Monday, January 4, 2010

2009 Top Ten.....

projects. I got this idea from Stephanie's blog - I thought I'd start the new year with a recap of my favorite projects from 2009.

For the better part of 2009, I was a part of the Design Team over at Sweet Pea Scraps. However, in August we got the sad news that Kristin and Julie had decided to focus on other things; and the kit club is no more. I truly enjoyed my time on the team, even though it was shorter than expected. It was my first one and I miss it! I got to "meet" some really creative, inspiring people, that thankfully, I'm still in touch with. And so, in no particular order, here's my top 10 Sweet Pea Scraps DT projects!

This one is from my very first kit, which I guess was really the Dec '08 one, but I love it anyways, and it was posted in 2009 ;). My kiddos decorating the tree in 2007 :

These next two pages are made from pictures that were taken at Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia, Canada. I made the trip in June for my youngest brother's wedding, and I did it alone; no hubby, no kiddos. A very significant milestone in my life, for so many reasons that I won't get into here. I loved this place & it's quiet serenity.

This one is me and my kiddos on Mother's Day; we've never done pictures together like this before. I think we'll do it every year from now on.

A favorite card in honour of Stellar Jenn ;)

My mother in 1970. She was supposed to only visit an aunt and uncle for a year and then go back to Holland to stay, and then she met my father. Due to Visa rules, they were separated for about 4 months while she went back. She sent this picture to my Dad while they were apart & I think it's gorgeous!!

My sister and I in 1977 wearing dresses my mother made us.

My favorite picture of my son when he was a baby. My sister took this one & sent it to me. It was just begging to be scrapped.

A project I did for the fundraising auction at my kiddos school. Luckily, I know both the couples that bought the windows, so I can see them again almost anytime! I loved doing this, I might do one for myself this year!

The last one & I think my very favorite of the whole year. This is a layout about my kiddos names (they each have 2 middle names), and I also made it to honour the people they are named after. Three of the people on the page we lost before my kids were born, but in 2009 we lost Grandma Bep, whom my youngest daughter is named after. It was also a very sad year for us. I am so glad she saw this page before she went.

It was fun looking back and remembering - I encourage you to do the same! Have a great night!


Sasha Holloway said...

Awesome layouts

Robyn said...

Such fun layouts! Loved seeing your top 10! And that window frame projects is fabulous! :)

Pink Owl Paperie said...

Great Layouts!!! Thanks so much for the printer tips. I was looking at the Kodak cheaper ink but I think the quality is only so so. I guess you really have to pay for the ink to get quality. Thanks!! Have a great day!