Friday, March 5, 2010

Me......

These last few months have been hectic and trying to say the least. I still am reeling over the loss of my best friend Jen. I thought I'd be ok. I thought I'd pick myself up right away and move on. Nope. Still tears and anguish and trying my hardest to be chipper and positive. Because honestly, even though my life has it's trials, I am a pretty lucky girl. I logically know that.....but sometimes my heart hurts anyway. So today....this LO focuses on the little and not so little things in my life that make me happy.......

I used Noel Mignon's Seaside Cottage kit. (sold out) I used my Spellbinders to cut the butterflies from the printed transparency from the kit. I added pearls to their bodies. I love how soft and pretty they are.


This dress form wasn't in the kit, but IS found in Noel's store. It is by Artchix. I dressed it up with fabric from the kit and a ribbon and Prima flower from my own personal stash.
Here is my little list of happiness.........just a peek. : )

Thank you for coming here to visit each week......it is on my list of happy things! You are part of this wonderful hobby and my friends. This blog has been such a great place to vent, journal, and share my joys as well as some of heartaches with you. So for that.......thank you.
Hoping you have a wonderful weekend!

28 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

this is soooooooooooooo gorgeous michele!!! i loveeeeeeeeeeeeee your "happy" list....and U and I like the same music! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jocelyn said...

I adore this page Michele. It is so beautiful and the Happy List made me smile...we are so alike!!!

Wishing you a HAPPY FRIDAY, sweet friend!!!

Lisa Foster said...

This is just incredibly BEAUTIFUL!!!
Big hugs to you , my friend!
Lisa

Jingle said...

This is beautiful!

Julie said...

What a beautiful layout, Michele--you always do such a perfect job! I'm so sorry you're hurting about your friend--good friends stay with us forever. Hope your day gets better!

sewingseeds4U said...

This is the prettiest layout. I love Webster's and you have shown it off so beautifully. I loooove that dress form. Just perfect!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

what an absolutely gorgeous page! i love the colors and all your little touches.

Alex said...

This is a beautiful page Michele, not just the look, but the feelings behind it!!! Life sure does deal some challenges, doesn't it? Losing a best friend is very difficult, give yourself some time, girl!! {{HUGS}}

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

mudmaven said...

What a wonderful page! Thanks for sharing it with us. Hope you have a wonderful weekend too! Surround yourself with your happy things! big hugs ~chris

Lou said...

Ohh you have such a beautiful and inspiring blog! Your layouts are just stunning and your cards are to die for! Totally gorgeous! Thanks for visiting my blog from the Tussie Swap.. as now I have found yours! Very happy to follow and see more of your beautiful work!
Hang in there... life is too hard sometimes.. hope you are feeling a little better.
Love Lou xx

Sharon said...

Michele, I know how you feel. There are many times I want to pick up the phone and call my mom, but I can't. I guess I need a lot of time. Take care, Sharon

pcrusberg said...

Gorgeous layout. The butterflies are beautiful and I love how you dressed up your dress form. Just lovely! Thanks, Pam

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

This layout is stunning! The details, gorgeous.

.....and my heart goes out to you for loss. xOxO deb

Creative Mish said...

Wow! What a beautiful page! Unfortunately the hurt is part of the healing.. It lets you know how much you've loved... and how important that is!

Diane said...

To lose a best friend must be terribly hard and am sure will get better with time. You will be in my
thoughts and prayers me dear.
Your layout is gorgeous!
Better days ahead!!

1CardCreator said...

Well, 1st thing, great picture of you, looks like a pro took it. I love your butterflies, they are totally awesome! The layout is wonderful too, I like the dress and I like Modern Family. Although I relate more to the Mom on In The Middle. Grieving takes time, it is hard to lose someone so young. But time is the only thing that will make the hurt go away. Take care, ~Diane

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful page Michele! Hope that crafting and making beautiful art soothes the ache just a bit!

cabio's craft corner said...

Stunning layout page!! Love the elegancy and the sweetness in your page. Very pretty creation:o)
Hugs,
Cabio

yyam said...

This is gorgeous! Especially the cute dress you made!

I think we never really get over the loss of a loved one. But it's important to stay positive and appreciate the things we do have...like your happy list!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Tina said...

Wow - this is lovely. I love the sketch.

Hope your pain gets less day by day.

I would love for oyu to check out my page if you have a chance

tina
mommy scraps alot

Regina Easter said...

hi michele, this is truly truly wonderful...love it girl...great tribute to yourself...hugs

Sherry (aka sherryann) said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I know exacly how you feel I lost my best friend on Janury 22nd of this year to pancreatic cancer. I miss her everyday.

♥Liz Weber♥ said...

{{hugs}} Michele on the loss of Jen, the good ones are always taken from us far too early!

Your layout is devine, I love what you did with the butterflies (I must try that) and that dress is devine. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing a bit about yourself!

Amy Johnson said...

I can't even imagine the pain of losing a good friend. I am so sorry for your loss.

Your page is beautiful. I love the vintage look, the colors, the dress form, the journeling, but I especially love how you did the butterflies. Its just a gorgeous page.

Velta said...

I am sending big {hugs} your way on the loss of your friend Michele...your layout is perfectly stunning...so soft and feminine. Wishing you God speed on your journey with this sad time in your life.

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Sparkle said...

Such a gorgeous layout! I'm happy to see another Grey's fan!

Vicki C said...

GORGEOUS WORK!!!