Time to Cleanse layout by Jennifer Grace

Time To Cleanse – My Word For 2014

Hello! Happy New Year!

There’s lots going on here to make me happy. Firstly, just before Christmas I announced on Facebook that I won £5000 GBP for an Ebay competition that I entered. How flipping exciting is that? The money came through to paypal on New Years Eve, so it was a very nice way to start the year. Of course, most of it disappeared into paying off the credit card and other debts, but I managed to buy myself a graphics tablet too, and I have a bit set aside for spending on new CHA releases and some prizes for my next blog event!

On another note, we are moving house! Not buying, just renting like we do at the moment. But regular readers may remember that I mentioned back in September that we were looking for somewhere with a garden, but properties are hard to come by here, so I was getting fed up. We found somewhere and we’re moving on the 17th of January. So we are packing like crazy and boxes and mess are piling up all over the place, which is not the fun bit, but I’m still very happy because soon we’ll have a garden. Also, I scrap on the dining table, and here our dining room has one very small window, so I have the ceiling light on constantly. In the new house I will be scrapping with dual aspect windows, one set being patio doors that open onto the garden. It is sooooooo light! I can’t wait!

Well, now I’ve got all that out of the way, I have a layout to share today. It’s about my word of the year for 2014 – ‘Cleanse’…

Time To Cleanse: 

Time to Cleanse layout by Jennifer Grace

I decided this word a while ago. I felt like my life and body was getting a bit cluttered with junk, so it was time for a freshen up!

Time to Cleanse layout by Jennifer Grace

I used mainly the Jillibean Soup Cold Avocado Soup collection for this page, as it had the perfect blues and yellows which feel so refreshing to me. It also had lots of good phrases, like the above ‘note this’ flashcard which I sewed a blanket stitch around to make it stand out more, and the below ‘today, tomorrow, always’ journal card from the Bite Size Bits sheet which seemed like the perfect place to write down my goals:

Time to Cleanse layout by Jennifer Grace

The journaling reads:

In 2014 I want to cleanse – to drink more water, eat less processed foods, spend more time in the sea, and to simplify my life (at least a little bit). I know I will not be perfect but I can try!

I used a resist-misting technique like on a previous tutorial HERE to create a part of the background, using the ‘Large’ and the ‘Better Together’ stamp sets with clear ink and clear embossing powder on white cardstock, and then spraying with mists (Heidi Swapp Mint Green and Seafoam, and Tattered Angels Firefly). I sprayed them without waiting for the individual colours to dry, so they all blended into each other a bit:

Time to Cleanse layout by Jennifer Grace

The cute cloud and raindrop wood veneers are from Freckled Fawn, how teeny tiny are those raindrops?!

I finished off the page with this ‘Life is Good’ sticker, I’m hoping that will help me keep me positive all year round:

Time to Cleanse layout by Jennifer Grace

What do you think about the word cleanse? Do you have a word for the year?

I’ll keep you updated on how I get on with my word (you’ll probably hear lots about it on my next blog event!), and I’ll also let you see some pics of the new house once we’ve moved! I will be back again before that though… a couple more project posts and one with a giveaway!

See you again soon, Jennifer x

  • Sarah

    Fab Layout and great choice of word for the year ahead!! We are trying to be more healthy in this house …. less processed food … more home cooking …. more walking and being outdoors in the fresh air!! Very excited about your house move and new scrapping space … can’t wait to see more!! xx

    January 9, 2014 at 10:57 am
  • lilgik

    Lovely layout and what a great word, love that it can be applied to so many different aspects! My word for this year is pause. Best wishes with your move and enjoy your new space!

    January 9, 2014 at 1:15 pm
  • Love the stitching around the ‘note’ card. Love all of the details. Beautiful layout.

    January 9, 2014 at 2:16 pm
  • What an interesting word! Terrific layout – I wish I would scrap all over the page more instead of leaving so much white space! Great job on that! That’s very exciting about your move – congrats!

    January 9, 2014 at 2:16 pm
  • Lisa

    Congratulations on the win and the move, Jennifer! Such a lovely layout. The colors are so soothing and peaceful.

    January 9, 2014 at 3:25 pm
  • Great photo! I really like the stitching around the mini flash card.

    January 9, 2014 at 3:27 pm
  • Very pretty! Love the colors.

    January 9, 2014 at 3:48 pm
  • Lovely layout for your word.

    January 9, 2014 at 5:11 pm
  • Hi Jennifer – I’m SO pleased for you, both for the exciting win and that you have finally found a house with a garden – what a wonderful start to this year for you all. Love your page – it illustrates your word for the year perfectly.
    Happy 2014 to you and your family. :o)

    January 9, 2014 at 7:05 pm
  • whoa this is one cool layout!

    January 9, 2014 at 7:13 pm
  • Jennifer I like your ideas to cleanse.I’m drinking more water.The range of items you have chosen match the theme so well.The cloud with raindrops it too cute.

    January 9, 2014 at 9:08 pm
  • that was a fabulous win Jennifer and with the house move too it sounds like 2014 will be a good year for you. Love those teeny rain drops on your layout…i know i’d end up loosing them though between placing them on my layout and sticking them down x

    January 9, 2014 at 10:12 pm
  • sandie cottee

    So glad you have found a new home to move to Jennifer. It sounds wonderful, your children will have such fun in the garden and you can enjoy the light from the patio doors. Perfect!
    Cleanse is a good word. It is so hard trying to choose the right one – it seems a simple task until you come to pick just one. Good luck with all you plan and with the move.

    January 9, 2014 at 10:16 pm
  • That’s a life-changing amount of money. Congratulations.
    And what a great word. I’m definitely lightening myself and my stock as well.

    January 10, 2014 at 5:08 am
  • I love the crisp clean colors you chose for your layout – really expresses the cleansing feeling. Those same colors will look great on layouts about your new garden, I suspect. Good luck on the move, and much happiness in your new place.

    January 14, 2014 at 1:08 am
  • A beautiful page Jennifer – glad you managed to treat yourself with the win and weren’t toooo sensible with it!
    Good luck with the move on Friday xxx

    January 15, 2014 at 4:30 pm
  • I love the stitching on that card – it really brings it to life! I can’t wait to see your new place!

    January 24, 2014 at 9:25 pm

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