2008 Reflections

As I look back and reflect on my experiences in 2008 I would have to say that this wonderful world of blogging has had the most profound impact on me. I wonder how I ever did without it?

Thanks to each and everyone of you in blogland for sharing your passion, expertise, life experiences and most of all your creative expressions. You may not realize how much you truly do inspire the rest of us!!

Thanks to each and everyone of you (you know who you are) who have left sincere and kind comments on my little blog. Your words mean a great deal to me and I always try to respond in kind.

A Big Thanks to a group of women I met at Stampin'D'Amour, an online forum run by Pamela Jin. She also has a very trendy online Vintage themed paper crafting Boutique. These women welcomed me with open arms into their creative world and I will forever be grateful for their encouragement and kind comments at my humble attempts to be creative. They showed me the wonderful world of blogging and gave their advice and expertise without hesitation. Please check out each of these gals blogs and you will see they are all extremely talented:

Kris at Nostalgic Collage
Sarah at Vintage Figments
Lyneen at I Am Dreaming of Castles
Louise at Kard Krazy
Pam at Scrappy Pam Designs

On a personal note, I would sincerely like to thank Sarah from Vintage Figments . She is the most wonderful, kind-hearted soul I have ever met. She truly is an inspiration to me.

Lastly, I want to thank a great group of gals at the Crafty Scrapper who have also been very warm and encouraging in their comments on my blog. They too share their expertise and advice without hesitation.

In closing I would like to say that 2008 has been the beginning of a wonderful journey for me and I look forward to what 2009 holds. I wish each of you a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2009!!!


Happy Holidays!

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support and kind words during this past year of blogging. I wish that each of you and your families have a very Merry Christmas and happy Holiday Season!


Christmas Tag

I created a tag based on techniques Tim Holtz posted on his blog last year for a challenge over at the Vintage Veranda. Thanks to the local Crafty Scrapper store hosting a class taught by Wendy Vecchi, I was able to learn the techniques for creating this tag from a real pro. Wendy is very talented and you should check out her blog for some fabulous work! I used distress crackle paint, distress inks and my favorite Crafty Secrets Santa stamp.