Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Whatever...my one little word

I didn't do so well with my "loving" word last year.  The perfectionist in me wants me to keep the word until I get it right, but instead I've let a new word find me.  I'm going with "whatever".  And while at first glance, it may seem like sort of a "blah", negative word (like, "what do you want for dinner--whatever").   It came to me in a Christmas card I received with this bible quote:

Whatever is true,
whatever is noble,
whatever is right,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is admirable;
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy---think about such things.
(Philippians 4:8) 

So, my word is "whatever".
I will take "whatever" wherever it will lead me.

Today, it has lead me to show you "whatever is sparkly".  These are my ATCs (artist trading cards) for the Disney swap over at Fiskateers.  And, if any of my swap partners are seeing this, they are getting a sneak peak before I pop these into the mail this week. 

I LOVE the movie "Finding Nemo" and I loved making these sparkly, dimensional cards.  I used glittery paper, my Copic markers (to color some free Nemo clip art I found on the internet), ribbon scraps, a Fiskars leafy border punch, and do you see those bubbles?  They are hot glue (actually, cooled hot glue). 

Creating in this small size may feel limiting to some, but to me, I'm thinking how much stuff can I get on a card that is 2 1/2" by 3 1/2"?  Answer...a lot!  And, it still fits in its card sleeve!

Best wishes for you, your one little word, your resolutions, and a wonderful 2012!



  1. Good luck with whatever! I like your choice- it has so much potential. Love your ATCs!!

  2. Your ATCs are so cute!! Love your new word!

  3. Great word. I really like your ATC. Nemo is a sweet character and I like the seaweed too.