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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

MY FAVORITES OF 2014

I began my blog on 6 January and I'm so glad I got up the nerve to do it.  Will be traveling home from London on the 6th next week so while I have a little time today here am posting my own favorites from the year.  Have had a wonderful time here with my son and family - went to see "Edward Scissorhands" at the Sadlers Wells theatre - fantastic choreography - beautifully done.  Spent some time in Canterbury with my DIL's mom and dad, went to school with DIL Sarah for 3 days - she is the deputy head of a Catholic primary school - worked with year 6 kids on helping them to write winter poems and then took them out in small groups and did watercolor backgrounds for their poems now that I am the watercolor expert:-) from all my great experience - NOT!  But they had fun just playing with the colors and splattering - also taught them how to cut snowflakes - the poems and the snowflakes ended up on a large bulletin board in the hall by their classroom.  Later today I am meeting up for a glass of wine with a stamping friend whom I met online and have been corresponding with for several years.  We have met before but it's always fun to catch up in person.

Below is the winter display from St. Joseph's School in Kingston, London.
And here are my favorites from my first year of blogging.








I haven't figured out how to align the pictures horizontally even after googling how to do it - still greek to me.  So it just has to be a very elongated post.

Also, I am at 999 followers on my Pinterest Boards - wish someone would help me get to 1000 by the end of the year!!!

Best wishes for a wonderful 2015 to everyone who stops by.  Hugs,  Betty

18 comments:

  1. Betty, I adore your style, and I'm so glad you started your blog! My favorite of these is card #6, using the painted flowers and the gorgeous pastels. Safe travels home, and I look forward to what you'll have for us in 2015!

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  2. Betty, sounds like you're having a fantastic trip - so happy for you :-)
    Love your gallery and look forward to new additions in 2015.
    Hugs to you and very safe travels xx

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  3. Betty, I'm astonished I wasn't following you before - I am now, and your wish is granted = 1000 followers! I'm sure it will exceed that before long x

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  4. Lovely work! I really enjoy seeing your cards. My favorite is the butterfly cut-out one! Happy New Year.

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  5. Betty, I am so glad that we have met online (and really bummed that I didn't get to meet you in person). Maybe next year? Your cards are always the most elegant, beautiful things. I can really tell how great of an editing eye you have in considering how to put them all together. I truly admire your creativity. Here's to 2015!

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  6. Hi, Betty! I adore you card making style and loved seeing these favorites. My very favorite one is the last one - JOY! Just so pretty.

    Hope you have a safe trip home and may you have a very happy 2015!

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  7. I'm so glad you decided to start blogging this year, Betty! I have so enjoyed your creativity! I haven't figured out Pinterest yet so I can't help you there!

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  8. What a wonderful post, Betty! I'm so glad your visit is going well and that you spent time with the children teaching them water coloring and creating snowflakes...very cool!

    I love your selection of cards from this year...in fact, many of them are my faves of yours as well! Beautiful work!!!

    Thanks so much for the update...wishing you a safe journey home and a very happy, healthy New Year!

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  9. You are definitely over 1K now. Thanks for the look back at your beautiful cards Betty. Each one is so perfectly finished. Wishing you safe travels and a 2015 that exceeds your expectations.

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  10. Gorgeous card review, Betty! I enjoyed reading about your stay in England too.

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  11. Hello Betty, I really love to see your first photo, because it remembers me of all the times I was working with kids that age! Sweet memories! Love to see your cards Betty. Hope to see more this year 2015! Wish you a lot of good things and blessings!

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  12. Gorgeous cards Betty ... every single one is unique and so creative and beautiful! Sounds like you are having a wonderful time in London. Wishing you a Happy New Year! Loll xx

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  13. FABULOUS first year Betty! Looking forward to many more to come :)
    Thank you so much for linking up to share your favourites for 2014!

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  14. I am so glad you make your own blog, Betty ... I love seeing all your beautiful cards. And the Top 10 are so great in your style

    Wish you a happy new year and thanks for alle your sweet comments on my blog, hugs

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  15. Fab selection Betty, love the snowflake card and your idea of cutting out the butterfly on the 5th one. :)

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  16. Hello Betty. Have just stumbled across your blog whilst blog hopping! WOW! What a treasure chest of amazing, inspirational cards.
    I loved reading about your exloits at school. Before we moved here I too used to help in the local primary school, in the preschool class,helping with , writing and anything crafty. My favourite time there was always Christmas, the nativity plays and of course helping with Christmas card making.
    I must follow your lead and get a blog sorted, maybe it should be one of my goals for this year.
    Just to say pleased I have found you and a very happy and crafty 2015.
    Love Sheila x

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  17. I really enjoyed seeing your favorite posts from the year! I am very glad that you started blogging so yiu could share your talents and incredible cards with us!! I love them all but the Joy one at the end - Well, it was breathtaking, so many great details on it and so much to love about it!! Thanks - you are awesome!! And I truly hope your Pinterest followers number went up the way you wanted it to!! Happy New Year!!

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