Thursday, January 7, 2010

One Little Word | December Daily: Days 20-22


This is me wearing my new Kelly Rae Roberts CREATE necklace

Have you chosen your One Little Word for 2010? Do you have any New Year's resolutions?

After selecting my word for the year, I went back to my old blog posts and this is what I wrote about my One Little Word for 2008 and 2009.

2008 - 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!
Maybe I did let go of some worries, but I definitely did not increase my physical energy that year! LOL

2009 - SIMPLIFY. As in simplify my life. Focus on the little things. Don't dwell on the possibilities. Make it happen. Get rid of excess. Feel the love. Streamline. Unclutter my home and office. Put family first. The simple things in life are the most beautiful. How did I pick this word? Well, last weekend while I was out and about I kept bumping into this word and it made sense to me. First, I saw a little throw pillow that read, "Simplify." At the next stop, I found a wooden piece with "Simplify" on it. Next, a plate stared at me, "Simplify your life." And so on... OK, I get it!!! Simplify it is.
I'm happy to report that I DID actually simplify some aspects of my life and I did get rid of a lot of clutter, but I still have more to work on in terms of simplifying my everyday life. I did put my family first and I focused on the little things in life more than ever before.

For 2010, my new word will be CREATE. I love this quote:

"Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

I really think that I need to look deep down inside of me and think about who I wish to create this year. What kind of person do I wish to be? What creative pursuits to I want to take on? What goals do I want to meet? Anything is possible if you believe. I can create my own destiny!

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

Now on to my December Daily album. Here are photos of Days 20-22.

On Day 20, I spent the afternoon at Damaris' house. I used one of the canvas pages and created a clear pocket on the bottom of the page with a leftover piece of the Clearly Heavy Hambly overlay. I applied Glossy Accents (or maybe it was Zip Dry?) glue all around the outer edges and it worked perfectly. Inside are two cards that I received that day, including one from Maritza that she sewed for me using leftover fabric from my gorgeous throw pillow. Love this.



On the back, I used some snowflakes as stencils and sprayed some Glimmer Mist on the canvas page. Then, I simple adhered my photos and embellies. That's Damaris' house, which was decorated beautifully for Christmas, and that's my awesome pillow that Maritza made me.



The opposite page is a 5x7 image of my BFF sticking her head into the photo I was taking of Damaris' tree. Great unplanned shot! I used Ali Edwards' overlays from Designer Digitals on the photo.



For Day 21, I simply adhered a photo of my Gingerbread Hug Cookies to some patterned paper and added my circle number tag.



Day 22 has two of the Christmas cards that I received adhered to each other. I punched out and stapled a tab at the top for the number 22.

Front


Back


I sewed these pockets onto the pages with my new sewing machine! I used some Hambly transparencies from my stash and I channeled Ali Edwards! LOL! I love that these pockets can hold some of my most special holiday cards. I know that I will love going back years from now and looking at these.

Front


Back


Wow -- that was a long post! If you stuck with me through it all, you're a trooper! :) Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Your comments make me smile every day!

I'll be back soon with the last of my December Daily pages and some layouts...

Peace and happy scrapping!
Vanessa

8 comments:

Anna said...

Love how your book is turning out! It looks fabulous!

Anna

balou said...

That's a great picture of your necklace. What an awesome photographer! ;)

janis said...

love that necklace (gotta get me one too LOL). and love love your dailies - - be looking forward to the rest. ;o)

Maritza said...

I am honored to be in your December Daily. Wow your pages are so beautiful. Love the pocket idea. Sewing machine is an magical tool, enjoy.

Ady said...

Well, I promise I went back and actually read the post. LOL... Your December Daily is beautiful. I love the pockets, can't wait to try it too. Oh, and that necklace looks so much better on. What a great friend you have that bought it for you...

Damaris said...

That album is amazing!!! You really outdid yourself girl! Love the necklace.
Hugs,
me

carylhope said...

I love your necklace! And I enjoyed your Dec Daily album... beautifu!

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.