Tuesday, January 1, 2013

~Happy New Year~

I woke up yesterday morning in a PANIC~

it was the last day of 2012.

WHAT have I done that was important???

What NEEDS to be done next year???

This is BIG....am I ready to transition???

Then, I took a DEEP BREATH and was reminded....

it's ONE MORE DAY....

~~~~ to tell Jesus I love him

~~~~ to tell my husband I love him

~~~~to hug my girlies...they KNOW I love them...but I'll tell them BECAUSE I CAN

~~~~to call my parents and ring my grandma's cowbell through the phone,   land and ocean that divide us
(I have been bestowed the honor of keeping the precious bell~I know that everyone who was around her can hear it in clanging in their memories of happy times when she was around)

~~~~~to laugh until my sides hurt ...

Lately I've been IN PAIN with giggles...totally gifts from God when silly silly things happen and there is someone RIGHT THERE to share the memories with...better yet...3 girlies who mean the world to me....

~~~~to pray....

for those who can't

for those who won't

and for those who don't know how.

Let's not freak out with over-preparing on the FIRST day of this fresh New Year...

 I want to celebrate the ordinary day.

EACH ordinary day can be wonderful

...leading up to a wonderful week

....a wonderful month

...and eventually,

another wonderful year.

 The following challenges inspired me:

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday#202

I chose this card from challenge #196.

The theme was to make a card that makes you feel happy.

We are blessed that happiness doesn't have to fall on just the special days...

it's possible in the ordinary days too! 
 Here is to your NEW year and my NEW year!!!

~May the Lord bless us and keep us and fill us with His joy~

stamps: Technique Tuesday Ali Edwards Ordinary Days,Flourishes Hydrangea
ink: Memento Ink Teal Zeal,Ranger Tim Holtz Peeled Paint
die: Spellbinders Label 25
other: Ellison Tim Holtz Rays embossing folder,Georgia Pacific white cardstock,Bazzill blue dot cardstock,Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow DP,Want2Scrap bling,white uniball pen,staple


  1. such a beautiful card! great texture and saying! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

  2. Cheers to you marlena!!!! I love your card and love the sentiment....happy new year!

  3. Any ordinary average day is always exceptional when it includes prayer! There's nothing ordinary or average about the power of prayer and what God can do for us through it! Thanks for sharing, Marlena. It's always a blessing.
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  4. Love this whole post! And very true...ordinary average days (I'm learning) are awesome! ;)

  5. Love your card and your post! Happy New Year!!

  6. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you Marlena! Love the post and your amazing card. Wishing you a Blessed 2013. XOXO

  7. That is a beautiful one, happy new year!

  8. Congratulations on your win over at the Moxie Fab world, Marlena! Happy new year to you, my friend!

  9. Hey there, Marlena! So happy to see your name as a winner of those darling stamps at MFW! Have fun creating with your new crafties in the New Year :)

  10. beautiful post Marlene!!
    Wishing you all the best in 2013!

    ...and congrats on your win over at Moxie Fab!

  11. What a lovely post-- it just rings with truth!

  12. This is so pretty Marlena. Love the shape and the dry embossing. The image is lovely. Great design.


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