How will you be ringing in the New Year?

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It's that time again, some are getting ready to go out and paint the city and others like me are just kickin it at home with the kids. Instead of the black cocktail dress and heels I used to don on New Year's Eve I've traded in for comfy PJ's on and chenille socks!
Yep becoming a mother and raising a family definitely puts a new spin on one's New Year's Eve festivities but honestly I wouldn't have it any other way. I love relaxing at home, scrappin a little, eating a little more chocolate before I quit at midnight. LOL We are about to play a round of Pirates of the Caribbean Monopoly as a family and Lily is lovin her jello and whip cream treat in her high chair.
So out with the old and starting with the new. I made my goals and I am really going to try to stick to them! I have no idea what 2009 holds for us as a nation economically but I'd rather be broke than fearful of terrorists so I hope our President elect does all he can to make sure we as a nation will be safe. So many things are changing in the world around me and alot of it saddens me deeply. It makes me so mad to see our money spent to bail out companies who are still handing out fat bonuses and corporate perks being abused. The fact is though there is nothing I can do about it. No one ever said life was fair but I do believe that your life is what you make of it. It sounds corny but I recently purchased a great quote stamp from Unity that said "be the change you wish to see in the world" Mahatma Gandhi I am totally embracing that quote this year.
Whatever your Resolutions are or aren't just believe in yourself and be the best you that you can and the world will be a better place.
I wish everyone health, happiness and pure JOY in 2009!!!

Now on to my Scrappy stuff! I completed this layout for Prima's Monthly BAP Challenge at 1 a.m. last night so technically it is my last layout for 2008 and by far my best. I really am in awe of the talent that is out here in Blogger land and I really want you all to know that your blogs inspire me and it's because of my scrapping community and friends that I have grown this year as a scrapper.
I'd like to acknowledge the following scrappy sites have really inspired me this past year and contributed to my growth. Cafe Mom, my first scrappy haven online. Bad Girls kits, my first ever scrap booking subscription. Scrapping Out Loud, my favorite challenge blog and now I am on the Design Team WoW!! Page Maps, the first sketch site that immediately inspired me. Becky you are SO talented! Unity Stamp Company for making me go back to Rubbah! Angela you are SO generous with the Thursday Hip hop giveaways, it's now my favorite day of the week! And finally the many manufacturer blogs out there that post tips and giveaways that keep challenging me.
I am so very thankful I have this online community, you really don't know how much you all mean to me. Sheesh I feel like I just won an Oscar and I am giving a Halle Berry style acceptance speech. LOL
Seriously tho, thank you all for your kinds comments to my posts and scrappy support. You are all fabulous and talented and I am so glad I know you!!!!


Denise said...

Happy New Year!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Shemaine!

This was one heck of a much of it rang true with me as well. I'm going to look forward to change and positivity for 2009.

AND....thats layout is AMAZING, girl! Whoooooaaaaa. I love it, love love love it. Great work!

Rebecca said...

That layout is so gorgeous! Thanks for leaving a kind comment on my blog. I, too, love seeing all of the inspiration from other people. I don't think this crafting hobby would be 1/3 as fun without all the "research" I get to do. And I loved the part about how New Year's changes as a true! Have a great one!

Jessica said...

beautiful layout Shemaine..and Happy New Year!

Mommy Poulsen said...

I just found your blog and love all your scrap stuff. What a beautiful layout you completed for the end of the year! Also, I love that saying by Mahatma Gandhi. TFS!

Rochelle said...

OMG Shemaine, that LO is sooo pretty!!! I love it!!! Happy New Year! :)

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