Sunday, January 5, 2014

Verve Diva Inspiration Hop and New Year’s Mantra

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Welcome to Verve's January Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time! This year we're spicing up our monthly hops with the addition of a challenge! So in addition to a comment prize hidden along the hop, you can play along with the challenge and link up your creation for a chance to win another prize! Woohoo!  If you’ve come from Tiffany’s blog, you are right on track!  If not, check out the whole Blog Hop list over on the Verve Blog.

Our January challenge is:

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This month it’s all about shimmer and shine!  Hmm, I love it all year long! LOL  I added a HUGE sparkly snowflake die cut out of glitter cardstock, a small glitter snowflake, some gold sequins and gold cording.  This card is inspired by my New Year’s Mantra: speak kindly. More on that at the end of this post, if you care to read more :)  If you’re just here for the hop, then head on over to Stacey‘s blog!

Remember, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines.

 

what’s in it?

stamps: Kind Words (Verve)

paper: rustic cream, shimmer gold (PTI), Snow Village (Pink Paislee), glitter cardstock (Recollections)

ink: onyx (Versafine)

accessories: circle and scalloped circle dies (Spellbinders), snowflake dies and button (PTI), gold cording (SU), sequins (Michelle Wooderson’s online store), stitching

My New Year’s Mantra

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions.  I already exercise regularly, eat healthy (most of the time), and try to do something that challenges me (my Masters right now).  However, I can always work on being a better person.  Starting my Masters and getting back into writing papers have made me really think about the words I choose to use.  That was the starting point for this year’s mantra.  Then I googled quotes about words and did a similar search on Pinterest.  This is what I found :)  Do you make a mantra too?  I’d love to hear about it!

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A tongue has no bones

 

Be careful what you say and how you treat people. Most people won't tolerate it for long.

Words can hurt. Choose your words carefully.

 

sometimes people act out of an emotional place; fear, anxiety, sadness... it helps to remember that because those are the times when understanding will make both of you feel better while getting angry just makes the situation worse & leaves both of you more upset.

Use your words wisely.

valerie-jeanne:    Raise your words today, people.  Raise your words.  Language is a miracle.

What are the seeds??? Yup! Your words...

Choose your words wisely

Watch your words

Be impeccable with your word

Let your words heal and not wound.

 

Your words

Taste your words #quote

 

the words you speak become the house you live in

So true

Watch your words

39 comments:

KimCreate said...

Fabulous card! The snowflakes are so pretty!

Theresa said...

Such a pretty card! Love the shiny snowflakes!

cm said...

Beautiful card, and a thoughtful, powerful mantra!
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mypapercraftworld said...

What an amazing snowflake, Maureen ... so gorgeously glittery! Your mantra ... definitely words to live by! Anita in France :)

SueB said...

gorgeous card and thanx for sharing your mantra (I repinned a few, LOL!); thanx for both's inspiration!

Lynn said...

Moe, I love the gorgeous glittery snowflakes. Your mantra is beautiful and oh so true. I haven't settled on a resolution or word, but two things keep coming to mind: relax and present. I need to relax more and be present in enjoying today's little moments versus worrying about what's on the to do list.

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card and beautiful words Maureen!

Laurie Unger said...

Love the snowflake!

Marisa said...

Love those sparkly snowflakes - surprise, surprise LOL! Great card as always and a wonderful mantra for 2014 :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful sentiment and Love that glittery snowflake! Great quotes too!

Sandra said...

love the saying you chose - in true Mother Teresa style - it is sweet but to the point, a very nice way of putting it. You have some really great sayings here ... thanks!
Sandra ltb

ScrapaDiddle said...

Wonderful card! Agree with your sentiments about watching our words! Something I need to work on!

Pat Robinson said...

Wonderful design....powerful mantra....Thanks...

marylouh said...

Loved all of the mantra. I have to give a "thought for the day" for a meeting each month - I'll be using several of these. thanks for sharing.
I loved your card. It is so shiny and pretty.

Jean Bullock said...

Love the glittery snowflake against the creams and browns. Lovely.

Julie S. said...

Wow, that sparkly snowflake really stands out! Beautiful card.

Aimes said...

Beautiful! I'm pretty smitten with those reindeer too! :)
I love your mantra and positive outlook on life, Diva. I don't really have a mantra, but I always tell myself, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained..." It sometimes gives me the kick I need! ;D

Iris said...

Great card. Love all the layers, the embellishments and that big sparkly snowflake.
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Becki with an i blog said...

Love the card but especially love the sentiment. New to your blog. Looking forward to your creations.

Kris B said...

Wonderful card! Love the sparkly snowflakes! LOVE the quote, Mother Teresa has many wonderful quotes that I thy to apply to my life. So glad to have them available in stamps!

Christine said...

Wow! This is a fabulous card. Love the glittery snowflake. Thanks so much for sharing your New Year's wisdom.

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty card. Love all the mantra signs.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Karen Day said...

I love your sparkly snowflakes! And I love your new mantra - Happy New Year!

Nan said...

Amazing! Both your card and the words of wisdom you have shared.

JoAnn said...

Pretty card. Love the glittery snowflake.
Thanks for sharing all the wise sayings. They are so true.

Sharon said...

Beautiful card! And wonderful sentiments to live by - thanks for sharing!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card... the snowflake is gorgeous!

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Fabulous card and love reading all of the quotes on words and agree with all of them. Also, good luck on your Masters and getting back into writing.

Donna Oates said...

Powerful card and quotes. Words can cut like a sword or heal with their warmth and understanding. Beautiful card!

Tamra Augostino said...

What a beautiful card. I love the blue shimmer snowflake.

Heather said...

Gorgeous!!! I love those glittery snowflakes, they are stunning!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow those snowflakes are stunning!

Caroline said...

I love sparkle all year round too! I love seeing all the different inspiration!

Sue D said...

wonderful card--I like the glittery snowflakes.

dj said...

wowsers...that snowflake is amazing!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Holy sparkles, Batman, this card is fantastic! :) Gorgeous card and a great mantra. Love that Rumi quote.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Holy sparkles, Batman, this card is fantastic! :) Gorgeous card and a great mantra. Love that Rumi quote.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow gorgeous card....love those sparkly snowflakes and wonderful sentiment. I appreciate the "words" you've shared....wow a whole lot of truth there and how we need to heed the verse from Luke. Thank you for sharing. I need to be reminded often;)

Mary-Anne V said...

I am so glad I revisited your blog..I came to you a few days ago and did the thing I shouldn't -looked and didn't comment. But I did notice all your wonderful quotes at the end loved them. Then the other day I was ...who was that blogger who posted all those awesome quotes?!?!? Anyways, I love how you put your mantra in your card (that sentiment is so wonderful by Mother Theresa!).

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