Good morning, well it's Friday which means one thing - Rocking Your World post but I've also got the final instalment of the Wear Crafts layouts I've been doing using the first of the 12 pledges kits. If you don't fancy reading the Rocking moments from the last 7 days then simply scroll down until you find the layouts.
It's a while since I've spoken a little more deeply around the rational for Rocking Your World. In a world where we have 24 hour news which is normally negative, where we are constantly bombarded by opinions and judgements through social media, it's very easy to fall into a mindset which leaves you feeling somewhat down and fed up.
That's how Rocking Your World was born, thinking about the last seven days and highlighting the positives really made the world of difference. We are all dealt a different hand when it comes to life, however, how we choose to deal with it can be of our choosing, don't believe me then give it a whirl.
I'm currently on garden leave with the final redundancy date looming, I could sit and wallow in it, but I now accept this is how life is, so my grateful is that this time is allowing me some thinking space, I'm grateful that it's allowing me time to sort the house so that time with my family of an evening and weekend is even more precious. Its allowed me to have discussions with hubby about 'what if I don't get a job' and come up with some contingencies, I'm not shying away from the future I'm now shouting "bring it on...!!!"
I'm grateful that I'm relaxing a little more and connecting mentally with said 13 year old, he's got some big choices in the way of his options and spending time discussing things with him and taking an active role in the options evening means he has the information to aid him make the right choices.
I'm grateful for hubby who having been awake since 4am, been to work from 6am, shopped for his Mum, picked his Mum's tablets up came home and had tea, then didn't bat an eyelid at going over to my Mum's house to help build some Ikea furniture until 10pm at night.
I'm also grateful that he's already accepted that we'll be back again helping out to get the job done, making her life easier, although it requires time on our part means we are all doing a bit and this I like. We came together as a family, we chatted on the phone with loved ones and then got on with the task in hand. It made me happy!
I'm grateful for the gym and the conversations I've had with both my brother and sister recently on the positives of utilising a gym, it's true that time there has lifted my mood.
I'm grateful for the blue skies on Monday - where oh where have you been.
I'm grateful for a warm house
I'm grateful I got to see the first snow medal that Great Britain has ever won, made me grin from ear to ear.
I'm grateful for my lovely WW girls who keep me sane.
I'm grateful to Lesley and Jen who are a constant source of inspiration!
I'm grateful for my UKScrappers group and Suzy for asking me to join, it made me feel wanted!
I'm grateful for every single rockette that's joined in, whether you've joined in once, whether you have only recently joined, whether you used to join in, I hope the Rocking posts have made a difference.
So let's hope this next 7 days proves just as positive and as fruitful!
Mr Linky as always is at the bottom of the post, if you fancy joining in so we can come and visit! If you don't have the time (or don't have a blog) just try and note those positives as they occur, it really does alter your perception of life.
Over the last couple of days I've been sharing with you layouts created utilising the Wear Crafts 12 pledges kit for January together with an add on kit. Now unfortunately the kit is now sold out, however elements of the range and add on elements to the kit are still available from Jen. So if you fancy giving them a whirl head over to the Wear Crafts website (see top right hand side of my blog for the Wear Crafts button which will take you straight there).
The little wooden elements available in this range really are gorgeous, I used some pink card stock I had in my normal supplies, added strips of paper and some of the turquoise diamond paper as a start to this layout.
A journal block sticker was added and the page was done. This one documenting a gorgeous scarecrow that we found when visiting Alnwick Gardens last year!
The final layout I'm sharing is of a beautiful evening sky photo that we took one evening, close to our home. I had lots of small elements left from the kit and add on kit and wasn't sure at first if I'd be able to create a final layout. But I need not have worried because with a sheet of plain blue card stock I had to hand, I started to build up the remaining elements onto the page, it's a great way to 'use up' elements. With the off cuts of paper I had left I just cut into squares and rectangles and added to the page. I used one of the 'empty' frames to document my journalling