Hello crafty friends! How was your Christmas? I hope everyone had a wonderful time with family and friends. It was our first time having Christmas at home this year alone with the kids.DSC_0001

Here are the kids Christmas morning. They were up at 5am and had all their presents opened by 6am. ๐Ÿ™‚ We had a wonderful time. We turned off all electronics for 3 days and played board games, swam with the kids and laid on the floor playing Poly Pockets and building Legos. It was a Christmas filled with magic, joy, love and much laughter! And also a time to reflect on how much God has blessed me this past year and how much I have to be grateful for.

We have much happening here at Inspired by Stamping in the next month. And even though I havenโ€™t been posting this past week, I have been busy in the craft room and computer getting ready for our next release which is the 7th of January! Whoo Hoo! For me personally, this is the best release yet! I think the design team will agree too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Not only that but we are changing our release up this year also. I am sure you will LOVE our new format.

My parents next week are making the big trip to the land of Oz to visit us for 12 days! Yay! To say that I am excited is an understatement! I will be posting still and of course sharing photos on Facebook with everyone. Smile

A Few Remindersโ€ฆ

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Our DT Call deadline is Dec. 29th. We have received many beautiful applications. If you havenโ€™t applied and are consideringโ€ฆwe would love for you to apply. I have talked with many of you via email and if you have any questions please email me. I am available to answer them.

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Our Facebook Contest continues!! We are so grateful to have 328 fans on our FB page! Thank you so much for all your support! We are so close to 350 for our next giveaway! Whoo Hoo!

Have you checked out our Pinterest page? At the moment we have 898 fans! Wow! Our boards are filled with inspirations from myself and the design team! This is a place where you can be inspired with all our cards, stamps, videos and tutorials. Plus, a few other things that I think are great.

I hope each and everyone of you are having a beautiful holiday season! Thank you for all your support and friendship throughout the year and next yearโ€™s too!

Hugs and lots of love,

Joanna

8 thoughts on “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  1. Liz Ortiz says:

    What a wonderful opportunity Joanna!….how I wish I have seen your DT call earlier :(… Good luck to all the ladies that apply ๐Ÿ™‚
    I cannot wait for 2013 to begin ๐Ÿ™‚ I will try to play along the next challenge – if I finish unpacking my crafting supplies soon ๐Ÿ˜‰ I also hope you had a beautiful Crhistmas and that the coming year be prosperous and happy for you!!!

  2. Leah C. says:

    Your kiddos look so cute and happy! I grew up in Hawaii and remember well our lovely warm Christmases…now I live where we have white Christmases which are fun too but I’d rather be warm ๐Ÿ˜‰ Looking forward to the new release!

  3. primethyme says:

    I am really looking forward to your new release! Always inspired when I visit here! So glad you had a wonderful holiday – it’s really all about family!

    Marcy K. xx

  4. Paulette says:

    Live..Love..Laugh! A wonderful new year lies ahead for you! You have touched our crafting world in such a great way that I can’t imagine what else you have in store for us!

  5. baileyrosy says:

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time, wishing you and your beautiful family a happy ,healthy and craft filled year to come. How exciting to have your parents visit I know what it feels like to be away from parents during holidays.
    Take care and I look forward to seeing your new releases and fantastic inspirational creations in the year to come

    Marie x

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