Thursday, December 31, 2009

A New Year and a 100th Post !!!



Wow... I just realized that I have my 100th post on New Years Eve !! SO I guess I can only celebrate new years by giving away a piece of my jewelry !!! I am not one to make New Years Resolutions ... but if I were to do ONE this year it would be to "DREAM BIG " - It's going to be my motto all year and I hope it will be yours too....
I have been taking it easy this past week and just enjoying some time off ...
but I have also been busy dreaming up new ideas too !!! Sometimes I fear the well is running low and the ideas don't come easy and sometimes in those empty hours you think you might never get back to where you were ... .. .in those times I usually do different things take a bath, read , look through my old sketches/journals ... and then somehow the ideas start popping again ... sometimes in the strangest places... its really funny how it works ..... I think that if you let yourself relax and Follow Your HEART ... your DREAMS will follow you .... you can make it happen ... I am proof of how DREAMS do come TRUE .... Its not easy and it takes lots of hard work ... but the BIGGER you DREAM .... the more chances you will have for SUCCESS !!
SO DREAM BIG !!!

Okay now for the little giveaway ... I would like to give away a small charm necklace custom with your words for 2010 .... so the only thing you have to do is leave a comment with your wish or word/words( or pick one of mine) for 2010 on this post ... I will leave the comments open for the next week ....


HaPpY NeW YeArS !!!!!!!!!
xoxo,
beth

90 comments:

Sue said...

Hi, Beth: Happy New Year to you and your family!! My word for 2010 is going to be "CONTENTMENT".

jenny holiday said...

What a PERFECT post Beth!! Truly!! Aaron and I are really looking forward to a fresh start. We learned a lot this year. We have been business partners since the age of 18...and we learn more and more each year. We too have talked about getting back in touch with our big dreams. They were on pause for a while now....2010 will be our year!! :) I hope it is a GREAT year for everyone!!

You are such an inspiration!!

Love ya to bits!!

Best Best Wishes!!
lots of love!!

xoxo Jenny

Aaron sends love too!

If I were to win your wonderful necklace...I would love "Dream Big"..that is perfect in every way!!!!!

XOXOXOXOXO

Lori Renn said...

She has FAITH! That's it, in a nutshell! (or a necklace :) )

Beyla said...

beth, I just discovered your artwork today and you just blow my mind. Being in a special place in my life right now facing everything I thought was secure gone with the wind and everything I thought was unobtainable suddenly within grasp, your jewelry truly struck home. "Dream big" is what I am finally about to do! my words through 2009 was "løpe leke le" Norwegian for "run-play-laugh" I have taken back the ability to do those things, and the next step? creating the life I have imagined ;)
Happy new year to all of you reading this!!

Thank you so much for sharing your artwork!!

Amy Beason said...

My wish/words of wisdom for 2010...
Set out each day believing in your dreams. Know without a doubt that you were made for amazing things!

Bring on 2010!

Amy Beason

Beth said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Jill said...

My word for 2010: Love
Thanks for the beautiful post!

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

I LOVE your attitude, girl!
Yes, we all NEED to Dream Big... small thinking never won a heart, saved a soul, or changed the fate of a nation. Go Big or go Home, right?! May 2010 bring all of the wonderful successes that you so deserve... and thank YOU for inspiring all of us, Beth.

My word for the year is 'Blessing' and I would just love to have one of your necklaces with that on it! Hugs....

Deb @ Retreat

Roberta said...

Wow...congratulations on your 100th post and so cool on New Years! My muse for 2010 is: Simply The Best! Which means the year, my life, the moment is "simply the best" that it can be:}

pacificpatchwork said...

I just found your blog and it's wonderful! Congratulatins on your 100th post! If I were lucky enough to win a necklace I would love "she believes". Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

'La Dolce Vita'

Feliz Ano Nuevo!

xoxo
denise dunning

Art by Julie H. said...

Merci! Would be a catchy word for 2010.

Emily said...

Mine would have to be....

she dreams big--love this charm of yours!

Happy new year!

Emily

she dreams big! said...

OMGosh - I was so surprised to see your lovely piece of jewelry! IT IS SO ME! I am always DREAMING BIG! Please, PLEASE enter me in this giveaway! Blessings for the New Year! uffda_68787@yahoo.com

Becky Handforth said...

I just found your website and I love your necklaces and charms. I think my moto for 2010 will be to "Dream Big / Every Moment Counts". There is a lot I want to see happen creatively for me and I want to see Big things happen for our family. 2010 is going to be a great year!

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey there sweets,
aaawww so cute.
Happy New years!!!
see ya in 2010!!!
oxoxoxo,
Jessi

Kasey said...

I love your motto and plan to live by it as well.
Happy new year sweet girl.
I am going to tweet about your giveaway...okay.
xo

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

This is the perfect statement for me in 2010!!

Just found your blog, but I'm a new fan.

Aldape family said...

Just found your blog and i LOVE it! It would also love that necklace....if I were to have it I would want it to say "BE STILL" ...this is my new years resolution....to be still and let the Lord of my life lead my path and quit trying to figure it all out on my own! .....Congrats on your 100th post! Happy New Year and blessings!
Kayla

Julie and Friends said...

Just so you know, I love your pendants. I was looking at AfricanKelli's blog and she posted about transending from good to great. Being a great sister, daughter, girlfriend, etc. I think that's a wonderful idea. so 'Be Great' would be my choice.

Anonymous said...

Be True to Yourself! I have one of your necklaces and love it.

luckygirlgifts said...

Congratulations on your 100th post.
I think your motto "dream big" is perfect.
My daughter said to me yesterday, "we are all living or dying, which one are you doing mom?" LIVING of course! So, since we are living what other way is there to dream except BIG?!
Thanks for the fabulously inspiring motto.
Have a fantastic new decade.
Happy New Years!!!
Cari B.

Destiny said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I love your jewelry and your blog. My inspirational words for this year would be definitely be "dreams big"! That's the best way to sum up all of my New Year's resolutions! Happy New Year!

Mahala said...

My word for the new year as of this point is Embrace. I want to embrace all that I have in me and make it work for me.
Congrats on the 100th post and Happy New Year to you.

Andrea said...

New reader here. If I were to win the drawing, I like the necklace you have featured in the post "She Dreams Big". Love it!

Amy said...

Mine would say "She has hope"
2009 was a tough year but I still have nope for a better tomorrow.

-Amy
Crafting by Candlelight

Jules said...

Hi Beth,
LOVE LOVE LOVE your jewelry. My word for 2010 is "CHANGE"! I want to change me, change what I "used" to think was important, and find what I can change to make a difference!
I look forward to 2010 and the changes in store!!
Happy New Year everyone!
Julie

Rebecca said...

Oh, my friend... you are such an inspiration to me! Every time I think, "I can't do this." I remember you and some of our conversations. Thank you for all of the encouragement that you have given me in the past. 2010 is going to be the year that I put wings to my dreams!

All the best to you and yours...

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

congrats on your anniversary! so glad i found your beautiful blog and work!
my word, if i were to win, would be "hope"
thanks for the opportunity and have a wonderful new year!
sandra

6p0120a6ad69d0970b said...

I believe that this is a wonderful way to start 2010! I believe!

Shabby Shan said...

Hi Beth,
Happy New Year to you and your family! I love your charm necklace! If I were picking a saying, I would pick your, "She Dreams Big". It is just perfect!

Shannon Melheim
Shabby Shan's Cottage

Alice said...

just came across your lovely blog in time for a giveaway! I love the words on the neckace you show here--it's beautiful! I'm looking forward to spending time perusing your blog.

Happy New Year to you!

Alice
thepetersons13@mchsi.com

Pieceful Bits said...

Congrats on 100! She dreams big is perfect!!!
Happy New Year!
(~~)
Julie

cindi said...

Love the saying you have shown. My words for 210..."listen to God"

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

I love your pendant! "Joy" would be my word for 2010 however I love your "dream big" best

The Rambling Papercrafter said...

What a wonderful pendant to read at the end of this year and the beginning of the new year. My word for this year is "clarity"

Lindsay said...

Thank you for this great giveaway! 2009 was a big year for my family! I married the man of my dreams, gave birth to my daughter Landyn and bought our first home! My word for 2010 is CALM! I want to settle into our new home and establish ourselves! Hope you had a happy holidays! LOVE the necklace! Hugs!

kim said...
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kim said...

Create the life you love and always, always be grateful!1

Kim Anderson

Heather said...

Oh! How super fun! Mine would definitely say "All is Well" because even when it's crazy hard, we still have much to be grateful for.

MaddyMazeStudio said...

I am going to say "inspire" as my word...because that's what I hope to do this year.

TinyBear said...

Happy New Year Beth
Wishing you a wonderful and exciting 2010.
What a wonderful giveaway.
What a dream it would be to win.
xoxo Tina

Maija said...

Happy New Year!!! My word is, as always, the one that keeps me moving forward- Hope.
oxox

THE TATTERED NEST said...

Happy New year Beth! my words for 2010...change is good.

martha brown said...

I like "dream big" -- it's perfect. My word for 2010 is "remarkable" -- Have a remarkable year!!!

fourdoghome said...

Happy New Year, here's to a great 2010. I received one of your necklaces for Christmas and everyone loves it! :-) I hope 2010 brings "happiness and good health" to all!

Cathy said...

"Blessed" Thanks for the opportunity to win. I love your jewelry!

Starla said...

I just came about to your post and love your jewelry. I think I like she dreams big, because with everything I get myself into I like to dream BIG!

Anette Willemine said...

Hi Beth!

I found your blog the first day of a new year. That can mean something special!
I just love your artwork. Thank you for inviting us to a giwe away. I would love to win a necklace with: "I dream big"

I am looking forward to follow your lovely blog in 2010.

Hug from Norway
Anette Willemine

Lynne said...

My word is "JOY"

lynne at fairpoint dot net

Cassie Shella said...

Just happened to find your blog and I really love it. Congrats on your 100th post! If I had to think of one word to describe this new year it would be "breathe", just take time to breathe...

Nancy said...

Congrats on your 100th post and your incredible success. So happy for you. I think my word for the year is "growth". I love learning new artistic outlets, gaining new friends, stretching my faith, and discovering new places and experiencing new happenings.
Much love to you and your family in 2010.
XO Nancy

itsmelah said...

Beth this is a great giveaway. I think my sentiment would be "Enjoy the Moment" I know I need to do this more often.

tinkerverve said...

Effervescent:
*to show liveliness or exhilaration

Actually, 'verve' is one of my all time favorites...and these are some of the definitions: brilliance of imagination & talent; artistical enthusiasm; the enthusiasm which animates an artist; spirit, energy

great, huh?
enjoy this brand new year!
I don't think we've met before but if I'm not mistaken you do the Farm Chicks show...it would be nice to meet you there in 2010.

The Rustic Victorian said...

How sweet a giveaway,Happy New Year to your house. My words would be "Expect Miracles"
100 posts! How does it happen,,a little at a time...those are good words too.
Love
Marcie
Congratulations

Barb said...

My wish or words of wisdom would be "Live be in the moment" that's what I want to remember everyday this year....Barb

Nelly said...

What a perfect giveaway! I love your jewelry. My word would be coraggio {courage} in Italian. That's a word my family would often use and this past year, I've adopted quite a bit. Thanks for your generous giveaway. Happy 2010!

Trish said...

Oh wow!! Great post. Happy New Year!!! I love the "She Dreams Big" necklace in your post! My word this year is "believe"...

Lindsey said...

Hi, Beth! I love, love, love your jewelry! I like the "giggle" charm or "follow your heart". I hope you are having a wonderul holiday!

Sandy Michelle said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes on facebook Beth! I hope this year is the best ever for you! I too come up with creative ideas during the strangest moments..hee,hee! My word for this year is BALANCE because I think we all need to balance every part of our lives a little better from time to time. I am crossing my fingers and toes for your GORGEOUS necklace!

Sandy xox

Melissa said...

Great motto for 2010!
Mine would be: breathe
Happy New Year!
Smiles-
Melissa

Cottage Chick said...

I love your jewelry!!! So pretty!
I would love the "she dreams big". That has been me for the last couple of years. Sometimes scary to dream big, but so much more fun!!

Dawn in OKC said...

Great post....awesome giveaway, thank you! I like "she loves her life"

Tonia said...

Hi Beth: My words for 2010 are Clarity...Focus...be
Happy New Year!

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I love your jewelry! Congrats on reaching 100 posts. I looked through the phrases you've used, and I like "Dream, Create, Inspire" the best. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

Lisa

Rebecca said...

i love the charm on that necklace...my word for 2010 is TRUE...meaning being TRUE to myself and to those around me...happy new year

Tiny Matchbox Studio said...

Love your jewelry! What a great way to start the New Year - "dream big" is very appropriate! thx much,
Beth

Roda said...

Happy 100th! "She dreams big" is what I plan to do in 2010 and beyond...

debvandet said...

Hope I'm not too late... I fell behind on blogs. Happy New Year!

Classic sentiment that I love:

Follow Your Bliss

I think I'm going to paint it above my stairs.

Thanks, Deborah

christi said...

oh my! just found you and you are doing a give away?! love it and your jewelery. hmmm ... live simply. live fully.

kerri macdonald said...

love, love love your blog... you are an inspiration... which leads me to my word....CREATE.... for everything in life, is what you make it!
thanks,
kerri
www.kerrimacdonald.typepad.com

Heather said...

Congratulations on your 100th post Very exciting. Happy New year to you as well and I look forward to seeing your big dreams come to life in 2010. Cheers!

Sue said...

My word will be imagine (as in imagine the possibility of winning that beautiful necklace!

Have a wonderful New Year!

Sue E.

The DuPriest Family said...

I plan on 2010 to be a great year. I plan on not living in regret, but living for each day and instead of thinking about doing something to actually do it!!

Dream Big is perfect!!

Jackie said...

Dream Big is perfect.....but as for a mother of three, my word is "Balance"....to find it for all in my family. Your an inspiration, Happy New Year to you!!

Kim said...

Love your jewelry. LISTEN

Avidscrapper said...

Congrats on your 100th Post. I just found your blog today and love your necklace. My word for 2010 is Happiness. I believe we are all as happy as we make up our minds to be. Everything we need for happiness is within us, we just need to remember we have that power. Claim your happiness and your big dreams will follow.

:-)

Cathy

Polly said...

Hi Beth! I just love your designs! I get so many compliments when I wear the necklace my husband purchased for me from your shop!

My words for 2010 are:

It is what it is

I've always been one to sweat the small stuff, but I am working on that!

Thanks for having this giveaway! I am crossing my fingers and hoping to win!

Polly

twojunkchix said...

Hi Beth! Happy New Year to you! Hope you are well! xoxo, tia

Anonymous said...

loved your post! we should ALL dream big! looking forward to the new year and what dreams i can realize!

Faff Around said...

My word would be BELOVED. It sums up a lot for me in one word. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway.

Chania

The French Hen, Essex, CT said...

great post...my word would be: authentic

Connie said...

love you jewelry..
my word for 2010 is
NOW

if not now when?
Happy new Year....

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love your jewelry creations! My word: Breathe

Vicki
stevensonv@charter.net

paige said...

Love, Love, Love my necklace! If I had the chance to win another, I would pick "She Dreams Big". I just blogged about your contest on my blog. Have a great day Beth!

online said...

What beautiful things you create. I love your stuff. I was jumping around in blogland and stumbled upon yours. I am so grateful! My way of counting my blessings is saying "i do live a charmed life" I'd love a necklace that said
a charmed life.
Have a great day.
Jean

Katherine B. said...

Happy New Year Beth!!

My 2010 word - Accomplish!!

Art Studio 522 said...

Hope I win!!

Michelle M said...

Congrats on 100 posts!!!

2009 was a really difficult year for me. I started the year with "hope" as my word, but even for all my hoping, my Mum still lost her battle with breast cancer. Over the past few weeks I have been thinking alot about what my word/phrase should be for 2010... but "She is pissed off at the world" isn't very poetic is it!! And I don't feel as angry as I did, just sad. So... I'm thinking if I was lucky enough to win I would probably have "Be Brave" because it's positive and inspirational but still acknowledges the grief I'm living with and as a testament to how bravely my Mum fought. I think your jewellery is just beautiful - so I have my fingers crossed!

sanjeet said...

looking forward to the new year and what dreams i can realize!

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