Monday, January 9, 2017

Hope You're Feeling Special Today

This week I made some projects using one of last year's stamp sets that I never got to use, A Nice Cuppa.  

I started with this cute tea pot card and took out the saying,"I hope you're feeling Special today... because that's just what you are!"  I made this card last year at a fellow SU demonstrator friend's house.  I modified it just a bit to coordinate with the Succulent Garden designer paper colors.

Next, I made a square tea cup card to match that says, "You are totally awesome.  And I am totally grateful."  I was feeling quite positive and I wanted to use some sayings that would make the recipient feel loved.

The tea-bag holder made with the envelope punch board was a quick and easy envelope that you can put in a tea bag, a small gift or a note to someone.   It says, "You are Tea-riffic."  Cute, huh?  I got my ideas from Belinda Blom and  

Then I finished it all up with a large clothespin that I made into a magnet for the fridge that says, "It's a good day."  When I was all done with the projects, I couldn't even decide which one that I liked best. 

I guess I just liked them all.  :)

Craftin' in the New Year!

Over the holidays I ordered some little calendars for paper crafting on a website called Taylored Expressions.  I added them to a sweet little desk calendar that I made using the new designer paper called Succulent Garden.  I love how the Sugar Plum and the Tip Top Taupe colors work so well together.

Then I added some flowers from Grateful Bunch.  The flowers are stamped in groups of three and then punched out with a coordinating punch, my favorite kind!

I loved working with these colors.  They're so refreshing.  Check out my next post to see more of what I made to coordinate with my calendars.

I found the idea on Pinterest from Erica Cerwin.

On the Road to the Adventure of Life

I love when January comes each year-
Number 1: The holidays are over and now we can live life at a slower pace and have time to catch up on all of the things that we didn't get to in December.
Number 2: It's a perfect time to celebrate new beginnings.  I love taking the time out to plan my life's dreams and goals for the upcoming year.  I never really get to all of them, but I guess just having a new year ahead that can be full of all kinds of adventures is exciting to me!

I got a new Journal to start out 2017.  I love how it says, This way to Adventure!  I'm all about the journey of going places.  So what sort of things am I looking forward to this year?

This year I'd like to do MORE of so many things: 
More creating and crafting (duh!),
more reading and relaxing,
more  travel and getting together with my friends and family,
more time hiking, camping and being outside and
more time spent in prayer and with the Lord. 

And then there are things that I'd like to do LESS of:
less time stressing over things,
less eating junk food (ha ha),
less time wasted watching tv.  

I listed all of these things in my Journal and look forward to logging my victories and perhaps even my struggles.  It's not a list of resolutions, it's a list of how I can better myself each day, a little at a time to become more of the person that I want to be.

How about you, what sort of things are you looking forward to in the New Year?  Do you have any dreams or goals that you'd like to work toward?  It's a brand new slate.  Don't you just love that?