Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year and a Short Reflection on this blog

HI everyone,

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday. I got some lovely giftcard to some of my favorite places- Starbucks and Michaels, some cooking goodies from William Sonoma and my husband got me a Silhouette so you will start seeing some Silhouette projects. Now, there is a definite learning curve with the Silhouette and it's not a magic tool, cuz I still love my Cricut, I think even more now because the Gypsy is just so much easier than the software that you use for the Silhouette. I will say that the Silhouette once you get going, cuts quite smoothly!

Anyway, I feel that the New Year is a time to reflect on what I want to accomplish in the new year and I am not going to bore you with all the details. But one thing is that I have been blogging for over 5 years now and while I appreciate all of the comments, I sometimes wonder if the little bit of traffic I get is worth all the trouble and time involved in blogging. I started doing some videos which I know could use some improvement to liven up the blog a bit but I am quite disgusted at the people who give thumbs down. So I guess I am feeling a bit discouraged.

I am interested in hearing from you readers what you would like to see more on the blog or blogs in general? What makes you come back to a blog, to subscribe, or comment? I am very interested in hearing what you all think and I would like to see how I could incorporate your suggestions into my posts or projects to hopefully grow this blog and feel like it has some purpose. Thanks so much for listening.

Now, like many other bloggers, I have some of my favorite projects listed below, while I am working hard at putting some content up for this month.
 This was the first time that I had made rolled flowers and I was so happy with the result.
 I love this dance album that I made for my daughter's first year of dance competition.
 I did a layout! Yay! I thought it turned out so cute!
 I love this simple and elegant wedding card. It was so easy but I think that it had some wow.
 My mom still has this step card and I think it was just so pretty. It took a lot of work but I think that it really looks like a garden.
 I combined two cartridges for this card. The Animal Antics and the Creative Cards cartridge. It was so simple but I think this penguin is just a cutie.
I have no idea why I like this card so much, maybe her cute face or maybe I just love these colors.

My last and most favorite project is this Disney Album that I made for my mom. It took forever and a day to cut all of those Disney cuts but it was a labor of love.
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wendy_liefde_is said...


I mostly follow blogs of which I like the style of their postings, and use a cricut as I own one myself.

greetings wendy fromt the netherlands

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scootingranny said...

Cindy, I love your videos and your cards and enjoy getting the emails so much. I seldom take the time to ost bcause I'm so busy and I just rush off. I will try to post on blogs more often and please DON'T QUIT posting and blogging!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,

I am encouraging to please keep blogging and making videos. I find you so inspirational:) I know it's a lot of work, but really you have a fan club. Thanks for sharing your creations. I truly enjoy your personality which brings me to visit your blog.

Karla Yungwirth said...

I've actually been thinking about this Cindy. I think I blog as a creative outlet that I want to share with others. I have to do it for me first and foremost or I would probably be a bit frustrated! I come back to blogs that I connect with - so I either love their creative style or I want a glimpse into their personal life they may share on their blog. I enjoy videos posted within a blog and/or on you-tube. I like learning new techniques and giveaways are, of course, always a draw. I think the next opportunity opens up when the time is right, so just keep your eyes open and keep posting with your heart. You are probably touching more people than you know :)

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