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:
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!
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:
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:
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:
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