Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Wishing you a Beautiful New Year

Happy New Year!

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Holiday Season filled with Love, Family and Good Friends

We had a quiet Christmas, our small Family missing Dad this year, however we were blessed to enjoy Christmas Dinner and the evening out with our Dear Friends Colleen, Andrew, Jaime and Leslie. 

In the week leading up to Christmas, Mom and I spent a few days baking together. That was quite enjoyable as we haven't done that in a long time. 

In November I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease and have been going through some treatment and sorting of Medications that will help me deal with the effects of the disease. Although I wasn't happy to have that diagnosis, I was somewhat relieved to potentially have some answers for some of the health issues i've been experiencing over the last couple of years.

I'm off work for a few months with a goal of being good to myself and healing: getting rest, exercise, building strength and engaging in practices to deal with stress and evoke peace of mind.

For me, Paper Crafting = Peace of Mind

So in that spirit, I have been trying to spend a little time each day on my artwork.

I am hopeful that Rest, Exercise, Mindfulness and Creativity will take me back to a place in time where I felt good inside and out , made sound decisions and enjoyed healthy and meaningful relationships. 

I really like the sentiment on my first card because I want to live with passion, laugh out loud more and Love myself more deeply. In doing so the energy I project will attract the energy that will allow me to realize my personal goals.

I want to dance in the moonlight and find my place in the sun.

A LOT of objectives to meet this year but I am strong, reasonably wise, but I could use some help with accountability, Perhaps the first step toward that is to blog. To say it out loud and share it means that I feel a sense of obligation to follow through........not necessarily for others, but for myself. Being good to oneself can be selfish, but also selfless. Selfless in that in order to be good to others, one must be good to themselves. A Candle that lacks a flame  cannot emit light or warmth. One needs to have the means to ignite the flame. On that, I will be working~

XX's and Oh's


Supply List

Stamp Set: Beautiful by Stampin' Up!
Inks: Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzaz, Smoky Slate, Memento  Black
So Saffron, More Mustard

Accessories: Watercolour Brushes, Many Marvelous Markers, Sticky Notes for Masking
Cardstock: Stampin' UP!


  1. Love that second card especially. It really is beautiful.

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE This new set. The card with the big moon is beautiful. I love you my BFF. You can do anything you set your mind to and I'm sure getting strong and healthy is something you can do as well. BIG GIGANTIC HUGS for you!


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