Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My 2010 Resolutions

What would a new year be without a few resolutions? After a wonderful 3-day get-together with close friends to bring in 2010, it's time to pack away the holiday decorations and clean the wax out from the menorahs. I really do not want to find this year's wax next year! Or is it last year's wax this year? Whichever the case, it is time to begin the year anew.
Living in Southern California, it is difficult for us to imagine snow flurries, icy roads and cold, cold nights. We are enjoying 70' sunshine in shorts and tank tops. Believe us, it is not our first choice as California is in desperate need of rainfall. I would like nothing better than to sit by a warm fire, sipping on hot buttered rum while working on my altered art. However, until we get some rain, I will make do with the sun's rays creeping through the window in my tiny craft room.
This brings me to my first resolution AND my first altered art project of the year: My 2010 Resolutions post-it note holder. Starting with a piece of cardboard, which I cut into three pieces, I covered it using two of my favorite papers. I then adhered my post-it note pad inside, and then embellished the cover with polka dot ribbon,red & white flowers, brads, an acrylic frame, and using my handy Dymo-label maker, printed "My 2010 Resolutions" as the title. A little Mod Podge and voila! A beautiful note holder that can be tucked into my purse, tossed in my car, or kept right by my phone-- a place to write down all my resolutions, thoughts, lists and more. Happy New Year!

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