New Year's Goals Board - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

I actually can't believe it. Where has this year gone? School is wrapping up for the year and we're SO close to Christmas and summer holidays! This is our last Artisan blog hop for 2016. It's such a bittersweet ending in that it's been an amazing year and I've made some great friends along the way. BUT I know that next year is going to be big and exciting too. There's lots to look forward to. Check out the links at the bottom of this post to follow me in 2017. 

Talking of the New Year... this soft mockery of resolutions by Jamie Cullum kinda sums things up for me. Many 'resolutions' come and go but if we have a small number of realistic goals, we're much more likely to actually achieve something right?!

So where are you heading next year? Here's a 12x12 goals board I made using the Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection (on special right now too). Paired with the It's a Celebration and Number of Years stamp sets, the December cards transformed into a year-round look without much effort! Write down your goals, frame and put them up somewhere you can see them! I'd love to hear your plans for 2017 in the comments.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: It's a Celebration, Number of Years
Inks: Emerald Envy, Smokey Slate
Papers: Hello December 2016 Project Life Card Collection, Whisper White 12x12, Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Delicate Doilies
Accessories/Tools: Layering Circle Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, Project Life Hello December 2016 Accessory Pack, Emerald Envy Solid Baker's Twine, 3/8" Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack, Rhinestones

Shop using my NZ host code this December and be in to win a prize pack!

And so with this post, my Artisan journey comes to an end. It has been an amazing and rewarding experience these last couple of years! Truly. Thank you to Stampin' Up! and the team that managed us from afar. Thank you to my sure-to-be-lifelong friend, Cindy, for being team 'mom' and also the Artisan friends that I've made and worked alongside. And especially a huuuuge thanks to you, my readers, for joining me on the ride. 

From here it's my utter and absolute pleasure to introduce to you the 2017 team! A special shout out to my wonderful and oh-so-talented South Pacific friends, Paula Dobson, Louise Sharp and Rochelle Blok. I can't wait to see where 2017 takes you all! Best wishes!

Introducing the 2017 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team 

Allison Okamitsu - Canada
AurĂ©lie Fabre - France
Cathy Caines - Canada
Dani Dziama - United States
Holly Stene - United States
Jennifer Sootkoos - United States
Jessica Winter - Austria
Katy Harrison - United Kingdom
Kimberly Van Diepen - United States
Louise Sharp - Australia
Maike Ulbrich - Germany
Martha Inchley - Canada
Mercedes Weber - United States
Mindy Bingamon-Backes - United States
Miriam van Eyden - Netherlands
Paula Dobson - New Zealand
Rochelle Blok - Australia
Shannon Lane - Canada
Sylwia Schreck - Germany
Tanya Boser - United States

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And finally, let's hop through to my wonderful friend, Val

Blessings to you and yours this Christmas.
Love Susan


  1. What a beautiful layout to start the new year with! I've really enjoyed following your beautiful creations. Happy New Stampin' Year!

  2. Susan, first of all...that page is just amazing. Secondly, I have thoroughly enjoyed being on the ADT with you over the past year and thankful for the opportunity to get to know you. Best Wishes in the New Year and give that little guy a big hug from me! XOXO

  3. Thanks for all the amazing creations you have shared during your time as Artisan Susan, and for the lovely shout out! I have rather large shoes to fill, no pressure, lol!!

  4. Ahhh you are so sweet - thanks and love you and your work. You have some crazy talent sure to continue and blow minds in 2017.