Friday, 28 January 2011

Heather's challenge 96

My single resolution for 2011 "love more" because you deserve it.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Fancy a sale?

Design by Tina is having a retirement sale and these products are all discounted to $1.

I am sorry to be taking so much time to get back to regular journaling challenges, I got a bit flat last year, then we went away and am slowly giving the DT the new challenges.
Any one of you want to join this amazing team for a sojourn in 2011?

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

From our Readers: Lee

Please visit Lee's blog to read all about her choice of word for this year.

She has an amazing post with links included for any journaling junkie to get lost in.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Karen's challenge 94.

I didn't have a word last year but this year I chose the word learn

This is the journalling

This year I will learn...
more Dutch
to enjoy my freedom
to relax
to worry less
to be more selective

Monday, 17 January 2011

Word for the year

there are many inspiring blogs out there, one of my favourites is Ali Edwards.
She has challenged us to choose a word, scrap it, implement it and allow that to change our lives.
I have done her week in the life twice already and been so blessed to have those memories of our every days captured and documented.
Any way I digress.
Last year I chose the word(s) change focus.

Title: change FOCUS
Journaling: I started last year with my word(s) already chosen: change focus.
I wanted to concentrate on choosing to see my glass half full instead of half empty.
I had my photo of the half full glass on my magnetic board in front of me, not only that
 ~I started most days with a glass full of water, trying to drink 4x500mls every day.
I can’t truthfully say that I achieved my goal 100%, I did still grumble at life’s curve balls.
However I really did have something to be grateful for everyday, something that made me smile.
A cat’s purr, a latte with a friend, a piece of cheesecake, scrap and chats, a hug or thoughtful words.
So I am happy that I changed focus.
This year I have chosen “delight” to be my word. Similar to last year, but a call to be more present in the moment, to laugh out loud, to take time to savour God’s creation, smell the flowers and be positive. Even in the worst of times, in the midst of grief, there is something good to be found, all it takes is a little time spent looking.

My challenge to you is :
Are you playing along again this year?
If so what word have you chosen and why?
Did you do it last year?
What was your word then?
How did you remind yourself of it.
Do you think you achieved what you wanted to?
If not, what will you be doing differently this year?

Sunday, 16 January 2011

From my reading list:

Just in case you have a little time on your hands and would like something different to read, here are some of the feeds I get in my google reader.
Please feel free to leave comments with suggestions of places you love to visit and enjoy reading.

1. Stacy Julian : Marvel at something small
2. (in) courage: left overs.
3. Chatting at the sky: 5 ways to know if the art has to wait
4. Log your memory: real life inspiration

Saturday, 15 January 2011

A new day has come

A new year and a new kit from Design by Tina.
Such sweet soft colours with romantic and sea type elements to play with.

Word art, stars, flowers, frames, hearts and more.
9 delicate, subtle papers.
This kit is on sale 30% off this weekend and you can get it here in the Enchanted Studio Scraps Store.
These photos were taken by my son in Aruba while on holiday.
My thanks to Design by Tina,
and scrapping with Liz for the template.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Debbie's challenge 94

Tis The Season For Reflection

In 2010 I was going to get ORGANISED! Did it happen? Did it heck! I was going to lose weight - did I? Nope. Another year ends with a big fail on the resolutions - yet I find it too tempting, so on 1 Jan 2011, I will again be vowing to lose weight and get organise! Or shall I not bother?

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Heather's challenge 04.

Bella, You've gone through so much change every year, but you continue to stay my beautiful, sweet, smart girl. I love to watch you grow, but if I could keep you little forever, I would do it in a heartbeat! I love you!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Challenge 94 from Karen

The journalling reads

New Year's Eve 2010 ( that should be 2009) was the first year the children tried to stay up. We used up Christmas crackers and found stick on moustaches inside.
We watched everyone else's fireworks.
I set challenges for the whole of last year and need to set up some new ones for this year so please bear with me a little while longer.
The thought for the beginning of this year was:

Out with the old, in with the new.
Another new year brings changes, what if anything that has changed through out the last year and what you want to change for the new year.
What you're looking forward to, hoping for.

Friday, 7 January 2011


and wishes for a wonderful New Year.
We'll be back to new postings in the near future.
Don't delete us just yet.