Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Out with the old... In with the new

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my wonderful friends who visit my blog. Thank you so much for your friendship and for your comments that make me smile. I hope that 2008 brings you health, love, peace and joy!

As you can see, my blog has a new look for 2008. I really like the more neutral colors and the simplicity of it all. I hope you like it just as much...

I am multitasking in a BIG way today. I'm finishing up my December Daily Album (I'm on day 21 of 25... yippee!), which I hope to complete later on tonight. I'm also washing, cleaning out my closet, organizing, going through photos, getting rid of clutter and more! I want to try and make a fresh start in the New Year. I will also work on an exercise and meal plan for both Richard and I because we both want to lose weight this year. I must do it!

After reading Ali's blog yesterday, I decided that my word for 2008 is energy. Energy can be defined as 1 a: dynamic quality b: the capacity of acting or being active c: a usually positive spiritual force .

I hope to have more energy and be able to energize those around me. I want to be stronger and more active, enjoy my life more, be free of so many worries, and focus on what's important and that includes starting a family one day soon. Here's to more physical and spiritual energy in 2008!

Before I go "energize" myself, I want to share some holiday layouts that I made last week. Enjoy!

These LO's were created with the December kit from Work in Progress. I have loved playing with that kit so much! Also, I copied Nancy's technique of using floss and pins on the painted chipboard star (thanks, Nancy!).

These were created with an Anna Griffin kit I bought at Michael's. That red and cream toile really caught my eye!

And finally, I used some of my new Love, Elsie papers and embellies that I got for Christmas from my BFF to create this funky layout. I also used some of the Dabber paint on this one.

Stay tuned for my completed December Daily Album! I can't wait to share! xoxo


Ady said...

Happy New Year to you. I had a great time New Years Eve. I wish you all the happiness in the world for 2008. I love all your layouts. They are beautiful...

Rita Weiss said...

What great pages! Love what you did with that love elsie stuffs :) can't wait to see your new album. Happy New Year!

~Nancy~ said...

First of all: Happy New year to you and your family Vanessa! I really hope you guys had a nice new years eve!!!

Your new creations are stunning.. WOOWWW!!! (as always.. hehe.. I keep repeating myself.. I know)

Hey..and I love the new look of your blog too.. your banner is so cute!! XOXO

Elizabeth said...

First up, just love your word, ENERGY, I could so do with some of that right now, this baby making thing is exhausting :)
Second, just love your First Christmas layout, that's my fave for sure.
And last, I feel inspired, i really need to do something about my blog after seeing yours but see back to the first up and that's when we have a problem!!
All the best for 2008, hope it is a creative one.

Lynn said...

Thanks for stopping by, Love your word, and great layouts!


Trish said...

Happy New Year to you too!

Hope you have a wonderful 2008! Love your word--very cool! I also love the First Christmas lo--how cool is that! Looking forward to seeing your album too...


Scrappermania said...

This is gorgeous!! I just love your style!