31 December, 2009

Happy New Year To Everyone

Well a New year is about to start and I am so excited to be where I am. First of all Happy New Years to everyone. I have just taken the month off from Blogging and I'm ready to get busy and back to it. I'm hoping to make this Blog better than ever.
I started this hiatus back on December 2nd when my computer crashed. What a terrible thing to have happen at this time of year. Tim Holtz had just started the 12 days of Christmas Tags, all my favorite designers were comeing up with great images and challenges and I had such big plans. My biggest lesson in all this was BACK-UP. I was so worried that I had lost everything and I did not have anything backed up. All those Digital Images I have been buying in the past few months and the Photos of my Family and all the artwork I have photographed might have been gone. My husbands computer internet conection was also down at the same time so I was scrambling around from friend to relative to borrow the use of their computer. It is amazing how I've become dependent on the Internet. I have made so many friends here and I felt out of touch. But Alas computer is all fixed, and I didn't loose any files and I now have them backed up so I am a very happy camper.

NOW on to some really great news. Sketches By Tamara is coming back. I have missed her sketches and challenges since she took a break back in June but starting next week she will be making magic again and I will be on the Design Team. WOO HOO! I have my first months projects finished and I can't wait to share them with everyone so check back at Tamaras Blog on Tuesday for a Sketch and samples by the new Design Team. I am so lucky to be working with such a great team. So go check out the blog if you aren't familiar with Tamaras Sketches there are plenty of past sketches you can access.

Now for some things I have been working on. I know I have done a lot more than this over the past month but for now I will start here. This New Years Card is one of two that I have made lately . This is using an image by Phindy of Phindy Place. I just love her Mrs. Comfy Images and a lot of others also. I bought a few the other day. Check out her store and I might also add that most of these Artists have Groups on Paper Craft Planet and Scrapbook News and Review. These are such fun Forums to join and keep up with your favorite artist and friends. Just go to the sites (I left links) and join a group or two or three.
This is an adorable image by Shirleys2Girls. There are so many new things going on over there, be sure to check out everything soon. There is a new Design Team and they are going all Digital so they have more time to spend with their family. I'm just tickeled pink because I love their Images and I love the instant gratification of Digital. I so need to start selling my cards and embellies so I can pay for my addiction. Look for a store soon. This little sweetheart is from Bee Crafty. Again, some great Digital Images.I did this for a Challenge at Digital Tuesday. It was supposed to be a Winter Scene that has a lot of sparkle and glitterie snow. I used Diamond dust for the glitter and Rock Candy distress paint on the background of the image.

I just couldn't pass up these Frillie Millies by Pink Petticoat. There is a sale going on right now also. This is a Christmas image but I made it into a Valentine instead. Just by the type of paper I used. This is Basic Grey from last year and I paper pieced the skirt of her dress. I have not visited The Greeting Farm for a while and I was so excited when I stopped by there the other day. They are putting out a lot of Digital Images these days and this little darling is one of my favorites. You should pop by and have a look around.

Here are two more images from The Greeting Farm that I bought.

How cute is this little guy? A Mo Manning Image that is not a Christmas Card. I am going to miss making Christmas Cards and projects.

I had made this card at the begining of the month for Shirleys2Girls Design Team Call but with the problems with my computer and Christmas Preps I decided that I would hold off on applying this time. It would have been a fun group to work with too if I had been lucky enough to make the team. They picked a great team and you must check them out soon here. I just love this little guy. I used flock on the reindeer and once again, I'm not reat impressed with my abilities in using it. More practice nessary. Image by Whimsey Doodle.

And another Whimsey Doodle stamp and some Basic Grey paper.

And one last card for you all. A happy New Year card for everyone using an image by Mo at Mo's Digital Pencil.


Have a wonderful weekend.