Saturday, February 20, 2010

Serenity...

...is the key to a good life.

I firmly believe that you can handle almost anything, as long as you have a nice, big stash of serenity, hidden deep within yourself.
The key to finding it, is getting to know, accepting and loving the person that you are. Not wishing you were something or someone else.

I'm also a firm believer that no one should never just accept their personal issues. If something really bugs you - face it. Stare it in the face, and challenge it.
You can change your life, like that.
No one else can do it for you.

Ok - so that's the deep thoughts for today.
They inspired this Petaloo-LO... And as you might be able to tell - I really LOVE those flowers! They're so versatile! The roses & leaves are color-me-crazies. They're white, originally - but I painted them with distress ink refills and water.
I adore those.





Materials used:
Petaloo flowers: Wild roses/color-me-crazy, embossed leaves/color-me-crazy, tyed-dyed gypsies.
Random alphas (Doodlebug and Pink Paislee, I think) plus American Crafts (the white one) and Adornit (the minis)
Distress ink refills from Ranger
Yellow gems (the tyed-dyed flowers already have gems in the middle - but I wanted yellow ones, so I switched them.)


TFL!
:D

9 sweethearts left feedback:

cheryl mezzetti said...

You are so darn talented! Love this layout. :)

Keri said...

Zarah, I *HEART* this layout, it's perfect! I really love the colors your chose for the flowers, the edging on the two photos, and especially the shaped mat of alphas, that's such a great idea and beautifully executed here. PLUS, I love the theme of the LO...I agree with you 100%, and needed this reminder today. :)

Ruth said...

I love the word serenity... having only recently discovered the serenity prayer after hearing it mentioned 3 times in a week!!

Awesome layout I love the retro shape to the photos and the tie died flowers are cool!!

Wendy said...

( hope this comment comes out) i did just that...changed my life and in 5 weeks it will be so much better! i love the page and i love you!

Rach H said...

Beautiful layout and wonderful theme! Serenity is so important for sanity. I love how you layered the title! Beautiful!!!

Tanya Tahir said...

This page is to die for, really really love this!! I have passed on a little award for you on my blog. Your work truly does make me smile :)

Kathy K said...

Beautiful layout!!

domestic goddess said...

beautiful!!

monikouette said...

I love this layout, realy beautiful,
serenity, oh yeah.... :)
monika