Tuesday, August 28, 2012

August Creative Dare: ME?? WHAT???

Hey ya'll and welcome to my blog. 

As most of you know.. I am the type of mom, wife, daughter, sister, and friend.. who takes tons of photos of everyone else.. EXCEPT ME!!! I know right.. surprise huh?? I am just not the "About Me" type...

 Well, my Monday nights consist of usually a paint brush in hand.. or stylus rolling flowers.. watching Tracy Weinzapfel on USTREAM inspire as she creates masterpieces right before our eyes. Monday nights never get here fast enough!!!  Anyways.. August Dare was to use a photo of our self on a project. Ouch.. I don't think I have any..  So, after searching high and low.. and cropping people out.. no cigar... So, my daughter decides.. hey, we will take one. Yea.. I was NOT amused, but I totally wanted to do this project!! I had an idea and was going to take the darn pic no matter what!!!  The photo came out ok.. Hey, I am not the photogenic type..
    So.. here is my masterpiece. 
( I have close up photos but for some reason, Blogger is adding dark color strips on the bottom. I will add them when I can)
I made all my flowers and each symbolizes a person or group of people in my life.. my lace symbolizes the foundation of my marriage.. with the pearls being the good and bads that help keep us grounded and true to our love for each other..  the leaves are the years my wonderful hubby and I have been married ( next month I could have added another). I put the butterfly on wire so she would stand out. She symbolizes the freedoms and choices in our life and reminds us that we have so much to be grateful for. 
Although this was a very BIG challenge for me.. I truly am glad I took it. Tracy inspires me so much and is a constant reminder that LIFE is what we make it. MY LIFE is in FULL BLOOM and I will enjoy the blossoms each and every day.

Thank you for visiting and I hope to see YOU Monday night @ 9pm EST  HERE!!!! 

Till next time...
Happy Crafting!!!


Audrey Frelx said...

What a beautiful layout -- and you? Beautiful!!! I am so glad your daughter took this picture of you, and what a lovely page you make!

Paper Craft Island said...

Love this!!! Candace did a great job with the photo!! And you're gorgeous! :) Amazing project!!! You are so talented!!! Loves you bunches!!!