Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy 2019!

2 Co 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:  old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."

T Stands for the very best to you, my friends!  I am sitting here on New Years Eve looking at our hostess Elizabeth's wonderful cruise journal pages.  So fabulous!  For sure, I wish I was having high tea on an ocean cruise!  But here I sit with my tea and leftover Christmas Snack mix,  in front of my laptop.  I do hope to visit  you to celebrate T Stands For Tuesday.

Here is a shot of all the lovely homemade Christmas cards I received this year!  So gorgeous and creative!  Some came all the way from Australia and Spain!  Thank you to all my friends.  These cards gave me so much pleasure and enjoyment!  I hung them going down my stairs to be admired by family and guests during the holidays!

Now, I promised to show you my big gift project that I did this year and every year for the past 15 years!  I cut, stamp and color 15 sets of these little mini calendars for some family and friends.  They are originally given with a 3 1/2 x 5 inch acrylic frame.  Each month fits in the frame for display.

It has been a wonderful year, and you all have helped make it that way!  Thank you for all your comments and encouraging words in 2018!  I look forward to more inspiration and sharing with you in the new year!

Happy 2019!  Thanks for stopping by!


kathyinozarks said...

Wow what a wonderful gift you have created! so thoughtful and special for everyone.
Happy Happy New Year hugs Kathy

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful shot of your tea, laptop, and snack mix. Looks like you are ready for the new year to arrive.

Now I have yet another reason for not making cards. Yours are so clever and unique. You have some great friends. I also know I don't have dies, stamps, and coloring utensils that could make anything as lovely as these.

Your calendar pages are wonderful. You certainly know how to stamp, something I can't say for myself. Thanks beyond belief for the card you sent and your participation at T each week and this almost Tuesday, too.

BTW, Sally and I went to El Agave on Saturday. It is on your side of town. I couldn't believe all the traffic and how many people were out and about, but I guess I should have because it was the weekend. PLUS, even though it was freezing cold, we stopped at Marble Slab in Bradley Fair and got ice cream!!! I ate a waffle cone and took a large container of their handmade ice cream home.

Valerie-Jael said...

Love those calendars, so creative, they are wonderful gifts. You got some great cards, too. Have a great new year and a happy T Day, Valerie

chrissie said...

Such a special gift for everyone and one to enjoy all through the year

Happy 2019 and a very happy T Day

Love Chrissie xx

Meggymay said...

That looks a beautiful personal gift you made for friends and family. I am sure they will have loved receiving this calendar.
Happy T day and I wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
Yvonne xx

Halle said...

What a great gift idea! Well done. I'm in awe of the handmade cards you received.
Happy New Year and T day!

My name is Erika. said...

Happy New Year Sharon. I love that gift idea! I am sure they are treasured and what's even better, is they looks like so much fun to make! What is a gift for you in return right? And so many beautiful cards too. I wish you a a happy T day and a wonderful new year Sharon. Hope you are blessed every day. Hugs-Erika

Eileen Bergen said...

Your stamped calendars are wonderful, Sharon! What a special handmade gift. I'm puzzling over how you stamped all the months since they have different starting days of the week and different numbers of days in the months. That must be a very special stamp set. The illustrations are terrific too.

Happy T-day and a very Happy New Year! Hugs, Eileen

Sharon Madson said...

The numbers and months are done on the computer; this year by a dear friend! I just make 15 copies and cut. Then I am ready to stamp the images and color, paint or sponge! I do love doing them! It is fun every year to pick out the images to go with each month!

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm with you on thinking that cruise idea is a winner; but I'm just as happy, I think, joining you at the computer with a cuppa :) Your calendar gift is a winner! Happy T Tuesday, and Happy New Year!

Krisha said...

What a wonderful gift your little calendars are, and so cute too!
Happy New Year and T-day too!

Unknown said...

What a lovely gift! I bet your friends and family love receiving a handmade gift. I'm sure you have lots of fun making them.
Left over snackies... we hav loads. We always buy too much.So the whole week is a party!
Wishing you a happy T Day and a healthy and peaceful 2019,

Let's Art Journal said...

Happy 2019! Wow, you received such amazing Christmas cards this year and the snack mix looks yummy 😁. I'm loving the calender pages too, the artwork is perfect! Happy T Day and wishing you a Happy New Year filled with peace, love and happiness! J 😊 x

Linda Outlaw Gilbow said...

Happy New Year, Sharon!!! I enjoy your blog!!!

Kate Yetter said...

These calendars are the perfect gifts! They must have taken you a lot of time to make for everyone. And you received some gorgeous handmade cards from your friends. A wonderful collection to display.
Happy New Year and Happy Tea Day,

Dianne said...

A gorgeous group of holiday cards, and what an impressive gift that you've made...for 15 people?! wow...hope your holidays were wonderful, Happy New Year!

johanna said...

what lovely gifts you make for your treasured ones! happy new year, may it bring health and happyness!!

Margaret said...

Wow! That is some project. The pages are all so cute and unique. I hope that 2019 is a blessed year for you.