Today is Friday... and I'm so excited about having some rest. I've had so much tension at work lately and the upcoming weeks do not promise to be better... so I'm conscious about it and don't want to let it affect me... so let's enjoy Friday! And this means Friday Friends with Flair too!
I wanted to participate in the SEM challenge this month. They are asking for a layout or project to describe "created beauty" referring to nature, things or abstract feelings/concepts you appreciate... When I first read about this challenge I thought of making a layout about my marriage, or my relationship with my dog and how he has become so special... but then I said to myself: "You are a beautiful creation yourself!" It's not that I am selfish or think I am better than anyone... no... It's that feeling of being thankful about being alive! It is also true that sometimes I don't like myself... not that I don't accept me, but you know... from time to time I wish not being getting old, or would like prettier feet... LOL! I am human after all! But the truth is that I appreciate myself, give thanks to God everyday for being pretty healthy, and for having the opportunity to have lived so many beautiful things in my life. I know, I know, there are a lot of things I don't have, or will never have... and I've suffered, and I am sure this is part of life, but I focus on the ones God has given me, and the ones he hasn't that make me fight for more... because he knows what he's doing... right?
So once I decided I was going to do the layout about myself (a very difficult task), I saw this sketch from Page Maps and decided to use it. So it's a double challenge inspired in the "created beauty" theme from SEM, and this sketch from Page Maps:
I had a sticker from Glitz Designs that I soooo wanted to use and had not found the right project. It says "I feel pretty oh so pretty".
Note that the patterned paper has faux stitching, and I also added some handmade stitching in several sections of the page... I used a ruler and a pen to draw/write it... :)
I also used lots of washi tapes... Here on top o the page I used one with dots and another one with stripes.. and I used some other in blue lace and another with blue plaid, under the oval tab with handwritten journaling.
The title is "Me myself and I", and is just one of multiple Unity stamps I used in the layout.
The sentiment "I am thankful" is another stamp, and the arrows, as well as the banner with the yellow word stickers... all stamps. Can you tell I love Unity stamps?
I used lots of embelishments from The Girls Paperie, and Glitz, and pieces of patterned papers (Cosmo Cricket and DCWV).
I also sprayed pink mist in some spots of the page.
The journaling says: "I love the fact that I am alive and was created imperfect, so I can learn, love and enjoy life everyday."
I hope you liked my page and somehow it inspires you to appreciate you as the great creation you are.
Thanks for your comments.