Sunday, January 22, 2012

My Prayer for 2012 -

2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; 
he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.  
3 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
          Psalm 40:2-3

My current 'assignment' for the Layout/Mini Group at 'Create, Share & Inspire!' (More Paper  Than Shoes) is included in this post.  Here is my Layout for ‘What Does the New Year Mean to Me?”  I saw the photo quote online several months ago and felt that it was appropriate for my life.  I chose some of the several scripture verses that are appropriate for where I am and where I hope 2012 will take me -  The ‘sheet music’ flourishes represent the importance of music to me.  Flowers represent one of my joys - and my last name…!

*I cut the swirly frame for the photo with my Cricut, then ripped and ink-smudged the edges of the frame and shadow.  The flowers ( $$ Store) are white ones spritzed with Copper distress spray.  The centers are jewels from Recollections.
*I printed the verses, cut them with a Tag punch (Martha Stewart), smudged the edges with Copper ink and attached them with Copper brads.
 *The Flourishes are cut (Cricut) from paper printed with old sheet music I’d bought at an antique shop, scanned and ‘colored’ in PSE 8.
*The journaling is printed on Vellum so the printed element on the background paper would show through.
*I used my ‘double-hole punch’ to punch two rows to weave ribbon through - and then attached a bow.
*I stamped the year with number stamps (Michaels).


  1. Hi Lynden,

    This is so creative, uplifting and full of your heart. I pray that your prayers are answered.
    Blessings to you!

  2. I loved seeing that comment, "Don't dwell on who let you down, Cherish those who hold you up".


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