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Thursday, January 31, 2013

My 2013 Word for the Year! Breathe!

Hi Everyone!

Well another year! And another "Word"!

This year my word is "Breathe"...for many different reasons. I find myself  holding my breath many times through out the day. Do you ever do that?
I recently participated in a class for patients dealing with chronic pain, and the one thing they kept stressing is to "Breathe", so many of us don't!
And you don't have to be a chronic pain patient to find yourself forgetting to! ;D

So in our "Monday Nights Live with Tracy Weinzpfel" mixed media forum she issued has a creative challenge of using our "Word" on a journal page or canvas.

And this is what I came up with!

I used Faber Castell Gellato's in Blues and a purple,along with white. I was trying to keep it light and airy, the wind or ...air! haha..
 And this was a reminder to myself to keep repeating it! The chipboard letters are from Tim Holtz,black rhinestones from Kaiser Craft.
The heart and wings are chipboard from Maya Road.
 I painted the wings  with pearlized paint from Ranger and added the distress crackle paint from Tim Holtz to the heart, then added picket fence stickles to the heart to lighten and give a little is hard to see in the photo,but there is a sparkle to it, I promise! lol
The Alphabet stamp set is from Technique Tuesday,stamped with Archival Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. The paper Roses are from Making Memories.
We were taught in class to breathe in deeply and slowly to the count of 5 and exhale slowly to the count of 6,pausing just a moment before the next breathe. It is amazing how that relaxes you,clears your mind and can totally change your mood and outlook on the things around you.
I guess it is a reminder to pause and look at things from a different angle. To take in all that is around you and realize how Blessed we really are! You can handle so much more in that frame of mind!
We all have our struggles in life, if we didn't we wouldn't appreciate it!
I know that I am Blessed to have found this group on Monday nights! Without a doubt!
I am Blessed by my Family and Friends!
And by the Friends that I have meet along my journey on this creative adventure!
Now I just have to remind myself to Breathe it all in, reflect on it and.....
"Do it Again!"
Thank you for stopping by, it means the world to me!
Blessings and Hugs,

Saturday, January 26, 2013

An Anniversary card to Share!

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share the Anniversary card that I did for my Husband. We celebrated our 35th Wedding Anniversary on the 14th of this month. Of course it was a Monday,and he had a horrible day at work,and then something else happened, so he wants to celebrate it properly when things settle down. Unfortunately that means he doesn't want to open his card yet! UGH!
Well I am not sure why, but I thought I should wait  to post it until he opened it, but you know he doesn't read my blog,and I would really like to send it into The Greeting Farm and maybe try for a Guest Designer spot! So I am going to share it with you all! :D

The image is from the Greeting Farm, and the sentiment from Verve. The sentiment is special since my husband and I meet in high school and I loved Winnie the Pooh! I know maybe silly,but true. ;D
"Our Song" was "House on Pooh Corner" by Loggins and Messina! LOL

Well what do you think?
Do you think they will like it at the Greeting Farm?
I hope so!

Have a great weekend!
Blessings and Hugs,