Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Just a few things I've Learned: with Gathering


I saw the new Sketchy Thursdays 10.13 sketch and knew I really wanted to do a layout about myself with it. Layouts about personal things are super hard for me sometimes. I do want my kiddos to know what my thoughts and desires are so why not scrap it :)
I framed the photo with pieces from the Gathering Tabloids set. I love the lattice from the Flourish paper!! I honestly think this collection was made with me in mind...the colors and patterns speak to me :)

Using Tiger Lilly Glimmer Mist and a butterfly mask I spritzed my foundations paper from Authentique.

I sewed the whole foundation paper to a piece of Kraft cardstock. I wanted this layout to look like it was worked on...like my life.


Various flowers. Circles from Gathering Icons and Elements
Journaling:
-being abandoned by your father is hard but it's not the end of the world
-working hard in school really pays off. Scholarships are for those hard workers who earn them
-being married keeps you balanced and develops your tolerance and acceptance levels. It's nice to have two perspectives
-being a mom is the hardest and most rewarding thing I've ever done in my life. My children teach me how to be a better person every day
-I am imperfect but God still loves me. I feel that love embracing me when the world seems to be crashing in around me
-your true friends will love you and be by your side no matter what religion you are or what pant size you wear. They will support you in life's worst trials and in the happiest of times
-you can't change people... you can only love them and hope through that love that they will want to change
-being healthy is hard work but it's worth it. I want to be around for a long time
-the laundry and the dishes will NEVER be done
-hugs from my kiddos can make a hard day good
-chocolate doesn't fix anything...but it sure tastes good
-I am here on this Earth for a purpose and I'm doing my best to live up to that purpose
Hope you have a wonderful and amazing day!

12 comments:

Annette said...

you are a great page designer... I love your eye for color..

cornellgj said...

I LOVE this, Misty! Beautiful journaling, the misting is gorgeous and I love how you matted your photo!

Tifany said...

Beautiful layout and I LOVE the journaling.
Fabulous.

-Tifany

Cristine said...

Beautiful. Simply put. :) The journaling is honest and true and the layout is gorgeous.

Heather said...

Wow! Misty! This is gorgeous!!!

Sarah said...

An amazing page !

Chris and Paige Evans said...

I love the misted background! Beautiful! I'm inspired to create a layout all about me now.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love love this!!! Loveeeeeeeeeee the journaling and love love love the masking! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

corrie said...

TOTALLY AWESOME misting! Thanks for playing with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

Deb said...

this is beautiful! I love those papers too, going to have to buy some more! love the masking and spritzing!
have a great day, Debxx

Diana Fisher said...

Gorgeous misting and layers! Thanks for playing with Sketchy Thursdays!

vanlikethecar said...

Oh Misty - you are an amazing woman indeed. That is all. ::hugs::