Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year Wishes & a Winner!

Happy New Year’s Day, dear friends!

My goodness…2012…sounds like a very good year to me!

We had a calm—but very lovely—ringing in of the New Year…just my family and mother-in-law together…

another sweet card

…playing games, eating food (too much!), watching that big, glittery ball drop, a little sparkling cider…hugs & kisses all around…nothing fancy—just the way I like it!

Ring out the Old, Ring in the New

And just to sweeten the day a tiny bit, here’s the winner for the Crafty Secrets’ “Creating with Vintage Illustrations” CD…

Anna Christensen from Hove, England is our winner on this very first day of 2012—Congratulations, Anna!  Would you mind sending me your email address?  I’ll get it sent off to you right away!

Thank-you all for entering the giveaway….thinking I may have to do another one very soon!

happy new year

On this lovely first day of the year, I’m sending you wishes for a bright, wonderful, safe & happy New Year.  Hoping it’s a year of renewal, refreshment, fulfillment & creativity…

…a year full of blessings for each of us & a year full of opportunities for each of us to bless the lives of others in every way we can…

Look, Midnight!

…a year to not expect ourselves to be perfect right now, but to be just a little kinder, a little more patient, a little more generous, a little bit better every day...

Happy New Years’ wishes to each and every one of you…thank-you for all you do, share & inspire each and every day all throughout the year!



  1. Happy New Year to you too Julie!... and congratulations to your lucky winner!... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Hi Julie! Your evening sounds just perfect and I echo your wise sentiments for the forthcoming year. I'm so happy to have won the beautiful looking CD. Thank you so much, I am really excited. I have sent you my details and am already musing happily on what I might be able to make!

  3. It sounds like you had the perfect New Years Eve. Ours was quiet and fun, too! Congrats to your winner...lucky girl!!


  4. I'll take all those good wishes you want to throw my way.
    I agree...I have given up on being Perfect a long time ago...just hoping to do "something" better each day.
    a little step
    that eventually gets me THERE.
    sounds like you had a lovely NY Eve.

  5. Happy New Years to you too!
    I hope you have a wonderful new year.
    Cari B.

  6. Hi Julie,
    Such a lovely post as always, Happy New Year to you and your sweet family.
    Mary oxo

  7. Happy New Year Julie! I'm looking forward to seeing all your wonderful little works of art through this next year!

  8. Well said, Julie! Happy new year to you and yours! Congrats to Anna! Blessings for a great new week. Tammy

  9. PS I like you new soft blue polka dotted background. :)

  10. Happy New year to the Campbell family Julie! Congrats too to your very lucky winner. XXOO

  11. Happy New Year! Love the little vintage pictures.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  12. Happy New Year,
    Julie! Sending you
    hugs and wishes
    for a year filled with
    J O Y for you and yours!

    xx Suzanne

  13. Have a wonderful New Year and thanks you for such a lovely blog. xx

  14. Great postcards - Happy New Year !!

  15. Congrats to Anna, enjoy your new goodies, this looks wonddrful! And thanks Julie for the chance to win it! Happy New Year my friend and
    Crafty Hugs,

  16. Thank you again Julie and thank you so much to everyone who congratulated me - I have put a link and thank you in my post today so more people can see your lovely sites. Anna xx

  17. Congratulations Anna!!!
    Happy New Year Julie!!!
    Hugs, Nicole

  18. Congratulations Anna! And Thank You Julie for Giving us all a chance Hugs

  19. Congrats to the winner and Happy New Year to you!

  20. Congrat. to the are so sweet dear one. xoxoxo

  21. That is what we did, too, Julie! I love your pictures. I am wondering if they are from the new set. I have the first one.Actually I accidentally bought two and gave one to a friend.
    Happy New Year to you and your lovely family!

  22. And a happy new year to you dear Julie,
    I look forward visiting your wonderful blog ,seing all the beautiful creations and being inspired.

  23. Such a lovely post - what a lovely pic of you! Happy New Year to you and your family - so looking forward to seeing what you have for us in 2012!
    mary x