Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hello and Happy Hip Hop!!
Sorry for posting late!! 

I hope that you started all this fun at the Unity Blog 
so you haven't missed any special creations from the rest of the Unity or Ippity DT's.  

Hopefully you are coming to me by way of Karen Maldonado's blog!!!

I challenged you guys on Monday's Hippity Hop

to make a project that helps RING in the NEW YEAR!

Today I am sharing with you what I created for me to have as I head into 2011!

(But first I am going to get a little personal.. scroll down to skip that if you choose!)

Many of you who have been following me on my blog for some time now know that I have experienced some big changes in my life during the past year.  Namely, I became separated and eventually divorced after a very short marriage.  Since that time I have been struggling to find the real purpose in my life and I've been trying to find that inner peace within myself that helps me know that everything is going to be OK and that everything happens for a reason!  By nature I am not a very patient person and so it has been very frustrating for me to not know all the answers yet!  But that is what I am going to be working on in 2011!

I wanted to tell you guys that as I work on these things I have asked Angela if  I could take a little furlough from the Ippity DT to be able to put my focuses completely on where they need to be.  I need to sort some things out and put my uneasiness to rest!  So I will be temporarily off the DT and starting Melody Ross' "Soul Restoration" class beginning January 11th.  I am looking very forward to it.  I hope you guys understand!

Keep stopping by because I should be able to share some of my creations 
from the class here on my blog and I will be back as soon as I can... I promise!!

So, on to my project to help me 
"RING in the NEW YEAR!!"

Each New Year I try to think of ways to improve myself and I was so inspired by many of the quotes that our Ippity stamp sets have.  So I thought why not turn them into a little book and have them at my side for those moments when I feel down or alone (or whatever) and I just need a little jolt of happiness!!

So here is my book of inspiring Ippity quotes 
that will help me stay in the right frame of mind in 2011!!

It's an accordion style album that I have had in my stash for some time now! I think it was the perfect medium for this project!!  I love the stark colors and kept the stamping inside to a minimum because I really only want to focus on the meaning of the quotes anyway!

See what I called it???  "Quotes a la Happy!!"  LOL!!

I know after reading through these amazing quotes it will be very easy to get happy again!!
All of them are so uplifting and encouraging!

Here is a look at some of the accordion pages that are contained within my book!

Just let me know if you need to know which set any of these quotes come from!  I will be happy to share that with you!  But don't forget you can get any one of these quotes for yourself by finding an Ippity Chick near you to buy your stamps from!!

I promise not to be a stranger, but I hope when I come back I will be at more peace with myself and able to be the best DT member I can be.  I apologize for my lack of involvement lately and appreciate all of you who have stuck by my side as I have been going through these crazy changes in my life!

Next on the Hop please stop by the wonderfully talented and oh so sweet friend of mine,
Lisa Arana!!

Next Blog

I love you guys and wish you the best NEW YEAR you can have!!

Hugs and best wishes!


jennifer mitten said...


Thanks for sharing - I wish you the best in 2011!

Lisa H. said...

soooo happy to see you posting today! love this, it's perfect! all the best my friend.

StampinCathy said...

This is one super inspiring book! What a fabulous idea.

Angie Blom said...

this is so beautiful Kelly. I am hoping that 2011 leads you to all you are searching for.. Remember that you are loved miles and miles away.. I wished I lived closer.. I am so happy for you to take the course with Melody, I will be stalking your blog as usual..hehe.
Love you quote book.. awesome inspiration!! hugsxx

NoraAnne said...

In reading Melody's story and her ever inspiring Brave Girl emails, it sounds like her class is exactly what you need, Kelly! I wish you the best and hope that you find the peace you are searching for! HUGS to you and my wishes for a wonderful 2011 for you! Looking forward to your return to the Ippity DT, but take your time ;)

Erika said...

This is fabulous!!

LesleyfromWI said...

Great it!

Nicolle Kramer said...

Truly inspirational....i love all the positive quotes...:)

stampjourney said...

Love your quote book! I wish you all the best in 2011~

lynn said...

love your little book today, kelly! i'll miss your happy cards and wish loads of comfort and happiness in the new year:)

Anonymous said...

Love your quote book Kelly! Will miss your beautiful work!

Hope you find the peace in 2011 you are looking for!! You are an amazing lady~

Happy New Year to you & your family~

Maren said...

Ahh...big hugs and kisses to you Kelly! I will miss your work but always feel your amazing energy. You are one genuine and REAL person who feels and loves...I admire you so much. I look forward to hearing about your soul searching adventures and seeing how your path evolves. {luv}

Anonymous said...

Hello sweet friend! As always you have my support in your search for balance! Lots of love to you as you leave 2010 behind begin your NEW journey in 2011! We'll be here to cheer you on!

lisa a.

Becky Dunham said...

Kelly, I will be praying for you. Thanks for all of your inspiring ideas you have shared with us. I need a little book like this - what an amazing idea! You could probably market it! Lots of love and best wishes!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Praying for you! And sending lots of love your way:) LOVE this book--super idea! LOVE IT! Be blessed:}

Unknown said...

Kelly you will find your center, seems hard at first but it will happen. Wishing you a joyous new year. Wonderful talent you have and the book is great.

Eva said...

Kelly my sweet friend, first of all your book is gorgeous, you are right, all the quotes are so inspiring and love how you put it together! I will miss you and your energy in our group, but I celebrate you all the way in the steps you take to get to know you and find your purpose, as you only deserve happiness! Love you bunches and keep in touch! Hugs....

Pam said...

I hope that you find what you need on your journey! Thanks for sharing and your creation is awesome.

Shemaine Smith said...

What an inspiring project!! Happy New Year sweet lady!!

Anne Tussing said...

Best wishes in doing what you need to do! That is so important that you recognize it and are taking the time to do it!

Lovely book idea; I need one of those:)

Unknown said...

I'll miss seeing you on the DT hops, but completely understand the need to regroup. Prayers that the break is just what you need!
Hugs and Happy New Year!

Emily Leiphart said...

What a great idea! I really love it and need something like that myself. Happy New Year, Kelly! :)

Gardner's Basket said...

What a great idea, and gorgeous too! Thanks for sharing.

Jessica Diedrich said...

Do you know that your posts continue to inspire me and I'm thinking must be MANY others who feel the same as I do when reading them? LOVE YOU lady-I miss you big time and know that 2011 is going to bring WONDERFUL things to you-a wonderful person! xoxo

Patricia said...

Your book is amazing. What a great idea! I wish you the best in your life and I hope you find what you are looking for! Can't wait until you get back as DT!

lynn said...

hope you are doing well, kelly:)

The Nielsen Family said...

Just checking to see if you are back yet. Miss ya!

plastic business cards said...

This is so nice. So inspirational designed and the colors used are more attractive. I really appreciate your work.