Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Hello and Happy January 1st to you!! I hope that your holiday season was a wonderful one! Ours was very nice! My son was able to make it home for Christmas and then surprised us and showed up for New Years too! I was so happy to have all of my kids together for the holidays! :)

So here we are in a new year and with the new year comes the trusty ole' resolutions! Did you make yours yet?! I made mine and thought I would share them here to help keep me accountable!

1) I want to become more organized!
2) I want to pay down our debt this year!
3) I want to become a more faithful scrapper, picture taker and blogger!
4) I want to continue on my path for improved health and consistent exercise!

I resolved last year to walk every day of 2009 (at least one mile a day!) and managed to do so! 365 consecutive days! It got me to thinking (and wondering) if I am capable of kicking the butt of one goal what other fantabulous things I might be able to accomplish! I mean really... the sky is the limit!

As for #3...I am really excited at the thought of scrapping more this year! I use to LOVE to scrap book but have fallen away from it. I think it is really important to capture and document all those amazing moments of your lives and those of your families so I am going to actively scrap this year! I have set my crafty goals as follows: 50 cards and 75 Scrapbook Layouts this year. I think those are reasonable goals and am looking forward to meeting them both! To my Crafty Critter buddies...if you see me falling behind someone throw something at me! :)

I have the cutest project to share with you today! I made several of these from one of Lauren Meader's Timeless Templates. She is amazing and her templates are all top notch! I was hoping to squeeze a dozen cookies into each of these but they were either smaller than I thought they would be or my cookies were ginourmous! LOL Maybe a little of both! Bigger cookies are always better! ;) I did not have the stamp set that coordinates with this house project so I had to get creative. I used all Stampin Up! stamps. I used a tag stamp for the door and used a retired hostess set for the windows. I folded the shutters out to make the windows look more welcoming! Then I added goodies in each of the windows. There is a wreath on the front door that I made from 2 circle punches and a snowman out front to welcome any passing by visitors! I tore Whisper White card stock to make snow and added Stickles to give the snow some shimmer! The top of the house lifts off and I filled the houses with candy! These were so much fun to make! Here are some photos of the houses:

Front of house!

Side of house!

Other side!

Back of house!

I hope that you had a good 2009 and that you have an even better 2010!! It is a new year and a new decade! Time to make some changes and mix it up a bit! Think hard about the things you want to accomplish and GO FOR IT!!! I plan to! :) Have a wonderful day! I will be back soonest!



Melanie said...

This is really super cute. I think its awesome you posted your goals for 2010, I LOVE it!!

Melina said...

So pretty AM!!! Your 3D projects are great. Thanks so much for sharing and congrats on the 365 walks last year :)

Jennifer said...

Oh, AnnMarie...this is simply beautiful! I can't believe you did a 3d project!! How wonderful! I am glad to see you're goals & how inspiring you are to me. Love this house!!

Jenny said...

Aww is this ever cute!! Fabulous little house and good luck on all your goals for 2010!!

Moira said...

Great goals and super cute house!

marsha said...

Fabulous AnnMarie! This is such a beautiful house and what great improvising. Good luck on your goals this year!


Paige said...

This cookie house is amazing!
Good luck with your goals for this new year and congrats on the walking every day last year! You are an amazing and awesome woman!

Colleen said...

Wow! It looks so impressive - good job!

Tracey said...

WOW, AnnMarie - this is an amazing 3-D project. You are awesome!

Lesley said...

AnnMarie, That is so cute! Great project!

April said...

That house is sooo awesome!Great work!