Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year! Some Updates and some Winners!! A time to reflect and a time to remember!

A time to reflect and a time to remember!

Happy New Year to all my friends! I want to say Thank You to all my blogging friends, and how much I am looking forward to 2014! I think this year we are all saying what happened to 2013?? 

Every year I like to take just a moment to Thank all my blogging friends that have taken the time to visit, comment and check in on me! This has probably been my hardest year, I am raising 2 Pre-Teen girls... need I say more?? LOL! I have slacked on visiting from just pure exhaustion some days! I attempt daily to find the balance but let's face it between a family, job, chores, kids, and every responsibility in between that is not an easy task. I am still 100% committed to our fitness, and this has taken some time out of my crafting but it is worth it. You can check out my running blog HERE. So thank you for all understanding my shorter visits! I promise to get back on track!

I didn't post any resolutions last year, so here are  my resolutions for this year:

Find a good balance to have it all

Keep running! ( I ran 715 miles in 2013!)

To Remember:

This day is always a day for me to remember my Dad. He unexpectedly passed away 1-1-00.
Fourteen years is a long time to miss someone.
Not a single day goes by that I don't think of him and all that he has missed.


I will be staying on with Docerela Creations and 3 Girl Jam! I am excited to showcase their products and hope you will all join in on the fun challenges!

 I know I am a terrible Slacker when it comes to posting winners, sorry...that will never change! 

Winner of :
From the Santa blog Hop:

7. poohbear said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates
Great page.
New follower

Winner of:
From my Special Black Friday Release:

4. Stacy H-W said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates
I love all your skittles!! Totally gorgousness! I have you up on FB -https://www.facebook.com/stacyhwatson
I hope your Thanksgiving was fantastic!!! Ours was great! I took the older kids to see two movies today (Thor and Catching Fire) and then we went shopping for a bit. Just got home and had some warmed up leftovers (yum) Now we are watching Charlie Brown again. Can't wait for Sunday!!!!!!! I hope no one that we care about dies!!! hugs!!! Stacy
Winners you have 1 week to contact me!

Ok now onto my project, we are going to my best friend's house to ring in the New Year so I figured I would bring a card!

Martini Glass from From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge
2014 from Plantin Schoolbook
All papers from Paper Reflections my stash from 2009!! Yikes I really had to dig this stack out!
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Seeing Spots
Border punch
Celebrate and wish stamps from Inkadinkado
Pearls from Want 2 Scrap
Gems from Queen and Co
3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon

Entering into:
Exploring Cricut: New Year
BBTB2: New year Linky Party
Hiding in my Craftroom: No holiday
4 Crafty Chicks: getting tropical
Pumpkin Spice: Anything Goes
Little Scrap Pieces: Linky Party

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful New Year!!

 Top 3 at Exploring Cricut!

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  1. cute card! I am sure your friends will love it while you help them ring in the New Year! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week...CHEERS!

  2. Awesome card!

    Be blessed, Beckie
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  3. Great card Carri! I wish the new year brings the balance in your life you are seeking and may it be blessed in many ways! Thanks for playing along with us at Exploring Cricut!

  4. Can I just say AMEN! Beautiful post and one that I echo :) I hope the new year brings you many good things Carri! Here's to 2014!

  5. Happy New Year! Congrats to the winners. Making chilli for New Year's Eve dinner and will be staying at home.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  6. Your friend will love this card!! I love the way the year peaks through the glass. Beautiful card!! Happy New Year!!

  7. Love the martini glass! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut this week!

  8. You have such wonderful resolutions for next year! I'm sure you will be awesome at meeting them :) Happy New year Carri!

  9. Love the card and thank you for always being here to support Exploring Cricut challenges in 2013 and looking forward to more projects in 2014.

  10. Congrats to the winners! LOVING that fun card!! That glass is AWESOME!! Happy New Year my friend!!!

  11. such a wonderful card and I totally understand responsiblilites sometimes it over whelms us. I am happy You are my bloggy friend hope you and your family have a happy new year, see you next year. hugs

  12. Yes, where did 2013 go?! I can totally relate to [not] finding the proper balance, but kudos to you Carri! for dealing with 2 pre-teens and preserving your healthy lifestyle! And still having fun in between. Your card is perfect...looking through the glass into 2014. Hope you have a very Happy New Year, girl!

  13. Great card, love the Martini glass. Happy New Year to you!

  14. I agree you need to celebrate on a vacation! Love your drink glass and the texture! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  15. Happy new Year. I love your resolutions. Your friend will enjoy the fun card you made her


  16. Love the new card Carri!! Awesome job! So glad to see you will be continuing with your DTs! I look forward to seeing your 2014 projects!
    Congrats to all your winners!
    Wishing you and your family a VERY Happy and Healthy New Year!

  17. Carri, great card! I can relate on all levels. I am constantly trying to do it all and unfortunately only some of it gets done. Happy 2014 to you. Be blessed in the New Year! Thank you for your visits and kindness in 2013.


  18. Happy New Year Super Cute Carri--- I love those colors.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a Happy & Healthy New Year
    DIANA L.

  19. Happy New Year Carri and cheers to a healthy and prosperous 2014!!

  20. Happy New Year, Carri. Your card is super cute! I love the colors!

  21. Super fun card! Happy New Year!

  22. Great card Carri!! Love it! Thank you so very much for joining our 'New Year' challenge at Exploring Cricut and Happy New Year from BBTB2!!!! :)

  23. Love the blinged out martini cut! Thanks for joining the BBTB2 challenge and have a Happy New Year!
    ~Laura @ craftychickscreating.blogspot.com

  24. Your card is so fun and festive! Happy New Year!

  25. Festive and fun card! Love it...Happy New Year to you and your family.

  26. Happy New Year girlie!!! Can't wait for all the good stuff to come in 2014! And you know I can't wait for February!! lol You are the best and I'm so happy to be your friend. I'm excited to be your winner too since you know I love me some Skittles!! lol I have a few resolutions for 2014 - move more and eat less. I'm going to try to be kinder, more patient and more generous of spirit. And I'm going to try to get one of my projects published. Not that it will happen but I'm going to actually try this year! lol Big squishy hugs! Stacy

  27. Wonderful card, Carri! Happy New Year!

  28. Congrats to the winners and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family, Carri!!

  29. Sweet card - stopping from BBTB linky party to say Hi and Happy new year!

  30. Wishing you a very happy new year ! I understand how you feel , not a day goes by that you don't remember that special person and you continue and always will , my grandfather just passed away in December , I keep his memory in my heart .

    Your card is lovely and festive , thank you so much for joining us at BBTB2 ! I hope you join us again !


  31. Hope you have a wonderful 2014! I'm sure your friend LOVED your happy fun card to celebrate the New Year! Thanks for joining the challenges at Exploring Cricut and BBTB2 this week :)

  32. Fantastic card! I love the colors and the doodling you've added.
    Thanks so much for sharing at HIMCR. We hope to see you back very soon!
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  33. What a super fun card! I love how you can see the year in the glass :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty