Wednesday, January 01, 2020

The 12 Days of Christmas Quest: Day Eight

Hello and happy New Year's everyone! It is a brand new year full of wonderful amazing possibilities!

It is the eighth day of Christmas and it is time to continue the quest. If you missed day one click HERE to start from the beginning and read all the details.

Day two: click HERE 
Day three: click HERE 
Day four: click HERE
Day five: click HERE
Day six: click HERE
Day seven: click HERE

As a quick refresher, each day during the 12 Days of Christmas (Dec. 25th to Jan. 5th), you're going to be given a task to follow. Each day over the next 12 days, I'll be asking you questions to find out a little bit more about you as a designer. You will be able to leave your daily answer in a comment on the post for each respective day. If you follow the instructions for each day, you'll earn a free digital paper.

Since this is a busy time of year for most people, you will have plenty of time to complete the quest. It is completely up to you as to when you submit your answers (daily, all at once at the end, or otherwise). AS LONG AS ALL your TASKS are submitted, no later than January 12th, 2020, then you will qualify to receive the paper(s) for whichever day(s) you participate.

Here is the paper up for grabs today...

This paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include: Design TNT (via Inky Deals) and Pixaroma (via Deal Jumbo). In the zip folder that will be emailed should you successfully complete the quest, you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.

Play along each of the 12 days and you'll earn yourself the full set! So, how about we get started with today's task?!!

On the eighth day of Christmas,
it is time to earn paper number eight.
We've been at it a while now, so you'll have to
let me know how I rate!!!

Every new year we have the chance to grow, develop our skills and be better than the year before, even when it comes to our crafting. What are some of your CARD MAKING OR OTHER DESIGN GOALS FOR 2020? For ex., trying new techniques, stretching yourself to try new styles or card shapes, joining a new team, doing some of your own design work, etc.

I have two simple goals this year. Ultimately, I would simply like to start making cards again. I'm so busy behind the scenes that I am not getting any actual crafting of my own completed anymore so I definitely need to find some time to get some cards created. I also really want to get some more general types of scrapbooking kits made and added to the store. I've spent a fortune in resources the past few years (well a fortune considering our limited budget) and it is time to start putting some of them to use. I'd also like to find the time to get more of the sets I have already made added to the store since I only have a handful listed. I just need more do we all.

When you come up with a response for today's task, simply leave your CARD MAKING OR OTHER DESIGN GOALS FOR 2020 in a comment on THIS POST. Now for many of you, especially those who have played in previous years, the odds are that I should have your e-mail address in order to send out the free paper you earn. If you are new to the quest or are not sure whether I might have your email address, please be sure to also leave your email address in your comment. If you would prefer to keep your address private, then check out the bottom paragraph from Day 1 for how to send it to me.

Hope this first day of the year is the start of a fabulous one! See you all tomorrow for day number nine!!!



Edwina said...

My goals are to get back to card making after not being able to for two years. Plus I want to get back to being on a couple of Dt’s. I would like to try some new card folds as well. Edwina Brown

Lori m said...

My new goals are to try different card styles and backgrounds, Lisa this has been a fun time. Your challenges are great and I look forward each morning to playing along. Hugs, Lori m

Donna said...

I used to make resolutions but I never seem to continue with them so I guess I have switched to the word goals. There may not be much difference but I can strive for a goal but a resolution just seems to go by the way side for me. So I too have 2 goals for this year. One is to use up more of the scraps, die cut pieces and stamped images that I have lying around my work space. And my second goal would be to get more organized. I sometimes know that I have a certain item but can't find it. Very frustrating. I find it difficult to get started organizing because I'm very motivated right after Christmas and then we leave for vacation in January and my motivation evaporates. I've started a list for myself of manageable steps that I hope to take as I get time.
Love these questions that make us think. Thanks Lisa!

Cara said...

Hi Lisa, great question!
One of my goals was to join a new design team. Which I did.
Another one is to step out of my comfort zone and used design paper more, try some new techniques and some new tools which I have but not taken out of the box yet.
I am also signed up at the locate community college to take a water coloring class which I think will help me with my card making as well.

Here's to goals! LOL

Julie Odil said...

My goal for 2020 is "less". I wat to de-clutter my life, and that includes way too much stuff in my scraproom!

Mandy said...

One goal was to dip my toes back into the water of creating on a DT which I am going to be doing very soon ;)

I have been organising all my craft items using Evernote and need to do my rubber stamps. I am not the best at Rubber stamping but I now have a stamping platform so I am hoping that will improve my technique.

pst said...

My card making goals for next year are not very high, I want to create at least 50 cards or boxes in 2020 which will be hard enough with everything planned for next year.

Aimeslee Winans said...

I would like to actually start creating the altered books I have planned out and begin an abstract art practice instead of studying it, which is what I have been doing. Like you wanting to come out from behind the scenes and create, I am wanting to shift my creating to other areas. It's tough if you enjoy it all, hard to turn one thing off. xoxo

Vivian Foo said...

Some of my goals:
1. Play more with Geli Prints.

2. To create quirky and whimsical backgrounds like Kassa Hayselden. Some of the Talented crafters or DTs do not share how they create their fantastic works. So it is really challenging to learn.

3. Play more with Moulding Paste and Grunge Paste.

4. Hope to find time to do some sketches.