Card Of The Week: Live Fully, Laugh Often, Love Deeply

Card Of The Week – Live Fully, Laugh Often, Love Deeply

What are your goals in the New Year? Have you created a list of resolutions that you hope to accomplish in 2017 – selected a word to guide you through the months to come – or thought about some of activities you’d like to incorporate more of or less of in your life?

In recent years, I’ve become a big advocate of selecting One Word to serve as the focal point for which I center my time and energies around. Last year, I selected FOCUS as my word and used it to inspire me to begin to change my relationship with food. In the process, I lost 40 pounds!


In the process of focusing my energies on health and weight loss, however, I had to set aside a lot of the things I loved for a season – including crafting! Sometimes, we need to make short-term sacrifices for our greater good. This year, however, I’m ready to continue fine-tuning my new habits while embracing and balancing more of the things that I love!

For 2017, I’ve chosen SIMPLIFY as my One Word. My goal is to create the time and space to live more fully – to laugh more often – and to love more deeply as I embrace the people and opportunities God has placed in my life!


What is your One Word for the year? Please share it with us in the comments – and/or join us at the month-long One Word Blog Hop (it’s the most inspirational party of the year!)

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52 Responses to “Card Of The Week: Live Fully, Laugh Often, Love Deeply”

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  1. Annette says:

    Very beautiful and I just love the gorgeous sentiment. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at “A Perfect Time To Craft” and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT for

  2. Love your card and the inspirational sentiment is so perfect!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  3. Shirley says:

    A gorgeous card. The layered doilies look so pretty and the quote looks lovely stamped on the tag.
    Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny Black and More this month.


  4. Julia says:

    Nice card, certainly reflects your word of the year, the rest of that stamp set is really good isn’t it.

  5. Marilyn Webb says:

    Beautiful card and I especially like the red and black together! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
    Marilyn DT

  6. froebelsternchen says:

    Nice work! Thank you for joining Moo Mania & More

  7. Autumn says:

    This is such a beautiful card!!!

  8. Chana Malkah says:

    Great use of doilies! Nicely crafted project! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chanam Owner

  9. Happy New Year. You have a lovely card there. The sentiment is just great. Your word for the year is, I believe, one that Father God is speaking to many of His children.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4

  10. Kathleen says:

    Love the black and red colour scheme, great sentiment and embellishments.
    Thank you for joining our ‘Something New’ challenge this week at Allsorts.


  11. Andree Crowe says:

    A super card. Great colourway and elements.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore January Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  12. Judy Woodland says:

    Such beautiful patterned paper, and I love the doilies! Oh, and great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at the Mod Squad.
    Judy – Challenge Host

  13. JanR says:

    Fab card! The doilies are lovely. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  14. michele s says:

    such rich gorgeous colors! beautifully done! xo

  15. So beautiful thank you for joining into our challenge Polkadoodles Challenge
    Michelle DT

  16. Esther says:

    I love the deep rich colors on this beautiful card!

  17. This is beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  18. A lovely card. I love the combination of the black and the vibrant red. Thank you for sharing with us at Digi choosday. Rebecca x

  19. Ine says:

    great work, great colours.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at “A Perfect Time To Craft” and best of luck with your entry.
    Ine DT for:

  20. Very bright and cheerful. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us over here at “A Perfect Time To Craft” and best of luck with your entry.

    Mary DT for

  21. great card and awesome sentiment. Happy New Year! Vickie #12

  22. Sandra says:

    Wonderful card, love the pattern papers. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  23. Lisa Ehrman says:

    I love the card! Red is so cheerful 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Together on Tuesdays 🙂

  24. Love your card! The quote is fabulous 🙂 Happy New Year Ramona!

  25. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog!
    ~DT Sherry x

  26. Karon H says:

    Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  27. Leanne says:

    This is so wonderful, I really like the look lately with the doilies and thanks for playing our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
    Leanne DT/LPCF
    Please remember to follow us for a chance to win!

  28. simplylove says:

    The card is looked so beautiful. Thanks for your sharing #Inspire Me Monday

  29. Mandy Stacey says:

    Gorgeous card Joy! It’s so pretty & colourful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  30. Patricia says:

    Great card! I love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. I hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!!

  31. Diane Louise says:

    Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge with your gorgeous card. Great sentiment. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back for our next challenge. Happy New Year.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  32. Bee says:

    Blimey thats a lot of challenges. Good luck and lots of fun. You can find my not so serious goals fot 2017 here:

  33. Lovely card. Those colors together are some of my favorite. Also thank you for all the creative links!! I always want to participate in things but can never find them!!

  34. Tinz says:

    Wow – thoe doilies are really effective! Great card,

    Hugz Tinz

  35. Erika says:

    My word for 2017 is BETTER.. it stemmed from being off colour last year and wanting to get better.. and then I realised that I wanted to eat better, sleep better, do better, be better.. so although it’s a bit unusual, it works for me 🙂

    Have a great week,
    Erika (#33 not9 lol)

  36. Sharon K says:

    Beautiful card!

    I chose the word ‘adventure’ for this year – for all the things I want to do and see.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #38

  37. Lindart says:

    Great word for the year! If you want to know mine, come visit my blog! Lovely card, I love black and red together! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #39

  38. Gorgeous work! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Crafty Friends “Anything Goes” challenge!
    Leslie, Crafty Friends DT
    Love To Scrap!

  39. Vanessa says:

    I love your card. It’s beautiful and the color is lovely. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

  40. Sherry says:

    Beautiful card, love the sentiment! Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog!
    ~DT Sherry x

  41. Akaleistar says:

    What a beautiful card!

  42. Bettina says:

    This is beautiful. Love the colours and design. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back for our new challenge. Bettina DT xx

  43. carol gill says:

    Great sentiment and love the black and red colour combo—-Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap
    Carol DT x

  44. Wonderful creation! I love paper and design!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

  45. Rachel Fisher says:

    Beautiful colours and a beautiful make! Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel xx

  46. Karen N says:

    Pretty, love all the layers and textures. Thanks for joining the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge! Karen (DT)

  47. Lovely! Thanks for joining us at the Card Mania Challenge, I hope to see you back again next month:)
    Marzena DT

  48. SUSAN STACEY says:

    Great card and well done on your achievements.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More ‘Anything Goes’ challenge and good luck x Susan x

  49. Iwona says:

    Lovely card. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Crfatyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper challenges.
    Hugs, Iwona

  50. Great contrast in colours and textures. Cheers from Janelle (DT Get Creative Challenges) P.S. Sorry I’m posting this so late – my most sincere apologies.

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