Where Did the Time Go?

>> Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I had such good intentions this year. 

I was going to make all of my Christmas gifts by hand.

I was going to fill my freezer with homemade cookies.

I was going decorate our house, inside and out.

I was going to make a gingerbread house with my daughter.

I was going to have a family portrait taken.

I was going to write a lengthy letter to family and friends, and actually mail it on time.

And I was going to post regularly on my blog.

Let's just say, I have not been successful in meeting any of my goals for this Christmas... and now Christmas is only three days away so I am pretty much out of time.

But, I am resigned to have a Merry Christmas anyway, even if it isn't perfect. 

I hope you will do the same - 

have a Joyous Holiday Season and a Blessed New Year. 
See you all in 2011.


Wish You were Here!

>> Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I've been gone for a very long time, but I doubt many of you noticed my absence since Sarah has been doing a pretty good job of keeping the blog updated and bursting with new layouts and cards for you to enjoy! I won't bore you with the story of my adventures in Taiwan since you are here for the crafting, and not the stories . . .  lets just leave it at that I had a wonderful time in Taiwan, but am happy to be back with the family and happy to be crafting again.

Its a little hard to get into the Christmas thing this year as I've just come from a place where its still very much summery to me! We were still wearing shorts and t-shirts a few weeks ago and now I find myself in -20 weather suddenly, its been a little shock to my body! So instead of jumping right into making Christmas cards, I thought I would instead make a card for some of the wonderful people that I met while in Taiwan, that are still there, that I am missing quite a bit at the moment. Since its been a while since I created anything, I needed a little bit of help and turned to some of the old favourites for inspiration. Without further adieu, allow me to introduce to you the very first card I have made in almost 4 months, soon to be headed for the other side of the world . . . .

My Minds Eye Paper
Chatterbox Rub-Ons
Vintage Buttons and Ribbon
Misc. Chipboard "U"
MM Brad

Its good to be back!