Monday, January 2, 2012

Winner Redraw, Thoughts & a WOOHOO!!

Seems not all the prizes were claimed from my candy so I am redrawing for that ONE! 
That would be the SOG stamps and papers. 

The redraw winner is: 



A New winner reminds me that this is a new year. 
Welcome to 2012. 
What resolutions have you made?
How many have you broken already (Day 2-3 into 2012) LOL
Sounds funny but it's reality. 
It happens. 
What I wanted to put out there is encouragement that you can 'stick to your guns' IF YOU CHOOSE. 
It's all a choice. Your choice. 
I always resolute (is that correct english?!) to stop biting my nails. 
Never happens. 
I also resolute to 'be a different person'....try not to yell at the kids, get upset easily or sweat the small things'. 
Hasn't happened yet, but I'm working real hard at it this year. 
Perhaps I'll just share with you how I live my life daily. 
"Everything Happens for a Reason"
My motto. Well, not "mine" but someone really smart came up with this, & I use it. 

Someone pisses you off, tell them. 
You love someone; they may not know it, tell them. 
Something someone did made you very happy/glad/or smile inside......tell them. 
You've just eaten a good meal, tell the Chef (heck give him/her a tip) & don't think of "do u know how much they get paid"......just do it, because. 
You see someone who has dropped their bag of groceries....stop and help them pick it up.

And the list goes on and on. 
Some of these things may not be so easy to do, like telling someone when they have made you mad, or just saying it like it is.....I have been in this position numerous times & it never gets easier. I've been in this position with my best friends & we are still friends. However some people don't like that about me, which is why I have only a handful of TRUE FRIENDS I can hang with & just be me with. 

Speaking of just being me. 
Anyone in love with the song "Someone Like You" by Adele as much as I am?!
Has anyone ever felt this way about someone? 
 I have. 
This song makes me cry, but also makes me happy knowing I would not be where I am today without everything happening in the past. 
"Everything happens for a reason". 


Lastly my Woohoo for the day is the fact that I am officially on a new DT, thanks to Jo liking my work and asking if I'd be interested! Of course I am. Thanks Jo. 
Our first challenge will be on February 10th!!! 

Crafty Sentiments Designs also  has a great sale on! 
hurry on over to check it out! 


Hlora said...

Congratulations to KARYN!!!

Larisa said...

oh, so beautiful stamps!!! many congrats to the new winner!

riliska said...

I am glad for Karyn!! Sorry, this is not me..)) I am mad about the stamps, but I am never lucky in any candies even..
Happy New Year!
Hugs. riliska. xx

THERESA said...

I also have that motto!! Brilliant song, we saw her concert in Albert Hall on New Years Eve, loved it!!
Choice, so true, choose to help, smile, say what is on your mind, be kind, ect. If someone do't like me being frank, i say it as it is, their prob not mine and it really is just a very few that one can be true with, so agree, lol, let me get of my soapbox.......hehehehe
lotsa luv

Lou Mac said...

Happy New Year blog and DT buddy!! Love your post. It's all so very, very true! :) I can totally relate with the real friends bit - some people can't take me for me. But I always say it's their loss!!

Congrats on the new DT post girl. I ain't even surprised you were approached, your work is amazing!! Keep up the inspiration!

Lots of love. xo

Sandra said...

Many congratulations to the new winner:) Sandra H

Donna Mosley said...

Huge congrats on the DT spot hun. Looking forward to seeing your scrummy creations.


Rebekah said...

Love your thoughts and should try to stick to many of these myself, happy new yr Corry! hugs Rebekah xx

Nikki said...

Congrats to Karyn !!!
hugs Nikki

DesignerDiva said...

Happy New Year Cor and congrats on your new DT place, they're lucky to have you in my opinion!
I love your little 'musings' and I love that 'what you see is what you get in people'
I second everything you say lady!!
Hugs Laurie

and yes I am in love with that song just as much as you are and her 1st album is just as good if not better!

Rhonda Miller said...

Congrats Karin.

Tracey Brossart said...

Really beautifully written post Cor and such a beautiful song too! I didn't really make and resolutions as I never stick to them although I try, but I made goals or so I will call You are a wonderful person! And congrats on yet another DT position, you are crazy!! But You can do it, you rock! :D

Big Hugz,
xx Tracey xx

Auntie Em said...

Things would be so much easier if people were kind and honest. It would take a lot of stress out of life!
Hope you have a great 2012! I am looking forward to seeing all of your gorgeous cards on here. :)

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Yep, I know the feeling. My sister (10 years older) taught me to stand up for myself no matter what. Well, needless to say some people just don't care for that attitude. But I have definately mellowed out over the years...I'm still a work in progress on many things though....guess that just makes life more interesting to see the changes and as you said it makes us who we are!

P.S. Congrats on your new DT position....well deserved!

Adriana Vanderhoeven said...

Happy 2012 for you!!! I like your "Choises"...I enjoyed reading your words!!!Thanks hugsssss

Shelby said...

Twice for me as well, but if the first didn't happen then I wouldn't have gotten to the second which is a far bigger prize:)!

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