Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!!

I think for sure one of my resolutions is to blog more often. I always say I am going to be more into the blog thing, and then my life gets crazy and I don't get it done. But, it's a new year full of new things and new creations, so I am going to give it my best and try and post much more often. And today is the perfect day to get started. I do have lots to share since my last post which was......ummmmm...... a couple months ago (sigh). But today I am just gonna keep it simple and enjoy the quiet moments of typing while Desi is away at preschool and Cole is playing ever so nicely with the Thomas the Train set Santa brought. I so hope you all had a wonderful, magical Christmas. I know for us, it was difficult beyond words. Ellie loved, loved, loved Christmas! I can only imagine the incredible celebration she had with Jesus this year; just close your eyes and listen for the angels and their sweet singing! Oh Ellie Belle, my heart aches and rejoices all at once my, sweet, sweet girl. Thank you Lord, for seeing us through this holiday time and showing us your love through those that surrounded and held us. We are ever so thankful.
The New Year has brought a fantastic opportunity my way and I am very excited to share with you all. I was contacted out of the blue from our Community Education program and I am thrilled to have been asked to teach paper crafting classes for them. I am just tickled that I get to share some of my favorite techniques and projects with those that live in my neighborhood and surrounding areas. I will be holding two classes in January, a winter mini album class and a Valentine workshop. Both classes are offered through New Prague Community Education and you can check out all the offerings by going HERE. Here's a little peek at the mini album we will be making.
This album was crafted with some of my favorite papers from the Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade collection. Every one of these papers is glittered and gorgeous. Perfect for all your wintertime memories. Take a peek at the Bo Bunny blog for a glimpse of these beautiful papers that just emulate frosty goodness.
And of course Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Hearts and love themed crafty products are everywhere. I'll save those projects for later this week. I will leave you with a layout I just completed for Scrappin' Mojo using products from the very funky Rose Moka Vintage Glam line. They were our sponsor for January and what fun I and the Mojo Guest Designers had playing with their product! Here's a couple layouts for you to peek at and get your own mojo flowing.

Enjoy the start of 2010 ~ Best Wishes from me to you for a happy and joy filled New Year!

XOXO, Niki