Friday, January 6, 2012

Time For Changes...

Here in Pennsylvania, January is usually a cold, harsh month. It is also a month with bitter memories for my siblings and myself. On January 7, 1964 our father passed away, then forty-five years later, on January 1, 2009, our mother passed away. That year I didn't wish anyone a Happy New Year. 

However, January is a time for new beginnings, it is a time for change. Some people like to make resolutions in the new year, personally I'm not very good at sticking to them. I do make lists of things I'd like to accomplish each day or week or month. I thought a pretty journal would be a perfect place to write my notes and lists for this new year.

The clock and butterfly graphic are from Dezinaworld. The awesome vintage trumpeter lady is from Plush Possum Studio. The Susan B, Anthony stamp is from Wikipedia. The quotes are from Stamp in Up and Studio G clear stamps. I used several colors of Stickles glitter, a paper flower for her hair, a white feather for the fan, a butterfly and key charm, a silver brad in the clock and seam binding trim to decorate the plain spiral bound journal.

I'm linking this to Pink Saturday. Please say hello to our pink party hostess, Beverly, at How Sweet The Sound. Click here to visit her!
Wishing you all a Joyous and Happy New Year!


  1. It is terribly hard to ever lose any loved one but even moreso during the holiday seasons. I am sorry for your losses. I lost my Mother on Christmas eve & hubby's g'ma Hepsie on Christmas Day. May all their souls rest peacefully.

    Yes, there comes a time for change ... & what a lovely change you have created for that time.

    Have a fabulous weekend, Linda
    TTFN ~

  2. It's fablous! Best wishes for a great New Year. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Marti

  3. what a beautiful journal!
    have a great weekend:)

  4. It is beautiful and so is your post.

  5. Splendid job, this journal is lovely. May you start anew a have a wonderful year,

  6. Beautiful work! Love the cover of your new journal! Wishing you a blessed and very Happy New Year! ~tina

  7. Oh Linda, what a totally fabulous is such a beckoning of a wonderful New Year ahead!!! Sending (((hugs))) your way,

  8. Happy Pink Saturday Linda
    Brilliant use of the images and love the sentiment, so perfect for a Journal.

  9. So sorry for your losses.

    My Pink. Please join my Color Connection meme too if you have time. Thanks!

  10. Oh Linda, i love how you used all the collage images on this journal, you are so good with collage. I agree its a cold and often miserable month but great that you stay positive and creative thinking ahead with the journal.
    thanks so so much for adding the blinkie too my friend, you are so kind.
    Have a lovely weekend
    hugs June x

  11. Happy Pink Saturday and a Blessed New Year. I switched from saying Happy New Year, in respect to your losses in the past and for the promise to make changes by journaling. It is a beautiful journal. Some very nice items on it. Very creative. I like the butterflies, clock and key - well, all of it actually. Good idea! I was over on The Writer's Reverie earlier,Pink Link #121, and she mentioned her past year - making a promise, not a resolution. Sounds like what you're doing and it, do-able. And, looks like you have a journal you'd desire to both pen and look into. A very thoughtful post and promise. Jenn

  12. I love the card! I am with you on sadness- as my Dad passed away in December- so I am hoping this a great change for us all! My word for the year is be happy and believe me I am most all of the time! Trying to stay positive! Hugs from me!

  13. Oh the joy of visiting blogs on weekend, everything you see is gorgeous and sweet. I love it!

    Come see my PINK, when you get a chance. Have a great weekend!

  14. Lovely work Linda...wonderful for the beginning of a new year..............make it a good one!!

  15. I love your blog!Thanks for following me and signing up for my giveaway! I'm a follower of yours now too! Have a great day!

  16. Hi Linda~
    Thank you for sharing that. I hope you have a wonderful new year and that it is full of many good changes!

  17. That's the most gorgeous journal cover Linda! I think I'd be spending too much time looking at the cover and admiring it to read what was inside!! lol.
    But it's certainly a beautiful way to induce and inspire change for yourself!
    Happy thoughts to you from me. xox

  18. Hi Linda, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your warm comment.
    I scrolled down and read through several of your posts, but commented here because your journal stands out so beautifully. I also loved the tin and your words on hope. Like you, I don't make resolutions but LOVE lists, and journals are perfect for them.
    By the way, January's bittersweet for me too. My dad went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 27, 2004.
    I encourage you to celebrate life each and every morning that you open your eyes, for His new mercies and for the opportunity that every new day brings us to love.
    Blessings to you, my dear.
    Loved your music--especially Sea. :)


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