Happy New Year and all the best for 2013! As like most people I don't like making resolutions cause it is really hard to keep to them. So this year I am trying to make personal goals instead. So one of my personal goals is to get back into my blogging. So many things have been going on around here in the last 6 to 9 months that I have fallen behind on my crafting and blogging that I want to get back into it for 2013. Not only was it great for me to see what everyone was up too but it is a great way for me to keep both my crafting friends and family updated on what is going on with us in these busy times. Of course I have those other personal goals like most people that I would like to get those last 10 lbs off and hit the gym more but those will come and fall into place with all the other goals.
So since I am still sitting down to my first cup of coffee this morning and have not been able to get into my craft room to create something for you this morning I do have a Christmas card that I am especially proud of that I want to showcase for you. The card stock is Michaels recollections, the shaped mats are spellbinders. The stamp is from Stampin Up not sure what set though. I did embossing it after stamping it in versamark. Of course the sparkly lines were drawn using stickles. Now the super cool part to this card is that the silver mat is actually foil paper glued to a piece of cardstock. The foil is the kind that ladies usually have their hair lightened with. It is super durable and gives a great shine once it is embossed with the cuttlebug folders. I hope you enjoy it and can appreciate the shine of it from the picture as much as I did and still do.
On a side note as an update on me, I have closed my home based daycare back in July and found myself a part time job working in a beauty supply store. Even though it is not a full time job and the adjustment has been tough on the family I am finding it very satisfying to be out of the house and talking to the public again. It really has made me appreciate the time at home with my family and given me back some of that confidence I had misplaced from being at home for so long. As an bonus though I have found that there are many crafty things you can pick up at the beauty supply store as well as the hardware store that crafters are always commenting on. I apologize for taking so long to getting back to you all and wish everyone the best in the New Year and all your personal goals. Catch you next week if not sooner.