Hello and compliments of the season!
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and looking forward to a wonderful New Year.
As the saying goes all good things must come to an end and I’m happy to announce the Winners from the final draw of our 2016 Calendar Giveaway.
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I’m happy to announce the 1st set of winners from my giveaway. They are
Yay! It’s finally here! Win 1 of 30 CD encased Calendars in the 1st ever Thoughts Paper Scissors Giveaway!
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If you were following my progress on my year long 2015 Monthly Calendar Project you would have seen all the behind the scenes pictures and thought processes of how I created all 12 pieces of paper-cut artworks that feature on each month of the calendar. I got quite a few requests for 2016 Calendars and since we’re in the season on giving, you could say I’m in quite a generous mood!
Welcome to December! If you’re like me you’re probably thinking “Wow! this year went by really quick!” But then again, I think I have that thought every December! LOL!
So as you all know this will be the last instalment of the 2015 Monthly Calendar Project! OMG!! I have mixed feelings about this.
On one hand I’m happy I was able to set myself a goal and keep to it consistently through some of the most difficult periods of my life like family drama, work pressure and battling health issues (Oh yeah, apart from overcoming and having a successful treatment for a long drawn out health problem earlier this year, I also recently had my 1st and hopefully last severe allergic reaction! Might blog on that later).
Hello and welcome to November!
Where has the year gone?! It seems just like yesterday I that I made my first paper cut in this series. Yet so much has happened this year too. I can only be thankful for how the year has gone, both the good and the bad because it all works together to shape me as a person.
So the quote for this month is
Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded
I think the quote speaks for itself. Why settle for average and blend in when with just a little extra effort you can be exceptional and stand out?
Let me start by saying:
Happy Independence Day Nigeria!
For those of you who are not in the know, October 1st is my country’s Independence Day and we’re 55 years young!
October is also my birthday month *whoop! whoop! It’s less than a week away and no I’ve not made any plans *sigh
So I’ll make this brief.
The quote as you may have already guessed is;
You must do the thing you think you cannot do
It was said by Eleanor Roosevelt and I think it is quite apt because it speaks to where we are as a country and also to me personally.
Can you believe it’s September already? 2015 is flying by and what a year it has been so far.
So on to the quote for this month is by Napoleon Hill
Don’t wait. The time will never be just right
I decided to do something different with the backing papers for this quote, by using different colours in the negative spaces of the text. I reckon it turned out quite well. And what says time better than a watch/clock, I emphasised the time never being right by having 2 different times depicted.
A couple of weeks back I shared this picture of the aftermath of a busy week of paper crafting on social media.
I also said I’ll do a blog post on this so without further ado here are the products of that busy period. I’m going to show and talk you through the creation of 7 customised Thank You cards for a UK client.
My client recently got a long sought after promotion at work and in gratitude to the Sponsor Partners/Directors at the firm who vouched for his candidacy for the new role, he approached me to create Thank You cards for each of them. He supplied his personal wordings for each recipient, company logo too and requested that I make the cards personalised for each individual.
Hello & Welcome to the month of April!
Don’t worry I’ve not got any April fools prank in this post I promise 🙂
This month’s quote if from the book titled ‘Oh The Places You’ll Go’ by children’s author Dr Seuss. Though I was familiar with his other books like ‘Cat in the Hat’ and ‘Green Eggs and Ham’, prior to picking this quote, I’d never read this particular book and only read it after I’d designed this April page. The words of the book are really inspiring and motivating so I’ve decided to reproduce them here to give more meaning to this month’s quote, which is;
You’re off to Great Places. Today is Your Day
I hope the words of the book truly inspire you to find your inner greatness and to give yourself permission to go live your dreams. This post is dedicated to everyone who dreams of achieving more and also to my country Nigeria. Congratulations to all Nigerians who took part in the just concluded Presidential elections. As we take new historic strides towards a better democracy I pray we realise our collective power as a people who have the capacity to work together peacefully and move Nigeria towards greater achievements.
Welcome to the new month of March. Can’t believe it’s March already, how time flies. I hope 2015 has been good to you so far and I also hope that the rest of the year shall be truly awesome for everyone.
So on to today’s order of business, this month’s quote is
Start each day with a grateful heart
I’ve been trying hard to put this into practice ever since I decided this would be the quote for March, every morning as I open my eyes I try and say a little thank you prayer. I know it can sometimes be hard to find something to grateful for especially when you feel life isn’t being fair or you’re stressed out. Life can be really hard and it’s easy to get depressed, bitter or even angry about it but I choose to believe that the fact that we are still here, with blood flowing through our veins, means that life isn’t through with us yet and there’s still something left within us that the world is waiting to experience. Isn’t that one good enough reason to be grateful?