Saturday, December 31, 2011

Gratefulness & Welcome 2012

Happy New Year, everyone!! I hope all of you start 2012 wonderfully. I am looking forward to this year. :)

As 2011 closing, I want to take a quick trip down memory lane & look back at 2011. Many things happened this past year, but above everything else, I am grateful that all my family members are healthy and doing well.

Thankful that my mom is still doing great and healthy. My big brother get promoted as vice director for the cardiology department at the hospital where he works. My little brother got engaged. My SIL, Regina, took the big leap to quit her corporate job and pursue her dream of opening a bakery. My future SIL, Denada, is doing well with her career and of course, she got engaged to my brother. :)

So very grateful for my hubby who's been there for me through all the ups and downs. With him, I know we can face anything. He's strong, compassionate, and so supportive, loving, and thoughtful. Thankful that he continue to love me the way I am, imperfection and all. Very grateful that God lead me to him.

Grateful for the time I had with my foster dad. What I learned from him will stay with me for the rest of my life. Grateful for my dad who passed away almost 10 years ago, because I know he's still watching over me. Grateful for my foster mom and brother who enrich my life with their presence. For my amazing parents-in-law who welcome me to their family with open arms.

Grateful for all the friends I met through card making. For the enjoyment & fulfillment that I received through it. I spent so many  hours of my days doing this and it's something that I truly enjoy. I simply have so many things to be grateful for. I am grateful for this life and all it has to offer.

While we're looking back, how about looking at some of my favorite cards from 2011? Here we go:

Not often I do what I consider fancy card, which means lots of layers. And this one,not only it has lots of layers, I even did a french knot for added details.

This one capture my love for animals. And of course, for Lawn Fawn critter sets!

I guess, this one what I would call my favorite reject. It didn't make it for submission, but I really love the bright and cheerful colors on this circus theme card. And the cute elephant. 


I sent this card for World Card Making Day. I just love the overall design of this card & the colors.

My super CAS card with a dash of bright color. Love how the bright colors stand against the white background. 

One of my favorite CAS card using Penny Black stamp. I have this stamp forever, it's an oldie but goodie. :)

This year, I am blessed to be joining Some Odd Girl team and this was one of the first card I made for the DT. Again, love the cheerfulness of the card. Did you notice a pattern here? Me and bright colors?? Yep... I love cheerful card. :)


One of my favorite Christmas card. I bought this stamp set because of these birdies.  Funny, I used to think I am a pastel color kind of girl, but I realized I am actually a bright color kind of girl. 

As we welcome 2012, I wish for all of us that may 2012 bring us health, joy, prosperity, and blessings. Thank you for your friendship, for your visits to my blog, for all your encouragement and support. I really appreciate you all. Have a blessed 2012!! Cheers.....


Cindy Groh said...

Wow! Fabulous cards in this post:)

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

Beuatiful cards , Vera ! love ur style!
Happy New year!

Julie C. said...

Happy New Year to you! Wonderful cards!

~amy~ said...

lovin' all the bright colors Vera! happy new year!!!!

Laurel said...

Wow such adorable cards! Happy New Year!

chillin with Quillin said...

really like the bright colored cards!!!
wish you the best of 2012!!!

Trinh said...

Awww, your cards always make me so happy, Vera! Hope you & John have the best new year ever!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a great set of cards to share for your review--LOVE the Noah's Ark card! Happy NEW Year;)

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