Thursday, January 12, 2012

2012: a year of Faith...hope....LOVE...

Hey, everyone!

Today I have a card for you for our Unity HIP HOP Thursday that also uses the Deconstructed Sketch and I think this is one of my all-time favorite sketches...check it out:

Isn't it SUPER cool?  Jen outdid herself on this one- I seriously LOVE it!

It's also the 1st HIP HOP of 2012 for me since last week wasn't my week and we have a theme this week:
NEW YEAR.  NEW BEGINNINGS...

I'm not much of a 'resolution' girl.  I think maybe it's only because the word resolution when mixed w/ New Year's just has too many connotations of great beginnings w/ not a lot of follow-through...not just for me but for a lot of people I know, too.

Another thing I see a lot of people doing is that "one little word" for the year.  Ummm, hello!  I can't even do Twitter because they cut me off at 140 characters, LOL!  So narrowing down my wishes, goals, hopes and dreams into ONE word?  For some that may be powerful but for me it just isn't easily done.

...anyway, there are lots of things that I have my sights set on for 2012.  There are new ventures...there are continued goals, and increasing faith in God.  There is hope that the one yet unresolved situation in my life will be resolved...hope that through the depths of what seems like much unhappiness/unrest for someone I used to know, hope that enlightenment will find them..and that they will decide to stop living in the past even though they don't even realize they still are...hope that they can peacefully move on... but most of all, there's just love.  

There is so much love, growing love, for my family and friends.  There is love I didn't know that could grow any bigger or root itself any deeper and yet, with each passing year, it does, and that's a miracle.  I'm really looking forward to a year of growing Faith, Hope, and LOVE, and hope you all are too :)

My card today uses the "Faith, Hope, Love" sentiment  (I'm sorry, I can't remember what kit it's from!) and also the butterfly from "The Time is NOW" stamp set.  I thought this was significant because it's 2012, a NEW Year.  Time for those new dreams to be chased, new ambitions to kindle a flame, and time to get started.  now.  The TIME IS NOW.

Thanks for coming to visit today!
Be sure to check out the UNITY BLOG for the HIP HOP order, announcements, etc.

See you soon!
xoxo,
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12 comments:

Cris said...

Great card! I love this adorable kit!!
I love this sketch too...
Kisses.

Angie Blom said...

Just gorgeous Jess.. love the colours and the layering of the stamps.. Happy New Year. xx

Lisa H. said...

mmmm! soooo pretty. love what you did with the sketch and your post cracked me up about picking "one word" for the year...yeah, I couldn't do that either. beautiful what you did here. Happy New Year!

kris said...

beautiful-ness! great exposure of color, happy, soft yet brightens the heart!

Karen said...

Love what you did with the pull out tag Jess! Your card is so stunning too!!

Linda said...

very pretty I love the colors. great card.

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, love all those layers!

Jenny said...

Great card, love this Jess! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Hey girl, Love your PRETTY papers and SWEET design!!~

Jenn Borjeson said...

Jess, that is so pretty! xo

Riti said...

Hi Jess,
this is a stunner!
love it...

Hugs,
Riti

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH, Jess! This card is BEAUTIFUL! I love that tag--and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your papers! You always amaze me:)