Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Scrap That Poetry Challenge & Bday Girl #6

There's a new poem at Scrap That Poetry:

May You Always Feel Loved
by Sandra Sturtz Hauss

May you find serenity and tranquility in a world
You may not always understand.
May the pain you have known and conflict you have experienced
Give you the strength to walk through life
Facing each new situation with courage and optimism.
Always know that there are those whose love and understanding
Will always be there, even when you feel most alone.
May you discover enough goodness in others
To believe in a world of peace.
May a kind word, a reassuring touch, a warm smile be yours
Every day of your life,
And may you give these gifts as well as receive them.
Remember the sunshine when the storm seems unending.
Teach love to those who know hate,
And let that love embrace you as you go into the world.
May the teaching of those you admire become part of you,
So that you may call upon them.
Remember, those whose lives you have touched
And who have touched yours are always a part of you,
Even if the encounters were less than you would have wished.
It is the content of the encounter that is more important than it's form.
May you not become too concerned with material matters,
But instead place immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart.
Find time in each day to see the beauty and love in the world around you.
Realize that each person has limitless abilities,
But each of us is different in our own way.
What you may feel you lack in one regard
May be more than compensated for in another.
What you feel you lack in the present
May become one of your strengths in the future.
May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility.
Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience.
May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself,
And not be dependent on another's judgement of your accomplishments.
May you always feel loved.

Such a lovely poem, and so many different directions to take your inspiration! I always try to create a little Valentine crafty something each year as tribute to my little family, and this poem was just what I needed to get started! Here's what I came up with:

I roughly painted a 12x12 canvas with shades of blue and grey (sorry the lighting was bad when I took the pic) and then decoupauged my pattern paper and photo on top. My title is written with paint pen on a scrap of transparency film, and then attached on 3 sides with kraft photo corners. My little cluster of elements has a scrap of fabric, a common pin, a February calendar (the 14th highlighted with a painted heart), a piece of meauring tape ribbon showing the #3 (for my 3 fav people!) and a little journal spot where I wrote "beyond measure". The whole thing took under 30 minutes, but I think it's a nice piece of art to display!

So does this poem get you inspired to create something lovely? You have until February 14th at 10am to add your creation to Mr Linky over at Scrap That Poetry. You'll be entered for a chance to win a $25 voucher to Scrapbookit and to be Guest Designer for the March 1st challenge! Don't forget to post a comment here letting me know you've entered and you'll also be entered in my month-long Birthday Girl Challenge! (more info on that below) =)T

My Bday is coming up on February 22, and to celebrate I'll be giving away an RAK of delicious little birthday goodies- paper, stickers, ribbon and other fun embellies. I will select one winner at random on 2/22/11 (the BIG day!!!). There are no limits on number of times you can enter, here's 3 different ways:

1-Become a follower, or comment letting me know you're a follower.

2-Post a link to your interpretation of any-or all-of my Bday Girl Challenges (no limit on entries) in the comments section of appropriate blog post.

3-Blog about my month-long Bday Girl Challenge on your blog, and be sure to post the link here!

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