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Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Goodbye 2008, hello 2009!

Hello Scrapland!! The year 2008 has been an interesting one for me.... I had never blogged or designed before, but I started both in 2008. I have also met lots of amazing new friends through blogging - far too numerous to name them all, but you know who you are and I thank you so much for your friendship during this past year. 2009 will bring more new adventures for me - I am making the trip to California for CHA this year to meet my wonderful Scrap N' Art friends and I can't wait for that - it will be a fantastic experience. I have never travelled so far on my own before and certainly not to meet people for the first time! I am in such awe to have new friends all over the world. On Christmas day, I had a 4-way skype voice chat with Linda (Northern California), Dawn (Flordia) and Mel (Durban, South Africa) - there was a total of 10 hours time difference between us, but it seemed like nothing when we all talked and giggled and discussed photography and monkeys (long story)...! We are a very friendly and caring bunch in scrapland and we all feel each others pain and want to help where we can. I know there are some of you out there who are joining me in contributing to ladyvdzine's charity kit, but equally, I know there are many more who will buy it to help this worthwhile cause and that really warms my heart and makes me feel that the world is an amazing place, full of amazing people. There is so much that is evil in this world of ours, but there is so much more that is wonderful!

OK, I'm gushing now, it's time for me to wish you all an amazing 2009 - I know there are places in the world that have already seen what 2009 looks like - I am sure it's great!! So to my friends in New Zealand who I think may have already celebrated the passing of 2008, in Australia who are close to it, in South Africa who will be celebrating before me, to all those friends in England who will celebrate at the same time as me, and to those over the pond who are just waking up now or soon to wake up and those beyond - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

For today, you can collect the second set of elements for Lily's Garden, but if you haven't already, and want to, go pick up my store kits (each $2.50) before tomorrow. There will be a new kit tomorrow and the 3 existing kits go back to full price! Click the preview below to download the elements for Lily's Garden. See you all in 2009!

38 comments:

Snowsmoon said...

OK, you must be writing with a glass of champagne in one hand and the bottle in the other...well close by...Happy New Year Sweetie! You are one of the most amazing, sweet, creative gals I have meet this year. I Hope that you trip goes well for you and that you get to see Linda as well on your trip. I have been cruising scrap land for almost 5 years now, and Yes I too have meet some of the most amazing gals, but most of all a few GREAT friendships, some old and some new but all very dear to my heart. (Sorry for babbling) Happy New Year, sweetie. Good luck with all you create, sharing and sell, but most of all remember what memories you gain along with the new friends. I will close with my fav quote by Helen Keller: The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart. HUG and Love Your FRIEND Dawn aka Snowsmoon

Gulffire said...

Happy Soon To Be New Year and thanks so much for all the joy you have given me this year! -- Nan in CT/USA

neety said...

Happy new year Vicki! It's already 2009 here in eastern Australia and our dog is huddled at my feet, terrified of the celebration fireworks. No way could we go out and leave him tonight! I wish you and all your blog readers good health and happiness for 2009 (and much digiscrapping too)! Hugs from Neety in Oz

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Thanks for both sets of elements.

charlie said...

Happy New Year from Charlie.(we stayed home and watched the most amazing fireworks in the world on tv. Sipping Champas. eating seafood and generally Chilling out. I have had an extroadinary year and meeting(via the web) and working with you has been one of my favthings.wishing you all the best and looking forward to 2009..lot of love
Charliexxx

Cheryl said...

Happy New Year Vicki from across the pond! You're a sweetie and I feel blessed to have met you. I'm always amazed how a simple thing like scrapbooking brings people together. I'm wishing you all the best in the coming year. Many hugs!
Cheryl

Shel said...

Happy New Year from Minneapolis, Minnesota! Thank you so much for sharing your incredible talents with us and for being so generous. May 2009 be your best year yet!

makeyesup said...

Vicki, I'm sure that if Lily could speak, she would tell you how delighted she is with her new kit. It's really shows how you have come a long way in your designing. Thanks for all you generously give. Wishing you a wonderful, safe, healthy and happy 2009.

Sylvia92 said...

Dear Vicki ! I have discovered Digital Scrapbooking this year and had the great chance to find you and you are far in front of my favorite designer ! I wish you a lovely New Year with lost of Love, Joy, Health, and Money too !!! LOL !!! I'm so happy to have in my friends, you are quite a person ! Keep creating lovely kits, you are very talented ! Hugs to share with your hubby and doggies ! Sylvia

vettep said...

Happy 2009. Love the new kit. Thank you.

Tammy Dunlap said...

THANKS

Joelle said...

Thank you!!!

Stacey said...

Happy New Year Vicki!!! I am sooo glad that I have gotten the chance to get to know you this year! You are an amazing person! Thank you sooo much for all your help! You are the best and I feel so blessed to call you my friend! Have a great one girl!!

Ellie said...

Thanks for this gorgeous kit. Have a wonderful New Year!
Hugs, Ellie W

chicapooh said...

Happy New Year! Thank you for these elements!

Nicole said...

Thanks for sharing. This is one of my favs... could be I love purple! :D

Jewel Goodwin said...

Thanks for all your hard work and generosity this year Vicki - you do amazing work, and I can't imagine you have only been designing one year- that gives me hope for me one day:) Looking forward to great things in 2009!!

Jill from Kiwiland said...

Happy New Year from New Zealand - we're already well into January 1st - a fabulous hot sunny summer day!! - (just to make all you northern hemisphere girls drool!!) Vicky - I am constantly amazed by the way you keep producing all these gorgeous works of art for us all to 'play with' - thank you soooooo much!!

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

Hi sweetheart!!! You are one minute from bursting out into HAPPY NEW YEAR and the listening the the BIG BONG of the BIG TOWERING CLOCK in London!!!

Looking forward to doing MORE with you in 2009 and you've just GOT to LOVE those four-ways, eh? Soon to be FIVE!!! WOO HOO!

Sending LOVE to y'all and kisses for those PRECIOUS pups, Master Pompey and Miss Lily!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR GIRLFRIEND!!!

XOXO,
Linda *hearts*

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

OOOPS, make that an hour from now, had my numbers wrong - he, he ....

MWAH!

Dee said...

These were beautiful. Thanks!

Judy said...

I think the clock would have just struck midnight where you are so Happy New Year. Here in Australia we are mid morning on New Years Day....had a great night in the city with the fireworks and all the revellers. A gorgeous kit, thankyou for sharing

Juli and Brett said...

Happy New Year!! =) Thanks for the elements of this great kit!

Keryn said...

Happy New Year from me as well - although we are almost midday on the 1st Jan now here in Australia.

I love these elements - thank so much for sharing.

LouCeeCreations said...

It's 2 in the morning and DH and friends have gone to pick up our girls from a party,, so I'm stopping by aa few blogs to wish my friends a Happy New Year...
best of luck in 09 :)
hugs

April said...

Hi Vicki, Happy New Year!!! from the deep freeze we call Canada! We are still in 2008 with less than 2 hours to go. Hope you are enjoying the new year already! Thank you for the fun elements.

Michele said...

Happy New Year! May it bring you everything you hope for! Thank you for the great elements. I must say that the two flower garland/border ones are my favorite! Can't wait to use them!

Fire -n- Ice said...

I just found your blog and I just want to say THANK YOU!! You do a wonderful job and I truly appreciate your willingness to share you talent with all of us. I just bought Chocolate Valentine... SO CUTE!! Happy New Year!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 31 Dec [LA 09:04pm] - 01 Jan [NY 12:04am, UK 05:04am, OZ 04:04pm] ).

Terri - Hawaii said...

Thanks for sharing part 2 of the elements for this wonderful kit. You know I adore your work as does so many others. Hugs -- xoxo!! (terri - hawaii)

Happy New Year - "YEAR OF THE OX"

Mary said...

have a good 2009

Lynn said...

Love your work - thanks for sharing with us!

Simply Sarah said...

Thanks for the lovely post. It almost brought tears to my eyes. I remember when I found your blog in June and just read... I love your view on life and how you always had something to positive to say... plus you have cute dogs! :)

Hope to see you more in 2009. When is your trip to California... I live here in San Diego - maybe we can meet up?

Polly said...

Thank you so much!! All your work is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the beautiful work you have shared!

lovetocraftbetty said...

Thank you very much for more beautiful elements!! This kit is so gorgeous, I just simply love the colors!

gigi said...

Lovely colors. Thank you and happy new year

Carole N. said...

Vicki, I opened up your original Lily kit and could not find a thing wrong with it. I have yet to see a kit from you that I didn't think was top notch...aka....FABULOUS. LOL It shows I downloaded it in Feb. of 2007. What a FUN year it has been hanging out with you here and reading your cute stories and having you share your precious Lily and Pompey with us.

THANK YOU for a wonderful year and for all your beautiful kits.

Happy New Year to you and may 2009 shower you with blessings.

Love and Hugs!

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