Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year Review!!!!


We say good-bye to 2013 and hello 2014, as we do, I thought I would share a look back at a few creations of 2013!

I love this happy card I made for Feb/Mar VSN at SCS

Also in March:
I Created this set for MFPS a HC blog hop and it was selected as
my first ever spotlight on Splitcoaststampers FB page!!!

 My 2nd entry for the MIX challenge at SCS (MIX12).  I learned how easy it is to make a chipboard piece using a cereal box.

I was asked to be a guest designer for the June Christmas Fan Club challenge at SCS, theme: "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer".  

In July I started an art journal but I didn't get very far.....there's a goal for 2014!

August was DTGD: Create 42 cards in 7 days. Ummm.....that one just about did me in because I take a good bit of time to think about a card, and then execute it but I finished all 42 and was quite proud of myself!

September VSN

Well, If you know me, you know why this would be high on my favorites list!!!
This definitely makes me think of me and my sis!  The girl in the back is Shell and I am holding the cat of course!  We just facetimed each other HAPPY NEW YEAR and she showed me her two dogs and I showed her Storm! (Lil Bits was sleeping off the New Year somewhere)

October was a HUGE month for me.  I was asked to be part of Top Dog Dies first design team and Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps asked me to move up from a Guest position to take on a regular term.  It's been so exciting to design with these wonderful companies! Along with the new design opportunities I played along with SCS HYCCT challenges all month long.

October did not end there.....About mid way through the month Lydia of SCS asked me if I would be interested in becoming one of the Dirty Dozen!!!!  OH MY!!!!  What an honor!!!  I still can't quite believe that I am playing in the dirt pile!!!!

December - I turned a half century and my family surprised me with the best gift EVER!!!  If you didn't see that post you can view it here.

I don't have a single Christmas photo to share because our family didn't feel like pics.  We had our celebration early and it was a bit rushed so that Steve could get to bed and no one was in the mood for photos (including me).  I thought we might reenact the next day but again, no one felt like it.  I am sure I am going to be sad about that in the future but sometimes you just have to roll with it!

I did take this photo of the gift our DD made for us!!!!  Isn't this fun!  She delved into my die cut scrap box and decorated the jars, then filled them with cocoa and candies! What a super fun surprise!

I received a prize for playing along with HYCCT.  Storage units from Stamp N Storage!!!  It came just in time to give me brand new storage for Christmas!!! 

2013 was an amazing year.  I grew so much in the art of paper crafting, I said yes to many things in my personal life (some of which were very uncomfortable),  and my faith deepened as I learned to rest more fully in Christ.

 If you have hung with me and read all the way through this post I think you are AMAZING!!!!  THANK YOU so much for taking part in my journey this year.  I am so appreciative of your visits and your comments!  You could spend your time in a zillion other places so THANK YOU so much and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!! 


  1. Fabulous collection of projects Angie! Love them all and your storage shelf looks awesome! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

  2. I love the look back over your crafty year, such pretty creations!
    Happy New Year!

  3. LOOOOOVE your 2013 favorites! I esp love that "bee"cause card! And that reindeer with the fun bulbs around his antlers!

    THANKS so much for stopping by my blog and leaving some love! You've made my day <3

  4. It was a lovely creative year for you and what a lucky girl to win that storage. I think the card with "you" and "your sister" is cute and so is the reindeer. I also love your amazing grace card.

  5. Fun cards and look through fun things that happened to you this year. Hard to pick a favorite! Well done!!!

  6. what a great idea to look back through all your faves Angie. I must say i got really tickled with the Reindeer card. That is so much FUN!! You had a wonderful year and really stretched your wings. I am so proud of you and so thankful that we found each other to friend!

  7. What great projects, Angie!! I absolutely LOVE the reindeer and the cat is also a fav, but all your work is always a pleasure to look at!!!


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