I know I made three resolutions this year and I really wanted to live up to them, but I’m starting to rethink them.  If you didn’t read that blog post or you don’t remember, they were as follows:

  1. Have 3,000 subscribers by the end of 2017
  2. Become Jennifer McGuire—well not become her, but learn a lot of her techniques so I feel more comfortable in her style of card making
  3. Use the Vagabond

I have not decided to change my Vagabond commitment and today is the day that I’m going to start using it.  I even have a plan for the project that I’m going to use it on.  I think I’m just lazy and don’t feel like moving everything on my desk, figuring out the platforms to use and then use it, fold it back up, put everything back where I got it, and finally, use whatever I just made.  I make it sound like I’m building a bridge or learning how to split DNA.  It’s just a die cutting machine, for heaven sake.  Regardless, today is the day.

I have re-thought becoming Jennifer McGuire as Lindsay is my first mentor in crafting and I really want to broaden my crafting experience.  I emailed her and asked about her recommendation for a first attempt to learn how to watercolor and she graciously and almost immediately, sent me a video of hers of birch trees that looked easy when she did it, but will probably scare me to death (or make me vomit from fear.)  I also really want to learn to make jewelry, and Lindsay has so many videos on jewelry, I’d be foolish not to learn from those techniques.  And I love her as a YouTuber, she makes me feel relaxed when I watch her and I definitely need to be more relaxed.  I’m not giving up on learning Jennifer McGuire’s techniques, but card making is only one aspect of a well rounded crafter and as much as I’ve enjoyed learning some of her techniques, I really want to learn more crafts and hopefully they are ones you’ll want to learn as well.

So a very long story short, I’m going to change that resolution to becoming a more diverse crafter.  Learn more, share more, be the ball.  I’m not sure where that saying originated, I just thought it was funny, so I threw it in.  I’m also wondering if there is a time limit on reassessing resolutions.  If so, maybe I’ll make them a Lenten promise.  I’m not sure if that works here either, but regardless, I’m adjusting my resolutions.

The number of subscribers I get this year really will depend on the quality of content and the number of people who share my channel with others.  I feel comfortable with 3,000 and hope it will continue to grow and surpass 3,000, but you never know.

I never realized how much work resolutions could be, but I’m re-committing to my resolutions and hope you’ll hang in there with me as we craft through 2017.  I’m still having a lot of fun and hope you are as well.

If you have any ideas you’d like me to cover for any videos, please email me at saundralparker@yahoo.com and I’ll try to accommodate your request.  Let’s face it, I will definitely give it my all, and hopefully make it happen.


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