Wednesday, January 9, 2013

HAPPY 2013 ....

Yay.... 2012 is a thing of the past, and I couldn't be happier. It was definately (to quote The Queen) Annus Horribilis !!!
We face 2013, with renewed optimism, and hope that it is truly Our Year :-)

So how many of you made New Years Resolutions ....... come on be honest !!!! I thought about it, and decided that I didn't want to call them resolutions - somehow that word just jinxes any good intentions you have. I have decided that there are some changes I'd like to make, and some things I'd like to do better, and I'll work on those.
- I want to grow in Faith, and try to see the positive and good in each situation that presents itself.
- I want to worry and be anxious about less. This is a particularly hard one for me.
- I want to create more ...... and document it. I plan on being a better blogger this year.
- I want to finally finish the WIP I've had on my knitting needles for 2 years now !!!
- I've resolved to not buy a single card this year .... they will all be handmade.

In keeping with my last "change", I've been busy.
My little niece turns 4 this month ........ time flies. It just doesn't seem possible that she can be growing up so quickly. The little dress that I entered into the State Fair of Texas, was made for her. It had little owls all over it .
So what could be more fitting than an owly card ...

Please excuse the pictures - it has been overcast and rainy here now for 2 days. I couldn't wait any longer to take the pictures, as I needed to get the package in the mail. I got the idea for this card, from a similar card I'd seen on Pinterest. It took me a little while to figure out how to do the pop out tree trunk in the middle, but I got it eventually. I used the owls from the Cricut Cartridge called Cashmere.

I then had to pop a little something in the mail, for an upcoming swap. This was a quick and easy card.
I used my Dots (Paper Studio) embossing folder to emboss a rectangle of cardstock. This I matted onto a red piece of cardstock, that was then adhered to a white card blank. This little Matroyshka Doll, can also be found on the Cricut Cashmere Cartridge.
I have recently developed a great affinity for embossing ....... love, love, love the effect it gives.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog today - I do appreciate it !!!
Happy 2013 - May it be all you wish it to be.


  1. I agree with you Kerry.... no resolutions just things I want to do... Love the dress it is too cute and the cards are lovely. Way to go :D

  2. Yay! You are BACK!!!!! I don't do resolutions, I'm a total work in progress.
    Love the owly stuff....HEY you oughta join the yarn stash buster challenge with me this is on my blog!

  3. Hi Kerry, Happy New Year to you and your family - may 2013 be everything you would like it to be. Love all the fabulous things you make - what a talent you have.
    Nola is looking to buy a cricut machine and is very confused about which one to go for. I have told her to buy the biggest and best!!! Any advice from you would be appreciated. She would mainly use it for card making but with her young family she would probably also use it for making birthday party decorations etc. We have heard that the Cricut Expression doesn't cut very good circles???!!!! Thanks Kerry - you could write to me on FB if you like. Love to you all xxx