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Friday, January 7, 2011

2011 : My dreams, Hopes and Wishes for the Future....

There is no where left to look than ahead right now.

I am determined to make my 2011 the best year ever. I have no idea what the future holds right now, but I do know that it will be a busy one. We've got a wedding to plan and figuring to do, who knows where the days will lead me to.

Last year I made resolutions, and well, I wasn't very good at keeping them.. I did for the first month.. *maybe* and well, I'm not quite sure what happened but they did not get done. And I personally didn't think that they were that unreasonable.. read a book, use my page kits etc.. all very with in reach thoughts.

So this year... I'm not quite sure what I want to do. I know that I want to atleast do 2 blog posts a week. I think I'll start with that, and so far.. I'm off to a great start.

We'll end this on a happy note...

Thank you all for following and joining me in the recap of the last 3 years! I love reading all the comments and emails that I have gotten over the last few days!

Now.. for the fun stuff! (wait.. it's all supposed to be fun right?!)
If you have made it this far.. then you surely deserve a chance to win! Blog Candy #5 is..
SENTIMENTALS .. Cricut Cartridge!




All you have to do is leave a comment on THIS POST!

What are some of the things that you hope to do (Crafty or non crafty) in 2011?

**please make sure you leave a way for me to get a hold of you yourname @ yourdomain works well (as long as you put the spaces in there!)**

Winner will be drawn on Sunday January 9th!


Previous Blogaversary Candy - be sure to comment on each post to be entered for the drawings of that item!

**Note.. I have not had a chance to approve comments from yesterday's post, will do that when I get off work, so even tho it does say "0 comments" I have over 100 to approve in my query! I just want to write them down before I approve them so I don't miss anyone **

105 comments:

Shawnee said...

I hope to make more cards, projects, etc to bless friends and family. My goal for this year is to be a blessing.

Shawnee
http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/

Rachelle said...

I am a new follower, but I decided this year not to do New Years Resolutions but set some goals for myself.
I am also determined that 2011 is going to be a awesome year.
Blessings
Rachelle
joyfulhrt@gmail.com

Margie said...

Awesome posts this week! Thanks for all of the chances to win! I intend to lose at least 20-30 lbs, exercise more, spend less on scrapbook stuff, and create more!

Christine said...

wow great giveaway, i just think this cart is so cute! I'd love to be the winner of it.

Great blog too!

Christine
johay at inbox dot com

Anne said...

Loved all your memories this past week.

Anne

aelem at aol dot com

Melissa said...

Amanda, I think that sometimes resolutions set you up to fail. I have learned to make only one and to make sure it is something that is obtainable so that I am not disappointed! Here is to a great 2011!!!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I hope to be able to use my Cricut more in 2011. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cindy
cgarner@machlink.com

Nancy said...

My goal for 2011 is to get my craft room organized and to use all the scrap stuff I've gotten in swaps on SCS... Nancy P...

Heather said...

I want to finish my wedding album this year. I have a good start to it so far. Thanks for all the chances to win!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Bram_fam said...

Well, I have lots of things that I want to do in 2011 with the first being getting back to scrapbooking! I have been slacking so much I don't even want to say. Then there's back to working out, back to getting my family on track with family time, organizing the home, our schedules, setting goals, etc etc. So much to do! Guess I need to start by making a list. Thanks for the reminder ;).

Amy

RAP said...

I've enjoyed the review. Happy Blog-a-versity. By the way to reach me you can just click on my name and leave a comment on my blog. I don't like to post my email online even with the spaces.

sucor said...

Some of the things that I hope to do in 2011 are to take more time for me, craft more and spend more time with relatives and friends. Thank you for a chance to win this Sentimentals cart!

sucor said...

Sorry, forgot my contact info.
sucor_2 at hotmail.com

shari said...

Awesome giveaway!!! I hope to get caught up on all my layouts this year. Shari (cricutrookie)
cricut rookie at aol dot com

Maria said...

I hope to do more scrapbooking in 2011, and learn how to make cards!

Thanks for the chance to win.

Roxx said...

Awe..so sad news about Killi.I voted for Ron & Killi.My deepest sypathy goes out to Ron.Look forward to another year of crafting & being part of your blog life.
Roxx.T
http://dreamsofcrafting.blogspot.com/

Amy C said...

I hope to be able to be published more in 2011. I am being published for the first time in the new Cricut magazine.

I guess that means that I need to submit more.

Hugs,
Amy
http://www.scrappingmommy.com

Live.Teach.Create said...

Amanda,
I have loved reading all of your blog posts this week. I am just like you in making 2011 being the best year ever!

Jenn

KimberleyG said...

My hopes? Curb my spending, spend a bit of time with the niece and nephew (I'm not that good with kids, so that is tough) and not let all the frustrating things at work get to me. No point in adding exercise more 'cause I know that's not going to happen. Best of luck with your resolutions.

Tanya said...

I hope to get caught up on layouts this year!!!

Thanks for the giveaways :)
Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

CrazyforCrafting said...

Love your blog!! Thanks for sharing and providing us with all of your insprirations!!

Jana said...

Are you kidding me?!? Sentimentals is an awesome cart, I would love to win it.
Thanks Amanda, I look forward to your new posts.

rhonda said...

Amanda, I have loved going back in time with you. I remember reading about Ron & Kili and voting for them. It brought tears to my eyes to read about Kili passing on. I'm sure there we many to greet her at the Rainbow Bridge. Looking forward to a great year with you!

Creative Art By Barb said...

WOW, such a wonderful chance. My goal for 2011 is to be cancer free. I had a bilateral mastectomy 10 days ago & could use a happy day. I hope to be able to work on my great grandsons albums again soon.
Thanks for the chance,
Barb S (FL) stamper910@yahoo.com

Lisha said...

Thanks for the chance to win

Anonymous said...

You have a large load to get all the wedding plans in order and work. Wish you love in 2011.

jeannettegranger@yahoo.com

BJ Nelson said...

I hope to be creative this year in finishing the 100's of pics that need scrapping AND to learn many new techniques in card making. The Sentimentals cart would really come in handy with both goals!!

MeMe said...

What a great cart to win!! I am hoping to get my crafting time more organized and productive--stop waiting until last minute to complete projects.
Pat
plweir@satx.rr.com

SusanHanna said...

Hooray for 2011!! I just started my first blog yesterday... so my first goal is to not delete it... and then to make regular posts!!

Kim said...

well somethings I'd like to do are:
Crafty.... Do more with my cricut!
I donot use it nearly enough

Non Crafty........I hope to remain healthy, and continue my volunteer position with special olympics

thanks for the chace to win

Kim
kimmy56@gmail.com

Suzie K said...

For 2011 I hope to just keep ahead a little with card making and other crafts. Love reading you blog and all the helpful things.

SuzieK1244ataoldotcom

Cathie in UT said...

I decided several years ago that I make "GOALS" not resolutions and I like the idea of wishes too!
For me it's a matter of being realistic and do-able with my goals and something I can check off frequently LOL
My crafting/creative goals for the year include quilt goals like finishing up some unfinished projects, keeping up with ongoing projects and using what I have when I can.
Scrapping goals include using my Cricut more often, working on organizing my photos so that I can see where I need to print more and using what I have before buying something new!

Karen said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Bug Hugs!

pgbh@comcast.net said...

I'm new to scrapbooking and cards,But I do know that what I have seen of your work, I can only hope I can do half as well as you I will be happy, only have 3 kids and 4 grandchildren hope to be busy for a while pgbh@comcast.net

Katherine said...

I am determined to get my daughter's wedding album finished. She just had her first anniversary. I am so far behind! goldengirls2 @ nc . rr . com

Debbie said...

Since resolutions are usually broken long before the end of the year, I no longer make resolutions, just hopes:
I hope to stay active, improve my singing skills, and make wise use of my time.

Lori said...

Thanks for sharing that touching story about Ron and Kili. I am sorry he lost his helper and companion. Thanks for the oportunity to win your Blog candy.

Lori

Anonymous said...

this cartridge looks so fun. hope I win.

truelarson@yahoo.com

anloko said...

I would love to have this great cartridge! Thanks for a chance.

colleen said...

You have inspired me to get busy on my kid's albums. I love that you share you wonderful ideas and your thoughts. Thank you for the reviews and your hard work.
Colleen
hammon at bellsouth dot net

Linda Peterson said...

I wish for 2011 is a wonderful year for you!
My goal for 2011 is to organize all of my pictures and get copies of all of the ones I want to scrapbook.
craftylin1968@aol.com

Marjorie said...

This year I said that I wanted to start doing layouts so that I can journal and make remembrances for our sons and their families. I have started off pretty good; I have made two pages.

Thanks for the chance to win!

marjorie_brundage at sbcglobal dot net

Anonymous said...

Enter me, please.
Thanks,
Ellen Crawley
ellenmcrawley@ a o l dot com

Annette said...

Please let Ron know how very sorry I am at the loss of Kili, that is so sad and also had me in tears. I don`t know what I would do if (and when I lose my best friend, my dog JJ)

My goals for this year are also small I didn`t want to make them to big and set myself up for failure so I am trying to post more often on my own blog as well as do at least one cake a month (I also do cake decorating) and try to use my Cricut more. I also want to learn how to use my new Yudu :-)

Thanks for the recap over the past few days, it`s been great!

Annette

asimpson2 at telus dot net

Kris said...

Hmmm, I hope to see more of my family in 2011 (reunion in the summer), paint a lot more (I teach painting), use my Cricut a lot more (I teach Cricut as well), and keep on making my own greeting cards!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

DEEinMD said...

Having lost our home to fire recently, as a mother 0f 2, grandmother of 5 - great-grandmother of 5 we lost many priceless photos. My 2011 Resolutions are 1. Look for the best in people because of those who have helped us & 2. scrapbook those photos we have, copy them & give them to by children so they be enjoyed now.

Gayle said...

I want to use more of the paper I have, card making, mini scrapbooking etc that's my goal this year
ladym at utahis dot com

~Chris~ said...

What a great give away. I am hoping to be more crafty this Year and share more on my Blog.
Thank you for the Give away and for sharing your Creations.
germania73 @ gmail dot com

Renea said...

Well if I win this cartridge I'll be making some really cute pages and cards with it! lol

Bess said...

Love your Blog, Keep those goals in sight, check them off one at a time and all of a sudden they are all done. Best Wishes in 2011

ldmosher@qwest.net

AndreaA said...

So sorry about Kili :-(
It has been fun taking a walk down memory lane
Thanks for a chane to win!!

Maria said...

I wish you much luck with your plans in 2011. We never know what the future holds, but with faith to get us through, we'll be fine! :) Just hold true to your heart.

maria_m_nestor (at) yahoo.com

janine_jepsen said...

I just found your blog and subscribed. I hope 2011 will end with me caught up on my scrapbook pages. I get to go to a hotel next weekend and scrap the whole time with a friend of mine. That should be a great start! I look forward to seeing more of your posts. Have a wonderful day!
Janine
janine_jepsen@hotmail.com

Jaayimee said...

How sad! I've been enjoying the recap a lot and you blog inspires me to get in there and use my cricut!
Jamie
jaayimee@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Always look ahead and looking back won't let you move forward. Happy New Year and only the best to come.
jman4@comcast.net

Laurie said...

My no.1 goal for this year is to lose ten pounds and be more active now that my health is getting back in order! Thank you for the chance to win, love your blog!
alkathol@hartel.net

LeeAnn from NC said...

My goal in 2011 is to update all 9 of my grandchildren's scrapbooks and keep them updated throughout the year ! LeeAnn from NC
proudtobefromnc@hughes.net

Candy said...

So sad about the service dog's passing. I hope he will be given another dog to help fill the void.

My first move has to be to make room for the Cricut Expression I got for Christmas as it doesn't fit in the space the but was in. From there I'll set out to reorganize the entire room and make it more user friendly. Hopefully all that effort will make it easier to find time to create.
Best wishes in the New Year.

Brenda said...

I am also hoping to post more on my blog and to cook at least 1 day a week, my dh loves to cook and I hate it that's why I don't cook often. Also I hope to scrap more, but first I need to find the
time
Thanks for another great giveaway

Burffrau @ aol dot com

April in Oregon said...

Wow! It is amazing how the littlest things that we do bring friends back to us. God does do some AMAZING work, even things we have no clue He is working on. I have truly enjoyed the blast from the past and I hope you have a year filled with many memories, success in your business adventures and challenges and obsticles that will make you a better person in the future. Remember to keep your head up and know that there is a reason for everything! Thanks for letting us relive the memories with you.

April
akirb78 @ yahoo . com

Crafty Grannie Annie said...

I remember the vidio, this saddens me. I have a pom who is a member of the family so I know how much you can love a animal.
Well, I hope to make all my xmas cards well ahead of time,and also finish a book that I am doing on my story. amjones56@hotmail.com.

Anonymous said...

I also want to make 2011 the best year ever. Thanks for the chance to win.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

acs004 said...

thanks for all you do for us. I hope you accomplish all of your resolutions this year and more!!

Lisa J. said...

My goal is to send more handmade cards to bless others via snail mail.

Anonymous said...

I really hope to get all of my Christmas cards done before I start Halloween cards. There are several glass blocks that I want to do so I guess I will be busy.
Thanks for doing the give a way.

Lois
Lodidoe@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Would love to win this cart...thanks for the chance!
rakolt at yahoo dot com

Love Is In The Details said...

I would like to get more projects done. I want to actually have birthday cards done so I'm not scrambling when a birthday comes up! I want to get more of my ideas out of my idea notebook & done in time for the occasions they are intended :) Andrea
Loveisinthedetails2@yahoo.com
Http://heartinthedetails.blogspt.com

Maria said...

I hope to do lots more scrapbooking and learn how to make cards!

Jennifer said...

I hope to start and finish my florida vaction album this year

BettyBee said...

My goal is to help my family as much as possible, as we welcome two new babies into the fold this spring. I also want to enter more challenges, and hope to be published this year. I am very blessed, and want to express my gratitude more. Thanks for the opportunity to take a moment to examine what my goals are. Happy New Year, and many blessings as you reach your goals. BettyBeeDesigns at hotmail.com

Wende said...

I hope to work on my heritage album and do some genealogy work. Thanks for the chance to win,
passionatelypaper@gmail.com

Barb A. said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win a great cartridge. Have been enjoying your blog this past week.

scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

Ryansmaama said...

I really hope to be able to use my Cricut more this next year. There just never seems to be enough hours in the day for me.--Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Roxanne said...

Wishing you the best in 2011! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
kcmarlowe at hotmail dot com

Vana63 said...

One of my goals for this year is to get Make the Cut AND learn how to use it :-) Thanks for a chance to win and Happy Blogging!

vanbeh at gmail dot com

stephanie said...

This is the year to get more scrapping and card making done and put my l/os in albums!!!

Anonymous said...

I hope to do alot more scrapbooking this year, I have really not done much this last year. I do have a lot of pics printed and ready to go. As soon as I'm done here I'm going to work with my cricut and some new svg files I have. casper_jj at yahoo.com

Josie0602 said...

My goal is to find a new job since I will be losing mine and to get more layouts done.
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

laura said...

I love your thoughts and creative ideas and you have inspired me to try some designing...of course a simple square to start and progress to some of your fancy designs!!!!

thanks for the great ideas,
Laura
cltrtbrown@comcast.net

rhonda3006 said...

You have some excellent Ideas on your blog thanks for sharing

beazora said...

Thanks for the great inspiration
This year I would like to use more of the supplies I have before getting more LOL.
Thanks for the chance to win!
beazora@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

We are all so blessed to be given this New Year. It's up to us to make the decisions to make it a great year...a healthy lifestyle, giving of our time and talents, and just doing something for someone else everyday. It really is the little things that make us happy, productive, and at peace. I pray that everyone will have a wonderful year. Your year will be incredible...Enjoy it! Weddings make me cry, but I can't wait to hear about yours and your new life together. Linda

rstuck2003 said...

I hope to make more cards this year than I did last year for our troops. This is a wonderful cartridge and I would LOVE to win it...could really use it for my cards, thanks for the chance to win it.

mahuntington said...

My new year's resolution is to do a blog this year and not let it intimidate me at the thought. Amanda, I'd love to win the Sentimentals cartridge. How fun!

Barbara said...

Try to organize my crafting supplies. Make an album of my Hawaii trip.

Deb30906 said...

My goal is to try to enjoy life more and not take things as seriously. I'm going to go to more scrapbook retreats. Thanks for the chance to win.
deborah30906@aol.com

jmahugger said...

We are hoping 2011 is gonna be our year. My DH has been unemployed for 3 yrs. Just past his Certification Exam for Surgical Technology. We are believe a job is right around the corner.

Congrats on 3 yr anniversary of blogging. Would love to win this cartridge dont have it.

Happy 2011 to you!! Marcy H~

cowbelleru said...

I want to share one of my favorite quotes that I love for the New Year. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." — Confucius
Happy New Year to you and may you find many blessings along your journey.
cowbelleru@sbcglobal.net

Manhattan Mandie said...

I hope to post MUCH more to my blog. I'm not off to a super start but I am going to try to make up for that this week!

Melinda said...

Aww, resolutions are tough, but I hope you keep this one, cuz I'd sure enjoy reading your blog at least twice a week, too! Here's to a fantastic 2011!

melindapate at gmail dot com

Anniebee said...

My main crafty goal for this year is to finally clean out one of my spare rooms and get my craft room set up! My "stuff" is taking over the den and I've run out of storage room so this is #1 priority!

Anne
lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com
Trinkets-n-Treasures.Artfire.com

Terris chocolat said...

Thank you for sharing your life and craft with me, I love to read about what you have been doing on the other side of the Atlantic.
Best Wishes fir 2011. Terri

Pattyb said...

I made a new year's resolution to make more cards for others. Hope that I can keep it! Love your blog and your blog candy is AWESOME!

BLESSINGS FOR 2011
Pat

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary! That's wonderful! I love your blog and look forward to seeing more in the new year.

June
mbarger3@yahoo.com

JustYolie said...

I don't make resolutions, I can't keep them. Wishing you the best this year and thanks for the chance to win.

d said...

djevans376@yahoo.com...Love all the great ideas. thanks.

Claudia said...

I hope to make a card a day. Am I crazy?

Luba said...

I wanna be better and more creative mom to make more beautifully cards in 2011. Lyubaya2003@yahoo.com

Marilyn said...

Amanda, I am hoping and praying that 2011 will be a great one for you, we all know how you deerve to be happy again and I know God will provide this for you, just believe in him--all things are possible--love has come your way in many forms--so let go and be happy, prayers for you,
I am hoping to make the new year and great one by finishing a lot of SCRAPBOOKS that I have got started that is my utimate "GOAL" NOT A RESOLUTION but a GOAL. smiles, Marilyn Coleman aka antmudd@aol.com

Anonymous said...

my goal this yr is to donate cards for breast cancer as well to those in the military.... I love to make cards & those that receive them love them too so donating is high on my list ~ and I never make 2 the same ~

Janice Loback
packercorner@yahoo.com

kim edwards said...

I hope to make things for my grand daughter and her 2nd grade class as well as make things for my own class's ...

kedwards@fannindel.net

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the opportunity to use your site for inspiration. Love to follow your growth & ups/downs with you. Many happy days ahead in 2011. kymf@yahoo.com

Janice Waymire said...

I love the Cricut and hope to find time to use it more in 2011!!

Debbie said...

I hope to spend more time creating this year.

Brandy said...

Your are wonderfully inspirational and so very talented. Thank you for sharing yourself with us.
Brandy Parisi
brandy at windscaper dot net