Sunday, January 2, 2011

Thank you 2010

2010 was very good to me! Although I didn't even come close to my sales goals in just about every other way I couldn't be more excited about all the happenings in 2010!!! Long and lots of pictures, I hope you enjoy!

In no particular order...

I got a new Nikon DSLR camera for Christmas and I'll be taking a photography class soon!!

I had fun setting up my new camera and waiting
 not too patiently to get a humming bird picture.
 I'm all bundled up in my jammies lol!!

Got the little nipper having some breakfast!!

Got married in June in Las Vegas, just had our 6 month anniversary lol!

I've been working hard on my beaded jewelry and opened a new Artfire Studio, having lots of fun with Ceramic beads and pendants, beads and stones, making more of my own components.

Started entering blog challenges...

Art Bead Scene December Challenge

Lorelei's Michaels Blog Challenge

Art Bead Scene October Challenge

Art Bead Scene November Challenge

Love My Art Jewelry Call to Create

Gave away this Copper Filligree Necklace in my first Blog Giveaway

Had Foot Surgery which means I had to set up
 a temporary Couch Studio so I could continue to play.

We moved and completely re-vamped my studio

I found an amazing Printer Drawer cabinet
and now I'm happily filling it with beads!
I worked hard to post regularly on my blog and found lots of other amazing and inspiring blogs to become addicted to. I check my list every day, at least once a day! Here are just a few of my favorites!!

Ok, more than a few!! I told you I was addicted, I had to leave many great blogs off the list. Maybe I'll share more of these in a later post.

Well I think you get the picture, I had lots of great things happen for me in 2010!! Bring on 2011 and let's see what's in store for us all!

Thank you for reading this very long post and thanks to all of those who read my blog and give me wonderful comments along the way!!



  1. Wow! What a full 2010 you had, Kristi! From getting married (congrats!) to foot surgery to designing gorgoeus jewelry to playing with a new camera to opening an ArtFire studio! You stayed busy, my Friend. Hope 2011 is just as filled with fun and excitement (minus the screw in your heel!). Happy New Year!

  2. You've had an eventful year Kristi!!! Congrats on your anniversary! I look forward to you posting fabulous photos taken with your new camera in 2011! ~Val

  3. oh boy, the x-ray with the screw is blood-curdling. owieee!!!! glad you're on the mend. congrats on all your 2010 milestones! i've enjoyed seeing your work evolve! (i've come to consider sales "gravy", and have learned to take my meals dry. very dry.)

    thanks for including my blog on your list!

  4. Love the pictures and what you did! Wow, what a year. I'm also LOVING your studio and hope you'll contact me to feature your space. It's wonderful. Not that I'm pushing or nudging or anything. No, not at all. :)