Happy 2015!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wow, where did the time go?!?! Before you go on reading, I want to thank all of you who has been following my blog. It means a lot to me to know that somewhere out there somebody is reading, or skimming, through my posts. It makes me feel a bit sane thinking that I haven’t been talking to myself all these years 😉 For those new to my blog and coming via the blog hop, welcome!! I hope we can get to know each othis this 2015! You can read a bit about me and if this blog is something to your liking, do feel free to follow me! You can see all my social media links on the right or later on this post!

A bit of reflection… Last year has been quite good to us. We were given time, health, laughter, friendship, adventure and many many fantastic memories. A few highlights from 2014 were:

Our trip to Malta. What a beautiful country with a lot of history and things to see and do!!! Loved every minute of our time there, even though it wasn’t as hot as we’d like it to be (we were just a bit greedy and wanted the temp to be mid 80s instead of love 70s :D). We rented an apartment in the middle of fantastic restaurants, public transport and shops and spent many hours just sitting around drinking and eating.

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A visit to see hubby’s family and a surprise stop at Disneyworld! The girls thought that was THE BEST week ever and they cannot wait to go back! Before Disneyworld, I was not a fan of amusement parks. But this trip changed me. We all loved being there and having a five-years-old who still truly believes in fairies and magic with you made the experience extra special. The experience was not cheap (although the military rates sure helped) and worth every penny!

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This was Jovie’s highlight. We saw these ladies at rope drop, this parade, the sing-a-long, and a fast pass personal meet and greet moment. You’d think those were enough but no, we had to come home with a few Elsas, Annas and an Olaf!

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2014 was a great year for M’s gymnastics. She won a few medals and acquired many new skills. She’s now training for UK level 4, more less USAG level 7, and looking forward to another great competition year! Jovie also started training last October and while loving it, we have no idea how far she’ll go. Stay tune on this one. It’s not due to lack of talent, she’s got plenty of it, but she’s one to change her mind just like that.

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We did a bit of traveling in England too. The oh so beautiful Cotswold.

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And maybe one of my most favorite town: Whitby. Just a gorgeous coastal town that inspired many authors, Bram Stoker being the most well known.

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Then the most fabulous craft fair that I have been lucky to be a part of: Sophie’s Christmas Fair. This year we made a bit over £3000 and all that money went into the Brain Tumour Charity. Besides organizing, a couple friends and I also made a few things and had our own stall. All profit went into the charity and one special craft friend, Amy Tsuruta, donated a big box of cards to sell also!!

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So that’s that. Our quite lovely 2014 and we look forward to what 2015 has in store!!

Anyhow, if you came here via the blog hop, I don’t have a giveaway for just one person to win. Instead, I have created these few bits of graphics images for you to use this coming Valentine’s day or for just because I love you day.  I hope you love what you see here and if you ever create something, please link up to me or message me. I’d love to see what you create!

IF you want to follow my blog and see what other freebies, tutorial, or just random European adventure that I may post, feel free to follow me via

And without further ado, here is the link to download the files.

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When printing, if images are going off the paper, just select something that more less says “fit image to paper” and that should do it. After printing, you can use the printables as is or you can do a bit of embellishing like my examples below. Have fun and thank you so so much for stopping by!! Next stop: Savannah O’Gwynn

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Complete hop list:

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Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

https://www.scrapbook-adhesives.com/blog

Lawn Fawn

http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com

Spellbinders Paper Arts

https://spellbinderspaperarts.com/Community/Blog.aspx

Reverse Confetti

www.reverseconfetti.com/blog

Clearsnap

blog.clearsnap.com

Ice Resin

iceresin.com/icequeen

My Favorite Things

http://www.mftstamps.com/blog/

Technique Tuesday

http://techniquetuesday.typepad.com/

Paper Smooches

http://papersmooches.blogspot.com

Sweet & Sassy Stamps

http://sweetnsassystamps.blogspot.com/

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

http://notimetostamp.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/

Avocado Arts

www.avocadoarts.blogspot.com

A Jillian Vance Design

http://blog.ajillianvancedesign.com/

Latina Crafter

http://latinacrafter.blogspot.com

Die-Versions

http://www.die-versions.com

Unity Stamp Company

http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com

Splitcoast Stampers

www.splitcoaststampers.com

Verve Stamps

www.vervestamps.blogspot.com

Latisha Yoast

http://crafteebee.blogspot.com

AJ Otto

http://thewillowgarden.blogspot.com

Vera Yates

http://lingshappyplace.blogspot.com

Julia Stainton

www.juliastainton.com/blog

Judy Hayes

http://judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com

Kim Watson

http://kj-starre.blogspot.com/

Yana Smakula

http://www.zrobysama.com.ua/?lang=en

Chari Moss

www.mossymade.com

Taheerah Atchia

http://littlemisst-papercraft.blogspot.com/

Shemaine Smith

http://shemainesmith.blogspot.com

Emily Spahn

http://justem.typepad.com/

Kimberly Crawford

http://kimberly-crawford.blogspot.com/

Lee Murphy

http://www.luvleestamper.blogspot.com/

Lovely Linda

http://lovelylindascraftcentral.blogspot.com.au/

Laura Williams

http://www.lauralooloo.blogspot.com

Lori Tecler

http://inkingaloud.blogspot.com

Chaitali Narla

http://cutscropscreativity.com

Darsie Bruno

http://craftingwithdarsie.blogspot.com/

Lydia Fiedler

http://understandblue.blogspot.com/2014/12/one-last-gift-for-2014.html

Giovana Smith

http://giovana-believe.blogspot.com/

Teri Anderson

http://terisplace.wordpress.com/

Beth Pingry

http://bethpingry.com

Dina Kowal

http://mamadinis.blogspot.com

Daniela Dobson

http://danieladobson.blogspot.com

Lisa Adametz

http://papergrace.com

Piali Biswas

http://touchofcreation.blogspot.com/

Kelli Green

http://cajunstampingqueen.blogspot.com

Keri Lee Sereika

www.pinklemonade.typepad.com

Jocelyn Olson

http://redballooncards.blogspot.com/

Julee Tilman

http://poeticartistry.blogspot.com

Michelle Woerner

http://stopandstamptheroses.blogspot.com/

Lori McAree

http://smilingwhilestamping.blogspot.com/

Theresa Momber

http://craftingtheweb.blogspot.com

Anita Autore

http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com/

Melody Rupple

http://apapermelody.blogspot.com

Sean Fetterman

http://fettermandesigns.blogspot.com/

Bunny Vance

http://www.bunnyrunswithscissors.com/

Tricia Traxler

http://simplystamping.blogspot.com/

Lisa Arana

dahlhouse-designs.com

Lorena Cantó

http://paperella.typepad.com

Amy Tsuruta

http://tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com

Jodi Collins

www.stampingalatte.blogspot.com

Tenia Nelson

Http://jazzypaper.blogspot.com

Kelly Klapstein

www.kellycreates.ca

Jill Cornell

http://jillcornell.blogspot.com/

Emily Leiphart

http://www.leiphartonart.blogspot.ca

Becky Williams

http://onescrappinmama.blogspot.com

Margie Higuchi

http://www.margieh.blogspot.com/

Lee Ann Barrett

www.greytpapercrafts.blogspot.com

Lisa Hoel

http://creativejuicefreshsqueezed.blogspot.com/

Heather Campbell

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Lisa Henke

http://mylittlecreativeescape.blogspot.com

Sheri Holt

http://www.myshericards.blogspot.com

Michele Kovack

http://chelemom.blogspot.com

Ashley Harris

ashleyharris.typepad.com

Sharon Harnist

http://paperfections.typepad.com

Lori Craig

www.loricraig.com

Nicole Nowosad

www.justnicks.blogspot.com

Laurel Beard

www.laurelbeard.org

Michele Boyer

http://papercuts.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/

Christiana Reuling

http://christygetscrafty.blogspot.com/

Laurie Schmidlin

www.justgivemestamps.typepad.com

Jennifer Priest

Hydrangeahippo.com

Stacey Schafer

http://stampinwithstacey.blogspot.com

Heidi Blankenship

http://embellished-dreams.blogspot.com/

Heather Pulvirenti

http://heatherpulvirenti.blogspot.com

Anita Madden

http://www.anitasdesigns.blogspot.com/

Gloria Stengel

http://www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com/

Sarah Gough

www.thinkingstamps.com

Rachel Kleinman

www.rwkrafts.com

Natalie Dever

www.dougnat.blogspot.com

Lorine Mason

www.lorinemason.com/blog

Loretta Lock

http://lovetocreate.blogspot.ca/

Meihsia Liu

http://meihsia.blogspot.com

Sarah Martina Parker

www.sarahmartina.com

Angeline Choo

http://scrappyscrappy.blogspot.com

Christine Emberson

hope-chances.blogspot.co.uk

Karen Hightower

http://karenscreativemess.blogspot.com

Sabrina Alery

www.sabrinaalery.com

Debbie Seyer

http://www.debbieseyer.com/my_weblog/

Dana Joy

http://www.gotjoycreations.blogspot.com

Cat Tidwell

http://catdidit.blogspot.com/

Deborah Saaranen

http://deborahlynnesdreamincolor.blogspot.com

Ceal Pritchett

Simplybeautifulcreations.blogspot.com

Lisa Lara

http://lisaslifelines.blogspot.com/

Colleen Schaan

www.distinctivetouches.com

Anabelle O’Malley

www.anabelleom.blogspot.com

Megan Hoeppner

http://www.meganhoeppner.com/blog

Monika Davis

www.stampnmad.typepad.com

Marisa Ritzen

http://rosemary-reflections.blogspot.ca

Wanda Guess

http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/a-blog-called-wanda/

Jenny Peterson

http://mylittlestampinspot.blogspot.ca

Annette Allen

http://myclevercreations.blogspot.com

Gracie Chavez

http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com/

Christina Griffiths

http://flowersribbonsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

Niki G.

http://notjustgreetingshawaii.blogspot.com/

Kristi Schurr

http://kristispapercreations.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Ingle

http://justjingle.blogspot.com

Karolyn Loncon

http://www.karolyns-paperkraft.blogspot.com/

Camille Robinson

http://cammierobinson.blogspot.com

Lindsey M-P

http://bashfulblogging.blogspot.ca

Kathy Clement

http://www.kathybydesign.com

Maria Levine

http://riacreations.blogspot.com

Savitri Wilder <—– YOU ARE HERE!!

www.scrapbit.com

Savannah O’Gwynn

www.savannahland2.blogspot.com

Teresa Horner

www.victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com

Laurel Seabrook

http://want2scrap.blogspot.ca/

Libby Hickson

http://stampinlibby.blogspot.com/2014/12/seasons-givings-blog-hop.html

Yvonne Van de Grijp

www.phoebeez.blogspot.com

Alice Wertz

http://aliceslittlewonderland.blogspot.com

Leigh Penner

www.leighpenner.blogspot.com

Lisa Lee

http://inchiearts.typepad.com/_

Tina McDonald

www.tinamcd-mysanity.blogspot.com

Nina Yang

Http://waffleflower.com/blog

Angel Johns

www.mywholestampinworld.com

 

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56 thoughts on “Happy 2015!

  1. Happy New Year! Love your gorgeous Valentine's Day cards! And so jealous of your recent travels. All beautiful pics of each place!
    1. So glad the gymnastics photo warmed your heart, Melissa :) I love that she's working hard to do well in this sport and it's always a joy to watch :)
  2. Happy New Year So glad that you had a great time in your travels...beautiful country side pictures... Wishing you the best for 2015
  3. Happy New Year and my this year be better than last! Love the projects and photos. TFS. avonsherry2003@yahoo.com
  4. Happy New Year Savitri. Thank you soo much for the freebies. That is very kind of you. I'm a new follower. I hope you will follow me too. Hugs, Dana mzdjoy@yahoo.com www.gotjoycreations.blogspot.com
  5. making it slowly through the hop....I started from the top down...stopped at my name and now I'm starting from the bottom up...LOL. LOVE your photos...awesome awesome...so fun to read about your 2014? Thanks for the digi's!
  6. Thanks for sharing your projects, and your life! Looks like you had a wonderful year! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the giveaway!!! emeraldmaz@yahoo.com
  7. Happy New Year and thank you for the opportunity to win such wonderful prizes. I love these hops as they are a great opportunity to win sample products to try in new ways and they are also a way to get to know new crafters and their work. Thanks again! P.S. I'm exhausted from traveling all the sites but it has been fun.
  8. Hello, I was peeking around your blog, I love all the beautiful travel pictures, I'm jealous, lol. Im new to your blog and a new follower. Love this blog hop, not just for the fab giveaways but all the new blogs I'm finding along the way. Lots of great inspiration. Thanks for sharing and how awesome that we all get to download your cute sayings, that was so gracious of you.
  9. Thank you SOOOOO Much for the downloads. That was a really WONDERFUL idea and so thoughtful. The pictures of your journeys in 2014 are BEAUTIFUL!!! Your daughters are precious and adorable!!! Thank you for sharing. May you and your family have a Fantastic New Year filled with exciting adventures!
  10. Awesome pics and I love your adorable cards! I just back from a trip to Disneyland.... it still holds all the magic it did for me when I was a child!
  11. It's fun to see your picture of Malta, since we currently host an exchange student from Germany whose name is Malta. Thanks for participating in this amazing blog hop, even though I'm a bit in the doghouse with my family for spending most of the new year so far glued to my computer! LOL
  12. Glad I made it to yoyr site. My eyes are burning and my brain needs a break however this hop has been fun. I love the pictures of your year. Reading your blog made me want to attend a craft fair. Not sure what I can download of the freebies however shall return and see.
  13. Just wanted to share that I live within view of the fireworks of Disney World and am glad you enjoyed yourselves! So much fun isn't it!! Happy 2015 and looking forward to all that is to bring!
  14. Wow, thank you for taking us around the world in photos! That was amazing. What a blessing that you are giving your daughters, the opportunity to see beautiful places. Happy New Year!

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