Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Welcome to 2018

Hello Everyone and welcome to 2018.
Not sure about you, but 2017 has just flown by. Still wondering where it went. Lets hope 2018 is a wonderful and successful year for everyone.
Some of our Design Team Ladies are leaving us after their time with Imaginarium Designs. We are always sorry to see Team Members leave us. They have become our friends and we do wish them all the best for the new year and every success in their new ventures.
Over the next few weeks, we will be saying goodbye to them here on our blog. Please feel free to leave them personal messages of support, I know they would love to hear from you all.
So for now we have to say Goodbye to Miriam

Miriam is a friend of Nat and Me, we have known her for quite a few years now. We both were delighted when she agreed to join our Design Team. Miriam is a truly lovely lady both inside and out.
Her style is very vintage and I love the simplicity of her work.

She is the most beautiful card maker and I have been the receiver of quite a few of her cards over the years.

Miriam also does lovely layouts and this one was a challenge that Nat set the team doing a layout on themselves.  
 Miriam also makes stunning books, this is one she made using a Graphic 45 box album and papers from Meg's Garden.

 And for something different, Miriam decorated some kraft bags, perfect for a special gift.

You can see her love of Vintage in these projects.
We hope to still catch up with Miriam from time to time. 
We wish her all the best for the future, and hope she has a wonderful and trouble free 2018.
There is something nice about the start of a  new year. Everything that happened the year before has passed, whether happy memories or sad reminders. We can start the new year with hope and optimism.
I did wonder if this was the right word to describe a new year, so I googled the meaning
 of optimism
  1. 1.
    hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something.
    "the talks had been amicable and there were grounds for optimism"

    :hopefulness, hope, confidence, buoyancy, cheer, good cheer, cheerfulness, sanguineness, positiveness, positive attitude

I think it's a good word to use in association with a new year. If only everyone everywhere had optimism, the world would be a much better place.
Let's hope optimism is contagious and everyone catches it.
Well that's all from me for now. I will be back in a couple of days to say goodbye to another friend.
Thanks for look and please feel free to give Miriam your best wishes.


  1. All the best Miriam, your work is simply elegant so keep creating!! :)

  2. Take care and all the best Miriam. Happy Crafting. ��

  3. I will certainly miss Miriam on the team - she's always bought something a little 'real' to the team and I love that! Beautiful soul and incredible friend.