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

13 comments:

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Happy New Year Niki! I know las year was a tough one, I thought of you a lot. And it is so great to see your amazing work again! I am so happy for this new adventure for you, you are so talented! This gig is right up your alley!!!! Looking forward to many pretty things from you! Wishing you happiness and peace in 2010! love deb

BethieJ said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I LOVE everything you shared my friend!! BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL work!! I am so EXCITED about your classes... what fun that will be! I am keeping you and your sweet family in my prayers! See ya at Mojo!!!
((hugs))

Angela J. Prieto said...

Totally amazing layouts Niki!!!
I know how you feel, I was missing my grandma very much this Christmas.

Tracy said...

Happy New Year, Niki ... Hope this year is an awesome one for you and your Family ...

You are always in my prayers ..

Love, Tracy G

P.S. Absolutely love love love your work .. - congrats on the new venture ... oxoxox

Sophia said...

Congrats on the new venture, always a BIG fan of your great work!!!

Hope 2010 is all you want it to be and more...

Diane Parsons said...

Happy New Year Niki! Your work is AMAZING as usual. :) I hope this new year brings you peace and happiness. How exciting for you and your new venture! Good Luck GF!

Jan said...

I just LOVE your work Niki. You are a truly blessed artist. I'm sure Ellie was there in spirit to celebrate the festive holiday with you, as you stated it was her favorite time of year. Good luck with your classes my friend.

Samantha said...

Happy new year Niki! Your LOs are just gorgeous and that mini album looks stunning! God bless you and your family always. Hugs Sam x

Maureen said...

Happy New Year NIki!!! I'm excited to read the news of you teaching classes. Beautiful work as always.

Snapwhiz... aka Rhonda V. said...

Happy New Years to you! I just love that mini and I really hope you rock the house down with it!

Best wishes to you with your new fun project, that's so awesome! I wish I could come and join in, it looks fabulous!!

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
~Rhonda

Pinky said...

Hey Niki, you are on a roll girl! Congrats!!!!!! Happy new year, good to see a blog from ya! Love the work as always, everything that comes out of your craft room is breath taking!
So happy you will be teaching! :)

eMeLiNe Seet said...

OMY !! You do Gorgeous work with papers Amazing !

blueskygirl said...

Hi Niki,

I have read Ellie's story through the link on your scrapping blog. My heart aches for your family. I know the song "praise you in this storm" is on your scrapping blog. And I thought of you last week when the sermon at church was on trials. Our video guy made a great video to go with the song. Thought I would send you the link in case you are interested.
http://www.mattkaltenberger.com/matt_kaltenberger/2010/02/praise-you-in-this-storm-.html