Saturday, February 5, 2011

It's Time

To explore new things!

That's the word I've picked out for my word of the year! That's just what I intend to do...explore new things! I'm hoping I can remember to take photo's of most of my explorations, so that I can journal them along the way.

I'm planning to explore
~new things in the kitchen! Who'd have known that after all these years of totally hating cooking that I'm finding a new love for it!
~more settings on my camera! Not just explore them, but understand them! I'm currently enrolled in an online class. How's it going you ask... well it just started and I've yet to look over the material!
~new scrappy goodness! I'm so wanting to not just stretch outside my comfort zone..but to JUMP..and learn new goodness! I'm planning to go to a retreat in TN and will be spending a day with Jenni Bowlin! That's a good start don't ya think!
~swimming! Yes swimming... I shall learn to swim this year and jump off the diving board all by myself without threatening to harm David if he lets me drown!
I'm sure there will be more as the year progresses... and I can not wait to

Here's a layout that I've done for a challenge over at All About Me . It's challenge #34, and you were to come up with resolutions, goals, or a to-do list of some sort...or share your word for the year. So, as you can see, I did my word of the year... which worked out really well for me as I was wanting to start a mini book on it. Ahhh, look, a mini book.. not something I've done until starting my December Daily... now that's exploring!

Papers from Bo Bunny, Stampin Up cardstock, My Minds Eye, & October Afternoon.
Embellies from Tim Holtz metal Live tag, Jenni Bowlin January spot, & Pink Paislee tickets
Alphas from Thickers & Ribbon unknown
Clock stamp from Stampin Up!
Flowers from Prima & Bounce Dryer Sheets! Yep that's right.. made from used bounce dryer sheets! My friend Kathi taught me how and it's totally amazing! They were covered in paint with some stickles thrown in for sparkle!

Thanks for looking! Now I'm off to try and glimmer mist some streamers. The big Super Bowl party is still on for tomorrow... and I'm still not knowing how I managed to invite everyone. Good thing I cleaned the carpets today... have a feeling I'll be sitting in the floor tomorrow!


Lora Oliver said...

This is gorgeous, Lisa. I love the yellow, it is so happy and it is a great compliment to that incredible photo of you. Your beauty just shines through in that pic!

Elaine. said...

Love your lo and your goal to explore, wonderful elements on the page, great pic of you. have fun at the party, make sure the guest clean up after themselves, haha

Melissa said...

I like your list of things to explore!

Your layout is beautiful! Love the sparkles and how you combined the different papers. I'm feeling the yellow too! And those dryer sheet flowers are awesome!

Melissa said...

Cute picture by the way. :)

Barb said...

Explore! A great word. sounds like you have a busy year planned. Good for you!!!

Love your LO. the textures are great. I wanted to reach in and touch!!

Cleaned the carpets BEFORE the super bowl?? Humm. Not me. I would have to do them after. I know guys only too well!!! LOL

Susan said...

Lovin' that flower, girl! And I too, have really been feeling the yellow lately! Great photo as well!

luv46kdz said...

LUUUUUV it!! I gotta check out this all about me, awesome. You did just great, what an idea for finding out what all the settings on the camera are and using em! I need to do that too.

Lovely as always my dear :)

Serene said...

Wow! Talk about using a bunch of stuff here. I love all the different materials you used from the pink and knitted ribbon to the dryer sheet flowers which are to die for. Excellent work and you even used blue! Ha! I love it!