It has been a while since my last post mostly because I have been focusing on my "one little word" for this year: RENEW.
I have asked God to reveal to me the areas in my life which need renewal...relationships (with Him, my family, my loved ones, and friends), my heart and spirit, the use of the gifts and talents He has given to me, and so much more! To think of them all at once becomes quite overwhelming, but I am so thankful that He is gracious enough to reveal to me only one area at a time and to focus on only one thing at a time. Each moment becomes an opportunity to change, and it has been a blessing (and challenge!) to be able to see and experience changes within myself and the way I think that creates a renewed perspective and outlook on my life.
Yesterday I had the blessing of a few moments to get my creative juices goin'! How excited I was to finally have some time to be inspired and to focus on creating something with all of you in mind. When I think about the privilege of sharing a project with you, I feel so warm and happy inside! So I just wanted say thank you for taking the time to visit right now! I love the thought that you are here, and I truly hope that you may be inspired to join in on the challenges that I am sharing with you today!
For this project, I was inspired by this week's sketch #281 over at Mojo Monday. Those of you who know me know that I love using sketches as a springboard for the projects I create, and the Mojo Monday sketch blog is a great source of inspiration every week! Here's this week's Mojo Monday sketch:
The following is my take on the sketch. I chose to use hearts in place of the circle elements in the sketch and this is what resulted:
Another place I often go to for inspiration is The Shabby Tea Room, and the challenge this week was to use the colors aqua and brown with a silver embellishment. For this project, I used silver glass glitter as a border around the hearts. I just love the shimmer and bling glitter adds to this project! :)
Supplies used: Paper (Prima, Recollections cardstock), crystal swirls and ivory flowers (Prima), doily, lace, ribbon and rose (craft store)
Please take a moment to check out the following challenge blogs that are hosting some wonderfully inspiring challenges as well:
- Ooh La La Creations Challenges - shimmer and shine challenge
- Dream Valley Challenges - ribbon and bling
- Stampavie and More - lots of layers
- The Ribbon Girl Blog - February colour challenge
- The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - pretty pastels
I plan to add these to the list of challenge blogs I will visit for inspiration, too!
So will you join me this week and create something pretty with either the sketch or the challenges I shared? I hope so! If you do, please feel free to comment and leave a link to your project! I would love to see your creations!