Tuesday, November 19, 2013

*{Finding Joy}*

"It's that time of year...where the world falls in love,
Every song you hear seems to say,
Merry Christmas
May your New Year dreams come true...."

Mr. Sinatra this may be true for some of us...but others are trying to run in the other direction. I am one of those gooey eyed dreamers who is already seeing snowflake bokeh everywhere. I like to think that it's contagious and I can bring you to the dark side...but I know this simply isn't true. 

However, don't focus on all of those lists, obligations, "to-do's", etc. Don't let them creep in and bring you down, instead look for the kind smiles, listen for the giggles of the little ones, the magic around every corner...if you're looking of course. Your time and smiles are more of a gift than anything else. People get so caught up in making this "the perfect time"...but you have to remember that perfection comes in times of imperfection..and sometimes mistakes, like the ruined cookie batter that becomes rolled cookie balls that you keep in the refrigerator...make perfection out of the imperfection and enjoy this year! That's my challenge to you this holiday season. 


I used Strawberry Cupcake for this card. It was the perfect punch of color! 


Remember CHOOSE JOY and have a great Tuesday! 


10 comments:

~amy~ said...

super SWEET post and your card is JOYful!

Annette Allen said...

this is really so cute..

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Love the retro feel here!

Timeless Twine said...

Loving your card and your post is amazing and so TRUE!

DebC said...

Beautiful! Your cards always make me warm and fuzzy!
Deb C

Anita said...

Love this Shannon, your sewing is awesome. Hugs my friend.

Cassandra Chen said...

Yay Christmas is in the air!!

Kristy said...

Such a fantastic card!! : ) ~ Kristy

quilt4fun2 said...

Your card turned out wonderful. I love the spatters and dots. Great job!
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Brianna loeffelbein said...

You are flipping fabulous, your card is so jolly and joyous and makes me smile!!