all, I think it was a success !!

For 2015, my creative goals are simple. Try a few new techniques. Make at least 1 Christmas card each week. Clean out my scrap drawers once a month and share my scraps with 2 others. Have more fun with Mountain Plains Crafters. AND continue my creative journey here with Meticulosity.

Thank you for joining me again.Your support has been amazing and always appreciated.  Leave me a comment about something you would like me to write about, create, review or use. I will choose a random winner from the comments and send you some goodies to start your own creative journey in 2015 !!

And so it continues...