Friday, January 02, 2009

The Girl Who Dies With The Most Paper Wins


Happy New Year everyone! Are you loving 2009 yet? Well, I am. I had this total rush of energy yesterday. Maybe it was my new diet challenge with Lindsay (see entry below). Maybe it was getting the high score on Dance Dance Revolution. Maybe it was just having a fresh, new year with no mistakes in it.

Whatever it was, I went into my office. Looked at all my piles of creativity sitting around and got inspired to clean things out. If you're like me, you know that managing all your paper and scrapbooking supplies can be a tricky thing. Now imagine that each time you need a sheet of paper, your helpful business partner brings you three or four kits of paper from that line....... so that he won't have to run paper to your house as often. I'm not complaining, I'm just saying it really starts to add up.

But, lucky for you because I have lots of paper that I don't need. Some of it is cut, some packages are opened and no longer complete. Some are just like they'd be off the store shelf. The thing is, CHA is right around the corner and I'll have lots more packages of paper delivered to my house. And, although I love lines like Gretel, Dutch Girl and Hello Sunshine, I have to move to the new lines and the older ones, will be lonely, just sitting on the shelf.

So, I've put together four sets of leftovers. There are complete paper crafting kits from Dutch Girl and Halfway Cafe. There is leftover Blackboard, Buck Naked Chipboard, Ready Set Chipboard, Die-cuts, stickers, paper pads and loads and loads of paper and scraps. There has to be over $100 of product, maybe even $200, in each set. All you have to do is tell us your plans for the new year whether it's a resolution or goal or just something good you hope will happen. We'll enter all names into a drawing. The lucky winner will be announced on Tuesday morning when Larry the Temp will have his debut....... I wonder what he knows about our new releases?

****UPDATE**** There seems to be some confusion. The picture above will be one person's prize. I have three other sets similar in product and amount that will be the other three people's prizes. Yes, I do have A LOT of stuff. I think it's safe to say that I might be the girl with the most paper.

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Mary said...

My goal and plans are to get my craft room organized so that I can FIND stuff!!! It's bad... it's REAL bad! But... I can always use more stuff!

Samantha said...

Thanks for the opportunity to get my hands on some awesome goodies! :-)

My New Years Resolutions for 2009:
- Create more... "Because it brings me joy."
- Live more... "What is wonderful about this moment?"
- Save more... "Do I really need to spend money on this?"
- Move more... "Move your body girl!"
- Give more... "Walk my butt off to fight cancer (Avon Walk)... Bye bye butt!"
- Explore more... "If it doesn't seem interesting, look harder."

Jingle said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! My goal is to at least try to learn how to knit and to see if it is something that I enjoy doing. It is such an amazingly useful craft and I really would like to give it a shot!

Brooke S. Rochon said...

Alright Julie! Well, for me, I plan to see the sunny side of things this year. No more Debbie Downer. My reason: the birth of my beautiful baby boy Cohen on 12.26.08 and of course my 4.5 year old Stella. For them I must see all the positives that life has to offer. So, if you pick me, I will use my kit lovingly to assemble beautiful books for my kids.

Somertime said...

My new year's resolution is to live and scrap with more meaning. Add more of me to my layouts. I also have my supplies and am ready to begin a scrapbook about me.

My scrap buddies know how crazy I am about your products. Thanks for the opportunity to win some.

Happy New Year to you all!

~amy~ said...

One of my 2009 goals is to create outside my "box"...thanks for the chance to win some of your goodies!!!

Juliescrapbook said...

2009 scrap resolution. Finish all the projects I've started before beginning new ones and be less of a perfectionist while doing it.
Another Julie

Tracy Durcan said...

Really my resolution should be to use up my patterned paper on hand, but look at me trying to win this giveaway, hee hee :):)

Happy New Year!

Ria said...

Oh WOW my new goals is I have no goals ;) hahahaha no I have only 2 goals and 1 is already done ( i wanted a wooden box of Derwent Coloursoft pencils and bought it today) and the other goal is to have this year more blogmessages then last year. Last year I had just over 400 (started my blgo in march) and I want to beat that. Now that is not such a hard deal I think hahaha I am so addicted to Challenge blogs and I try to do them all every week :) soo next year I proberbly have a better goal or totally no goals at all. hahaha

Wishing everybody all the best things in the world ;)

hugs Ria

lori said...

scrappin' goals

create more often and enjoy the time with friends too....

think about maybe getting published....putting something out maybe??

organize I have stacks STACKS of pages without albums.....

which leads to the final one, BUY MORE....I took some time off and I need to get back in the swing and that takes new goodies:)

smile often and laugh more.........

MandieGirl said...

My goal is for freedom- Freedom from financial debt, freedom from eating instead of feeling and dealing, freedom from how I think I look and act and freedom to be who I really am. Those are my goals.

young said...

Wow, that's a lot of paper!!! =) My New Year's resolution is to...gain weight! I'm having a baby in July and just starting to pack on the pounds. Now that's a goal I can definitely achieve. ;)

Colleen said...

I hate to see scrapbooking stuff left behind and lonely. I will gladly take it off your hands.
For the new year, my goals are to eat healthier (I am going to try and eat 5 vegetables/fruits a day) walk at least 5000 steps every day and spend at least 15 minutes a day picking up stuff around the house. Scrapping wise, I want to get caught up with my oldest daughter's album.

mudmaven said...

WOW - that's a lotta paper! I could give it a new home, easy! This year I am going to try to get published and get healthy. If I succeed at either, I will be one happy camper. I've given up on resolving to get organized - not gonna happen! I live in comfortable chaos. ~chris

Alaina said...

I don't usually make resolutions which means I don't break them. But this year my promise to myself is to use up as much of my scrapbooking supplies as I can so I can keep buying more. It's all part of moving my scrap room downstairs so my little one can have my current room for her play room. So instead of moving stuff I will try to use it. Already started my resolution on NYE.

Carolyn said...

My goal is to get more organized.........I've been trying and it's coming together, but needs more work.........half the fun of sbing is keeping things organized so it's easy to find what you want when you want it..........

Jenny L. said...

I just wanted to say that I LOVE your product. I got some for Christmas and had to come over here and check you out. Can't wait for the new release.

Goals for the New Year? I hope to scrapbook more. Anything would be good at this point. I am goin to try and eat healthier too.

Kristin said...

2009 Scrap Resolutions...

- Complete the 1-2 pages that are left in my family albums from 2003, 05-06, 06-07, Snapshot of Me and move them to the "done" shelf
- Create & FINISH albums for 2007 Disney Trip and the one I am about to take
- Complete or give away mini-albums & layouts from classes that I haven't put pictures on (and have had on the shelf for 1-5 years)
- Include myself in more pictures/layouts
- Finish projects before I start new ones (this is a hard one for me!)

and the one I am working on today ---
- purge and organize the scrap "stuff"!

AuBien said...

Oh....what a wonderful collection of fun! I would love to win it!

My goals for the new year are to eat healthier and sleep more. I am carrying around yesterday's list to remind me as a start what things to avoid. And I have decided a set bedtime with some nights up late planned in so I don't get pulled back into late nights all the time again.

Thanks for the giveaway!

kim_sonksen said...

My Plan for 2009 is definitely to be the one with the most paper. So no need for you to divide that lot into four equal Kits - just send them all to me....bwahhahahahaha

But seriously - this year I am going to USE mu stuff before I buy more. I have already started doing that and set myself my own challenge to "Shop from Your Stash". I go through all the stuff I have and make up a Kit. Once I put that together I have to scrap at least 2 - 3 layouts and 1- 2 cards from it before I cam put together another Kit....I am now on my second Kit and i love seeing stash come to the surface that I never knew I still had!

sandycpa said...

Julie, First of all, I'm addicted to your beautiful products! My scrapbooks are filled with your gorgeous papers...I can't resist them! Thanks for the opportunity to win free products!

My goals for the new year include continuing to scrapbook our memories, but more importantly, to prioritize making those priceless memories with my family. I work full-time, and sometimes it is hard to fit everything in, but I keep reminding myself that I won't look back and wish my house was cleaner during these fleeting years.
Thanks again!

Erin said...

Awesome blog candy...
My goal is to scrap more. At least once a week. I WILL FIND THE TIME.LOL

Carrie said...

Julie, what an awesome stash that is!!! My goals for 2009 are to try and take a picture every day, and to try and learn to create awesome titles and shapes with the Silhouette I got for Christmas!

Hopefully it will be easier to keep the goals when they are fun ones :)

Mara G said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!

Lets see my Neew Year Resolution for 2009 is to clear away all of the clutter in my house. And to go through all of the boxes that I have in my garage and organize it better.

Michelle said...

My resolution goals for this year is to learn how to live again, not to just exist..I have been a young widow for 15mths, and I want to learn how to live again.. Scrapbooking his life, our life, the life with our daughters will help me to process all this grief, and to see the beautiful colors of nature and that there is more life to live for me and our girls..My other goal is to get my body in the best shape ever.. These passed months I haven't taken care of it, time for my to put this rear end in gear..Thank you so much this awesome give-away of paper & goodies..
~Michelle

bonnie said...

My resolution for this year is to be less critical of my art and make more of it.

Also to be kinder and more patient.

Sis. Stokes said...

My biggest goal this year is to prepare for the arrival of my twins (due in May) and get as much crafting done before they get here so that I don't feel so guilty neglecting such things while babies need mommy full-time. Lots of homework on bottles, diapers, pumps etc. will also fill my new year, at least the first half of it. And I thought I was done studying when I finished college. :-p

ScrapAloha said...

My goal for this year is to find structure, whether it is, like writing a schedule or lists or whatever, I need to do it to move forward to my goals. I have been anti structure for a long time, but it's not getting me anywhere LOL, so I have to find the balance between the two.

Oh, and also I am not going to "time travel" anymore. I am going to consciously live in the moment. Now working toward goals while staying in the moment...a monumental task for me...LOL

Lauri {Scrap Attack} said...

Now that's some loot! :) This year I would like to take better care of "me." I think if I can do that, I will be happier and can take better care of the people in my life. And I'd like to exercise more (but I always say that!) LOL!

carabecca said...

Exercise more. I want to be fit!

Jenn said...

I hope to be kinder, more thoughtful (and to find the right balance so that I don't become a doormat!). I also have a goal to become a more consistent blogger! Happy New Year to the Cosmo Cricket crew!

Tona said...

Well since we had record snow fall towards the end of the year which caused a lot of damage to personal property the something good that I'm hoping for is that dealing with 2 insurance companies will be as painless as possible and that we will see the light at the end of the tunnel sooner then later. When that mess is all taken care of my goal is to exercise more on a regular basis and hopefully lose some weight at the same time.

Susan Hackney said...

I have several goals for 2009. The first is to stamp more. At least make it into my stamp room 3 times a week.
Second is to save more. To really think before I spend and to look for deals.
Third is to become debt free and to stay that way.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Thanks for this great giveaway!
My number 1 resolution this year is to control my anger better by being a happier person. I, like most women, have many hats to wear on a daily basis and the stress can bring you down. So . . . I want to be a happier person this year. I need to "roll with the flow and stop being the dam that blocks the flow". If I do this, I will get much more accomplished (which makes me a happier person)!

Rach said...

Yep, I have a few goals for 2009! Like the rest of us.
Make more stuff. Its up in my heqad, I just need to get it on the paper.
Be organised.
loose weight.
Make my other half give up smoking.
Thats enough, it will take me all year to do those!
THanks.
Rachel....
Can't wait to see the newbies,,,

Julie said...

Kim Sonksen and everyone else,

That is one fourth of the giveaway. Four people will win the equivalent of that photo! Yes, I have tons of stuff!

Maureen said...

I don't really do resolutions because I can't keep them, but this year I hope to be able raise my 2 new boys to be great little people without going totally crazy in the process!

Diana said...

How'd ya know I needed more fun Cosmo Cricket? :) I made a list of books I would like to read, the majority are classics, I figured I'm old enough to read them now. :) I would also like to finish 100 12 x 12 pages this year! :) Thanks for the inspiration and fun giveaway!

Margie said...

My goals are a lil simpler this year - live happier and healthier!
Also, I started Project 365 yesterday - a pic and small journal entry a day for everyday of the year! I am determined to document my family and my own life in a more creative way :)
Happy New Year!

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Oh my goodness!! I love it when someone gets organized and I could benefit!! haha! My goal is to be more confident in my creations. Don't be so hard on myself and quit picking at it. Less is more and all that stuff!

Lorraine said...

LOL! Love your post's title!!! Some more Cosmo Cricket in my stash would be 'heavenly' though!!! (wink, wink)
My scrappy goal is to schedule more fun time scrapping, with friends IRL or online! Happy New Year, Julie!

random me said...

My goals and plan for 2009 include eating healthier, playing outside with my kids more, and taking a photo or 2 or 3 a day to create a "year in our life album". It seems I usually only pick up the camera for holidays & special occasions and I want to change that. Thanks for the fun give away. Can't wait to see what new!

Erica Hettwer said...

I will gain 10-15 pounds in the first quarter of 2009.
:D

ps-I'm almost six months pregnant! Nothing like a sure thing to kick off your new year right!

KateB said...

Cool beans! TO DO resolutions**
try to exercise, see my dermatologist more often, get a colonoscopy since my dad got diagnosed with colon cancer 2 yrs ago. Oh yeah, and to get my scrapbook pages published!!

Laura Gedeon said...

I've got several goals for the new year but my scraping goals are to organize and purge. I want to make sure I'm only hold onto and purchase what I would REALLY use.

Teresa (aka tmom) said...

Oh my what a prize! My goal for this year is to try and scrap more of the everyday events and get more pages done for each of my daughter's albums.

TCake said...

wow what a fab giveaway...my resolutions for 2009 are to
Scrap whats in my heart and become more confident in my ability to create & design and to use my stash!...or you won't be the only girl to found under a pile of paper!!...happy 2009 CosmoCricket...cupcakes & hugs Tx

JJ Sobey said...

Great prizes!

One of my goals this year is to drop a bit of weight. I want to be in the next size down of my jeans by summer - which I think I can do. Then I'll set a new achievable goal.

Jane said...

Well, I don't make New Years resolutions...but I am looking forward to some changes this year..my husband started a new job out of state so we are hoping to fing a great new place to move too of course that all depends on the housing market too right? My youngest and my only daughter got married on the 20th of Dec. and they will be starting a new life together. I am hoping it is the fresh start we all need! Thanks and just let me say I would really like to win a pize LOL!! hope it goes well!!!

Jill Ann said...

My resolution is one word: SIMPLIFY

I always seem to take on too much so I'm always half-devoted to everything and nothing is at 100%. I'll have to practice just saying no! ;)

nicnacske said...

My biggest scrapbook resolution is to take a picture every day of the year and make a minibook with it.
My most important resolution is to enjoy every aspect of life!

Rebecca said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for being so generous with your goodies.

This year I am actually making new years resolutions. That's right, I havent made resolutions since I was a kid. I kind of gave up after years of no follow through, but this year I am fiercely determined. A few of my top resolutions are:

-lose 20 pounds
-get a job at night so I can stay home with my kiddos during the day
-learn more about photography and design

Thanks for the chance to win!

grover said...

I hope that this year will bring Health & Happiness to all of my family members--that is my special wish for 2009!

TxScrapAddict said...

My biggest personal and scrappy goal for 2009 is to be more organized & neat. I make a total mess when I creat & that's rubbing of on my family....YIKES!!

rozmom said...

My hope for this new year is to take more time to enjoy the little things in life. That and getting caught up on my scrapping. Might I add I love Cosmo Cricket!

Stacy said...

My scrappy goal was to use most of my stash before making any big purchases so if I win this it really doesn't count because I didn't buy it, right? :)

Michelle (mla1111) said...

My goal is to eat healthier and excercie to better myself. I would also like to be less of a pack rat and stay organzied. My crafting goal is to set aside time for making creations. I am also hoping to get engaged this year!! =)

Sandra aka nachtschwinge said...

OMG, I would LOVE to win some of those goodies...oh my..

Well, I have a lot of resolutions for 2009... I want to take more and better pictures, maybe even sell some... I want to be more present, not worrying about the future...I want to take my final exams and start with my master grade...and I want to make myself known in virtual and real life...and get a job I love...alot of resolutions, I know. But I'm gonna work hard and will make it! :)
Have a great 2009!

Sue said...

My goal for this year (besides being the girl with the most paper) is to scrap for me. Not for my children, grandchildren, friends, family, etc. etc. etc. but to scrap some things to keep in my house and not give away or teach as a class. All that product that I have been keeping for a rainy day....I'm hoping for record rainfall this year...

Stampmouse said...

oh wow lots of awesome looking stuff in that pile

lisat said...

My new years resolution is to start albums for my 3 grandkids *5, 2, and 7 mths* I have their pictures from the hospital and then stop. I am organizing ALL the pics I have of them (and there are hundreds). I am going to make them up to date by then end of the year. THAT is what I will be doing this year and I need all the paper I can get my hands on. Might even get rid of my stash.

Bobbi-Lynn said...

What an awesome contest! Well my goals for this year are to work on appreciating those 'little moments' more, and I plan to do that by scrapping one album per month, and making sure to include all those little moments that make up daily living.

Jessica said...

In 2009 my husband and I WILL purchase our first home. Do or die. We have three happy, rambunctious children who need the space! And I'm tired of moving, as I'm sure they are.

Awesome give away. While I don't really NEED more, I always want it, especially Cosmo Cricket!

Thanks!

circee said...

My goal for 2009 is like 2008 : scrap for my friends, my family and leave good memories.

ToneF said...

WOW! What a great giveaway!!!

My resolutions for 2009 is first of all to loose weight, I have a concrete goal for my 40th this summer.
Also, I hope to be more creative and be true to my own style, and of course to get more orgasnised so that I will have more time to spend with my family and friends!

Happy New Year to you :o)

Andrea said...

I plan to eat less and move more this year!

supermom said...

i plan to embrace CHANGE this year and am hoping for change.

Me said...

Spend my money wisely this year.

naomi said...

What a super give away!
My goal is to take better care of myself health wise. Nothing drastic, just watch what I eat and walk a little more. Also, I plan on spoiling my family more since they have been so good to me!

Diane said...

Happy new Year...This years feels like a chance for a new beginning, not that last year was all bad..but i've just spent much time reflecting on who I am and what I desire and need from this life that I have been given. So, some of my top resolutions or changes I want to implment are:

Exercise...not just to loose weight but mostly to be healthy.

Connect with old friends...because life is truely a gift and is to be enjoyed and lived to its fullest...the people we have in our lives are precious.

Look At The Bright Side...look at the good in things, people and situations.

Train the New Puppy...well don't have much of a choice here!

Scrapbook more!.....so that I can get out of the house and be fulfilled by my creations.

De-Clutter/Organize....so that I don't feel crazy!!

Love.....love like there is no tomorrow.

Aremid said...

Do I have some plans for this year!
Getting married in June in Florida - need to get a comprehensive shot list together
Looking to open my own scrap store at the end of the year.
Converting my basement into a scraproom with built in desk and shelving
Want to lose about 30 pounds before the wedding.
Putting my son in Pre-K (sniff)
AND - if we get custody of my new husband's son, moving into a bigger house!

WOW 09 is going to be GREAT

Tami said...

2009 is going to be a great year!
I plan to exercise more and just be all around healthy.

toniw said...

My resolutions are to create more, worry less, and to simplify. Thanks for the great give-away!

Tricia Wilson said...

That is a lot of goodies!

Let's see, my plans/goals for 2009:
~download and print photo's at the end of every month
~try out new techniques and artist mediums
~be a better blogger
~sew more
~make more cards

Natalie said...

My goal is to live a happier life. To enjoy moments even when things go wrong, and to laugh more,and to just take the time to take a deep breath once and awhile.

Superwoman Scrapper said...

My plans for the new year include the words simple beauty. I want to simplify my life and focus on having beauty in and around me. I can't think of a better way to live life right now.

Michelle Cooney said...

You really ARE the girl with the MoSt paper!

I've got several sorta resolutions this year!

1. Learn to cook more !! (I bought me a pretty apron and everything! LOL)
2. Make a quilt for my bed !!
3. Lose the weight I gained this year.
4. More importantly, get my cholesterol lowered and eat BETTER !
5. Spend less money? LOL
6. Scrapbook MORE!
7. BLOG MORE !! At least 2 times a week.

HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!

Shannon Hager said...

My goal for this year is too take as many pictures as I can and put them at least into albums and sent to my husband in Iraq. I would also love to make some cards for his co-workers to send to family.

jacque4u2c said...

Thanks for the motivation!
I plan to get healthier and help my husband get healthier and teach my 8 year how not to get "unhealthy". I also plan to continue my strenous thearapy of scrapping atleast everyday!

Leigh said...

My goal is complete 150 pages this year! I was 32 short of my 150 last year.

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

OHhhh my...that is some wonderful paper and goodies!!!!!!

I don't make resolutions, but I do find that I like to choose a word(s) to live by for the year. This year I have chosen the words Tolerance and Embrace. They will be my mantra...and I have already begun to practice some of the skills needed to Embrace more tolerance!
Happy New Year

Lulu said...

I'm jumping on the 365 photo bandwagon... And I am determined to lose 20lbs.. lol again.

Leah said...

yummy yummy goodies! I have been doing a lot of purging of useless stuff around our house, including some of my craft stuff (since my tastes have changed since I first started papercrafting/hording) I am also working on moving a lot more. My son is going to start crawling/running any minute & I want to keep up with him! ;) TFS

Jennifer said...

My goal this year is to take a photo a day, and to just scrap more, lots more than I did in 2008 :)

Pink Heather said...

My New Years Resolution for 2009 is to spend my time more wisely. My kids are growing up way too fast and I need to take advantage of every moment. That includes recording all those moments in my scrapbooks.

Kaylyn said...

My goal for the New Year is to get past 34 weeks in my pregnancy. I am now 32 weeks. A few health issues have come about and I just want to deliever a healthy baby boy.

As well, making the time with two kids to scrap the memorable moments in our life.

Julie Campbell said...

Wow! I wish I had friends like yours! Your job must ROCK! :)

My first resolution is to re-do my craft room. I'm thinking I need a new color to start the year... and it needs organization in a BAD way!

Sara said...

Our family has come up with a few new years resolutions:

Me- to be more open to new ideas and to be healthier.

My hubby- to exercise more often and to spend more time with the fam.

Our Pup Riley James- to listen better and to not have a tantrum every time he has to put his coat on in the bad weather.

XOXO

Happy New Year!

Sara

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

My only goal is to clean and organize my totally chaotic craft room - a place for everything, and everything in its place.

MH72 said...

My goal is to pay attention on my life... As simple (and yet so hard!) as that :-)

Cass said...

My plan is to simplify my life so that I can focus more on the important things.

Christi Snow said...

Wow! What an amazing prize! My goal is to be published in a US magazine this year. smiles...

ConnieC said...

Wow...that's a lot of great stuff.

This year I plan on becoming healthier, exercise more, and eat better.

Wishful Thinking said...

Wow you do have a lot of paper :-)
Our plans for the new year are just to chill and relax. We have family here staying, so are enjoying our time together. Thanks for the chance to win a fantastic giveaway.

weewiccababe said...

well I don't have any resolutions, other than not making any resolutions lol
but a goal I have is for the support organisation my partner and i started 3 years ago to become a registered charity.
Its a support and signposting organisation for parents and carers of children with additional needs, we have members across the world, from the US to Australia and the arctic circle to africa.
We started it up because our middle child was born 4 years ago with a congenital condition and we wanted to talk to other parents who knew what we were talking about.

Ziggyeor said...

Whoo that's a lot of paper!

I'm going to try to be more organized :D and do all of Becky Fleck's Sketches.

Then trying to get a better job :D

Ziggy

Becky said...

Wow! that is quite a pack!

I have 'promised' not to buy any more scrappy stuff until I complete at least 40 pages, but that doesn't mean I can't win some, right??? LOL

Michael and Dena said...

I want to scrapbook more. I have a 10 month old boy and ever since I had him I don't scrapbook as much. I want to start up agian I miss it so much.

mathstamp said...

My goal is to be the best mom that I can be to my 2 1/2 yr old and new baby due in Feb. I have also set the goal to make 'ME' time and to have more quality time with my husband. Thanks and Best wishes for a super 2009.

Happay said...

my goal is to smile more and be in the moment more!

Meg said...

How super cool! My goal is to get my new craft room setup and organized so that I can scrap at least once a week.

Michelle said...

My resolution is to use more of my scrapbook supplies. I am already doing that and LOVE the pages I'm creating. Of course, it never hurts to have more stuff added to your collection. ;)

Julie said...

Goals for the new year:

1. make time for me. Something that I never do! (to SCRAP!)
2. I want to have a designated 'Family Nite' each week to play games, watch movies, picnic dinner w/my dh & girls.
3. Take puppies on more walks.
4. Have a flat tummy by April!
5. Get the credit card paid off!
6. Continue making my aprons & other projects to open a store on shophandmade.com!
7. Stay on top of the clutter & paper!
8. Sundays - go to mass no matter what!

AniB said...

My crafty goal this year is to take at least one picture every day in 2009. My personal goal is to stay happy and healthy as possible. Thanks for your generosity. I love paper!

Mary Dawn said...

i've made a goal to post 4 times a week to my blog, with actual projects...so far no posts

this should would kick start my muse, HELLO

Erika M. said...

I have lots of goals: one is too get my scrap space organized and use it! Another is too actually post some projects on the message boards that I belong to. Lastly, I need to take of care of me and not so much everyone else in terms of my spirit/creativeness/etc.

Lisa J. said...

My scrappy resolution is to use the product I have. HA!! We shall see how that goes.

Miss cath said...

This year will be "my" year. I want to get fitter, lose weight and be happier to be me! Oh and find more time to scrap would be good!

lizzie said...

wow oh wow that is some awesome prize!!!
my goals for 2009 are actually pretty simple. i want to be a better me... i want to read more, be a better mother, wifie, daughter to my faimly... i want to not be so angry and find healthy ways to express my feelings. i've been inspired by a fellow scrapper to scrap my issues and to not be ashamed of them... so hopefully with doing this, i'll be all that i can be! with the army of course hahahahahahahaaaa

Bittersweet Memories said...

WOW! Everyone has such great goals. My main goal is to take one day at a time - one step at a time - to hopefully add up to brand new habits in 2009.

- I've started by getting back into couponing and can't believe all the deals out there that I was paying full price on! My goal for '09 is to keep saving while shopping which means I'll keep more of the money I worked hard for.
- Organize once and for all! My intentions have always been good - I just need to implement, implement, implement.
- Better time management. Hopefully through organizing (above) and making an effort to schedule my day I can find more time for completing tasks and adding time to try new things - even if only one thing - in 2009!
- Work out. I joined a fitness club. That was step one. The next step is attend regularly. Baby steps...
- Lastly, hopefully through implementation of the above I can continue to grow and make me a better person!

Melinda said...

You are appealing to my baser nature...I am a self-confessed paper addict. My goal is to organize my craft room and rid my self of things I no longer use or duplicates....and taking these things to a local retirement center.

Sue in Grapevine said...

I have 3 goals:
--Lose 50 lbs by my 50th b-day
--organize my craft room so I can do more creative things.
-- work the FlyLady system to improve the state of my house.

Kim M said...

OMG, what fab prizes!!

My goal for this year is to get back in my size 6 pants, no matter what(and it may take me all year but I will do it!)

Maria C said...

My goal this year is to take more photos of the every day things and not just the special occasions.

Maria

Genevieve said...

My first goal of the year is to get over this cold! My grander plans include finding a job, submitting work for publication and eating healthy.

Renata Moni said...

I have a lot of resolutions, but about scrapbook the first goal is to get my scraproom organized and the second one scrap about me...

cottagerca said...

Kindess is my goal for 2009

I hope to smile more and enjoy friends and life more this year!!!!

All the best to you in the new year!!!

Etta said...

Oh, me, oh my, I want that!!! My word for the year is TRY. I will TRY to do some things I have never done before. I will TRY harder to get some layouts published, I will TRY even if I think it's too hard or I might get rejected. And I will TRY to win this great bundle of goodies from you!

StamperSharon said...

One of my 2009 goals is to make a work calendar (I work from home) and STICK TO IT!! Thanks for the chance at some gorgeous papers!

Sara said...

Build a new house - complete with a nice, organized scrap/craft room. That's the goal for 2009 anyway...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Shanks said...

My goal for the new year is love. Love life, love people and love my hobby to document it all! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jennifer Roach said...

In 2009 I hope to MAKE time to have more fun and enjoy life.

I hope to stop stressing about the small stuff and finally I hope to get organized in 2009!!

Indigo Wings said...

Wow what a great opportunity for some really great goodies. I have set a few crafting goals for 2009; I want to improve my photography skills and polish up my photoshop.I also want to make cards for all my friends and family and regularly take part in some sketch challenges!

trace-e said...

wow great stuff. CC is da bomb!!!
my goal is to be healthier and find balance in my life. oh and learn how to use this new camera that Santa brought me!!!

Gina said...

one of my goals will be to start my first art journal..I can't wait! :D

Jenn said...

OH MY, how lucky you are to be the girl with all the paper. My family was laughing at Christmas time, because my 7th month old only wanted to play with the paper and ribbons her presents were wrapped in but mommy got 3 sets of Cosmo Cricket PAPER for Christmas that she just wants to play with too! lol

I just posted on my blog my goals for the year, but they are pretty simple, some form of exercise and some form of crafting EVERYDAY!

Good luck on your food diet, those are some tough items to give up!

jennmom2000 said...

I would love some of your stash! My plans for the new year include going to CHA! Maybe I will meet you there.

Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats said...

For the new year I plan to finish organize my scrap room so I can make room for baby #2 that's due in May. I love this idea!

Sher B said...

I'm taking Get Organized Be Inspired over at BPS so I'm hoping to have a wonderful organized space to create in! Sher B.

Lori W said...

My goal is to be fully present in my life....whatever that means!
try not to procrastinate, be engaged in conversation with the people in front of me, live mindfully, love purposefully,....you get the idea....;)
great giveaway! :)

scrappylovey said...

Wow! I absolutely adore Cosmo Cricket papers!!! My resolution this year is to Explore. Ask . Trust. THere will be loads of changes in my life this year and I want to keep an open mind, trusting in the Lord to lead me as I seek Him.

Tricia said...

What lovely paper! :) One of my goals is inspired by your diet challenge. I don't need to lose weight, but I do need to be careful what I eat, so every Friday I'm going no coffee, no sugar and no white flour. Thanks for the inspiration!

the Holmes Crew said...

R-Relax Every Day
E-Enjoy the Little Things in Life
S-Spend Quality Time with my Family
O-Offer to Help
L-Laugh out Loud
U-Understand Grace
T-Teach Compassion
I-Invest Time in my Kids
O-Oppose Oppression
N-Never Give Up
S-Scrap Daily

Tanya said...

My goal this year is to focus on the details of what is special in our life. Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in life and let the little things pass by without really noticing. This year, I want to stop and enjoy those little moments every chance I get.

angie a said...

Thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy!

My goal for this year is to become "Financially Fit", no more debt equals less stress, Right???

Thanks again and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Rebecca said...

My goal is to organize my craft room, so I can use all my stamps (not just the ones within eyesight) :-)

kimandasmom said...

I chose not to make resolutions this year-- but that does not mean I do not have goals-- I hope to create many happy memories with my family and capture the spirit of happiness along the way... I also hope to organize all my scrappy stuff and scrap all the moments I want to remember, along with some of those I don't!!!

awendybird said...

My husband and I started an exercise program yesterday so our goal is to finally get into shape and trim down. I don't care so much about losing weight as I do losing inches!! So that is my goal, to drop at least 3 sizes!

shawnna said...

My plan this year is to cut out some of my extra activities/obligations so I can have more time to do things I love ... like scrapbooking and spending more time with my family. I would love love love to win! :)

lfalduto said...

Although it isn't necessary to include me in the drawing...I did want to share my New Year's resolution.

This year I resolve
To get more involved
In playing more jokes
on even more folks.

In particular a man
for whom I'm a fan
Lindsay's his name,
and jokes are my game!

There you have it....

lovingmytwoboys said...

My resolution for 2009 is to Heal! 08 was a tough year for me and my boys so I am taking this year to heal from all the hurt that has happened this year. And I think Scrapping will help me do that or at least take my mind off of it!

Just a Thought... said...

I would like to have more patience with my kids and play with them more!!

jennifer said...

My goal for 2009 is to use what I have and get rid of what I don't. But a girl can never have too much Cosmo Cricket paper!

jo-ann said...

i really have a need to be more organized and just have discipline to put things away when i'm done with them! but....it's so hard when you have such neat stuff to play with!

Tanya C said...

I need to do some serious purging this year. Not just packing it up and storing it but actually getting it out of my house - clothes and toys my girls have outgrown are definitely my starting points.

Lisa said...

My goals (not resolutions) are to learn to sew,eat better,exercise more and try to work less! I would like to have a craft house...shed...building? Maybe talk DH into building one after he finishes all the other stuff I've asked him to do.
I also hope to have some actual readers to my blog! LOL...Thanks for the chance! :)Lisa

jennifer said...

Wow, thanks for the chance to win this fabulous prize!
One of my biggest personal crafting goals is to really get going on my one year old's pages. My daughter had more than one album by age 1, but not this poor little guy! Professionally, I'd love to try to get published/on a DT this year. We'll see, all you can do is try ;)
Happy New Year!!

Cyndy said...

I would like to say it is to cut out sweets and spend less money but I have already blown that. My goal this year is to make a scrapbook about me. What I like, don't like, believe, etc. Maybe someday someone will want to know something about me and it will be there for them. I wish I had something like that about my grandma and my mom.

mbs and j said...

Well I know it is cliche and a goal everyone seems to have at the new year...but I really really need to exercise and eat healthy, to lose some weight. I think if I work on scrapbooking more, maybe I will eat less!
Beth Ann

mica said...

I want to focus more on ME. I want to create more layouts. I want to eat healthy, get enough sleep, do some walking, and take better care of myself.

kindredmamma and Daddy said...

My New Year's resolution is to finish what I started. I have so many unfinished projects its shameful. Though I doubt it will keep me from starting any new projects...but to at least finish some would be great!

Megan A. said...

My goal is to lose weight. Blah nothing new or revolutionary there, but I hope to be different by actually making it happen! I am trying! I am already on day 5 and going strong!

trendstudio said...

I'm doing Ali's one little one. My word for 2009 is "choose".
Choose to be creative
Choose to be healthy
Etc..
Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing.

Gail S. said...

Goals for Gail in 2009:
1. Lose weight before daughters wedding in May
2. Get more organized & downsize
3. Collect more paper!!(Maybe by winning some!)
Thanks for a chance to win!! {hugs}

Melissa said...

Wow that IS a lot of paper! LOL My plans for the new year include taking more pictures (365 challenge) and working on growing my home business (which hopefully means I can quit my "real" job!)

Chez said...

Awesome! My goal is to actually stick to my create 09 plan and use my word of the year, which is don't just don't! Good Luck!

Tracey said...

Wow! That's a lot of goodies! Thanks so much for the chance!!

Right now, my one and only goal for 2009 is for my husband to get a job. He's been out of work since last January and it has been really tough.

Jocelyne said...

My goals for the year are to look at things with a different perspective. Learn to deal with things as they come. Eat healthier, be happier, more active and hopefully in the process lose some weight. I also plan on trying to be more creative.

Katie said...

I have several goals for the new year....I need to be more organized, be more balanced and create more! I'd love to win this RAK to help me create! Love Cosmo Cricket!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Dayna said...

My goal, like many others, I'm sure is to get in shape. The school where I teach has a school wide jog for the first two weeks of March and I hope to be able to keep up with my students. I also would like to have at least one of my LOs published.

Rona said...

I don't really do "resolutions" especially not that crazy diet thing I mean seriously who could ever be creative without chocolate!! I do plan to live healthier - exersise more - smaller portions - less fast food and lots more scrapping with my extra energy I always have when I am doing better!

bethieyiya said...

As I finish up my 30's I really need to write a will.

RobinDiane said...

My goal is to create more this year and to keep my craft area organized. Thanks for a chance!!!

Janet Z said...

I plan on spending less time on the computer and more time in my scraproom. So where amy I? LOL!!

Becca said...

My goal is to get my all my scrap stuff organized...we are moving and I am getting my own craft room! Yeah!

Leanne said...

I resolve to craft more and finish more projects that I start. One of these piles of leftovers would go a loooooooooooog way to inspire me to achieve this.

that in addition to the standard lose weight
exercise more
eat healthy
have fun
write more letters
etc.

Viv (VivLyn) said...

My goal for 2009 is to use or get rid of my craft things, so I can make room for new! It will help with organization too!

Margie H said...

My goal is what you accomplished...getting my scrap area in somewhat decent shape! LOL!!

We had gallons of water poured on us last week...so much snow & water that I had seepage right by my scrap area!! Well, I think it was God's way to tell me I need to CLEAN IT UP! LOL!!

Sooo I have room for those lovely papers of yours ;0)

Happy 2009! Just got my "Love My Memories" mag today...saw your Japan trip...looked like too much fun!!!

AngelBear said...

Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize!

I'm not making any resolutions for the new year because I never keep them...instead I have decided to 'alter' my lifestyle a bit. I love my family, they are my world and I want to be a better mom & wife. So thats what 2009 holds for me, a better me

Leanne said...

My plan for this New Year is simple...I am going to live this year like there will be no others...I want to live everyday like it is my last! I want to enjoy every second...not just for myself but for my two kiddos...we have had a great time so far...just now we are getting popcorn ready and going to watch Horton hears a who. Normally I would not be up this late , definately not eatting this late or watching a cartoon. I hope my kiddos remember this night, years from now when they are reminising about their childhoods. And I hope it brings a smile to their faces!!! My hope is to make this the best year ever!!! Hope you all have one too!!!! I know we will!!!

Caterpillar Creations said...

Gosh! You know I am pretty satisfied with everything in my life...I guess I wish for happiness for ALL!!!!!

*hugs*

~~Ann~~

Michelle Giraud said...

My goal is to keep my studio more organized and to use all my supplies freely - no hording!!

H. said...

a happy and HEALTHY new year with lots of time to craft!

mustangkayla said...

My goal is to deliver a happy and healthy baby (due in March) and survive the first couple months on little sleep. I also hope to keep up on her baby book doing at least monthly layouts and the typical baby book pages.

MandeeM said...

I have a few goals this year. I am currently working on my craft room/office. I want it to be functional and inspiring. It needs to be organize. I then also want to get the last bit of my baby weight off. He is 20 months old now, so I am not sure how much is "baby" weight. But overall I want to learn to say enough. . . to too much, to excuses, to bad thoughts, to insecurities, to negativity, to stress, to the need to fulfill everyone's wants and ignore myself. Enough to anything that brings negative thoughts and ideas into my life.

Tina C said...

I am all for organization this year - every aspect of my life. I would love to relieve you of your mass accumulation of STUFF...Keeping my fingers crossed.

Hugs

JJ and Stephanie said...

I want to actually make time for myself this year. So my plan is to have more time to scrap and have a place to escape and get my thoughts out. This is only one of the many resolutions I have.....

monsterinlaw said...

Since I'm pretty caught up on current pix, my goal is to get some of my old pix done and not to spend too much money. Donations would be appreciated, lol!

monsterinlaw said...

My goal is to live more simply this year

carmen5522 said...

My goal this year is to spend less money and get out of debt.

Chasity Grace said...

The picture of goodies look fabulous!!!

This year I plan to:
-focus on what makes me happy by crafting (scrappin and sewing) more and traveling more.
-focusing on my health.
-finding a job in social work to use the degree i just graduated with!!!!

Heidi said...

Well, my 2009 scrapping resolution is to use MORE of the old stuff I have accumulated (read: hoarded). I fell in love with the stuff once upon a time, now I need to use it!

On a personal side I need to start eating better and moving more. Hopefully by this time next year I will feel better and look great.

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win some goodies, LOVE your stuff! Keeping my fingers crossed.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

This whole year, as short as it may be right now, is all about change for me. We are in the midst of moving from the arctic to Oregon and nothing is the same...my goal is get settled into our new life in the Lower 48 and to try to be more of a blessing to others.

Happiest New Year Smiles,
~nance

kfrankly said...

My goal this year is to share my scrapbooking creativity and supplies! I am creating a Christmas album right now for my Mom and I have plans to make an album for my dear college friend that I will get to see in April (who I have not seen in 5 years!)

Other goals are to be happy even if things aren't going exactly the way I hoped and to lose the holiday pounds I put on.

Barbara said...

I, too, have been organizing and purging like a mad woman today!! My goal this year is to get organized and stay that way!!

I'd also like to put more of me into my layouts and projects this upcoming year. Not allow scraping to become a chore, but enjoy the process more. =)

And did I mention, a girl can never have to much Cosmo!!

julie.schellin said...

oh. my. word. I have to win. :)

My NY resolution has to do with my one word: JOY. Choosing joy as a response more often, giving joy to others, seeing joy in life.

LOVE YOU GUYS!

Erin Glee said...

You win, Julie! If that's 1/4th of what you are giving away, what must you be KEEPING?
My resolution is to create a space that I can create in~it looks like part of the Family room will be mine to set up for Mama Crop Central! YES!

Scrapgrlz said...

travel more

do new things and not be scared

and fit into my wedding dress by my anniversary this October

delaina@teleclipse.net said...

I read this in a friends Blog and it has inspired me to apply these words to my life this year...I am usually not so sappy but I want to be a better person...Thanks for letting me share...
"What Will Matter" by Michael Josephson

Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.
There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days.
All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else.
Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.
It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.
Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear.
So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and to-do lists will expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.
It won't matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant.
Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.

So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured?

What will matter is not what you bought but what you built,
not what you got but what you gave.
What will matter is not what you learned but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.
What will matter is not your competence but your character.
What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you're gone.
What will matter is not your memories but the memories of those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.

Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident.
It's not a matter of circumstance but of choice.
Choose to live a life that matters.

Marisa said...

Oh what a fab stash of goodies....would love to win some of this...
my resolutions for 2009 are simple:
- to scrap more
- and to learn not to stress so much

China Doll said...

My resolution is to graduate with my masters... debt-free!

Tania said...

My goal this year is to live healthier and create consistently, while challenging myself to try new things.

Linda said...

WOW! One person's leftovers is another person's meal! In 2009, I plan to put my "leftovers" away as soon I'm done scrapping so that I can find them the next time.

Leisha said...

Those goodies look fun! I have a few things I want to do this year but one that is going to be the hardest is learning to play the guitar. I've played the piano for year so I am hoping that will help.

Leisha, UT

Bibi said...

I have several goals this year. One is to scrap about my year each day in an A5 journal style book. I'm turning 30, so I thought it would be fun to write something each day...thoughts, what I did that day, whatever...just a snapshot so that in years to come, I can look back and see what life was like in 2009! I've never successfully kept a diary before, so hopefully I'll keep this one going!

Ila said...

My plans are to lose weight, get healthy and use all my uninked stamps this year.....This is Fabulous candy....Happy New Year!!

maxandmimasmummy said...

Every time I make a resolution I always break it. So this year I'm setting goals instead. My major goal this year is to find the time to be creative just for me. Not for a design team or a class project but just because I want to use fabulous products...like Cosmo!

dreamieland said...

i just hope that my love ones and i will life to the fullest =) Be forgiving and just love!! =)

Merdrey

ribenaruby said...

Wondeful candy! I'd like to lose some weight and to use all the craft materials bought and pushed into cupboards. They are seriously bulging out now, and thanks for this opportunity to win. So generous of you.

Bren said...

Hi, my plan for this year is to retire from work. Then I can use my work storage space to make a brand new craft studio. I can't wait!
Happy 2009 :)

Bren.

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