A couple of #Creativity Prizes and a whole lot of Passion

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Woo Hoo!! It is time to announce the winners of the #JingleBliss Creativity Celebration! But before I do, can we talk a minute about the totally darling photo I found up there! OK so twins has nothing to do with anything but they are both wearing medals and I am awarding two prizes today so I had to use it! I just love it! So fun!

Anyway, what a great week we had over here at Bliss Habits! I really enjoyed having so many new visitors and am just pleased as punch that so many of you have opted to stick around! I am glad you found the community welcoming and I look forward to getting to know each and everyone of you! Please don’t be shy about saying hello here or over on our Facebook Page and if you ever feel like you have something to say on one of my Bliss Habits please let me know. I am always interested in sharing new guest bloggers, art work and other crafty goodness over here!

Alrighty then, let’s get on with the prizes, selected this morning by Jingle using Random.org

First up is the winner of a $25 dollar crafty spending spree is comment #110 ryanac32

And the Grand Prize winner of the $75 dollar crafty spending spree is comment #155 Gerri Herbst

You are invited to spend your prize in any of the following shops. Just let me know what items you would like and I will get them ordered for you! Once you have picked your prize(s) you can contact me via email and I will manage the details for you!

If you weren’t a winner you are, of course, heartily invited to do some shopping anyway! Many of the shops are having sales and other promotions as we head into this holiday season so do your self a favor and take a look!

Etsy Sellers:
Design By Diana
Sugar B. Supplies
Delish Bead and Trim
YoYo Cottage
Every Jot and Tittle
NikoArt
Mold Muse
Molly’s Scrapbook Supply

Independent Shops
Retro Cafe Art Gallery
100 Proof Press
Skipping Stones Design
The Twinery
Melissa Samuels The Art of Scrapbooking
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Absolutely Everything
Scrapbook Circle

And now onto the Passion Part of the post! It is Passion week here at Bliss Habits so let’s go!

“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” – Buddha

I was “chatting” with Kat Dean, Bliss Habits contributor from Sunday, and I confessed I have trouble with Passion to which she replied, “Really? I can’t imagine that being true.” and I realized in that instant that I have been getting way too serious and introspective on the actual meaning of the word instead of having fun with what the word evokes for me. At one point, during last week’s exploration of the word I even considered tossing the whole thing out and changing it for another word: PLAY.

Now that I’ve had a 13 weeks to mull things over, I suppose that would be a little rash. Passion is over used and perhaps sometimes misunderstood, precisely because it means so many things to so many people. Mention it and people’s ears immediately perk up. Consider that you have lost it and you immediately feel as if something important is missing. It isn’t a word to be tossed haphazardly away!

So I’ve decided this week I am going to play with passion, celebrate passion and plain old have fun with passion.

One of the ways I plan to do this is to explore the things I’ve said I’m passionate about. When I’ve taken the time to put a list together as I have done on my last two birthdays I feel immediately happier about life in general. Not sure why this is the case but I find it particularly thrilling to remember the things I am passionate about. We can easily get caught up in life and forget all the wonderful things that truly makes our heart sing.

So your task, if you choose to accept it is to think about some of your passions.

  • Are you fully exploring the things that are important to you?
  • What puts a smile on your face?
  • Have you put any passions on the back burner?
  • If time and money were not an issue where would you spend your time
  • What are you doing when you feel most alive and energized?

Answer these questions. See if you get excited about something and make a plan to engage and play with these passions. Let me know in a comment what you discovered!!

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