Friday, January 3, 2014

Run Is The Word


This is a post with
a couple side stories beginning with my word for the year... "run". Yesterday while I was waiting for our first Creative Jump Start class to come live, I went to Julie Balzer's blog to see what she has been doing since she was to be our first Jump Starter of 2014. Her post here, was titled "One Little Word 2014", and I immediately thought... shoot, I forgot to pick mine. Well... moving on, our class came on and I was thrown into high gear with ideas for projects... (I LOVE CJS!!!) Making a list of what I wanted to create throughout January, I added my One Little Word project. I know Ali Edwards' concept is to do a journal that you work on through the year. (Last year I choose the word "Press" and made a journal for it here, here, and here, that I ended up giving away... which I felt was a better thing for me to do than to use it myself... and I still concentrated on my word and let it become a part of my thinking and doing. ) So I decided to make some thing I could hang above my desk, so that I could keep my thoughts on my word and let it do it's work in my life. Here it is...


I took my word from 
the Bible verse Hebrews 12: 1. I feel I've been slack in a lot of ways and need to get moving... run.


The base of my wall hanging
is canvas. I made the hanger from natural jute, the papers are from Prima's Engraver collection.


The flowers are from Prima
and Petaloo. The metals are by Idea-ology... time piece, game spinner, long fasteners and type charm. The ink is Vintage Photo Distress.

Second story...
Before I began work on
the One Little Word wall hanging, I thought I'd better tackle the thank you cards that were also on the list. Here's a sneak peek...


I have to thank Julie
and Ali for the inspiration and the six projects I was able to create yesterday. Even though I didn't actually use the techniques Julie taught or do a journal like Ali suggested, just watching them gave me motivation. More than all, I thank my God for the abilities He's given me to perform the tasks and to run the race. Now, to just do it with patience!

I'm linking up at:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!
Linda

8 comments:

Sandi McLean said...

Linda, what a lovely post. Thanks for sharing your "stories". Your two projects are a delight. I like the idea of having your "word" out where you will see it each day. Thanks for coming my way from MIM.

Davi said...

Linda I Love your beautiful hanging with the pretty flowers and embellies. And what a motivating word and perfect Scripture to illustrate it! The thank yous are very pretty also :)

Pia S said...

Your wall hanging is beautifully put together - love the vintage style of it! Well done! I came over from MIM to visit.

Starr said...

Hi Linda, you blog is lovely, so inspiring. Your hanging is gorgeous and what a blessing to read everyday. I saw your lovely creation over at MIM.

Ros Crawford said...

Such a beautiful wall hanging ... I'm looking forward to seeing your projects for 2014!

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Beautiful wall hanger and card . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Happy 2014!!!!!

Loz said...

WOW! Your wall hanging is so Beautiful Linda. I spotted this on MIM..Loz

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