Each year since 2010, I have chosen a word. I heard about this practice in the scrap booking community and Ali Edwards class concerning her “invention” of this idea. I am very thankful for her sharing it with us. I took her class this year with Big Picture Classes, but didn’t participate fully with it. I still love the idea of choosing a word to inspire and focus on for the year. Each year my word has been very special to me and been a word which was ruminating in my heart as I chose it. My word for 2014 hasn’t been chosen yet as I am just now considering it. In 2010, my word was Peace. In 2011, Healthy. In 2012, Praise. In 2013, Prayer. I am considering a few for 2014, I will let you know when I am sure which one is best. 🙂
Words create. As a parent, words can make a huge difference to those little ones in our care. The environment is greatly effected by our words as we live our daily life. Spiritually, words mean everything. I LOVE the word of God, and am daily supplied by His speaking to me.
As we all begin a new year, have another great new start, may we each be blessed by the Lord’s dear presence. He is everything, and desires to supply all of our needs. A year of the blessing of his presence is my hope for each of you dear ones in my heart. LUBM Debbie
I have been considering my plan for my hobby as the new year approaches. I love to play with paper. I love to tell stories. I also love to remember and document these memories. Scrap booking fills all those needs. I have a craft room which also is my guest room, and it is FULL. I have collected over the years many things that are used for sewing, knitting and paper crafting. The urge to purge has been strong! This past month I have collected many items and given them to friends or charities, but still want to use up or get rid of even more.
I am recording this plan as a reminder as well as a commitment to it! For 6 months I am on a spending hiatus. Nothing is purchased for crafting during this time. I also am saving what I usually spend to purchase a Mac. computer.
I have stopped my subscriptions for scrap kits so I can use up my supplies, my stash. My plan is to eventually return to a kit club, and use that as my way of scrapping. Using a kit is a real challenge to me, and I think it is good for me to be challenged. I am looking forward to living more simply, and using what I have.
I will close with a lovely layout I did a few weeks ago. It was a challenge for a class I took at Studio Calico: “lifted”. I love circles and loved this design of circles.
I love this little one! She is growing and is getting more and more active. I look forward to making many more layouts of Lucy!
This final layout is a page I did to use up some of my wooden letters. I have had fun making layouts just to use up my stash. A kind of a page of play!
I hope today is a restful happy day for you all! LUB! Debbie