I am so happy and thankful to be alive. I don't say that lightly. I live each day with appreciation. I know life is always going to throw us curves. I know that 2012 was fabulous and yes, there were challenges.
We celebrated last night at home with our kids (some went to celebrate with friends), playing games, making bridemaid's bouquets (Gentry is AMAZING!!!!), getting pizza and watching the celebration on TV. So very much to look forward to in 2013!!!!
Did I mention that my camera needs to be shipped back to Canon? I'm thankful to have my phone camera...
Yes, the kids are wearing shorts and it is freezing outside. Oh, and yes, that is Zach's bike in the house. Welcome to my life. Did I mention Ty was snowboarding all day? He loves it. I love that he is has a talent to make films. He has a GoPro and films himself and edits the videos to share with us when he gets home. How did our young kids know how to do some many amazing things with technology? It amazes me...
I love that the kids wanted to spend time with me bringing in 2013. Such a great low key night! I have never done the WORD for a year. You know the word that you focus on for a year. I got up this morning and thought of it. Last year I did have a word BUT I did not realize it until about 6 months into the year. It was ACCEPTANCE. It was for me personally. Accepting myself as I am and I thought about it every day. This year I want to continue to work on bettering myself, my attitudes and who I am to the core of a person.
I am going to go with TIME. I want to spend even more TIME focusing on what really matters. For me I know I must choose my time wisely. I want to spend more quality time with my family and my friends. I want to spend less TIME on things that don't matter. I want to spend more TIME reading good books, scriptures and serving others. I know that time to precious- each day is a gift. Anyway, TIME is something I will be talking about. I already do, but hopefully I will be able to share more.
I wanted to share a project from my brand new release- yes, next week is CHA! I am teaching this project next week at OH SCRAP and AGAIN in February in Illinois. It is a combination of TWO of my five releases.
Here is the project- did I mention it is 32 pages????
The workshop is called MEMORY JOURNAL- I never want to forget.
I am in LOVE with my new collections. This is my MEMORIES collection mixed with my SHE SAID collection.
The side view....
UPCLOSE of the cover-
This line is beautiful and colorful but still very true to my style. I love the meaning and that the lines are designed to help preserve memories from today, yesterday and the past. I thought of my mother as I designed the MEMORIES collection. Yes, the notecards are part of the line, decorative tape (crowns), etc. I'm beyond in love with how my collections turned out.
I want to thank all my California friends for signing up. My first workshop sold out so fast and I added a second workshop and it SOLD OUT too. THANK YOU so much girls! Yes, there are no spots left.
However, I am teaching the same MEMORY JOURNAL project in February one last time and you can sign up now-
The Scrapbooking Studio
Friday February 8th 2013-
I am so exited to finally after so many months to show you a little bit of my new lines.
Well, it is January 1st and I just had to share another project with you made with the TC Stampmaker. It is so practical, beautiful and meaningful. Designed by Julie Jacob-
Wow... what a wonderful idea!!!!
All of these tabs were created with stamps with the TC Stampmaker from the FREE December download.
Patterned papers, transparencies, vellum paper (various) for inner pages
Bind it All & Coil - Zutter
Tab punch - McGill
Washi tapes & various stickers
Cover design - done in Photoshop by Julie (she should sell this!)
This is the MEMORY JAR that I gave away. Thank you for watching my weekly show on My Craft Channel.
Some of the other jars shown on my show.
Happy NEW YEAR!!!!!