First up is the....
Top Ten Reasons to have a blog:
10- keeps me out of trouble
9- allows me to meet lots of wonderful creative people
8-gives me a reason to take lots of photos
7-it's my place to brag about my family
6-I love reading all of your sweet comments
5-keeps my creativity fresh
4-I learn lots of new stuff
3-sharing my cards and other projects
2-sharing my faith in Jesus Christ
and the number one reason to have a blog....
1- I finally realized I have something to say and I don't want to be one of those women who wanders around talking to herself....better to get it out now!
My Ten Favorite Cards from 2010:
My Top Ten Favorite Cards by Friends:(okay, this was tough because I loved so many more than just 10 so this is a random list from my 100's of faves...check out my Flickr faves, I'm a total maniac with the faves)
- Inchies by Jacqueline
- Sweet Strawberry Basket by Lin
- Exquisite Hydrangea by Pia
- Fab Shabby Chic by Carole
- Fresh One Layer by Tiffany
- Gorgeous Color by Agata
- Charming Beauty by Kath
- Colorful Masterpiece by Anne
- Heather's Cracked Butterflies
- Jill's Butterflies too!
and an extra 3 from Christmas:
My Favorite Technique Videos or Tutorials:
- Jennifer McGuire's Thinking Inking Holiday Series- Especially Block Stamping
- Lisa Spangler's Dandelions in the Mist
- Another Jennifer McGuire- Stamping with Water
- Anything from The CLASSroom
- Love Britta's version of Stamping with Water
- Spiral Rose
- Fabric Paper Rosette
- Paper Roses
- Cosmo Cricket Box Flower
- and Agata's Ribbon Flower
Play Date Cafe
Stampin Sisters in Christ
Card Chain Challenge
2010 has been a year of highs and lows...fun opportunities and difficult challenges. I lost my dad, sent Ben back to Iraq, said goodbye to my sweet Bruno, experienced some extended-family drama and turmoil. Finding a job still hasn't happened, Al continues to work for himself and our finances are becoming strained after more than a year without regular income. On the happy side, we welcomed Ben home (no more trips to Iraq for him), I had the wonderful opportunity to be a Hero Hostess, and I met many more wonderful friends through our shared love of crafting. I also have found opportunities to teach stamping and to help build up my favorite local stamp store. 2011 brings with it the fun of going to CHA to scout new products for Stamp Fever, and I've been given the opportunity to work with the ever ebullient Kelly Marie Alvarez in the Lawn Fawn booth.
Through all the good times and difficult times, the constant in my life is my faith in Jesus Christ and I know that all things will work together for good (Romans 8:28). I'm happy to leave 2010 behind....bring on 2011!
Wishing you all blessings and joy in the New Year,