Late last night it occurred to me that it was a year to the day that I had my cancer surgery.  A year ago today I was sitting in my recliner (now retired because it got too comfortable) with mega stitches in my head and sporting a half-hawk.

This morning I decided to look back over the last blog year and I’ve got to say . . . its really has been one hell of a year hasn’t it?  Between the cancer and a broken wrist there are many days when I didn’t post.  For those of you who follow me on a daily basis, thank you!  You’ve had to read a whole bunch of crap haven’t you? Thank you for sticking by me this past year and encouraging me along the way.

While scrolling through my posts, I picked out some of my favorite projects over the past year and thought I would share them with you.  So without further dribble from me, my 2010 Favorites in no particular order:



Thanks for stopping by today and . . . .Smiley from millan.net

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Oh my BADness . . . it’s Wednesday already . . . . Smiley from millan.net

I got up early today.  I mean really, really early . . . 4:00 or so this morning.  Smiley from millan.net was still home too!  Talk about a Smiley from millan.net

I crashed again around 6:30 but before I did, I had a few hours to read though my daily blogs, Facebook, etc.  In perusing my daily reads I noticed that today is the last WOYWW (What’s on Your Work desk Wednesday) for the year.  Now I’ve been watching this group all year and keep thinking that I so would like to play along.  I’ve just never taken the time to do so . . . BUT . . .  today is different.  (perhaps the need is fitting in with my new personal challenge of trying to do and be better)

Actually my work table this morning is exactly how I left it last night.  Kate and Will came in for dinner (we ordered Tumbleweed) and when they left to pick it up I turned off my lights to go up and set the table.  After dinner the girls and I crashed in my little sitting room to watch double episodes of Glee, so I never made it back downstairs.

Anyhoo, my table

December 29, 2010

I was in the process of making a list of the product I used for my top secret project.  You can’t see my project in the photo . . .  I covered it up (its on the top of the work area covered with white).   What did I cover it up with you ask?  That’s the back side of my storage sheet for a brand new, sight unseen, not yet released Spellbinders™ die set.

I absolutely LOVE this new release and you’ll be seeing some of the sets over and over again!  Of course I’ll be able to show you the project AFTER CHA (since it is for the Spellbinders booth I can’t show you before).

However I bet you can guess there was a hot glue involved so that means there’s some GrungePaper involved along with lots of Distress Inks.

Well, that’s all I have for you today.  Mallory is going shopping and I’m half contemplating going with her . . . . the other half of me is thinking some inky fun in the studio!  Anyhoo, thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

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Good morning!  It seems it’s been forever since I’ve made a post.  I must admit that I’ve enjoyed my time off and have been spending time with my girls.  We did go see the new Harry Potter movie the other day and have a few more that we want to see over the next week or so.

I have a few pictures from Christmas Eve.  We celebrated at moms again this year, with all of us gathering together.  Mom surprises us all with

christmas house shoes

Ugg slippers.  One stop shopping is what she said!

I always like to get at least one picture of my girls together and I almost forgot all about it . . .

Christmas the girls

but they did ham it up for me.

Of course, I must share one of my favorites of the evening.

Christmas Carrie

My sister, Carrie and mom’s moose!

I have been thinking a great deal about the upcoming year and what I wish to accomplish both personally and professionally.  This past year was a real bear for me . . .  cancer, a broken wrist, a change up in design teams, quitting smoking, blah blah blah.  But I do have to say that I greeted all that happened as one adventure after another.  Some not so well as others, but still adventures.

I’ve ended the year with an upswing so to speak.  The last few months have seen my first publications, both in a book and in a magazine, and I have successfully quit smoking.  (I’ve not quite been able to give up the nicotine supplements yet – working on that one, but at least I’m not puffing and/or huffing.)   So while I work away on some special CHA projects, I’ll be thinking of my “word” for the upcoming year.

In the meantime, one final “good thing” to share for the year.  I was contacted by Graphic 45 around the first of the month, asking if they could feature my work on their blog.  Of course, I said yes . . . you all know how much I love their papers . . . so

I’ve been told today is the day.  Check out the Graphic 45 Blog!  As I’m writing this, I haven’t seen it myself, but I most definitely will be visiting and reading.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day!

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I’ve been waiting for this since last summer . . . since CHA to be exact!  I wouldn’t even have known it if Sylvia hadn’t left me a comment and told me.  Thank you Sylvia!

I ran out to the mall yesterday and bought myself a copy of the February, 2011 issue of:

currentcover

My Chunky Tag from the Spellbinders™ Summer CHA Blog Hop is featured on pages 34 and 35.

You’ll have to excuse me . . . it’s my first magazine publication . . . and I’m a little beside myself!  I’m the one who always buys the magazines, looks at them, and say out loud to anyone listening . . . I know her, and her, and her.  This time I said “Hey Mallory look . . . its your mom!”

I may not be back for the rest of the week.  I’m spending time with my girls, getting last minute shopping done and just enjoying being with the family.  I leave you with this . . .

Millan.net

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