Monday, January 10, 2011

A New Beginning

I would like to start off by welcoming all my new followers, and thank you Feline Playful for the fun hop through all those wonderful blogs.  Can't wait to see what everyone does this year!

It's the first of the year and resolution time.  My goal this year is to copy at least 10 verses a day into my Scripture journal and to memorize at least one verse a week.  I have gotten out of the habit of doing this on a regular basis, so I really want to start over doing things right this year, and please ask me how I am doing.  The accountability would be fantastic!

I was inspired to create this page by the All New Things Challenge at My Paper Treehouse.

My layout is about my commitments for 2011.  Isn't it wonderful that we have a God of mercy and Grace who takes us as we are and where we are?  The verse in the corner is 2 Corinthians 5:17.  When I read this verse it reminds me of the caterpillar metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly, so I chose this wonderful paper from K and Company with the butterfly theme.

The clock clip is on my hidden journal block that is tucked into the pocket I created under the butterfly.  I wrote out my commitment/goals and can pull them out for a reminder.  Also written there is what I hope to happen as a result - a life walked more in tune with God's plan for me hopefully resulting in being a better wife, mom, and friend.  The key is an antique from my wonderful friend, Kelly!  "Dream" is alcohol inked and then the raised portions wiped off with a bit of alcohol.  Ditto for the little metal flowers and butterflies on the other side of the page.

The letters were cut on my Gazelle and then cut again in the shadow mode.  I ran them through my Xyron to adhere them together and then on the page.  To get the lined up nicely, I used the paper I cut them out of as a template to place the letters on my page.  I found just the right spot for this Tim Holtz clock piece.

I used this gorgeous sketch by Cheri O'Neill inspired by a layout by my scrap-friend Michelle.  It is the 1-5-11 left-side sketch from Let's Scrap:

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

~ Blessings ~


  1. Tracey,
    This is a lovely layout and a lovely scripture! Have a happy 2011. I can't wait to see what you create!


  2. A beautiful layout. Love the 4 seasons photos.

  3. wonderful commitment and a lovely layout!I really like that paper and the antique key is perfect!

  4. Gorgeous layout,thanks so much for the inspiration .

  5. Your LO is very lovely !

  6. Hi Tracy I am a new follower. I love your blog. I wonder if I could ask you to do something, please if you can not do it I understand.

    I volunteer at Children's Hospital for Terminal Kids. I am trying to win a cricut for the art/craft room there.

    Please go Say CHRIS WOOTEN SENT ON

    Giveaways from me for doing this

    1yr to Paper Crafts Magazine
    36 ct Bic Markers and Case

    I will keep a log of her site and pick the winners from there. If anyone tells their friends to do this for me, let me know. I will give you one entry for each person

    Once again if this is not ok to post this here please delete my post. I sure do not want to upset anyone

  7. great job!!! miss ya at PC tonight. I signed up for the Crop Saturday!!!


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