Part of my 2010 goals is to create something everyday (or at least try) and I didn't get this finished before midnight so it is technically 1/2/09, but I still haven't gone to bed, so I think it still counts. So to start the year out, I wanted to make a journal to document all the positive for 2010 and it will go along with my word for the year which is "CHOICE". I used a vintage readers digest book front and back cover, I stamped and embossed some vintage French text, I used some scrap velvet ribbon, I used the definition of choice from a 1930's dictionary page in the metal frame, I embossed a die cut of a bird and distressed with vintage photo ink, I stamped and embossed a manila tag with vintage photo ink and clear embossing powder and tied it with scrap ribbon. The inside is blank pages using various shades of green, tan and white cardstocks. I am going to use this to doodle in, document moments, add pictures, write different positive sayings etc. Anything that really comes to mind. I wanted to use large rings so I can easily add pages later if needed. I can't wait to see what it turns out to be at the end of the year. I choose the word choice because I need to make different choices and the only way to achieve change is by the choices I make. So this word doesn't focus on just one aspect of my life my all of it. It is going to be a great journey and I am so ready for it. The choice is MINE - that is so powerful, don't you think?