Saturday, January 25, 2014

2014 is proving to be a good year of far.  Already I have used this year's mantra, overcome, to keep me motivated.  It is especially helpful now that spring semester has begun.  I am particularly excited to be studying about Anne Frank and her legacy.  It should prove to be a good semester.

Since Christmas I have been working on a set of birthday cards.  I have been given creative license, so it's been a great challenge and opportunity to try some new techniques.  I thought in the next few weeks I would preview the different cards that I have been working on.  Here is the first one:

This is one of several black and red themed cards that I made.  I layered white and red card stock on top of a black card base.  The red stripe is grosgrain ribbon.  The decorative tiles were inchies matted on black card stock.  I was quite pleased with how it turned out.

Stay warm and dry!
-Jennifer Gayle

Friday, January 10, 2014

And the word of the year is...

As the first week of the new year comes to a close I begin to think of the new year ahead and all of the possibilities it brings.  I've never been one for resolutions, but I think the idea of having a word of the year, a mantra if you will, to keep in mind as I go through the year is a great one.  I have decided that my word for this year is 'overcome'.  This applies to so many aspects of life, but I believe if I can take things one day at a time, making those small victories, I will continue to overcome.

The beginning of this week marked the end of Christmas.  I continued the tradition of giving Chris a message to open on each day of Christmas.  This year I was inspired by the song. On each card I stamped a word that represented a gift from me.  I enjoyed seeing Chris's reaction as he opened the cards every morning.

I wish you all a wonderful new year.  What will your word be?
-Jennifer Gayle