Friday, July 13, 2012

Unity Friday, SEM, and Page Maps... all combined!

 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.



26 comments:

Ruby said...

Very nice layout.

Emily H said...

Such a fun layout and great picture! Thanks for sharing!

jennifer mitten said...

I love this layout! So creative!

Jen said...

This is a very fun layout! Love the cheerful colors and the fun pic!

Julie Odil said...

I find scrapping myself a challenge. You did it well.

marilyn said...

Great layout--love all of the colors you chose.

Michelle said...

wow! what an inspiring layout! love the colors!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous layout! Love both the colors, and elements!

JPScraps said...

Awesome layout!

Heather said...

What a FUn creative and bright layout love the pic also

NoraAnne said...

What a fun page! Love it :)

Michelle said...

Great layout!

Emily Keaton said...

Your layout is so bright and sunny! Loved seeing how you used your washi tape. Fun!

Eva said...

Your layout is fantastic. Love how bright and cheery it is.

JAY said...

Prettyful!

angie said...

great layout!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Fabulous layout! :)

onecraftymama said...

So many incredible elements - I love the washi tape (getting addicted to that stuff!), and the concept of appreciating one's own imperfections...being able to do that really is perfection! Thanks for sharing such a personal page :)

Janet said...

What a great layout. There's so much to like about it.

Pryn said...

Fabulous layout! Love that photo of you!!!

Hugs!

dragonfly crafter said...

brilliant l.o. love all the colours x

Lisa H said...

I love that sketch and your layout is great! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles. =)

Sonia said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!.. LOVE the sketch. Great JOB! Good Luck!
Hugs, Sony

Cara G said...

Really love your fun layout Myra. Love your take on the challenge (realizing that you yourself are part of God's created beauty:)) and I love all the fun details you added! GREAT job! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at SEM!

Elizabeth said...

Love this page Myra - the colors are some of my favorites! Great job with this challenge :) Thanks for joining us as SEM!

Nicole Brenna said...

Super cute Myra! Your layouts are always so much fun!