- joined Pinterest - took a while to get my boards how I wanted them, and going back tracking down a couple of favourite projects I wanted to pin, but from now on, it's a quick press of the "pin-it" button when I see something I love!
- joined the Silhouette group on Flickr. I went back and added some of my favourite projects from last year (and pinned some other people's while I was there!). Again, from now on, I will just be able to add the odd project as I do it.
- started following my blog list in Google Reader - don't know why I didn't do this a long time ago, it is much more user-friendly! I spent quite a bit of time going through reading and "marking as read" old posts, so from now on I will be able to see at a glance who has added new posts since I last read them!
- And last, (but by no means least) I embarked on the epic Leap around the World Blog Hop at Let's Scrap. If you're not a member of LS already, I totally urge you have a peek - 50 hosts around the world, each with a card sketch to show you, each with some blog candy to give away, and it goes for the whole month!
My goal for the cards I make for this blog hop is: to use only offcuts (but then that doesn't surprise you, does it?) and hopefully a few other under-used items for the stash.
My starting points for this card were
- the bunch of beautiful key stamps I own
- the little wooden numbers that I bought specifically for "number" birthday cards, followed by the thought that they might fit nicely in a slide frame (they did!) and
- the colour scheme was dictated by this almost perfectly-sized patterned paper