Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to my Friends and fellow Crafters! I can't believe a whole month has gone by since my last post. I was so busy enjoying the holiday season and didn't want to  pressure myself this year, that my poor blog was neglected. We had a wonderful Christmas here in NJ and I hope everyone had the happiest, healthiest holidays where you are too! I was crafting when I wasn't doing the decorating, cleaning, cooking, baking, chauffeuring, and the shopping, so I am going to share some of this seasons newest creations that I have been working on this week and over the weekend.
Here are my Lili Of The Valley cards:

Here's another Lili Of the Valley, how I love these stamps!

And finally, one of my favorites. I used the Cricut New Testament cartridge and my Imagine for the sentiments. This is a wonderful cartridge.

I also used my Imagine and Santa's Village for a couple of cards.

How cute is this snowman? How about those mats? I finally picked up some Bazzill Basics Dotted Swiss paper. I found it on clearance in Michael's for $6.00 in December. Nice! I used the new Cricut Circle Cartridge Paper Trimmings for the mats.

I'm pretty sure the mat is from Elegant Edges, I ran it through the vagabond using a Tim Holtz folder.
I am proud that I used only items from my stash and I kept the designs similar so that I was able to create more cards than I usually do.

I have a couple of resolutions for my crafting along with my personal resolutions. I hope to use more of what I have and spend less on supplies that I already own. I still have a couple of pieces of the K&Company Berry Sweet stack that I need to use up. I broke my resolve to not buy paper until I had used that stack all up, but considering I started my challenge in March and didn't buy any paper until December, that's not too bad. Another resolution? I want to get my craft room organized. It was cleaned over the holiday, so it went from this:

To this:

Notice the stack of paper on the table? All Christmas paper....I didn't buy any paper this year until the day when Michael's had the $7.99 stack sale. I only bought a package of paper, so I managed some sort of self-restraint. LOL! Inside the box under that stack? More paper and a bunch of stickers, rub-ons, and other assorted Christmas embellies. As part of my crafting resolutions, I would like to make a couple of Christmas cards and layouts during this year and use some of it up. Finally, I am also resolving to finish projects that have been started and abandoned.

Thanks for the wonderful comments I have received over this past year and for stopping by my blog! I pray we all have a wonderful year of good health, happiness, prosperity, and lots of  laughter! May all our trials be light and our homes filled with good times!

Happy Crafting!


  1. Happy New Year to you! What pretty cards, I LOVE those stamps too.

    Congrats on lasting from March til Dec for not buying paper - that is amaaaaazing!

    And my craft area looks more like your 'before' pics, lol! NICE job on your cleanup, do you think you can do mine now? ;)

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