My Hopes for the New Year

Happy Tuesday! Back to the usual routine for us. Sad the holidays are over, but now I have Spring to look forward to.

So let's talk New Year's. I don't do resolutions, never really have. Not that I think they're a bad idea, I just know they don't work for me. But, I do like to have some hopes for the year.  This time I decided to write them down, and keep them somewhere I would see them daily. So I made a hope jar.

Since I do like to get personal with you every now and then I thought I'd share a few of my hopes. I have about 20 in the jar, but I'll save you some time and just list a few :o)

I Hope To...

1. Finally run a half marathon (I got pregnant the last 2 times I was training)
2. Spend more time with friends
3. Get better with budgeting
4. Join a design team (a girl can dream!)
5. Take G on some new adventures ( big or small)
6. Worry less ( I have terrible anxiety)
7. Soak up all the little moments of daily life
8. Scrapbook! (These thousands of pictures, stories, and keepsakes need homes!)

And here is the jar. I used my new(to me) Hero Arts butterfly stamp, and colored it with Copics. I chose some really bright bold colors so it would catch my eye. To make it shine I dusted it with some Perfect Pearls. I die cut the light gray tag, and stamped the envelope pattern. Finally I die cut the word "hope" and the tab, and sewed them onto the tag.  Tied it onto the jar with some ribbon and ta-da! I have it sitting on my dresser so I can see it everyday.
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So, what are your hopes for this year?

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  1. Love your idea! And your "hopes" are really interesting, might have to make this myself!! Good luck with them! By the way, love the butterfly! so shiny!

  2. What a fantastic idea! I'm with you, I've never gotten into the resolution thing at this time of year, but writing down your hopes and dreams and keeping it visible really works for me! Well done!

  3. aww this is so that beautiful butterfly..

  4. What a beautiful jar and idea! Love it :) Not sure if you like or use digital stamps, but I'd love to have you come on my little DT, if you'd like. We do a weekly challenge and the only requirement is to use one of my images. Let me know...the challenge blog is:

    My digital stamp shop is:

    And my email to let me know is:
    heartsongdigis (at) gmail DOT com

    Hugs to you!

  5. Great idea. Love your jar. That butterfly is beautiful. Love how you did the word hope.

  6. What a sweet jar! I do love your colouring of the butterfly (what a nice touch with the perfect pearls!) and the use of the tab.

    I have terrible anxiety too so we can be partners in this resolution!! We can do it!

  7. What a great project. I also suffer with anxiety and I am training for a marathon at the moment. The running helps to ease the anxiety. I really hope you achieve your goals in 2012.

  8. Lovely! And what a great idea too!

  9. LOVE this idea,will give it a try. I don't do resolustions either, they so often seem negative.

    I too like to make a list of things I'd like to try or do in the New Year, it gives me something positive to work towards and helps me stay focused.

    Happy New Year

    Billie :)

  10. This is gorgeous, and so glad you were able to capture the shimmer.

  11. Oh wow, your hope jar is so pretty :) And what a fabulous idea! Having them in front of you, too, will help you to make them reality.

  12. I LOVE the idea of this. And your jar is beautiful. I might have to do one myself.

  13. How does one become a memebr of a design team? I have wondered about this. Any suggestions?


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