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Joyful Singing

We’re a family who loves music.  Absolutely no discernible  musical talent but what we lack in talent we make up for in enthusiasm.  Imagine 4 tone deaf people with one mom who can’t keep a beat or remember many of the words singing at the top of their lungs.  Sorry for such a painful image- that’s why we tend to sing only at home or in the car.  As off key as we are – it fills my soul with joy when we sing together- especially since the kids since songs from the ancient 80’s.  This journal page was the result of the residual feelings from a song or two.

I am in love with the floral stencil from Julie Balzer and Crafters Workshop.  It is so free and loose.  Do you ever find that you find something that isn’t what you’d usually buy but once you start using it you wonder how you lived without it?


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  • Harriet April 18, 2012, 7:29 pm

    Oh Carolyn this is wonderful….. love the colors …. and the music makes me dance in my seat…. thanks for sharing

  • Maria April 18, 2012, 7:48 pm

    It gave me total JOY watching your video! Yes, my friend it’s those little moments that are the most important! BTW–I thought the same thing about that particular stencil…until I used it 🙂

  • Lynn Lucas April 18, 2012, 10:25 pm

    I love your posts, they always make me happy. I really like the colors and textures you create. Happy singing 🙂

  • Susan Tidwell April 18, 2012, 10:31 pm

    What a fun page. Loved the happy music too.

  • Mitzi Zohar April 18, 2012, 10:32 pm

    I love hearing about people singing for the sheer joy of it.

  • Valerie-Jael April 19, 2012, 2:14 am

    Lovely, happy page. Music makes you happy. I used to sing a lot with the kids at school when we were being creative; they all sang in different sharps and flats but they had fun!!! Valerie

  • Corrine April 19, 2012, 7:38 am

    I can picture the wild singing in the car. LOL I love it. Singing is good no matter what you sound like…that stencil is great. Might have to check it out myself. Thanks for sharing. xox

  • Cynthia April 19, 2012, 8:27 am

    Absolutely love the colors–and the stencil too!! My favorite part is the JOY. 😉

  • Mary in IL April 19, 2012, 10:00 am

    What a great start to my day…thanks!

  • cat @ sea.sky.stone. April 19, 2012, 11:58 am

    What fun! This page and your video are full of JOY…although I really would’ve liked to hear the family sing one of those ancient 80s tunes! 😉

  • Paula - Buenos Aires April 19, 2012, 9:11 pm

    You just described our own family´s car trips. 😀

  • alice April 20, 2012, 11:05 am

    what a fun video! i’ll have to mark blog and come back again! and again! i love your joy painting – so happy and jubilant!

  • Jo April 20, 2012, 1:32 pm

    Hurray!! What fun!

  • Rita McGregor April 20, 2012, 10:58 pm

    Love your videos! Fun page. 🙂

  • Kelly April 21, 2012, 11:35 am

    I love everything about this post! The story of your family made me smile. I think the resulting journal page is gorgeous! And your video of the process was such a cool addition! Thanks for sharing!

  • Kristin Van Valkenburgh April 23, 2012, 1:57 pm

    Awesome! LOVE how you used your fingers for the intro and close too! And beautiful work – that was fun, thank you! xo

  • Linda K April 24, 2012, 9:50 am

    I knew as soon as I saw your link to “joy” I’d be in for the same. It’s a favorite word of mine. I LOVE your post, your page and your video!!! (Clapping joyfully-now take a bow 🙂

  • Marjie Kemper April 25, 2012, 6:13 pm

    Love the way you colored JOY and I can totally relate to the family singing…. love this! Your videos are fantastic – full of energy and instruction yet fast enough that they can be watched in real time… thanks!!