I’m so thankful and blessed by each one of you and all of the new followers we have this 2013 year!!!! I hope you have a healthy and blessed year – it’s 2013!!!!! 🙂
I love the new year! I love celebrating what was and looking forward to what will be! I know there really isn’t anything truly magical to the stroke of midnight – but it feels like there is!!! 🙂
God promises each new day we can renew our minds in Him and be a new creation in Him – and the new year seems even more so true! My pastor at Community Church in Oshkosh gave an amazing message this past Sunday and he even said, the joys of December 31 will still be there on the 1st and the struggles of the 31st will also still be there on the 1st, but its still something about going forward, and he is right. He gave a wonderful message about things he wished he would have said more of in 2012, it really challenged me and I thought maybe it could encourage you – You can listen to his message HERE if you feel so inclined for the new year! Just click on Media 🙂 It’s the message for Dec 30 by Alan Cleaveland. 🙂
Well, this is also a WHOLE NEW WEBSITE! Incase you missed it or are new to AboveRubiesStudio.com! I’m really excited! You can check out the “Getting Started with Above Rubies” link at the top of the page to see all the popular posts and things that are going on here. Of course the new posts will remain in date order as always, but you can also search by date on the lower right side bar, I love that we added that.
There’s also going to be an AMAZING sale coming in honor of CHA coming up in just two short weeks and in celebration of 2013 and all the NEW Die Cutters this Christmas who are joining us! I LOVE this week every year we gain hundreds of new friends who are looking to learn more about their Cricut Machines and I really wanted to make it as easy on everyone as possible with this new site! Sale starts January 4th 2013 – so make sure you’re here and miss nothing!
What’s happening to 2013!?
Well I’m working on my whole new Smash book for 2013. It will include all my new goals for the year,everything from my personal, spiritual, for the kids and business goals. Smash booking is a great way to keep a visual track of things you wish to accomplish and desire to work towards. You can see my Smash book for 2012 HERE.
You can also “Claim a Word” for 2013. Pick ONE word that you really want to focus on a that represents you for the year. I’ve seen a lot of people do this and it can be a beautiful thing. My word for 2013 is CHOICES. Everything comes down to choices, whether good or bad, they all have a consequences, they all produce results. This year I’m really focused on the word CHOICES and which choices I will make. 🙂 I’m going to use Square1 and both print and cut out this word and place it in my bathroom and next to my bed for 2013. I think it is a word I want to remind my children of regularly and I’m just sure this fits.
AboveRubiesStudio.com will continue with Tuesday Tutorials every Tuesday at it has since it’s start in 2008. 🙂 I will also be continuing doing Check This Out videos Sponsored by Craft-e-Corner.com starting out this new year. Tanner Bell will be part of the AboveRubiesStudio.com team and share a TNT (Tip and Trick) video every other Thursday with you for awhile into the new year as well! I also have quite a few TNT’s to share as well! 😉 I will be working for Square 1 Masterpiece Adhesive Fabric and I will be doing regular videos for them also that you can watch mostly at www.Square1Masterpiece.com (though I’ll make sure I remind you here too). I have a bunch of fun things planned for 2013 with ARS and I’m thrilled you’re all along for the ride! Humbles and blesses me so very much.
Something I need to know from you: Would you like me to recap all of the “Best of’s” 2012 with you? If so, please let me know in the comments section and I will work on that Top 12 of 2012 post for you!!!
Like I said, CHA is coming up quick! SO, also, let me know what you want to see at the SHOW! I’ll do interviews and videos with all of your favorites, so make sure you tell me what you want to see and hear about most!!! 😉
Enjoy the Moments this 2013! Be blessed! Make Goals, Be a New Better You!!! 🙂
HUGS and SO MUCH LOVE!