Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Listen ~ New Year's Mantra (finally!)

Greetings friends!  Today's card concept was a long time coming.  You see, each year I think of a little mantra to focus on throughout the year.  No resolutions for this girl, just a mantra to think about when I'm feeling  a little lost or overwhelmed.  However, this year, I struggled to find the right fit.  I wanted "trust the process," or "faith," but when I looked for accompanying quotes with those words, they seemed more negative than uplifting.  So I waited and waited.  I'm not sure how "listen" finally showed up, but it did.  I knew right away I had found this year's mantra, albeit 2 months later. Better late than never, right?  Enter the PTI Make it Monday I had the card for my mantra.  I love this quote I found via a Pinterest search then found a free font, Beacon, so I could print it out onto card stock.  I customized my pattern paper by stamping the heart image from Wet Paint in coordinating colours.  LOVE IT!  Here's the before and after...

I want to leave you with some more images for my Mantra (also check out my New Year's Mantra Pinterest board HERE to find the links and original posts).  How about you?  Do you have a "one word" or "mantra" or "resolution"?  I'd love to hear about it!  Thanks for stopping by!


  God speaks to those who take time to listen, and He listens to those who take time to pray.:

 Repin Unlike    10 Ways to Love: 1. Listen - Proverbs 18:24, 2. Speak - James 1:19, 3. Give - Proverbs 21:26, 4. Pray - Colossians 1:9, 5. Answer - Proverbs 17:1, 6. Share - Ephesians 4:15, 7. Enjoy - Philippians 2:14, 8. Trust - 1st Corinthians 13:7, 9. Forgive - Colossians 3:13, 10. Promise - Proverbs 13:12.:
 #Knowledge speaks, but #wisdom listens. #quote:

 What you choose to listen to affects your heart and mind.:

 "The earth has music for those who listen." - Shakespeare

 People often think that just because I am silent that I don't see their actions and they are wrong. I see them clearly...:

"You will never be able to escape from your heart ..." -Paulo Coelho:
 Never miss a good chance // shutterbean:

 There is nothing more quiet than opening the door in the early morning after it snows all night.:

 Native American Proverb:

 “These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” ― Rumi. Click on this image to see the biggest collection of famous quotes on the net!:

(Used 2014) When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.

Yes, this. (If you're needing someone to hold that silent space for you today, come over to my blog and share the story you most need someone to catch. I'll catch it for you today.):

A good method to remember when you are trying to pray contemplatively. Makes perfect sense.

Often forgotten...:-) for my call center peeps . . . we know this well:


Lynn said...

Oh this is perfect. I've seeing you pinning all these fabulous mantras. I love listen! So so important. Your paper is outstanding!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful mantra - and beautifully enhanced patterned paper! I enjoyed reading all of your quotes this morning!

Jeni Jenne said...

Absolutely beautiful.... colors, paper, font, mantra... all of it is just beautiful!

I Card Everyone said...

What a wonderful card ... and read!

artful-notions said...

Ditto to all above! Beautiful quote and mantra. And your stamped pattern bg is a perfect fit with the saying. Hope you don't mind my checking out your mantra board!

Marcia HIll said...

What a great card and it! Did you know Impression Obsession has a stamp with that saying (F17068)? Love how you did your background too!! :0)

Joyously Noelle said...

Sweet card and a great customized paper! It was neat to see the before and after!

Diana K said...

This is so beautiful. Love what you chose as your mantra, love how you put this card together.

Luanne said...

Love how that little heart pops! Way to find the perfect stamp for your paper. Super fun card!

Kristii said...

What a fabulous take on the challenge and I love the sentiment!!

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