Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!
New things in life are wonderful! We all love them, we all have many of them; new hours, new days, new months and now this very day, a new year!  We ponder and reflect about these months, days and hours at the beginning of each new year, and make a plan to create and shape a wonderful and fruitful life.
With the previous year behind us let us welcome 2013 as a fresh beginning and mold our lives with our families, friends, neighbors and communities with joy and happiness. Let us share experiences that will not only shape our lives but bring gladness and joy to our souls.
I wish you an abundant, joyful, prosperous year full of creative accomplishments with overwhelming love and peace.
 New Year Project! Beautiful Wall Journal

Project 1
Today is the first day of the year and this is creative project one, so every joyful moment can be recorded! 
It's a beautiful wall hanging made from a kit by Heidi Swapp, purchased at Scrapbooks Etc. in Mesa, Arizona.
This hanging journal is constructed from paper, cardboard with fabric and ribbon embellishments. It was put together very quickly with scissors and glue! This memory keeper consists of twelve colorful 5 x 7 pages. The front cover is embellished with tiny flags that match the patterned paper and a tiny pocket that holds a inked tag. The back cover is finished with an aqua satin ruffle. The board is adorned with sweet fabric and tulle roses, doilies and a small frame, which is distressed in olive ink. A beautiful crystal hangs at the bottom and the top features a paper crown with an enchanting 3-D butterfly, a creamy ribbon tied with a bow at one end  completes this project. A perfect piece for a romantic decoration for a shabby kitchen or a romantic bedroom!
Thanks for coming for a visit! I welcome you to leave a comment to share.
Have a wonderful day and a most glorious New Year!


  1. I love your wall journal! Happy New Year!

  2. What a wonderful first post for 2013 -- and your New Year's wish goes right back to you, Gigi! :)

    Your wall journal is beautiful. Have you already found the right place to display it? I am looking forward to seeing more of your art projects this year. They are always such an inspiration.

    Happy New Year,

    1. I am thrilled that you came for a visit!
      I have the journal hanging on a bedroom wall. I am really looking forward to filling it with wonderful events that will happen this year!