Acceptance Challenge; Use Your Scraps Challenge; We Love Flowers with a Twist (alter the flowers); More Than One Challenge Challenge (LOVE that title!)
For the Use Your Scraps Challenge - everything here has been in my stash at least three months. (That's not a requirement...I'm just telling you how long it's been laying around.) :) For the We Love Flowers twist...I don't know if this is quite what was intended, but all of the petals HAVE been inked, and some have been written on. ;-) Oh! And bling was added to the "flower." :)
For the Acceptance Challenge...this is all about the way I thought my life was GOING to go, and what has happened instead, and how I can be content with my life the way it is. The journaling reads (starting with the top green petal):
I may never again weigh 120 or wear a size 10 BUT people still say I look younger than I really am.
I may never travel to a foreign country BUT I've already been to more than half the states in the US.
I may never live in a mansion BUT we live in our own home that keeps us dry & warm.
I may never win an Oscar or a Tony BUT I can touch hearts through drama at church.
I may never have a six-figure salary BUT I have a job that is flexible and that makes a difference in families' lives.
I will never have a houseful of my own kids BUT my daughter's friends often call me "Mom" and know they are welcome here.
I will never be a great singer BUT I can use my voice to help lead others in worship of our Lord.
I may not be an artist BUT I can express my artistic side through scrapbooking, counted x-stitch & crochet.
I may not have achieved many things I dreamed of doing BUT my life is pretty darn good.
I may never win a Nobel Peace Prize BUT I have touched & comforted people around the world through the internet.
I may not have taken my daughter to a dorm for her freshman year of college BUT I get to see my grandson grow in a way most grandmas don't.
I may never win a Pulitzer BUT I can write well enough to get my point across in an interesting way.