Friday, December 31, 2010

A Pocket Full Of Blessings 2011

It is New Year's Eve and Bill and I will be celebrating the coming new year 2011 soon.  I wanted to take a moment and wish you all a blessed New Year and thank you for being a part of my blog friends and family.

A Pocket Full Of Blessings 2011 is a mixed media piece that measures 7" x 7" and was designed to sit in a plate stand at my craft station.  Using paper from DCWV Ciao Bella, "Hello Beautiful" stack and an old pair of my favorite blue jeans gives this piece the feeling of what I would call "beautifully worn". Kind of like me.

My hand-made paper roses are painted with water colors in soft blue, purple and white. Nested in with them is one vintage button from my mother's button box.  It is made of mother-of-pearl and has a rhinestone center.

One of my jeweled stick pins is used to add another accent of "favorite things" to this piece.

A Pocket Full Of Blessings is just that.  There are five verses that focus on faith, life's journey, and God.
Each verse is printed on white card stock.  The paper's edges were distressed and inked with walnut stain.  Then I stitched the verses onto cuttings from my jeans.  Then, I pulled threads from the jean material, giving each piece a worn appearance. 

Kind of like the fabric of my life.  I might have worn, stringy, thread-bare jeans, but that is just when they start to feel good to wear. 

Also, I liked the idea of an interactive piece that allows me to change up the blessing for the day.

Well, I better go and get ready for the new year celebration.  I pray that your new year is full of many blessings.



  1. Love your little book, great idea! Have a safe and Happy New Year! God bless!

  2. Happy New Year Valerie! Love your site and projects, Patti

  3. Hi Valerie! Happy New Year my friend. This is an awesome project 'again!' :-) I love your work. You are such an inspiration.
    God Bless you and Yours.

  4. fabulous pockets!! love all details you added!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment!
    Wish you and yours a happy, healthy and creative 2011.
    hugs femmy

  5. this is really cool, I have never seen this before...I just discovered your blog and you tube videos and I love them...thanks for sharing...:)