WOYWW: New Year, Blank Slate

2012 Desk Calendar
A new year… a blank slate… what does 2012 hold in store for Create With Joy?

To keep tabs on all of the wonderful activities I’m dreaming up this year, my workspace is now graced with this beautiful, over-sized calendar!

Did you spot the Moo Mini Card in the corner? I thought it would be fun to personalize my pages!

Here are a few of the parties I have planned for the new year! I hope to launch the new hops this week, so be sure to stop by and join the fun!

  • Inspire Me Monday – Share Your Creative Projects & Inspirations!
  • Wordless Wednesday – Share Your Favorite Photographs!
  • Friendship Friday – Make Friends & Share What Makes Your Blog Unique!

Speaking of friends, Legend the OverSeer sends his love to you! Notice the roll of paper towels behind him? Those of you who remember the Great Paper Towel Fiasco of 201o will be pleased to know that Legend had a grand time re-living old memories in the 30 seconds that I turned my back on him!

Legend - 12/11

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Have a fabulous week and be sure to stop by Stamping Ground for more What’s On Your Workspace Wednesday fun!

43 Responses to “WOYWW: New Year, Blank Slate”

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  1. sandra says:

    Yes, we all love a blank slate and dreaming of the possibilities. Such a shame reality often drops by and takes over. Your pretty Kitty seems to have the right idea …. sit around looking gorgeous and then tear paper to shreds.

  2. Blank canvass the worlds your oyster.Have fab wednesday
    hugs judex 10

  3. Voodoo Vixen says:

    Love the calendar and of course your cat is gorgeous!! Happy New Year for a crafty 2012!!

  4. Tertia says:

    I can just imagine the fun Legend must have had. If ever there was a cat aptly named, it is our Legend. )I say ‘our’ Legend because it feels like he belongs to WOYWW)
    Happy and healthy New Year to you.
    Happy WOYWW

  5. Neet says:

    Ooh I think I am in love – Legend is so beautiful. But then both cats are. Good luck wilth the parties. Neet #1

  6. kath says:

    happy new year…thanks for the first crafty snoop of the year..wishing you a happy 2012…hugs kath (29) xxx

  7. Helen S says:

    Haha! I love the way cats will sit on such strange objects – anything to get them off the actual floor!
    Helen S

  8. may says:

    Love the blank calenderI expect it won’t last for long x x Great news about the challenges, sounds as though you’ll all set, thanks for the tip re-GFC, glad to here the overseer is on form, Hugs May x x x x

  9. Julia dunnit says:

    Happy New Year Ramona…I make a 12 x 12 calendar page each month, so totally understand the thrill of the large size…but..be sure to fill it, even with trivia, or it looks a bit sad!!

  10. Angie (shozzy) says:

    Happy New Year …cant wait to see what your creativity for 2012 will be. xx

  11. shah wharton says:

    I love new year for this reason – blank slates allow us to move forward uncrippled by the bonds of last yr ;D Happy 2012 to you! Shah. X

  12. RumpyDog! says:

    Here’s hoping this year is simply amazing for you…. and for us all!

  13. Legend looks so regal, doesn’t he? Your desk is a blank slate just waiting to get messy!!

  14. Katie says:

    I love having a new blank slate of the New Year. I just got a brand new big calendar at work, they are always so fun before they are filled out! The challenges sound like a lot of fun!

    Katie #81

  15. I love the way you refer to the new year as a blank slate. It’s such a refreshing way to think about each day. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Happy seeing beautiful!

  16. karen says:

    I think you can actually see it in Legend’s eyes in that picture …. he’s thinking “Okay, take my picture and then you will be busy getting the picture onto the computer. That is when I will deal with these paper towels behind me!”
    Happy 2012 !!
    xoxo Karen

  17. Bassetmomma says:

    Nothing like a blank slate!

  18. love the calendar!!

    Also love the kitty!

    Hey one of your key words is “Cat Chat!” (my blog….lol!!!!)

  19. Twiglet says:

    Happy, crafty and creative 2012! x Jo

  20. I’m glad Legend dispatched those evil paper towels. Who knows what diabolical plan they were up to.

    I like the idea of Inspiration Monday. Mondays get the short end of the stick often but they are fraught with potential!

  21. Happy New Year! A new year is always such an exciting time to take stock and renew energy! Looks like you are on your way! Happy WOYWW #5 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

  22. Donna says:

    Awesome calendar! I’m all about the clean slate this year, lots of reasons for that will most likely come out in one or both of my blogs throughout the year but I think I’ll go get a calendar today! Of course I’ve got twenty little Legends in my house so it might end up under the fridge, but at least I’ll have an adventure everyday if I have to look for it!

  23. Looks like you have a busy and creative year planned…. nothing is quite as seductive as that new page on the calender…xx

  24. Anne says:

    Happy New Year to you. Love your oversized calendar – could do with the same methinks. Thanks for sharing. Anne x

  25. Hazel says:

    Fab calendar – but looks too empty. Great pic of Legend (Hazel, WOYWW 108) x

  26. Enfys says:

    A great first crafty peep of the year. Happy new year!

  27. It really is nice that each year we sort of get to start with a clean slate. At least it feels that way a bit.

    Visiting you through the Alexa hop.

    Visited your site. Here’s mine: My Baby Sleep Guide

  28. Elizabeth says:

    Can’t beat having a fresh new calender – all those lovely blank spaces waiting to be filled in. Looks as though you are planning a busy year and Legend seems intent on keeping you busy too … with kitchen roll 🙂 All the best, Elizabeth x #60

  29. Kenna says:

    New follower. Love your site!

  30. Bree says:

    Happy New Year!!! To a whole new year of creativity 😉

  31. momto8blog says:

    you have a gift! love this!

  32. Carolyn says:

    Google is retiring GFC? BOOO! Thanks for the notice though–do you know when this will take place? I’m gonna share this on my page as well.
    Looking forward to the hops!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Carolyn,

      Google is retiring GFC on non-blogger blogs by 3/1/12 – they are trying to build up their Google Plus membership to compete with Facebook. Although they are saying that they are not disabling it on Blogger blogs as of that date, they stopped supporting it quite some time ago (which is why it is such an unstable platform). It is only a matter of time before they “retire” it from Blogger too.

      When GFC is retired, everyone who relies on that widget to stay connected with their blogging friends will lose access to all or a major part of it. Even if you are not on GFC, it is a good lesson that none of us should put all of our eggs in one basket when it comes to building our subscriber base. I will be writing more about this in the upcoming weeks.

      Look forward to seeing you on the new hops! 🙂

  33. Lea says:

    Good luck on filling the calendar. When I get my photos through from Photobox, they always come with a front sheet of tiny images of all of my photos – maybe you could stick some small images on the boxes?

  34. Legend has such beautiful eyes. I sure am looking forward to filling my blank slate.

  35. Michelle @ The True Book Addict
    Twitter: truebookaddict

    Oh, Legend is so precious! Love it…The Great Paper Towel Fiasco of 2010…priceless. They do love their paper towels, don’t they?

    Happy New Year! I hope you will continue to link up with Cat Thursday every week. Love seeing and hearing about Legend and Tsunami. 🙂

  36. Well done, Legend, but did you have to teach that trick to our spaniel. She can carpet the whole living room with one tissue. seriously, Legend is so beautiful. Hope 2012 gives you some wonderful memories to fill your calendar. xx Maggie #73

  37. Judi says:

    Sounds like a fun time, Legend.
    We’re visiting from Weekend Cat Blogging. Happy weekend, and have fun with the paper towels.

  38. Thank you for sharing with NOBH…
    I love the idea of a clean slate…a fresh start.
    Blessings on the new year!
    ~Kara @ The Chuppies

  39. Yay Pets says:

    I LOVE your new calendar – so pretty! And Legend is gorgeous!


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