Monday, 5 January 2009


Its been a YEAR since I first posted on my blog !!!
So much has happened in the past year - both good and not so good - but through it all with the support of family and friends I made it through. Adversity has made me "stronger" not in a bad way but it has made me more appreciative of all I have in my life - mainly people not things ! And not to "sweat the small stuff." I have truly found Life is a journey not a destination and you need to make the most of every single day.

Anyways enough of my ramblings - smiles - to celebrate my blogoversary I have some "surprise" giveaways . Anyone who leaves a comment, until 10 January on this post, telling me about one New Years Resolution they have made and kept so far, will go into 3 draws to win one of my "surprise" giveaways. Please include your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on a year of blogging! I have yet to start
Is the picture on the top of your blog a personal picture?
Haven't started my diet yet, not till Monday. Just thougth I would hop in and say congrats on it being a year! Whoohoo!
Witchdct said...

Congratulations on a year of blogging!!!!

This year I have resolved to put things in perspective. My only New Year's Resolution is to pray daily for my patients and the medical staff that is treating them. I hope I never get so busy that I don't find time to stop and pray.

Colleen P

Sue said...

Congratulations on a year of blogging!!
I didn't make any formal resolutions for this year; just a
mental note to try to be nicer and
more patient. I get so stressed some days that I find myself becoming short with people; especially those closest to me. At least I'm aware of the problem and hope to work on it daily!

Anonymous said...

I decided not to make NewYears resolutions but to try to eat healthy
and generally be a better person
all year
Thanks for a chance at the giveaway

Anonymous said...

that is sooo funny -- I had just looked at your new cards you posted this morning and then I get the notice that you are celebrating a full year of being a blogger. Congrats!!

SindeeLooooooo ....
Just another Creepy Sister, and you can never have enought creepy sisters

Mar said...

no resolutions but small obtainable goals...
like eating better
or finishing a project
or trying a different process..
that kind of thing

happy blogoversary!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, Wendy.
Interestingly, my one resolution was to spend less time on my computer! So far so good - I've cut my keyboard time down, which is a good thing, but I am having a few withdrawals!

christina d said...

Not a real resolution, but I plan on expanding my art into more things. I want to learn everything! Congrats on your anniversary!
Christina D

Anonymous said...

Wendy, I can't believe it's been a year already. Good for you and congrats! As far as New Year Resolutions, I made one to paint large size paintings as opposed to ATC's. I'm trying for at least one a month. So far, 4 and and a half. Good, huh?
I love your cards.

morningDove said...

a commitment to read my Bible daily devotional every day. January is "Dreams". When your "Hero" came on it made me cry, not sure why.
Happy BlogUnoVersary.
I'm a winner already for having met blogger friends like you.

Smurfy One said...

A huge congrats on your "blogversary", your blog is so great and I do so love the cards you are making yu are so talented and I am learning so much from you, and I give daily thanks for that.
Love and miss you heaps

Carol Johnston said...

Hi my good friend congrats on yur one year blog anniversary. My New Year's resolution is card related and so far I am keeping to it and that is making cards for swaps ahead of time. In one list I am 3 months ahead and on another 2 months ahead. Your journey through 2008 has been very inspirational to me. Hugs Carol J

KathrynAntyr said...

Oh I love surprises!

Let's see one of my resolutions. Hmmm I'd say transforming my creative space into a real sanctuary for my muse.

Congratulations on a year of blogging! I hope the next year brings you many opportunities to meet new people and discover new creative adventures.

You can reach me at:

All the best,
Kathryn - Collage Diva

Artseyanne said...

Hi Wendy,

So pleased you have made it to 2009, I check you out regularly to see how you are doing!
New Years Resolutions? Hmmmmmm get rid of some excess weight.

Anne Spiteri

Shaz said...

CONGRATS on your one year blogoversary Wendy.

A goal of mine this year is to be more frugal. I aim to try alot more new recipes and do more cooking from scratch. I also want to use more of my scrapbooking and card making stash. This has been going really well to date.

Anne said...

My New Year's resolution has been to do more scrapbook pages, and to utilise my cuttlebug more in layouts. :-) So far, so good!!

Congratulations on a year of blogging! Hope the next 12 months are just as good for you. :-)

Anne :-)

Donalda said...

I know it has been a rough road for you this past year dear but you made it through just like we knew you would.
Well I stopped smoking in Nov and had put on some major weight !! lol But went to the Dr and started my diet and so far I have kept it up, now I am starving lol Best wishes to you this year dear

Lissa (aka The Untamed Scrapper) said...

Happy Blogoversary Wendy! One of my resolutions this year is to craft more often and keep up with my scrapbooks better. I also have resolved to keep my studio CLEAN and organized rather than always looking like a hurricane hit it! So far so good!

Happy New Year!

Lissa B

Donna said...

My resolution is to finally loose the weight I've been working on for the past few years - but I have a great goal to aim for - visiting home for Dad's 60th birthday - I have 10 months so it is totally achievable! said...

I don't make resolutions but lately I have been telling myself that I should use a lot of the craft supplies that I have bought, even the really nice papers. They really aren't much use just sitting around being admired :-)

Lisa said...

Hi Wendy.
My e-mail address is

My New Year's Resolution is to reclaim my time to be creative and go back to watching my weight. I started doing a lot of overtime at work and it really cut into taking care of me. I am going to limit my overtime so I have time again for the things that matter.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Wendy
Yes it has been a 'rocky' 12 months. I am so pleased you have come through it all. My resolution is to try and make a card a day for the year. So far I've made 18 so I have a few up my sleeve for days I don't have time to create LOL.
Congratulations on your Blogoversary.

debbie said...

please enter me in your drawing... my new years resolution is to get published..

Glennis F said...

Congratulations on your 1 year blogaversary Wendy.
My resolution for this year is to use up craft supplies instead of buying more and more. eg beautiful papers that I can't bear to cut into.
Also to get my computer properly sorted when I get it back again

Michelle said...

Congratulations on a year of blogging!

I have 2 new years resolutions:-

To lose a bit of weight - so far so good
To spend more time card marking

All the best for 2009.

Happy Stamping & Scrapping

Glenda said...

Hi Wendy
Wow 12 months of blogging. Congratulations.
My resolution is to do a technique a week from the many lucious art books I have. Seeing as it still the first week, lol and I have the book open I am on target.
Go Girl keep up the good work.

Lesley said...

Hi Wendy,

This is the first time I've visited your blog, but we have exchanged ATC's. My resolution is to be more consistent with my triathlon training and I'm happy to say I haven't missed any sessions so far.

Lorri said...


I have made a goal to promise myself not to be too hard on myself, and especially on my artwork!!
Sometimes we are our own worst critics!.
Through the support of artful friends, friends and fellow bloggers I hope this goal will be fulfilled, so I can be confident enough to chase my dreams :)

Anonymous said...

New Year - New Resolution -

Better Posture, my goodness I slouch too much when sitting and standing. Being aware is the first step and I do find myself standing/sitting taller, especially as I notice how much everyone slouches! Stand Tall in 2009!!!


Elizabeth Golden said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary. I have made several goals for this year. One is to do more of my own art than to get caught up in challenges etc.
I am doing the soul journal prompts and keeping an art journal along with my personal journal. My journals are made and I have started to fill them. The new year is off to a good start.

Rene said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary! That's awesome! I agree with you that you just can't sweat the small stuff. There are so many more important things out there! I really want to get my craft room organized and then use it more this year. I have so many great ideas swirling around in my head! Thanks for the chance to win!

Rene' Mewes

ANNA said...

One of my many (in my head) resolutions for 2009 is to be a bit nicer to myself!! Over the last few years I have been my own worst critic - it is time to stop now and so far I have!!

Anonymous said...

Happy blogaversary to you! I haven't taken that plunge yet. I didn't make any real resolutions, but am trying to tame my clutter and make more art and to use what I have on hand before I buy more.

Anonymous said...

One of my resolutions this year is to organize my Art Studio. I have put up a couple of tools where they actually belong so I can find them next time!


CarolD said...

Wendy - Congratulations on your first year of blogging-- and for being the strong and inspirational person that you are :-)

I have decided to stop being a "shopaholic" and use some of my many papers and craft items that I put away and dont use because they are so lovely-- it is time to stop stashing !!-- there is always something else we want !!

Luv n hugs my friend
Carol D

Nanni Mouse said...

Happy blogoversary! My new year's resolutions are to spend more time with my children and grandchildren, to organise my craft supplies, and anything that I know I'll NEVER use I'll give away to our local Playcentre!

Connie said...

This year I have a few goals....but the big scary one is to open an etsy shop or something similar!


Anonymous said...

Congrats on inspiring us with this site for the last year. My new years resolution is to not feel guilty about crafting when I could/should be going something else.I have figured out if I plan things right that if I can do as much odd jobs and gardening done and I cool off by coming inside during the hottest hours and think/plan craft outlays for cards even if I don't get around to it that day.

Anonymous said...

I have just strted reading your blog and have become inspired by the way you have dealt with your challenges. I have been doing haemodialysis now for 5 years due to an unfortunate "event" and scrapbooking and cardmaking have been my saviour. My new resolution is the same as it is every year to keep a positive attitude. My motto is "Some people walk in the rain, others get wet"

Regards Bev King

Anne said...

Congratulations on your Blogoversary! :-)