I am sad/glad the holidays are over. I no longer have house guests. There is no pressure to keep the house super clean, or cook a big feast. It is actually a BIG relief!
I guess it's time to pack away my paper ornaments and Christmas layouts...
My craft table is surprisingly clean at the moment. I guess that's what happens when you don't USE it for a while. *yikes*
I had a pretty uneventful New Years Eve. I actually spent the evening painting a shared bedroom for my two youngest daughters. We are in the midst of a MAJOR overhaul, and I have girly stuff deposited in every spare corner of the house at the moment! Yet ANOTHER reason to be thankful the holidays are over! ;)
While we're on the subject of the new year, I meant to share a picture of one of these 2008-2009 planners. I altered the covers and I made several with different stamp sets, but basically the same colors. Unfortunately the photo doesn't really do it justice, but if you click on it you can see a closer view. This was done with the technique I shared over a month ago, Emerging Color, or Joseph's Coat Inside Out (as Jan Tink calls it). I am pretty pleased with the results, this is one I kept for myself - isn't it gorgeous!?
I decided to set a scrapping goal for the year, and owe the idea to Lela on SCS. Several of us have set goals for ourselves, and the catch is, we can't spend money on new stuff unless we meet the goal! I plan to do 100 pages this year, so I set a goal of 8 pages this month which will allow me to spend $24 on new goodies....whoops, I haven't scrapped a thing yet, and I spent a $1 in the Target spot the other day. Ain't these cute!? They are self adhesive chipboard pieces. My 6 year-old is DYING for me to use them, because she knows she gets the leftovers. She is such a scrapper in the making!!!
The NEW Stampin' Up! catalog is HERE!!!!!
I'll be giving them away FREE to anyone who:
- joins my mailing list
- places an order
- signs up for my monthly club
- hosts a PARTY!