Monday, December 26, 2011

Ready for the New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. We certainly did. I love that my kids want to wear pajamas all day and play with toys. I love that they can!

I don't know about you but I've been looking forward to this day for many weeks; the day after Christmas. The shopping is done, the rushing around is done and we are on the verge of the most 'organizationaly-friendly' time of the year. Lots of purging and putting things back where they belong. I can even manage to get my husband interested in getting things organized. (Maybe I can even convice him to rent us a small dumpster...a girl can dream, right?)Then, there's nothing like that post holiday trip to Ikea for the necessary storage systems. I love it. (this year I've got another Expedit on the list, as well as a new desk chair.)

In the scrapbooking and cardmaking world I say goodbye to my term as an Ella Friend -it's been so much fun working with Ella Publishing over the past year and getting to know the rest of the friends - the high point being when we got to meet up at CHA last summer. I won't ever forget that fun trip. Whoever you new Ella friends are - you are going to have a great time! Giving up one 'Ell' for another...I get to say hello to a new team:
Elle's Studio! Yipee! I'm so thrilled to be on this team and a little nervous, since there are some pretty amazing designers on the list. You can check out the list of talented designers right here. Elle's got some amazing things in store this year and I'm excited to be a part of her team.

Got this shiny new planner as a Christmas gift - can't wait to sit down and fill in all the important info -
I know digital calendars are probably more popular right now but I need to write stuff down on a paper calendar to actually remember to do them. I will never be able to give them up. Definitely another favorite past time for the new year. Love a fresh calendar!

Tomorrow I have my first appointment at a local college where I plan to start courses this winter. Need to return to obtain some necessary and long overdue work-related digital drawing skills. Excited to go back to being a student but a little worried about being the 'old' student. Hopefully, there will be some other 'returning' students there with me!

How about you - are you happy we are on the other side of the 25th?

10 comments:

Aliza said...

congrats on your new design team!
Good luck back at school.

Keshet said...

You will LOVE Elle's--can't wait to see what you whip up!

Live a Life EXTRAordinary said...

Congrats Val! Excited to see what you create. I didn't realize she had a design team call out! I'm sure 2012 will be full of awesome designs at Elle's Studio! Happy 2012 to you sweet friend!

StephC said...

Congrats on the new DT gig! They're lucky to have you.

I'm sure you'll be just fine returning to school. You may be older, but you're definitely very cool, in my book. :)

You're an amazing woman, and will accomplish anything you set your mind to.

Glad you had a wonderful holiday!
Love ya!
Steph

jamie long said...

I was going to say you are so lucky to be getting all that elle goodness, but they are luckier to have you. I couldnt get your link on SC to work.

Brenda Johnston said...

Congrats! You always come up with amazing stuff! Can't wait to see what you create!

Cindy Lee said...

Ohh...love your planner!! Marry Christmas to you and your family!

Magdalena said...

Wow! Congrats! What a fun team to be on.

Patricia said...

Congrats on the DT! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

jamie long said...

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