Monday, January 12, 2015

Counting Our Blessings - Link Up

It's a new year and I am so hopeful about this year.

Now to start counting our blessings for the year of 2015!

1.  My wounds are staying sewn up and so far, so good. It's been a month since my last surgery and I'm starting to see the incisions healing up. Such a blessing - such a miracle of God to have my knee and calf sewn up. Praise God!

2.  One thing I've decided to do this year is to be more creative. With that in mind, I've joined an online art journaling group and it's been so great! I was really looking forward to doing this and it's been so good for me! This is my first pages - step by step - for the first week of January. The prompt was to use book paper or other printed papers as the base. I used a text book, some comics from the newspaper and some Japanese newspaper pages.


I then sprayed through a stencil doily with inks and smeared some more ink around the page. I did more than is shown here, but you'll see it on the next picture.

I added some elements here. A small tag with a January calendar on it, the word, "Hopeful" which is what I am going to be this year, a little pouch that has my goals tucked inside, and finally Jeremiah 29:11 written on gesso covered Japanese newspaper. I may add more elements later on, but right now, I'm really happy with it.

3.  These girls just brighten my days. Cookie and Mitzi continue to get along better, although, Cookie does have her times where Mitzi drives her nuts and she lets out a growl. Mitzi respects the growl and backs off. They play every day and have a lot of fun together.

Muffy is such a sweetheart and here I am with her having a little snuggle.

I hope your year is very blessed! Let's all be hopeful - looking to God for all His blessings and love!

Please link up with me and share your own blessings. You can grab my button off the "Grab My Button" page above. Thank you so much for coming by, leaving comments and participating in the link up!

Blessings - Julie


  1. Oh sweet Muffy. I did not recall seeing Muffy before. I know the poodles of course. ;) Adorable. So glad they are buddies. So are Mabel and Henry.
    God bless you Julie.

  2. Hmmm glad to read about your recovery, Julie. It's been quite some time since I joined your link up. A creative new year ahead!


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