So, how many of you have picked a "word" to focus on this year? I never have. I have never gotten into picking a word. Well, God had different plans for me. A couple of weeks ago, He gave me the word "encourage." At first I thought "I don't want a word." Then the more I thought about it and listened to the Lord, I realized I needed to follow His leading. Anything else of course would be disobedience. So, in following His leading, I have embraced the word "encourage." Well, let me tell you, I have been so extremely blessed by having this word. I look for people each day that God might have me encourage. And I also need to be able to accept encouragement too when it is given to me. It has just been wonderful. It's always awesome how God blesses me when I obey.
In dwelling on this word each day, I decided to scrap it. And what better way to scrap this then to use the new amazing Blue Fern Studios papers. Yes, they are here, and they are utterly gorgeous!! I have been so excited about these papers that in two days I have created three layouts! I never create that fast. LOL! I will share two of the layouts on Jan. 29th but today I wanted to share my "one little word" page using these papers.
I wrote a bit about my word and then I found a quote on Pinterest by Joyce Meyer. Here is what my journaling says:
"One of the best gifts I have been given this month is the Holy Spirit prompting me to focus on the word 'encourage'. Who has He put in my path today that I can encourage? It has been an amazing blessing focusing on this every day and watching what He will do!"
"God has planted greatness in you. Let today be the beginning of a great adventure as you step into the gifts He's given you." —Joyce Meyer
And here is my 8 1/2 x 11 layout:
Blue Fern Studios paper: Boudoir, Calling Cards, In Bloom
Blue Fern Studios chipboard: Shabby Brick Bits (painted with Shimmerz TextureZ crushed coral and Glimmer Mist pink taffy)
Stamps: Hero Arts Painted Circle E5784, Becky Higgins date stamp
Stamp Ink: Adirondack pebble, Archival jet black
Embellishments: Petaloo fuschia wild blossoms and large daisy; Prima liberty daisy, clock, and resin bird; My Mind's Eye Heirloom alpha and word stickers; Studio Calico wood veneer numbers; Tim Holtz mini paper clip and burlap stencil w/Liquitex modeling paste and Glimmer Mist pink taffy; Angora watercolors; cheesecloth; sewing machine
I hope you enjoy my layout and word for the year. And if you are looking for these papers, you can buy them right now at the C'est Magnifique store. Other stores should be getting them in stock soon. :) Thanks for looking, and have a blessed weekend!