31 December 2011

Sharing on Saturdays ~ Plans for 2012

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The very last day of 2011 has arrived and I have actually been giving some thought to things I'd like to be a part in 2012. I've also given thought to a few things I no longer want to a part of but I won't be sharing those today. I'm not calling these resolutions but they are things that I think I'll enjoy and will be beneficial.

The Happiness Project

In addition to our monthly book, my book club has decided to read the Happiness Project a chapter a month. This will be different for me since I am a read straight through type of person.

Storytelling Sunday 2: The words, the pictures.
Sian over at from high in the sky had a blogging event the first Sunday of each month in 2011 in which you were invited to tell any story you'd like to share...it could be about your trip to the Farmer's Market the day before or it could be about your 8th birthday party. I always wanted to participate but wasn't organized enough. In 2012 Sian is opening the storytelling up to stories told through photos, words or both.  I hope to participate each month.

I'm registered for Kirsty's class that starts very soon. It was around $10 I think and every penny goes to charity to support her fundraising for GirlGuiding UK.  "Over 6 weeks, with two prompts a week, we'll all be putting our own sketch through its paces, developing that one design into twelve unique layouts."

I have been registered for both of these classes from Christy Tomlinson for awhile. I started the first one but need to schedule daily class time and be committed (esp since I believe my time with class 1 is winding down)

I've been taking part in Shimelle's blogging event since June  This is a nice no obligation linked up event so if you forget or just can't think of ten things you don't have to stress over not contributing.  "You’re welcome to join us if you like! Blog your ten things on the tenth and add your link – easy! Then click through to visit other participating blogs to meet some new friends and revisit old favourites. We’ll be doing this every month, always on the tenth!"

This is just an image to represent that I want to do some type of 12 in 2012 project. I am thinking 12 photos each month but not sure. Does anyone have anything organized or know of something they can link me to so I can have some guided structure and motivation?

I am going to have my own linked up blogging event each week. I think linked up is so much better than blog hops (when I remember not to include requiring a back link lol) It will be a Pinterest Inspired Weekly Challenge. I found I was pinning some amazing inspiration but not utilizing it to the the best. My plan is every Tuesday to share two things I have created in the previous week that have been inspired by Pinterest. It can be anything inspiring on my boards of which I have more than a few. Expect to see food, art, photography, scrapbooking, reading, organizing, really all sorts of projects coming out of this. If you'd like to be a part of it just link up with your projects on Tuesdays, it can be one, two, however many you want to share that week. Participate one week, 28 weeks, 52 weeks,any time you feel inspired. You do have to be a member of Pinterest so if you are not let me know and I'll send you an invitation. I do ask that you use the badge I create (or someone creates for me!!!) on those posts and that you have a board dedicated to our sharing. I'd love for you to share this on your blogs as the more the merrier! 

I think I am forgetting some things but that's definitely enough for Saturday Sharing. I'll be sure to share other things as I  do them. What do you have planned creatively for 2012?


  1. Some great projects and challenges here Beverly. I've taken part in Storytelling Sunday a few times this year, although I'm not a natural story teller by any means! I also tried a Month in Numbers back in October, which was fun. I have signed up for a Monthly Make challenge too, so that's probably enough to be going on with!! Wishing you a creative 2012 xx

  2. Some great ideas there,Beverly....some of them I'll be doing as well....must definately get started on She Art 2...and like your Pinterest idea....my boards are full of under-used inspiration!!!
    Happy New Year to you.

  3. Looks like you've got some great plans!! I'm still in the deciding phase. LOL (Behind as usual!)

  4. Looks like a very good year ahead! I've been cleaning and organizing this week, and it's helping to shape what I want to do.

  5. I love the pinterest idea. Sounds very me! I am away from home this week but cannot wait to share next tuesday as I am just finishing an awesome pinterest project! Thanks for this great idea, xxx

  6. Wow, you do have a lot of great plans for 2012. I have an idea I'm working on for this year, hoping to sort out the details by next week!

    I'm just catching up today as we've returned from a 7-day cruise! :>) So glad y'all had a wonderful Christmas.

    Happy New Year Beverly!


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