Just a little note from me (aka Ronda) before Jessi jumps in here with her beautiful words. I didn't know when i kicked OLW back up how much interested it would generate. It seems the design team was feeling the same things i was feeling. They emailed me little notes (some not realizing i had started back slowly) how much they missed OLW. It is something special that touched all of our lives. Well here we are again in full force. On our individual blogs you will find details about our own creations. Lots of us our on instagram and will be sneaking pictures of our creations. We are still going to post just once a month with a two week window for you to post your creations at the bottom of this post. We hope you will dig deep into the words and help us CELEBRATE the power of words. Ronda
Jessi here. I am so excited that OLW is back and equally excited to be designing for OLW again! When Ronda asked me to choose a word for my first word up...celebrate instantly came to mind. Funny thing is...it was coming on the back of a rough day that had been proceeded by a few rough weeks. My husband had been laid off a job he'd had for 10 yrs and finding a job to replace it wasn't happening as easily or quickly as we hoped. On the day i was asked for my word choice i was having a REALLY bad day with my kids, things seemed to be imploding...we've all been there, right?? But through that, i realized there was so much to celebrate and that i needed to focus on those things...on the things that made me smile the things that were important, that things that i could change and control. The rest?? well Linkin park says it best, you simply..."leave out all the rest" So here i am, leaving out all the rest and focusing on the things to celebrate in my life...i hope you join us this month in sharing what you celebrate :)
If you want to play along and create something using this word up, please share a link at the bottom of this post with the inlinkz button. Please leave a link to a specific blog post or image on flickr, rather than a general url. We look forward to seeing what you create (art journal, scrapbook page, mini album, etc). We will leave the link open until the end of the month!
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