Friends. I can't express how much your visits and comments mean to me. Every now and then I feel that I'm not doing my best to show it. My posts are brief and often dry, but that's because I create a lot, and often don't have time to dress it up in words as I'd like to.
On top of that, I grieve that the quality of my daily communication deteriorated, since I was forced into using a foreign language every day. As much as I think my English is not too bad (I learnt a lot since I moved to Australia), I do feel that I don't have a full control over what I say any more. My limited vocabulary dictates my use of words, instead of a free and creative way that I used to speak, saying exactly what I want to say, and how I want to say it.
I adore it when some of my blogging friends share snippets from their life and random observations, in a witty, humorous manner, and I struggle to do it in English. Perhaps (hopefully!) I'll learn with time. For now, I hope that you enjoy my posts as they are!
Anyway, I've been watching the number of my followers increasing with amazement, and there's truly nothing more humbling, than to see you coming back for more. I don't consider myself a paper crafter with a bucketful of fresh ideas. My friend Lea Lawson wrote some time ago, that she's a product-driven artist, and I'm just the same. Rarely I would use any technique or think out of the box, and that makes me even more astonished at the number of people that visit me daily.
I just want you to know that you give me motivation and sense of purpose, and fulfillment. In my life as a SAHM, I do need a dreative outlet to keep me going, but to know that people all over the world see and appreaciate it, is more than I ever asked for. What a truly wonderful thing internet is :)
Seeing as my count is slowly reaching 500 followers, I started to plan on a nice little giveaway. I promise you, that it will be worth the wait :) Of course, you won't have to be a follower to enter, I know all too well that people come to my blog from various sources, and forcing someone to follow is utterly silly.
BUT! All of the blabber above is not really the purpose of this post... As my term in the Dirty Dozen Design Team ended (*sniff sniff*), I want to share with you the projects that I prepared within it.
In fairness to the exclusiveness of the DD Galleries, please excuse me as I won't share the supplies used. SCS Fan Club members can always look them up in the respective gallery. Being a FC member is FUN!
My first month as a Dirtie started with the "Totally Trendy" theme, and I loved it! Here's the first half of my projects...
Seeing as birds (and vintage!) never go out of fashion, I made the two versions (basic & stepped-up) of this fun card:
Remember the boom for the sewing stuff? It's still going strong, but last year it was madness... everyone has been whipping up stuff with sewing machines & spools on it! lol
Hot air balloons... yep, they're helluva trendy and I love them!
And lastly... is MFT stuff hot or what??!
That would be all for now, but in a couple of days I'll share the rest of my projects from the "Totally Trendy" gallery. Stay tuned, sweets...