Mornin' Everyone! Happy Monday! I am in a GREAT mood today because it is my birthday!!!! Whoo Hoo! I can't believe I am 27!!! Only 3 more years to the big 3-0! Eeek! That thought scares me! LOL. But I am just thankful to be here and will enjoy life as it comes. Today I wanted to share my 4th DT Reveal from SFTIO (Scrapbooking From The Inside Out). This layout is entitled 'What's My Purpose In This Life?' All paper/embellies (with the exception of the butterfly, bling, and white alphas) are from the kit. I cut the butterfly out using my Cuttlebug. The bling are from Imaginisce...used my I-Rock Tool on those. The white alphas are from Harmonie. I started this page by designing cut butterflies in the background using my Gypsy. I cut them out first and put leftover pink patterned paper on the back. I also added some stickles to help them pop. I used my sewing machine to create the stitches in the corners of the layout. This layout features hidden journaling in the pocket in the lower right hand corner. Of course, pulled out my Helmar Adhesives to complete the page. I used Zap Dots to pop up my butterflies and chipboard. I used 450 Quick Dry to adhere the envelope and the Quick Fix Adhesive Runner for the rest. I found the picture that I used online and printed that out. Here is the page:
I printed a poem out onto some vellum and folded it up to fit inside the pocket. The poem reads:
Who am I? And what is my purpose here?
What truths and values should I hold dear?
What is the reason for pain and strife?
What is my place in the scheme of life?
Many a soul must have pondered before,
The answers to these questions I explore.
Some believe only in things that they see,
I cannot comprehend such a futile reality.
If a life of self-indulgence is it; and death is the end,
Life’s purpose is something I cannot comprehend.
I trust that life must mean more than a daily ordeal,
An inner voice whispers to my spirit that God is real.
Like the wind, man cannot see their maker above,
But his works result in limitless goodness and love.
I marvel at the immensity of the stars in the sky,
I contemplate the complexity of the human eye.
I sit in wonder at the beauty of earth’s animals and flora,
I’m always amazed by the complexity of the sun’s aura.
I stand awe struck at the site of a forest of towering trees,
I muse at the complexity of natures interdependencies.
Mighty miracles happen! As surely as mankind breaths air,
I see, and feel, the proof of Heavenly Father almost everywhere.
As I sit down and solemnly pray, meditate, and ponder,
I know that one day soon I too will be in the life yonder.
I’ve felt the influence of God changing and refining me,
Loved this picture!
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Hope you all have a marvelous day! Thanks for visiting my blog!