Friday, January 6, 2012

A New Year and New Beginnings

A New Year and New Beginnings
After many many months of blog neglect I am making a return to the land of the living and the land of crafting!

So first some catching up....the last time I stopped in I was coming back from Austin and a Hauntingly good time with Mom.  Things  were insanely busy after that - I had a birthday party at Painting with a Twist in Garland, spent 3 days with the lovely ladies at Quick Quotes at Private Reserve, and then my sweet sweet husband got me tickets to a hockey game for our anniversary - Stars lost, but it was awesome!  :)

I've also been having a difficult time battling with some depression and generally feeling lost in this big world.  Luckily my lovely friends and wonderful families have really helped me pull through.  I still have my bad days, but I've pulled through the worst of my funk and I'm looking forward to an awesome new year full of new beginnings and many many scrappy adventures!

So want to know what I've been up to in the world of Paper Crafts?  I have fallen in love with the Canvas Kits from Quick Quotes. 

This one was created for my BFF in honor of her marriage to her wonderful husband Andy, and the great card her MIL gave her on their first anniversary.  It is such a sweet card, and I love the photo - they are such a lovely, kissy face couple - captures that perfectly.

Here's a 10x10 canvas that I did at Private Reserve.  I haven't decided what I'm doing with it...maybe a pic of me and Dave...he has been such a blessing in my life so it really is a perfect fit.   With him in my life, I am TRULY TRULY blessed. :)

One last project to round out the weekend:
6x6 Canvas Mini Album - So Thankful for....well, everything!  This sweet little album has a place for all the things I am so thankful for - My sweet husband, my lovely family and my FABULOUS friends.  I can't wait to get home from retreat so I can print pictures to go in them. :)

Well that is all from me for today!  See you next week, and remember - do something creative, and do something for you every day!


  1. Wow Jessi! Each and everyone of your pages are just incredible! Such awesome detail here...I will be checking back often for more inspiration from you...keep up the great work :)

  2. These are just amazing Jessi! Glad to see you getting back into the swing of things craft wise. I have missed seeing your creativity. Remember on those tough days... tomorrow will be a better day!

  3. Wow Jessi, you came back with a BANG! The LO of your friends took my breath away. It is by far, my fav thing you have done. Stunning! The others are just amazing too. Keep up the good mojo. So glad that you are back. You were truly missed. I can relate to the bad days too Jess and like Kristin said, always remember the good ones are right around the corner. {HUGS}