With the new year approaching, I've been thinking of change. Not just another list of resolutions quickly made and even more rapidly abandoned, but real change~~~ that lasts. I know it has to come from within myself and yet not of myself. I've tried and failed more times than I can count. So this year I am praying that the Spirit of the Lord will begin a serious edit of ME. That the old ways, some of which are working poorly would be replaced with what HE would have me be. I might look different on the outside, but more than anything, I want to be new on the inside.
Seeing the Color Challenge on SCS today, I was not jumping for joy...those colors are certainly not what I reach for. However as I sat looking through my image book, I came upon this awesome Tim Holtz set from Stampers Anonymous. It was easy then as I knew the Basic Grey paper group, Stella Ruby would fit perfectly with my pattern idea. So I have collaged my card to celebrate the changes I hope to work toward this year. If you would like more details of exactly how I created this card, please click over to my SCS gallery.
On a related note, I've been waiting to blog about my most fabulous Christmas present! And I have Amy at Tsuruta Designs to thank for tagging me on a get to know you questionnaire (which had more than 50 questions!) But one of them really got me going, what was your favorite childhood toy? Well, mine was a Betsy McCall Fashion Designer set, which allowed you to create fashions for Betsy with tissue patterns and a light box. Santa brought one to me Christmas 1962. I have never forgotten it! Well, one thing lead to another, and a look on E-Bay and Kovels for what the possible value of the set, and I snagged the set off the 'bay for $7.99!!! It was originally sold for $5.95. It arrived a few days before Christmas and I had told my DH that this was all I wanted and on Christmas morning all watched as I relived a long forgotten memory. I plan to save it for when I become a grandmother of daughters and we can play together!
There is a pattern in all things...what are you seeing and feeling?