It is hard to believe I need to get another year's page ready to store my inchies already. I just did that or so it seems. This week's final word was letter. I have to say this is one of my favorite challenges and I simply cannot miss it. I may be late some weeks, but I won't miss it. It is so much fun looking back on the past years and seeing the ideas I used. I started this journey back in 2013 so I am gathering quite a few pages. If you want a simple easy to complete challenge, one with lots of freedom to choose how you do it - check out Every Inchie Monday (see sidebar for link). Warning though - you too could become addicted and as far as I know there is NO cure. Here is my letter inchie and the sheet for 2016!
Now time for another plea. Last post I mentioned a coloring contest. It ends the last day of this month and I desperately want to win that $100 gift card. There are so many of their products I want this will hardly make a dent. But I need help. Votes and LOTS of votes. You can vote once per day from now til the end of the month. It takes about 2 or 3 minutes and is not hard. I even promised a giveaway if I win. Seriously, I want it that bad. Here is the link for last post so you can see which one is mine - http://penstrokesbycathy.blogspot.com/2016/12/coloring-contest-please-vote.html. It will have the link to vote from on that post. Thank you for considering this!
I hope your Christmas was as peaceful and pleasant as mine. It has seriously been one of the best in a few years. Last Christmas, my brother was fighting a rather nasty infection and that just didn't make for a smooth vacation. This year we have both been healthy, weather was great (maybe too warm), and I was blessed with several nice presents. I got a huge set of Color It pencils, a coloring book, some watercolors, and a large print journaling Bible (which I have been wanting for nearly a year). So one can safely say with those gifts, I have done a "bit" of crafting and creating this break. I also will be 62 in a few short days and am working on the decision to retire. I would love to get my craft business going and have time to do that. In all fairness, though, I do have some fears about "life after the constant focus of the classroom". We will see. Have a wonderful week and hugs to all of you!