Thursday, January 29, 2009

Design Team

YAY I'm now on the design team for Faithscrappers :) For entry we had to make a faith based card , I really struggled with this as I'm not really a card maker. Inside it simply states "He Has Risen!"

We also had to produce a faith layout - The text reads "In 1962 my Mum was only 18 when she left her home in Cheltenham and travelled to London to start her training to become a Salvation Army Officer"

I also entered some altered art I made into a fridge magnet -
I used an old diary page as the base. I wanted to highlight the 9th December when I became a Christian plus December was a difficult month at work. By putting this on my fridge I had a daily reminder not to worry plus it reminded me about my faith and that we should put Jesus in the middle.

The final layout I entered was based on a pagemap but I can't share it yet as I'm using the techiques and page as the basis of a class for the Life's Journey Cyber Crop, 27th Feb-1st March.
Here is a small sneak peek

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

Gosh I can't believe I've not blogged since Oct! The end of the year flew by. As usual I over committed myself but I did manage to get everything finished. Once I get access to the camera I'll upload some photos.

This year I've followed Ali E's idea of choosing a word for 2009.
The word I've chosen is 'Peace'

Middle English pees, from Anglo-French pes, pees, from Latin pac-, pax; akin to Latin pacisci to agree — more at pact
12th century

1: a state of tranquillity or quiet: as
a: freedom from civil disturbance
b: a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom a breach of the peace

2: freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions

3: harmony in personal relations

4 a: a state or period of mutual concord between governments
b: a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity
5—used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell
— at peace
: in a state of concord or tranquillity

I will be trying to promote this word into my life mentally and spiritually. I think Ali sums it up much better than I can -

"A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow."

Can you identify a single word that sums up what you want for yourself in 2009?

It can be something tangible or intangible. It could be a thought or a feeling or an emotion. It can be singular or plural. The key is to find something that has personal meaning for you. This is not your mother's word or your spouse's word or your child's word - this is YOUR word.

One little word can have big meaning in your life if you allow yourself to be open to the possibilities. And here's one thing that is totally interesting: sometimes a word will pop into your brain and it will not make any sense to you right now. Give it some time. Let it percolate a bit. I have often found that our hearts speak to us in very unique ways. Maybe this is a word you need to hear but just aren't ready for it yet. Again, be open to the possibilities."

Happy New Year everyone - lets hope it's peaceful and full of possibilities :)