Saturday, December 31, 2011

Top 10 of 2011

Okay here are 10 of my favorite things I made this year. They are all things that I would want for myself, but they were made to suit the person they were intended to please. One is a cheat... it was actually made in 2010, but I didn't have a blog then, but it was designed with my sister at my side and taught as a class at my aunt's store. It has so many pleasurable emotions and memories connected to to it I might include it every year. I hope this coming year gives me some time with both my sister and my aunt.

Unscripted Sketches #139

Here is the last unscripted sketch for 2011. It was a crazy week as usual, and I had about 10 minutes to get a project done. That is what I love about the sketches at Unscripted Sketches. You can make them as elaborate or as simple as you want. They just work, and they help me get more done. Here is this weeks sketch and what I did with it. I hope you enjoy.

The photo is from about a year  maybe year and a half ago, but I don't think that long. I was amazed by how different Nick is. He has changed from a little boy to a young man in the last year. He was mortified that I was using this photo, but it awed me. Here is my ten minute page that captured one of those moments when I realized life is changing.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

One Little Word...

I was jumping through some of the blogs I follow and being a teacher that works with words, I was caught by the title of Bethany's post at Counterfiet Kit Club. It was entitled One Little Word. When I read, she talked about taking a challenged from Ali Edwards each year to choose a word to be the focus of your year. It made me start thinking about what I want my year to be. I am choosing INSPIRED. I want to be inspired this year. I am not just talking about in my crafting, but in my work, my faith, my daily life. I want each moment to count. I want to see what is around me and allow it to inspire me. It is time to shake off this funk I have been in and get inspired. I am sure that if I am inspired it will inspire those around and oh how grand life can be.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas and an Unscripted Sketch

Well, I have been a terrible blogger this year. I don't do it often enough or thorough enough. I plan to do better in the coming year. I just wanted to drop by to say Merry Christmas to you all and remind you that even with all the Christmas craziness take time to craft. It is good for the heart. There is a new sketch up at Unscripted Sketches so go check it out and play along with us. I made a card this week. Yes you heard right...a card. The non card maker needed a card, so that is what I made. Not stellar, but it does the job. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!