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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

AJ WK 45 & DCM LE

This week is the 45th, which means we have only 7 weeks left of this challenge. Wow, where has the 52 weeks gone? A Deck of Me, a playing card a week decorated using fabulous prompts by the ever fabulous Em Falconbridge. Well this week, late but by no means rushed, is Self Realisation. I used 7Gypsies calendar paper for the background as it kind of represents the year. I began the year searching for "Happy" & it struck me in the oddest of places that I have it! I was walking down the stairs at work after having nipped to the loo quick during a training session. I felt full of pride for how well I have done getting this job on my own merit & 5 years on, being valued enough to be trained for more complex work to add yet another string to my bow. I am comfortable with who I am right now, it came upon me after my 40th birthday this year & despite all the illness & money worries this year has dealt me, I have Happy within me still! I am happy being me, I have never been able to say this before with any conviction.
DCM LE this week is pile of parcels. I desperately wanted to use these stamps I have & keep it a bit simple. Some people don't like fussy designs, prefering the less is more style. I tried that for a while at home (lasted a week) I love my bits & pieces. Not cluttered but displayed together things I have collected that represent who I am & what I like.

27 comments:

Andrea, said...

Wonderful AJ Paula, its funny isn't it once you hit 40 you seem to hit happy as well. Love your card, that is a great stamp, I find less is more cards quite difficult these days. I've been trying to do this type for the school fair but keep itching to put more on and I usually do. Its a lovely card, did you do the embossing yourself?

Kim said...

Great card, am a less is more fan I have got to say.....

scrappermimi said...

Great projects! Love them both!

Marjolein said...

I love your AJC Paula, great card and I'm glad you feel so happy!!!

Rein said...

Great cards Paula!

Monty's Mum said...

lovely card! I did a less is more one today! love the embossing

Lis said...

Beautiful card!

Michelle said...

As usually - your card is great! It's nice to see, that you feel happy in your skin :))) Send you greetings from Poland! Do you know that it's only 7 weeks to the end of Emily's challenge - it's hard to believe!
Send you kisses!

Kathy said...

Two great projects, here Paula
I hope you find your "happy" soon, you've had a tough old year

Nat said...

This is so true - awesome card- love the statment!

Marlou said...

Paula great cards!!! loving the parcel card, really nice and the dotted embossed card, very stylish :)

Je@net said...

What a great take on the AJ challenge Paula!! You're so right and I 'm happy you feel glad!!
The card is lovely to....great stamp!

Lisbet said...

Lovely cards.

Soon it´s weekend and I´m going to paint som stuff in the garage and I hope I also find time to scrap.

My Paper World said...

Love your projects! You are always so inspiring!

PaperBabe - Kim said...

I love this simlpe card it has great texture too, lovely!

Glitter Monkey said...

This card is lovely. The embossing is just perfect. I found your "happy" quite moving. Lol x

leann said...

love this card ~ so beautifully simple =-)
might have to try the less is more idea myself...

audrey h. said...

Your Christmas card is too cute and the deck card is great also.

Megan said...

Hi Paula,

Your happiness in infectious! It was lovely to read that you are pleased with where you are, and can still see the good things through all the other hardships you have come through. It's really beautiful to read about.

Love the Christmas card too - very cool!

Megan xx

Maisymary's Findings said...

gOOD TO hear you being able to say that you're comfortable being in your own skin !

Good to see you've been busy with crafty creations ! Am just trying to get back on track ! Losing sight of what I want to do these days !

Andrea, said...

Hope you're ok Paula as you haven't posted for a day or 2.
Andrea

Magickdiva said...

Lovely card Paula - the colours go so well against the white background - Hope one of those pressies is for me! LOL!

All Pink girl said...

Fantastic cards , Dawnx

Liz Ness said...

I just love your art! There I said it...it's true. Every time I visit, I'm so inspired!

lyzzydee said...

Lovely card. Can't beleive we are nearly there!

Janine said...

love that you could say confidently about how well you have done. Go you!!! Love the card too.

lisa said...

You get a new kind of calm and contentment after 40 :) Love the doodling round the edge and the embellie in the right corner.