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Thursday, 13 January 2011

"Me this week".

I'll be totally honest with you, I'm in a foul mood today. Someone I care for greatly has been dealt a VERY low blow by someone who was supposed to care for them and it's left my friend upset, hurt and betrayed. I'm not quite sure how to deal with it. I too have been upset by this person but not to the extent of my friend. I'm trying lately to see the good in people, to be hopeful and happy...but on days like this, I find it hard to honestly. I'm not sure why people can be as cruel, thoughtless and downright abhorrent when it comes to their treatment of others, but I hope noone ever thinks of me this way. And I hope none of you lovely ladies (I'm fairly sure there aren't any men who read my blog other than my uber supportive hubby--love you!) have to go through such a day as my friend did.

Anyway, I wanted to share my first layout made with a Studio Calico kit. I've been in love with SC for quite some time (Especially Kelly Purkey) but I've never bought a kit until now. My kit arrived on Christmas Eve (hows that for a Merry Christmas huh?!) and I've just now finished a layout. It only took me about an hour total (which is like MACH 3 speed for me lol). I just saw the Sunday Sketch this week and it all fell into place (so nice when that happens isn't it?)

So here it is...

 The journalling reads 

  • almost 31
  • a mummy to the most beautiful girls ever.
  • i love laughter
  • feeling restless
  • glad my hair is (finally) long
  • a {lucky} wife to an awesome husband
  • i wish more people were good
  • trying '2B' more patient, calm, peaceful, happy...

 I made this little flower out of the wrinkly ribbon from the kit, 'fashioned' into a loop, then sewn together and fastened with a brad I made using my trusty I-top...
I love the dimension of this bit...the furry alphabet stickers from love love

Inside the envelope is (or if I'm being honest, will be as I haven't done it yet) a letter I'm writing to myself...I need to remind myself of all the good in my life right now and a good stern talking to will do the trick :) but I don't want it to be public for all to see, it's just for me to read.
Anyhoo, I hope you like.

I'll talk to you again soon. If you have a good thought or prayer or two left, please do one for my friend who needs the good in her life to outweight the difficult or bad; and of course, for the poor people in Queensland who are experiencing the toughest time in their lives.

Linda xx


Joy said...

Beautiful Layout Linda, love all the accents that you have added to this and it is so very Kelly Purkey.

I hope that whoever has upset you and your friend learn from what they have done and know that hurting people does not get you very far. Sending my hugs!

Maria said...

Linda, don't worry! If somebody hurts you and your friend he will find the same from someone else....that's how we say it in my country...
keep doing such a wonderful work and be a nice person!