Thursday, January 9, 2014

Being Happy


I’m chuckling a little bit to myself as I post these pages today--I’m realizing they might seem a bit contradictory…you’ll see.


“We are what we repeatedly do”, said Aristotle.  True words.  They can apply to anything and everything we do.  I chose to pair them with being a queen.  We all need to feel like a queen sometimes, don’t we?

Well, there’s that.

Then we go to the opposite side of things:


Not the honesty part—that applies to both—it’s the simplicity part that’s making me chuckle this morning.

Being happy with the sweet and simple things in life vs. wanting to be the Queen.

But sometimes you just SIMPLY have to be the Queen.


And be happy with it.

See you soon with something new…


Monday, January 6, 2014

A Brand New Year


My goodness.  2014.  The years do fly by, don’t they?! 

I thought I’d jump into the new year by sharing a few things I’ve been working on in the rare quiet holiday hours since we last talked…

DSC04618_edited-1 {this is a BIG one!}

Did you make any resolutions for the new year?

I didn’t, really—except the promise to myself to take more time out for creating this year—I’m finding I really need it!

DSC04623_edited-1 {this page is to remind myself to create “outside the box” this year—I was about to cut off the off-the-page portion of her skirt—then found I just didn’t want to!}

Here’s my first page in my brand new journal for my brand new year—a beautiful vintage calendar remade for January 2014—just perfect for the vintage girl in me!   {thank-you, Crafty Secrets!}

And a layout I’ve been thinking of doing for a long time finally found it’s way onto paper…


Since the pages explain it all, I won’t make you read it twice!


I’m all about feeling connected—to my past, present and future.  Always have been.  Always will be…….


…but I have to admit to feeling a little “unconnected” to those fabulous 1970’s hairstyles!

Here’s wishing you a very happy and very creative year!


I’m joining up today with one of my favorite companies—Crafty Secrets—for their monthly challenge:  2014 Calendar Challenge.

Please take a minute and visit the ladies on the Crafty Secrets’ Design Team to see what they’ve created for the challenge today—you will be very inspired for your new year of creativity, I promise!

Kathy Clement

Vicki Chrisman

Michele Kovack

Darlene Pavlick

Kathy Clement

Elizabeth Lincoln

Cherry Nelson

See you soon with something new…



{Free vintage calendar download courtesy of Crafty Secrets.}