Dec 31 2010

Year in Review and New Year’s Resolutions

Published by at 4:05 pm under Projects in General

Another year has come and gone.  It seems the older I get, the quicker the years go by.  As I celebrated my 51st birthday in November, I looked in the mirror and saw a few more wrinkles, a few (lot) more gray hair, age spots starting to appear  .    .    .  and I thought to myself  how much I’ve been blessed this year. 

My New Year’s resolutions are to ask God to give me the grace to age with dignity, to embrace all that life brings me this coming year with joy and anticipation, to face each challenge with an open mind, to eat healthy, to be thankful for each and every day with my family and to be closer to God in prayer. 

This year brought the challenge of a new craft for me. I’ve enjoyed sharing with you my progress on my journey into learning parchment craft and several of the techniques involved.  I hope to share many more parchment designs in the coming year, as well as learning new techniques in all forms of paper crafting.  I look forward to new challenges the coming year will be bringing!

I’ve enjoyed reviewing end-of-year pictures from my fellow bloggers and would like to share with you some of my favorites designs from this year (click on image for larger view):

Thank you so much for spending a bit of your time with me this year, I hope you’ll be back in the coming year.

I wish you a wonderful new year with loads of crafting fun!   

God Bless You!


52 responses so far

52 Responses to “Year in Review and New Year’s Resolutions”

  1. April says:

    Everything you do is just amazing! You have such wonderful talent. I love looking at each project. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

  2. Michelle R says:

    Beautiful photos of your projects…each project more fascinating than the next! Such lovely resolutions, Jerri. Those could be mine as well. I wish you joy, peace and prosperity in the new year…and much love. 🙂

  3. Melissa Cash says:

    I love your review of all of your pretties! You are such an inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us all. Wishing you and your family the happiest of New Years!

  4. Sandra ltb says:

    Happy New Year!
    Here is to a 2011 filled with lots of love!

  5. Dealbaida says:

    New Year greetings from the UK Jerri and “Thank You” for another year of inspirational words and pictures. I had forgotten just how many beautiful things you had shared with us during the last 12 months. Here’s to another year of goodies to enjoy!

    May 2011 bring you and yours every love, luck, happiness and true contentment. Happy New Year to you all.


  6. The very best of wishes for the New Year to you and yours, Jerri!!

    To say you are an inspiration is a true understatement. Your creativity in many different areas of the crafting world is absolute beauty in motion and I have so enjoyed witnessing it all…..and then wondering, what could possibly be next!!

    I cherish both your friendship and your awesome creative ability. I very much look forward to enjoying both in the New Year 2011.


  7. Susan says:

    Thank you Jeri for taking the time to share your beautiful creations…each an inspiratins,

    Hope the start to the New Year was good and hope the rest of 2011 turns out to be everything you and your family are wishing for,

    have a very safe and healthy 2011 and all the very best

    Susan in Australia

  8. You have been such an inspiration to me. It seems like everything you touch turns to beauty. Each piece is truly a work of art. I have 10 years on you. I turned 61 in November….we will not talk about my wrinkles. I thank God for each day he gives me. My only resolution is to be a better person. This has a wide range of possibilities for me. I am still a work in progress…..God isn’t finished with me yet! Thanks for sharing this post. It has been fun to look back with you. May your New Year be a blessed one!

  9. Kittie says:

    Jerri, I get to see your gorgeous work blog post by blog post and it is always amazing to see how detailed each piece is. Seeing so many all at once is almost breath taking. This year you have taken a new craft and made it into an intriguing and elegant art form. When I see your posts I know I have a treat in store. What a wonderful talent you have and what a lovely and sweet spirit you have. Happy New Yeat to my sweet friend.

  10. Pam Bartnett says:


    God has given you such an amazing gift and I thank you so much for sharing it with us all. I look forward to what new and wonderful projects you delight us with in this coming year. Blessings to you and your family! Pam in Virginia

  11. Dottie Davis says:

    Though the outer man decays the inner man is being renewed daily going from glory to glory. (My translation). Though I have 14 years on you, Jerri, with the physical evidences of age creeping in uninvited, the joy of the Lord truly, truly, keeps me focused and in tune with whats important.
    He has given me such pleasure in appreciating the gifts He has given others, such as yourself. My eye sees those beautiful creations of yours and I can’t help but link up the gift with the Giver. Another Day, Another Adventure, my little grandson said of the unknown day ahead…hurray for 2011…go Jerri, go.

  12. emily says:

    Your year was certainly a beautiful one! It is always so nice to visit your blog and admire your artwork. Everything is so delicate and creative!
    Thank you so much for sharing your talents and inspiring me. Happy New Year! :o)

  13. Joan Fricker says:

    Jerri, everyone of your creations are so beautiful. You are very creative and an inspiration to all of us. Thanks for sharing your favorites and I wish you a very Happy New year!

  14. Barbara R. says:

    Your work is beautiful and your resolutions are ones we could all follow. I love all your creations and really enjoyed the review.

    I look forward to another year of seeing your creative talent!

  15. BettyBee says:

    Thank you for such a wonderful review of your beautiful and inspiring work. Each piece is truly a work of art, and a delight to behold. I am so happy that I found your blog this year, and look forward to each and every post you do. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  16. Julie says:

    You are the most talented lady I have ever seen. I love your work so much. You could not do anything wrong. I like the type of cards that you make. I wish that I had about 1/10 of the talent that you have. I look every day to see your blog. Thank you for sharing with us the wonderful things you make.

  17. Linda Bullard says:

    Hi Jerri, and Happy New Year to you too! Parchment craft has always fascinated me and it’s fantastic that you are sharing your learning journey with all of us. What a treat this morning to see all these photos of your incredibly beautiful creations – BTW, your photography is fantastic also. I’m really looking forward to viewing many more this year. Linda

  18. Selma says:

    What a joy to see all your work in review. You really are such an amazing artist. Everything your create is a showcase piece and you are such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. I look forward to all your new projects for 2011. Best Wishes for a wonderful New Year.

  19. Barbara says:

    Lovely assembly of your beautiful creations! You are very talented and your love of flowers shows in your work .
    You are just a kid at 51 ! LOL
    I have children who are your age or older LOL
    It only gets better with age. Best Wishes for a wonderful New Year to you and your family -Barbara

  20. Sheri says:

    Jerri, I think you are the most talented papercrafter on the net! If that was your year in review, it would have taken me the whole year to make just one of those beautiful cards! Happy New Year my friend! And remember no matter how old you get you are only as old as you feel.

  21. Jessica says:

    Happy New Year Jerri! I wish you many blessings in the coming year. Thanks for sharing all of your lovely creations from this past year. You have surely made some beautiful things.
    Hugs, Jess

  22. cepet says:

    Jerri, your work is beautiful and inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

    I look forward to seeing much more of your work and reading about your work in 2011.

    A very happy New Year to you and your family!

  23. Conniecrafter says:

    Enjoyed seeing all your lovely creations again, wishing you all the best in the Year ahead!

  24. jean wilson says:

    Jerri, thanks for all the beautiful cards you have shared with us! Your talent is wonderful and I’m glad you share it. May you continue in your journey with paper crafting and may you grow even closer to our Lord in prayer and praise during this new year. Blessed 2011 to you and your family.

  25. sandyh says:

    what a treat is was to look through your beautiful creations one more time!
    just awe-inspiring!
    happy new year to you!

  26. Victoria says:

    Your artistic work must come from the Lord, it is heavenly. I look each morning to see what is new on your site. Isn’t e-mails a wonderfully rewarding creation? If we didn’t have it, so many around the world would never get to see your creations. May god continue to bless you in the coming year. Happy New Year. Victoria in Morganton, NC

  27. These are all so amazing and by your avatar, I would say you are definetly aging with grace and dignity!

  28. GORGEOUS assortment of pictures! And who could forget your new stamping space? Simply divine! Everything! Happy New Year to you my friend!! Hugs,

  29. Jerri, These are Gorgeous! And I loved seeing them again.
    You are such an inspiration to me. And I have learned so much from following you!
    Thank you for allowing me to be part of your journey!

    Happy New Year Jerri!
    May you and your Family be Blessed this year!


  30. velta says:

    Hi Jerri ~ What beautiful photos of your amazing work!! Thank you for sharing your craft this year…you certainly have been an inspiration to me.

    I am too happy to see how much ‘faith” you have…mainly because I have been told by my friends and my DD that I have such “faith” and it is amazing what a difference it can make in your life!

    I have SO enjoyed all of your posts this past year and wish you and yours the Very Best of New Years!!

  31. Joan Ervin says:

    Mercy…soooo much fabulicious work all in one post….WOWZER!!!! You are in a class all your own, Jerri…a true artist with so much talent….I can’t even imagine making such beautiful projects!!! Have a wonderful and blessed 2011, sweet friend!!!

  32. Anne says:

    Your work is a piece of art in its own way and I admire your talents and boundless inspiration….. Let’s hope you can continue to inspire us with your gifted talents through your great work in 2011………..All the very best, dear!!!

  33. Donna G says:

    Hi Jerri,
    Thank you for looking back on some of your projects with us. They are all so very beautiful. I understand about the “birthday wrinkles & grays”, as I turned 46 on Dec.16, and I’m seeing a lot more of those as each year passes by. But, like you, I thank God for all of the years He has given me, and I pray to grow old gracefully, and strive to be a better person in the new year.
    I pray that God will bless you & your family in the coming year, and I am looking forward with anticipation to seeing your new works of art!
    God Bless,
    Donna G

  34. Silke Ledlow says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR Jerri! I’m so blessed that I had a chance to meet you! You are gorgeous inside and out! Your creations are all absolute MASTERPIECES!!! I love them all and I’m also looking forward seeing your new ideas this year…so keep them comin’ !!! Best wishes to you and your family! Big hugs ~S~

  35. So many beautiful projects and cards, Jerri. Loved looking at them again… and some that I had missed it was such a treat to see for the first time. Hope you have a wonderful and happy New Year!

  36. Janet Castle says:

    Hi Jerri,
    All I can say is WHEW!!! What a lot of fun you had! Love each and every one!
    Jan Castle

  37. Diane says:

    Hi Jerri, Happy New Year to you and your family. I loved your line up. I can’t wait to see what inspiration you grace us with in the New Year. Hugs, ~Diane

  38. alex says:

    Happy new year!! I wish you all the best for 2011…Your talent is just amazing and i’m very glad that your share it with us. Thank you for the insparation.

  39. Happy New Year!

    I can`t wait till monday too see what you have come up with.

    See you 1-3-11 5:00 am Many hugs Jerri

    Scrap N Yak Shack

  40. Amy Johnson says:

    What a beautiful year in review! thanks for sharing. And I was happy to read your new years resolutions about ‘eating healthy’ and ‘aging with dignity’ It drives me nuts when women are afraid to admit their age, or act like aging is a crime and something to be ashamed of. I love your attitude!

  41. Rose Ann says:

    Your work is incredibly inspiring, and gorgeous, Jerri!! I wish you the very best in the coming year, my friend!! Hugs!!

  42. Sue Kment says:

    How could a person ever pick a fave from all these creations???! Amazing!

  43. suzanne says:

    WOW!! All your creations are superb. You are truly an inspiration. I am so pleased to have found your blog.
    Hugs Sue x

  44. Oh, Jerri, these photos are a glorious sight to see! You truly have a gift, and your many readers, myself included, appreciate how generously you share it. Age spots schmage spots — those are beauty marks! I’ve always thought the folks who are most accepting of the aging process are those who have something more going on than mere superficial beauty. Your beauty is certainly more than skin deep. Happy new year to you!

  45. Happy New Year Jerri! Fabulous parade of projects…your talent is over the top and I am always overwhelmed by the amount of detail in every project. Looking forward to seeing another year of your creativity!

  46. Hi Jerri, Happy New Year.

    I never get tired of looking at your lovely creations. You truly inspire me sweetie. I can’t wait to see what is next.

    Have a good night.

    Hugs and Blessings,


  47. I feel as if I’m in a florist shop. Your photography and unique creations are beautiful!

  48. Linda Duke says:

    Jerri, how in the world can you pick a few pieces of your art when “EVERY” thing you make fabulous… Girl, you are one very, very talented lady and a pleasure to talk to. Hope your New Year hold many blessings. Hugs friend

  49. Heather Peel says:

    wow Wow WOWhat can i say .stumbled onto your blog ,as i was lookiing for floral punchcraft ideas . What a truly inspirational site you have .Your cards are about the best ive ever seen .Your talent is second to none .I love everything youve done .spent ages looking around .Was in another world for a short space of time .Enjoyed evey moment of it .
    You have an amazing talent ,so pleased i found this blog .I love it all .Thank you .so much .
    hugs n love . heather

  50. Heather Peel says:

    Hello Jerri. While im writing this you will be curled up in bed .Hopefully .today my 2nd resolution.has to be for me to try and use more of my stash here .im not doing enough with all my materials,stamps ,digi stamps and everything im setting myself a target ,im going to make at least 10 special cards this week. ill keep you informed if i get them done .
    hugs n luv to you .Heather hope you like the email addy heheheh.

  51. Natali says:

    I bad speake to Englis, I am Russia, Sorry! WOW! WOW!WOW! It”s a super “WOW”!

  52. Maryann says:

    WAUW All these stunning creations here is just gorgeous, and I really need to pull my jaw back up again, as I just dropped it all down on my keyboard here LOL. I love what you´ve made here, sooooo amazing workk all of it.

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