Monday, December 31, 2012

Farewell, 2012, Welcome, 2013!

This was a good year for me, at least fun-wise!  Here are a few highlights. Click on any heading to see the original post.

A wonderful weekend of journaling classes with Donna Downey mid-January:

Won a Becky Shander original art piece:

Was thrilled to attend French General's Art of Craft event in LA at the end of January where I met my on-line friend Terry in person!

Attended Paper Cowgirl in Waxahachie, TX in March with several good friends:

Shared a booth with friends at Pistol Annie's Vintage and Craft Show in April:

Finally took the plunge in June - after years of dithering - and painted our living/dining and hallway blue:

Won a fabulous rug in June from Annie Selke's Fresh American blog giveaway:

In August, Dina Wakely was in town for a few classes:

Participated in LOTS of swaps, including a Breakfast at Tiffany's fabric book swap hosted by Laurie Jackson at Indulge Your Shelf:

Other swaps this year included a bracelet swap at Paper Cowgirl, Something Special's Petite Spring Jar Swap, Paper Cowgirl's Summer Travel Postcard Swap, a one-on-one swap with Terry, and three swaps organized by Creative Wings Boutique - the Prize Ribbon Swap, the Very Merry UnBirthday Cake swap, and the Twelve Days of Christmas Matchbox Ornament Swap. 

I took several classes taught by the very talented ladies at two local paper arts shops, and a mini-workshop organized by my friend Chris.  In June I celebrated my 100th sale on Etsy, but failed to blog about my 250th sale earlier this month!  I received some wonderful gifts from blogging friends this year, including this most amazing fabric book from Laurie:

A memorable year for sure!  I'm looking forward to the new year, and wish you all a happy, healthy and art-filled 2013!


  1. Wow -- you did have one fun year, too! I can't wait to see what 2013 holds, and I hope it somehow includes a craft-along for the two of us!