Yes, I'm either a little late or way to early to wish you joy and happiness for Christmas, but nevertheless I will and you can take it now or leave it for later in the year!
My little catch cry for 2011 was 'fighting for joy' and so it's quite fitting that my final postcard for 2011 (for my postcard swap group) is called 'Joy'. Early in January I wrote this. Meeting Joy... I'm looking forward to getting home and reading what I hid behind her almost a year ago!
But for now, the joy in this day is having crafty time with most of the postcard swap group! Shelley we wish you were here!
Sometimes it's safer that way, keeping your head in the clouds. Sure it isn't realistic and it surely won't help you solve any problem at hand, but it's quite a pleasant escape... floating on air, flying around in your dreams and forgetting about your troubles.
The start of this new year has been an idylic one for me... perhaps a little too idylic and I wonder if I'll come crashing down from the clouds with an almighty thump. But for now, I'll keep my head up there in the fluffy fairly floss until I see a storm cloud coming!
Can you tell I'm on holidays and presently don't have a care in the world? So blessed! So thankful!
And very grateful for creative time to play with Paperbag Studios rubber :)
'There's a time for every star to shine'... and this 'lil princess is shining bright today. She's received her crown, is dressed in all her glory and is ready to fly. She's making a wish, is ready to soar to great heights and 'shine'!
I'm really enjoying the challenge of using these wonderful Paperbag Studios stamps in new and creative ways. My starting point for this piece were the assorted orange and turquoise trims... when I saw these I knew this little princess was going to have turquoise hair! She wears it very well, don't you think?!
Wish... Fly... Shine... perhaps it really is possible - especially with turquoise hair!!!
I had a wonderful night seeing in this new year with friends (usually I pike out and go to bed instead, but this time I was determined to stay up way past my bedtime and see this new year in). What more could a girl want than great food, wonderful company and a good laugh playing a Wii game or two - I have sore muscles to prove it!!! There was bubbly, sparklers and fireworks too!
I have some very special things that I am looking forward to this year... new additions to the family, long service leave, travel and a newer car are big blessings I am really thankful and excited about. I'm sure you'll hear more about all of these as the year progresses.
My New Year Bliss today was being able to start playing around with these gorgeous stamps from Paperbag Studios latest rubber stamp plate, 'Shine'. I've been itching to try these out and they have been quite inspirational for me today!
I'm hopeless at consistently keeping a journal and get a bit frustrated by them. This year I thought I'd try a different approach. I've collaged this work on a really big envelope and added a journal entry for today on an index card. I'm planning to add thoughts and ideas to this envelope as the year progresses... shall see how it goes!
The envelope contained a really sweet and thoughtful card from my Dad and on the back of the envelope is printed 'For Arts Sake'... I found that by accident when I'd almost completed the collage - it just added to the bliss!
I've had an absolutely wonderful first day to the year... creative time, chats to some friends and a surprise visit from my adorable nephew, who requested a visit with me. We watched Dumbo together and shared pizza with his family. What a perfect, blissful, wonderful day! So thankful for God's blessings for me this day!!!