Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year and Free Vintage Image

Happy New Year Everyone!
Are you the type to do Resolutions for the New Year? Usually I don't. Primarily because I have a tendency not to complete or meet them. I feel it's kind of like setting myself up for failure - not a very positive attitude huh! lol But this year, I'm going to try and set two goals and see how I fair. Of course, I'm going to try and keep my attitude up and positive.

So what goals am I going to set? First, I'm going to try and improve my writing skills. You see for 30 years I was in a field that required very technical writing. This meant that everything had to be to the point, very straight forward and absolutely, positively no emotion. This type of writing has been burned into my sub-conscious and I struggle to eliminate that requirement when I'm writing my blog or commenting on others. Sometimes it can take me a really long time to complete a new blog entry because of this struggle. So the plan is to practice, practice, practice....and maybe I'll get better at it. So, expect to see a lot more posting from me this year and maybe you all can be my critiques and let me know how I'm doing. Encouraging comments would be greatly appreciated!

Second on my list is to become a little more thick skinned when it comes to criticism's relating to my product line. I love sharing my images and I spend countless hours collecting and cleaning them so that I can share them with you. It is a true labor of love and not intended to be a path to millionaire status. Sorry, I'm digressing and need to back to the point. Anyway, every once in a while I'll encounter a truly nasty person. Someone who just can't be pleased no matter how hard you try. They often like to be abusive and love to throw in a threat or two. I know that it's not my fault that these individuals are that way and I need to just brush it away but it just drives me bonkers! I sit and worry and stew for hours over it. So this year, I'm going to work on letting it go, thickening my skin so to speak and not worrying about it so much. I know there are wonderful people out there who truly appreciate my images and I'm going force myself to appreciate the positives and put less importance on the negatives.

So what do you think? Pretty lofty goals if you ask me but I think I can do it! At least I'm going to actively work toward reaching them and I hope you'll help me out. Your words of encouragement are greatly appreciated and I look forward to hearing from you.

Now to lighten up a little, New Year's is a time for celebration right? Are you doing anything special? We're going to try and get an early dinner, beating the crowd's hopefully, and then maybe go out to my daughter's house for a while or catch a movie. Kind of low key, but we like it. We've never really been the bar hopping types. I guess we're kind of boring but it suits us.

I know a lot of you like to get out there in the hustle and bustle of the crowds and do a little dancing and drinking. So that brings me to the image I'd like to share. This image is from the Janie folder and is circa 1924. As always make sure you click on the image to get it in a larger size.

Have a safe and Happy New Year! I hope it's plumb full of smiles!


  1. Hi Peggy
    A Happy New Year to you and yours! Take no notice of horrible people your images are absolutely beautiful and I can see the hard work you put in cleaning them up. I LOVE THEM!! and this lovely freebie is just the cutest!
    Have a lovely evening and Happy 2011

  2. I will join you in the thick skin department! Just try to remember that for every one unhappy person there are 100 more supporting you! There are people in this world that just can't be truly happy with anything and that is THEIR issue. I am very sorry that some feel the need to stoop to such levels.

    Happy New Year and thank you so much for the hard work you do. I truly enjoy your images and very much appreciate the freebies!!

    My goal this year is to use more vintage images. I do love them!

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [01 Jan 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. Thank You so much Peggy for the adorable image! And I know it's hard to just ignore these people but sometimes you just have to. Believe me there are some people in this world that you can give the world to and they STILL won't be happy. You just need to block them from your life (and blog) and move on because we all just Love You! Have a wonderful New Year and we'll be seeing you in 2011 in blogland!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  5. Thank you for the lovely vintage pic...I really enjoy them.

  6. Thank you for the vintage picture. I like them.

  7. Oh, this is such an adorable vintage image! Thank you so very much for sharing your work. My 2011 goal is to actually use more of the vintage images in my card making. I appreciate very much your expertise and your generosity.

  8. Well, good luck in the "thick skinned" department. Send them to your complaint department next time (me)!!! LMBO! The freebie is adorable, sis! I love it! Wishing you the happiest of new years!! Nicki and Joe kept Chris up to ring in the new year last night, and he was just plumb loco by the time the clock hit 12!!! LOL! He was doing anything and everything he could to stay awake. HAHA! Love you bunches!!!

  9. Happy New Year, Peggy. Good luck with your goals for 2011....I can't imagine how anyone could give you greif about your images....I think they are just the cutest, adorable things. I want to thank you for sharing this aodrable image from the Janie folder. Wishing you peace, happiness and good health for 2011.

  10. Happy New Year Peggy! And thank you for sharing your fabulous vintage images with us. I can't imagine anyone being nasty about your adorable stuff but shame on them! Looking forward to a new year with this wonderful team. xxD

  11. Il semble que vous soyez un expert dans ce domaine, vos remarques sont tres interessantes, merci.

    - Daniel


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