Pages

Monday, December 26, 2016

The last inchie of 2016!

    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!

6 comments:

  1. I love the inchie, I went and voted for you! I also love seeing all your inchies together. Lovely!! I am glad that you got some awesome presents. Cant wait to see what we all come up with next year!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love to see everyone else's inchies and love it when Monday comes around- it's hard to believe it's almost time to start a new set! I'm off to check out the link & do some voting.....have a good new year & see you here next week 😊

    Sally

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great letter, Cathy. Love your collection. I voted for you again today :) I hope you win! I was a bit apprehensive when I retired. Never looked back for even a minute. You will love being retired!

    ReplyDelete
  4. A great inchie, I'll go vote for for you now, Have a wonderful 2017.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Terrific inchie and a great collection

    Hope you win you entries are amazing

    Love Chrissie

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great letter inchie and a wonderful collection.
    Thank you for the nice words about Every Inchie Monday. I am very happy you like the project.
    ...aaaand a happy new year.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for leaving me some sunshine! Your comments make my day!