Monday, December 31, 2012

Top Ten of 2012

Happy New Year Everyone!!!  Another year bites the dust and I wonder how it happens every darn time.......here's to praying the next one decides to be a little kinder.  Its a re-occurring wish year after year.   I'm not a big resolution kind of person  (maybe I just don't want to disappoint myself ;)  but honestly, I kinda try not to think too much about what lies ahead........eeeeeeek.  That's how the new year makes me feel.......hesitant.  We don't really have a great track record ;)  There is lots of good don't get me wrong, we just seem to get a few new things added to our plates every year.   Can't say we've had a "good" year in a really long time.......sighhhhhh.

Having said that I know how lucky we are in a lot of ways and I never let a day pass that I don't give thanks.  I make an effort to look for the joy in my life.   I cherish the obvious answers to prayers and the blessings of those who surround us.  We are well taken care of.  I know my Heavenly Father loves me and he's making sure I become the person he knows I can be.  With that perspective it makes it easier to get through those rough days.

I'm so so grateful for all my wonderful friends....they are my light in the darkness.  I'm thankful for my online friends that I have all over the world and for your support and friendship.  My online presence has changed this year,  decreased big time.....and that's ok, it needed to.  But I'm still here and will still be scrapping...you know it keeps me sane ;)

I hope you've all had a beautiful Christmas and I've got lots to share on that front in a few days.   For now I'll leave you with my top ten layouts of 2012....looking through them is always a good reminder of my joy, and I soak it up every time ;)

things to note:  5 layouts are October Afternoon....love much????
                         I apparently like doing 1 photo....even though I think I try not to do that ;)
                         everyone is represented, though 4 layouts are about Samantha
                         I have lots of other faves but they've been on the blog recently so I stayed away
                         from  them, but I've got a lot of good boy ones in the recent past ;)

and last but not least....I really miss scrapping and can.not.wait to get back in the groove!!

Happy New Year everyone and I hope the new year is a great one for all of us!!!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Paper Issues Newest Issue!!!

Right Here, Right Now  is the latest issue at Paper Issues and my first challenge with them!
I was sent an amazing pack of paper goodies, perfect for Project Life, from NKat Designs.

Take a look....

 a week in July....i'm not behind.at.alllllllll.

 lots of cute diecut frames, arrows, numbers, journaling spots, tags and tabs
 i loved the little notebook paper diecuts and the tabs.....up here in my date box
 the Polaroid frames were awesome along with random little tabs
the clouds were super cute and perfect for these hot summer days

Won't you join us over the next 2 weeks and play along?  
Of course there is a prize up for grabs and lots of inspiration! 


3 Month Project Life Subscription
(this is a small sample)
NKat is also offering us a 15% discount in her store by using this code: PI15OFF

Here's what you do to win

Link up a project at Paper Issues

Here's the list of designers playing in this hop

Carol  < that's me ;)

And don't forget the Paper Issues store over at Etsy......all the scrappy goodness you need with amazing customer service!  Don't forget my code  CAROL  for that extra 20% off

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Latest Challenge at Paper Issues

Wanted to pop in and share the latest challenge going on over at Paper Issues......I haven't scrapped in ages but dug out this old layout to share with you for the Shades of Grey challenge.  There is also an awesome prize pack from Basic Grey so hop on over,  there is still time to enter!!!

I made this layout earlier this year and it's still a fave ;)  
Grey background with lots of October Afternoon.


On a side note....the craft show is over and I did well.  I'm sooooooooo happy!!!!
I even got a few special orders so I am busy sewing this week as well.  It is good work, but I can't wait to scrap again.  Another day or two and the paper is gonna be exploding all over the place :)

Happy 12 twelve 12

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Whats Up???

I'm still here.........sewing like a crazy woman!!!

I'm participating in a craft show for the first time, starting tomorrow.  It's been super fun getting ready for it but my crazy life makes it hard for me to give as much time as I would like so I have been pulling some serious late nights lately.   

Wanna see what I'm making???

Cuuuuuuute kitchen towels...pretty sure i'll be replacing the ones in my kitchen with some of these ;)


Camera Straps

Doll Bedding  (i wish i was a little girl!)

Tote/Scripture Bags

Burp Cloths

Ruffle onesies  (i have some boy ones too....minus the ruffles ;)

Little Ties


....and a few other things I don't have photographed.   I can't wait....hope it goes well!!!  So come buy my stuff k!!!!  If you see something you're interested in and can't make the show let me know ;)

Here's the link to the FB page with all the info if you wanna come by,  there is TONS of awesome stuff for sale!!!