Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 Review

Hello Blogging Friends!

I started  blogging in October of 2010.  Through this experience, I have had so much fun sharing and growing in paper crafting.  I want to thank all my readers and followers for your support and words of encouragement!

I made some goals on 1/1/12 and I wanted to check back to see how I did.  So here are the goals I posted:

1.  Make sure to update my blog at least twice a week, more if possible.

2.  Make 50 cards.

3.  Make 72 scrapbook layouts this year.  Hopefully this will be no issues, as I do a book for my father each year for father's day.  Speaking of that, I need to get busy!!!

4.  At least 5 altered items.  I have so much fun creating something different to enjoy.

5.  Participate in at least 20 challenges to help expand my skills and grow.

6.  I would like to be accepted to a Design Team that fits with my style.

7.  I want to take the intermediate Copic class and continue to learn more about all the fun things you can do with these markers.

Well, I am proud to say that I have managed to meet all my goals.  Today's post will be number 104 for this year, that averages out to two posts a week.  Boy, just squeaked by on that one!  I can say this year I have seen so much growth in my abilities.  I love to sit down in my craft room with the music on and escape while coloring or creating.  Most weeks, Sunday afternoons are my time time while my husband sleeps.

To wrap up the year, I have added pictures of one card per month that I have created.  Can you see growth?  I sure can.  It is amazing to look back and see what a year can do.  I look forward to another year of fun with all of you!
January 2012

February 2012

March 2012

April 2012

May 2012

June 2012

July 2012

August 2012

September 2012

October 2012

November 2012

December 2012
Again from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank each one of you!  May your 2013 be successful and prosperous!

Blessings until next time...


  1. Fantastic selection! Congrats on meeting all your goals and another happy one for 2013

  2. Athina, that's just wonderful that you met all your goals! WOW!
    What a fabulous selection of cards here - each and every one of them are just so, so pretty! I love that image you used in the October selection! So pretty!

  3. congrats for meeting your goal, that is a great feeling! I hope that 2013 brings you more joy and you find yourself stepping out to explore even more! Happy New Year!

    hugs *~*

  4. What a fun blog post, Athina! Loved seeing your year in review!

  5. Congrats are reaching your goal! Keep up the good work. Love each card, great colors and backgrounds! Have a very happy and prosperous new year!

  6. I've said it before and I'll say it again...your cards are AMAZING! I'm so glad to be the recipient of one of them.

    Happy New Year!

  7. Athina--I love coming to your blog--the cards are outstanding, but I really, REALLY love looking at your coloring! I think your October card is my favorite!

  8. Love the progress chart! Your cards all all stunning, but I can definitely see how you are growing as an artist! Beautiful work, as always! :)

  9. These are all stunning cards! I could pin them all into my favorites! You are such a talented lady!


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