Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My Little Word

I realize that it is no longer the beginning of the new year... but since we are still in the first month, I think it's still a great time to share with you my word choice for the year.
satisfied with what one is or has; not wanting more or anything else.

In 2011 I aim to be more content... to be satisfied with what I have... to be thankful for what I have and focus on those things rather than on what i do not or can not have.

So often I get caught up in the negative... what I do not have, what I can not do rather than realize what I DO have... what I CAN do. In this coming year, I want to change that. I want to be overwhelmed by what I have! I want to realize how greatly God has blessed me and how much love he has surrounded me with. I am blessed with an amazing Husband, 5 healthy, beautiful and incredible children, a fabulous home, a "hobby" that I am passionate about and am able to pursue, I am healthy, I have a God who loves me... I am blessed beyond measure. I am content...

I realize that the journey to contentment is just that... a journey. It will not be achieved in one day or even one year. But being aware is the first step...In order to document this journey, I created a little journal to record my thoughts and experiences thru this coming year.

This little album is from Jenni Bowlin. It is adorable! It is 4x4 in size and the inside pages are all lined papers! Exactly what I want for a journal! So, I decorated the outside and I was good to go! For this project I used Helmar's Acid Free Glue to adhere the paper to the chipboard album and to each other . I also used 450 quickdry to adhere the ribbon. I used the Helmar Fray Stoppa to help the ribbon from fraying. I wanted this journal to have a closure as well, so i used a brad and the ribbon for that. I added some Fray Stoppa to the hole in the ribbon as well to keep it from stretching any further.
I used a chipboard heart from Magistical Memories as a little dangle element on the ring of the album along with the tulle.Supplies: (Jenni Bowlin) Journal album and pin, (Pink Paislee) Papers, (Cosmo Cricket) Alpha's, (Making Memories) Alpha's, Journaling paper, (Recollections) Brad, (Magistical Memories) Chipboard heart, (Ranger) Ink, (Craft supply) Tulle, (Helmar) Acid Free Glue, 450 Quickdry, Fray Stoppa

Thanks so much for stopping by! I have some cards to share with you in the next couple of days! Yes... you read that right... CARDS! :)
I would love to hear your WORD for the year... or your resolution! :) Hmmm... I think this just might call for a RAK (Scrapbooking goodie bag! :) )! Share with me your word or a resolution and I'll enter you in a draw for a RAK of goodies from me!! You must be a follower of my blog to play along... so make sure you are FOLLOWING me!! I will do the draw on Jan 28th! :)

Until Next time...
Happy Scrapping!


  1. Funny you should pick contentment.I once had someone describe me as being content,and I was shocked because I think I am far from that most times.I really need to do the same as you.Focus on all of the blessings,and positive aspects of my life.Maybe my word should be "blessed"

  2. My word for the year is follow-through. I'm forever promising myself that I'm going to start inviting people over to lunch, take the time to call an old friend, or I'm going to start some new program and then life gets busy ... This year I'm going to make an effort to do these little things within a reasonable amount of time from when I think about them.

  3. I really enjoyed this post and found it to be inspirational. I couldn't have said it any better and wish to be content as well. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. Your work is beautiful!!

  4. My word is ORGANIZATION. Not only in my craft space but in my house and everyday life.

  5. I love your little mini and your journey for 2011.

  6. I love your word of the year! We never realize how truly rich we are until we sit and think about it...I love it! Cant wait to see more of your creations..oh and the cards are beautiful!!


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