Let’s make 2014 the best year yet! For me that means, making my year extra crafty. Before I turn my full focus on my goals for the new year, I’ve got a few crafty projects to celebrate wrapping up 2013. If last year was tough for you in any way, I think it is particularly helpful to get closure by scrapbooking your struggles. While I think there is value in documenting the milestones of the year and even the trends in pop culture, I think we get even more out of documenting our challenges.
I love to scrapbook. I am a total night owl and happily sacrifice sleep to make layouts. I make my scrapbooks to tell my story and that means I am not going to leave out the tough stuff. There’s an art to taking our journaling to a deeper, more meaningful level. When I’m including my struggles in my albums, I use a lot of hidden journaling or even create a mini book that I don’t share with my friends and family – something more like a diary with art.
So this weekend I am creating my annual layout “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – 2013″. I’ll make a layout of my favorite things of 2013 and then I’m moving on to documenting my goals for 2014. I hope you’ll join me in making 2014 extra crafty and give this idea a try. Let me know how it works for you!