Happy Friday everybody!
A great day to share projects, thoughts and friendship...
Remember my mom was hospitalized recently? You need to know my mom and I love each other very much but I admit we have lots of differences... nothing too serious... but things about decision making, personality... blah blah blah... Anyway, sometimes it hurts... :( but sometimes it's great to realize how blessed I am to have her in my life. We are not perfect and don't have a perfect relationship at all, but we have each other.
When she was hospitalized about two weeks ago, I was very worried because she's very stubborn and she doesn't really take too much care of herself. I felt I had to repeat her so many times to do this and that... that at some point I just said to myself and God: "let's just go with her flow...".
Long story short...she's already fine and she was on time to be home on Mother's Day... Oh my God! I was relieved.
So I made this layout about that day...to celebrate her and to remember that feeling of she being back.
I enlarged a photo of her and just embellished the page with flowers and delicate ornaments to reflect the feeling of Mother's Day and softness of the moment. Tried to balance the page with some asymmetry and provided some room for hidden journaling (it's hidden; you won't see it, hehehe!).
I stamped this lamp in the paper I used as base for the layout, and also in another designer's paper and cut the top to place on top. Why a lamp? It goes perfectly with the message I stamped as journaling... keep reading.
This message is ridiculously powerful... don't you think? I always say, us, humans need sweet and sour together, in order to value what we have (or don't have). So this Mother's Day was beyond special because two days earlier my mom was at the hospital. How ironic, huh?
I also used a page of an old dictionary showing the definition of "mother".
Patterned paper, stickers and chipboard elements are from Basic Gray; more patterned paper from DCWV; cardstock from AC; dollies from Paper Lace; journaling card from Fancy Pants; shaped border from K&Co.; letters from Thickers; stamps from Unity Stamp Co; inks: Staz-On and Color Box.
How blessed are you? How much do you need the darkness to feel the light as magical? Tell me about it... thanks for your comments.
Have a great Friday... my favorite day... and have a great weekend.