Happiness Is A Choice – Tips For Leading A Happier Life

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Welcome To The Choosing Happiness Crusade! Happiness is something we all strive for in our lives – and something that eludes too many of us. Would you like to learn the secrets of leading a happier life? Best-selling publisher Linda Joy has invited me to share my thoughts on how to live a happy life […]

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Never Ever Give Up – The Inspiring Story Of Jessie And Her Joy Jars

Never Ever Give Up

Never Ever Give Up by Erik Rees – Book Review Did you know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? I didn’t, until very recently. Chances are, unless someone you know has been touched by this terrible disease, you are probably unaware of the following statistics: 1 out of 300 children will have cancer before […]

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WOYWW – The Beginning Of Creativity

WOYWW - The Beginning Of Creativity

Happy WOYWW dear friends! Today I’m in the process of making a card. It’s not complete. Sometimes I like to let ideas simmer. But – on stressful days like these – sometimes the simple placement of a few splashes of colorful washi tape across a blank space makes the world seem like a simpler, kinder […]

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7 Ways To Stress Less & Simplify Your Life – Renee Trudeau Giveaway

Renee Flower

Introduction Several months ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing life coach Renee Trudeau’s book, Nurturing The Soul Of Your Family, at Create With Joy. In that book, Renee shares practical tips and exercises to help you take control of your family’s life! Today, Renee returns to Create With Joy as a guest blogger! Renee […]

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Renewal

Thought For The Day Those who trust in the Lord for help Will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; They will run and not get weary; They will walk and not get weak. Isaiah 40:31 Have a blessed Sunday. Enjoy your day of rest! For More Faith Quotes

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Photo Of The Week – Behold The Turtle

 Photo by The Paper Princess @ Create With JoyCopyright 2010-2011 ”Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.” James Bryant Conant, 23rd President, Harvard University When I was a young girl, I looked forward to “the march of the turtles”. Every summer, turtles would cross our yard on their […]

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Vintage Mother’s Day Challenge Card

To celebrate Mother’s Day, I wanted to make a special card that only honored my mother, but also paid homage to all of the special women who have touched my life – mothers and grandmothers, sisters and aunts, teachers and friends. I created this card with that end in mind! Lately, I’ve also been thinking about what influences me […]

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Merry And Brite

Have you ever been inspired to create a project based on a favorite song? Today’s card, Merry and Brite, is the second Doodlebug Christmas card I created from my Little Bag of Scraps. The title is derived from the lyrics of the best-selling single of all times – White Christmas. I decided to research the song’s history and […]

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Little Bags Of Scraps

In my spare moments, I often find myself sorting through my “little bags of scraps” – baggies filled with old treasures waiting to be resurrected into new life on current projects! My Doodlebug Christmas cards are a perfect example of what you can create from your little bags of scraps.  They combine scraps from a Doodlebug kit I […]

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House of Treasure

Today’s card is the second ATC I’ve created in what appears to be turning into a series of house-shaped ATCs!  I created this card for Linda Abby for a recent shaped-ATC swap.  You can view the first card in the series by clicking on House of Dreams, House of Hope. Although the design elements used in […]

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