Welcome to the Oh My Word! Blog Hop with Two Scrapbook Friends! You should have arrived here from Laureen’s blog. If you didn’t, you might want to start at Two Scrapbook Friends, so you can read all about it and you won’t miss any of the great inspiration along the way!
So..........choose one word for 2013 we were told......boy that was a toughie!
When the Blog Hop theme was announced, the first word that popped into my head was 'Breathe' and then I immediately dismissed it! I needed something inspirational, something witty, something no-one else would think of.
I thought about it some more over the next few days, tried out a few other options and came to this conclusion........the word Breathe is my inspiration, my witty, and it may not be something truly original (later finding that it was to be included in our Blog Hop badge confirmed that one!) it speaks to me, and that's the whole point here.
Now of course when I say 'Breathe' I'm not just referring to the physical act of inhale/exhale type of thing, although I do plan on continuing that tradition! I'm thinking more of the 'take a moment and use it wisely' theory.
All too often we are caught up in the busy everyday routines we all try to juggle, and although this is by no means a bad thing.......I really do feel blessed to have these choices and opportunities, I also worry that one day I will wake and wonder where the years have disappeared.
My children will be grown and I will wish I had taken that moment to give an extra hug, a word of encouragement, or just drawn on a little more patience to listen to thoughts of last nights movie, regardless of whether we will be 2 minutes late for dance class!
So there you have it, my word for 2013..........Breathe.
On that note I should probably show you something creative before you abandon ship and head over to Shelby's blog!
Here's my page..........Breathe.
There are quite a lot of my faves on here so I'm probably going to bore you with a few extra photo's.
The papers are from the Walnut Grove collection by Pebbles and I love them.....who doesn't like a wood grain background! I did get a little carried away with the paint splatters, but I was having so much fun.
There's plenty of machine stitching here and there, and fussy cut butterflies from one of the sheets of patterned paper, are stapled to the page.
Wooden veneers from Studio Calico (this time in word form) make an appearance again, as they have on most of my layouts recently. The journalling is tucked nicely into the Kraft envelope and stashed behind the 'popped' photographs.
It's not that I wanted to hide the journalling away, but I didn't particularly want it to interfere with the design either.
A doily, another fave, and a cute little banner held together with Washi tape and staples, rest in the corner.
More Washi, cause you can never have enough, continues the theme nicely.
There's an eclectic little collection of embellies, my favourite of which is no doubt the cheapest option.......the messy arrangement of loose thread pulled from a spool.
There you have it. Thanks so much for sticking with me to the very end!
Be sure to head over to Shelby's blog, who I know will have something inspiring to show you, but remember these few rules as you go..............
In order to be entered to win:
1. Leave a comment on all the blogs as you go and then go back to the Two Scrapbook Friends blog and leave a final comment there.
2. To have a second chance to win, send YOUR special word that inspires you in 2013 in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "Blog Contest" in your subject line.
3. Create your own design based on your special word and upload it to our Gallery and Forum before February 28 at 11:58 pm, and receive 10 Forum Buttons towards gift certificates in the store!
4. Check back at the Two Scrapbook Friends Blog on January 22nd to see if you are the prize winner. (Winners will not be contacted personally.)
Be sure to stop by each of the following blogs and leave a comment! Enjoy the Hop :)
Two Scrapbook Friends
Have a great weekend, I plan to as it includes a Birthday celebration for yours truly.........any excuse for dining out!