Monday, January 3, 2011

2011 Word

Thanks to Ali Edwards I've been thinking of and focusing on a "word" each year for the past few years.  This year picking a new word for the year happen to coinside with my reading of Ann Voskamp's new book One Thousand Gifts.  (also, if you read her blog, I just want to mention that I picked my word AND made this LO before I saw this post.)

This is definitely something that's going in my book of "gifts."  Sitting down and scrapping again was something I'm so grateful for.  Something I will continue to give thanks for.  

Eucharisteo.  Thanksgiving.  That's my word for the year.  I was struck as I was reading One Thousand Gifts how ungrateful I am.  How most of my sins, my bad attitudes, my whining and even things that most people would say are "justified" all stem from not seeing everything as a gift from The Giver.  

Just cutting and pop!

Chara...Joy.  We can't know true deep chara without experiencing, living, really KNOWING eucharisteo.  So, thanks to conviction from the Holy Spirit and proding from One Thousand Gifts this year I will choose to "fight feeling with feeling."  I will choose to be thankful.   
I cut out the title with my new Silhouette (*swoon*  LOVE!!!  Thanks so much mom!!!) and then backed it with a darker paper to make it stand out more.  The ruffles are made with masking tape and all the papers are October Afternoon (minus the two that are from an old book.)  I used some of the scraps from the background paper to fussy cut some shapes and pop them up for some dimension.  The journaling type rub on behind "chara" is an OLD Fancy Pants one and the "Joy" is a Pink Paislee rub on.  So....I'm ready to scrap some more!  


Virginia said...

A beautiful layout and I love the word you chose!

jamie long said...

love your page!