Saturday, December 18, 2010

I wonder...

I try not to do this very often but there are times that I wonder about the "could haves" and "what ifs" in my life.  What if I had gone to college right after high school?  What if I had stayed with that guy.  Would I have kids? Happily married?  I could have stayed in Kennewick or Seattle.  What if I hadn't moved back to my hometown?  I haven't seen the movie yet but I know Sliding Doors visits this type of thought.  I also get a kick out of the cell phone commercial that begins with an older man being inducted as President and his proud parents are watching.  Then it goes backwards through time until it's the young mom sitting on a subway and the young dad standing outside debating on getting on the train.  What if he hadn't?  Would they have met up again?


Supplies: Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Pink Paislee, Alphabet: American Crafts, Flower: Prima Marketing, Acrylic shape and brooch: Pink Paislee, Ink: Tim Holtz (Ranger Industries), Shimmer spritz: Tsukineko, Specialty paint: Ranger Industries, Adhesive: Helmar, Pen: Zig Memory Systems

I created this layout for the current kit at SFTIO.  It's called Wonder and we are visiting this emotion from all aspects.  We're taking the word literally and we are adapting it to our own life.  For this layout I decided to do journaling that was never ending.  You just keep reading round and round.  My journaling visits the thoughts of the "what if's" and "could haves" and that I still feel content with most of my choices.  I know I am exactly where I should be.  I think. :)

The Cosmo papers were so perfect with this months topic.  When I look at them, I can't help but sit in awe at the beauty this time of year brings.  I wanted to play into those colors.  I am totally digging the Parisian Anthology line from Pink Paislee too!  I simply blended some distress ink over the paper then spritzed it with some Shimmer Spritz from Tsukineko.  The Perfect Pearls were the perfect touch to help bring together the layout and journaling. I needed some more color to help add some weight to the top layer so I rolled up some scraps and adhered them there.  It adds the perfect amount of texture, don't you think?

So what do you wonder about?  And while you are thinking about that, head on over to SFTIO and check out the Wonder kit!  It is stunning!

hugs,
Melissa

2 comments:

Connie said...

love the LO!! especially the paper trim you made~ very cool looking!! yes I wonder too!!

Sasha hOlloway said...

I wonder a lot too. I wonder where would my life be if I were never molested or abused, would I have ran into the Air Force, would I be so creative mentally and would I be a writer if I were not. It is so weird. Then I try and look at the catch 22 of it. .. would I have the two darlings I have today and have met the man I married that saw me through it all .. love your wonders .. I went to college in my twenties and finished two degrees. I did it all after having kids but I did it .. makes you think what route would be different if I reversed it all. LOVE your LO.