Today is the very last day of the year 2009 and will soon only be but a memory in our Hearts. But we are now moving on ready to begin again, and make better that which has happened in our lifes and gone into the past.
For my Family, 2009 had many ups and downs. but going into the details would take forever to explain each one.
As for myself it was a year of learning; it had hardly been a year, since I had found a group of wonderful people through a contest, given by a rubber stamp making company, called Hero Arts. This was a weekly online contest, and you would upload your creation on their flickr group. I found out that it wasn't just about winning it was about be supportive and sharing our everday Inspiration.
This fantastic group also had many swaps and card sharing events as well as blog hops.
Since this past summer I have recieved about 16 packages and 23cards(4 of which are Christmas cards) altogether from Australia, Canada, The UK, Denmark, The Phillipines, and from several states in the US of A.
Here are the ATC's I recieved for the friendship swap hosted by Hero Arts themselves.
The Ornament swap hosted by me.
...and the cards I received from Deborah's CCC.
Now That is about the most fascinating thing that one little hobby can turn out to be so much in one year. I have learned so much and gained so much confindence in going beyond my comfort zone.
At this time everyone talks of having a new years resolution, but as far as I've seen no one ever really follows them, so I have decided to just see if I can beat my record each year in cards and photo's.
This year I took 1599pictures(some of which are videos)
and I made about 107 cards there was probably more then that but I didn't take pictures of all of them. So next year I need to beat these records instead of setting a resolution.
OH and starting tomorrow Linda and I will be competing against each other to see who can make the most out of the stash we both won from Deborah's blog morsel. More deets tomorrow. 8 ~ )
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!
and thanks as always for the comments.