Thursday, 21 December 2017

Bet you can't guess...

what my word for 2018 will be.  Ha!  How did you know?



With major upheaval coming in our lives over the first few months of the year, it's a good thing to be expectant of the best.  So I've spent a morning this week putting together some simple reminders to place strategically throughout the house.


As you can see, my usual subtlety is in full force.  While last year's reminders sported feathers to remind me to open with lightness and ease, I noticed when I was done these that bling is obviously going to punctuate the year.


Nearly every card is emphasized with some sort of sparkly object, most often the dot in the pronoia  'I'.  I hope this is not indicative of a personal requirement for bling - it's really not my style. 

If you've been in an exchange with me over 2017, you'll undoubtedly notice some familiar bits of paper - LOVE exchanges for this reason.

Gelli prints come into play a great deal with this type of fun...and it's hard to choose from the amazing array of colours and patterns.

 I love the coffee filter background on this particular one...juicy, yummy colour!

 Float like a butterfly...

I'm not sure van Gogh would be pleased with the addition of sticker blossoms to his beautiful tree, but I just HAD to do it.

 You can tell from this one that I'm really excited about the whole concept.  2018?  Bring it on!

May you and yours have a truly wonderful Christmas holiday until 2018 arrives and may this season bring you everything you wish.

24 comments:

  1. An amazing word - have just found out what it means exactly -
    would be fantastic for the world -
    your cards are just beautiful!
    Very Merry Christmas Win Dinn!
    oxo Susi

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    1. It is truly a wonderful word, Susi, and I look forward to seeing it in action in 2018. Thanks for the Christmas wishes, and right back 'atcha, my friend.

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  2. Great word Win! I love the artful, subtle (snigger) reminders! Now you say bling is not your style, but have to tell you girl, that you are bling in my world. Keep sparkling!

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    1. Many thanks, Linda - nice to know I'll be sparkling even without the bling. :D You're truly a mirror image of that! xo

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  3. How nice to have a word about things conspiring IN your favour - very cool! Best wishes for a great Christmas Win and a wonderful 2018

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    1. Isn't it just, Val? I LOVE this word, and look forward to seeing it in action in 2018! Merry Christmas to you and yours as well - may 2018 hold everything you seek.

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  4. Awww so nice to find my deli paper and lace in one of your Pronoia pieces, partner!
    You mention "major upheaval" expected in 2018, so I'm curious as to what that might mean for you. In any case, you've made some very unique and eye pleasing things expressing hope.
    I'd actually never heard of your chosen word before. It sounds optimistic.
    Happy Holidays! xo

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    1. That was the perfect paper for a contrast to the wacky background...love the effect, Rose! The major upheaval will be the massive downsizing, selling of this house, and finding/moving into a condo. And I expect it will be all delightful.

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  5. Well, I can do with some bling in my life! So I will take your dots and smile at them. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

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    1. Bling forever, Marjolein - a pleasure to see you here! Wishing you a fabulous Christmas season and 2018.

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  6. Well - I love your word Win BUT... what major upheaval? Are you guys ok? Did I miss reading something on one of your posts? The exclamation point is my fav but I have to love the one with the orange lacy center too!!! Thank you so much for all the encouragement you have sent my way this year Win. Wishing you and yours a MERRY CHRISTMAS and no upheaval in 2018!!! XXj.

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    1. See my response to Rose above, Joi - downsizing, selling, finding and moving will no doubt be a massive change after 10 years in this house, even given that we're moving within the same district. Lots of fun, regardless. And sending your holiday wishes right back to you, doubled! xo

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  7. I love your enthusiasm... I on the other hand am a "if you have no expectations you will never be disappointed" kind of person. This theory saw me happily though 16 changes of address in my childhood.

    Winn I hope the universe conspires to bless you and your family with health, happiness, a warm and wonderful Christmas and much joy, art and continued "Pronoia" in the New Year.











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    1. I think there's room for both of us, Deann. :D And I'm rarely disappointed in anything, and am grateful for it all (although I may have struggled with the 16 childhood change of address ones - you met a LOT of people that way, I'll bet!). Sending your wishes roaring back to you like a freight train, and doubled! xo

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  8. Great word and a great attitude to start a new year Win. Loving the cards and pleased you liked this week's Masterboard too. Have a great Christmas, Angela xXx

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    1. Thanks, Angela, and I'm sending you wonderful Christmas wishes from Canada, too! May 2018 be your best year ever, as well.

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  9. I *so* hear you! It's a great thing to remind yourself that all will be well.
    Happy Christmas to you and yours.

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    1. It's a wonderful word, isn't it Tracy? And I know that with your huge move in the offing, you can borrow it anytime you feel the need! Best wishes to you and yours for Christmas and 2018! xo

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  10. What a great word!

    Looking forward to what 2018 has to bring all of us- wishing all good things for you and yours dear Winn!
    Love & hugs,
    Jackie xo

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    1. Isn't it, Jackie - of all the things we need in the next year, it describes best the potential. May 2018 bring the best to you, your family, and your world, dear friend. xo

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  11. Beautiful art with your word for this year (first time I've heard of it). Love all the textures etc. Have a wonderful Festive Season and all the best for 2018. xx

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    1. Many thanks, Shirley - I'm wishing you the best in return, for Christmas and for the coming year. Happy days ahead!

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  12. I'm way behind on seeing this post. Wonderful daily reminders you've placed around the house to promote only the positive in 2018! I'm sure you could handle some bling in the right places - and if not maybe you could just borrow my tiara, for a little while, when you're here next. Don't fall off your chair in hysterics now!

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    1. Oh, goodness YES! Your tiara is so exactly what I need! I not only fell off my chair, I near rolled out the door. :D xo

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