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Monday, March 2, 2015

You're My Serendipity

You never know who you're going to meet on the path of life. Sometimes that chance meeting changes your whole direction. And when it results in good fortune, then you recognize your experience as a brush with Serendipity.
This month the Path of Positivity challenges us to create a project with a serendipitous theme. My mixed media canvas represents my meeting with serendipity when my husband came home and told me in no uncertain terms that he needed to get away from work. With only a moment's notice, I was able to book us on a cruise that got him relaxed and me pregnant--ten years after my one and only pregnancy that gifted us with a son (ten years!).
That serendipitous experience led to my now 19 year old daughter, a crafter, a write, a college student and my best friend.
...and I am just so lucky.  
The Path of Positivity is sponsored this month by Sami Stamps:

and Luna Girl:

I got to play with an image from Sami Stamps called Two Smiles. As soon as I saw it, I knew just the serendipitous experience I would write about (I have been blessed with so many). 
I colored my image with Copics, cut it out, and adhered it to my canvas (already covered with streamers of tissue paper, paint and ModPodge). The hearts represent my love for my daughter. The butterfly is a symbol of her finding her own wings. The many jewels decorating the canvas is for the light she brings to my life.
I gave her this canvas tonight, and she loves it...and I am just so lucky.
Please come join us on our path. You'll see plenty of inspiration and a bit of positivity, and by participating in the challenge, have a chance to win some awesome prizes:
  • A $12 gift certificate from Sami Stamps, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • A $15 gift certificate from Lunagirl, one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
  • One digital designer paper (made to order in a couple different ways) from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment, and
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.
The Path if Positivity challenge log is featuring Stephanie of Steph's Scrap Happenings, as their guest DT member this month. Be sure to stop by her blog and leave a little positivity!
Other Challenges I am Entering:
As You Like It challenges - Favorite Anything but a Card
Southern Girls challenges - Get Your Girly On
 2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes not a card/ATC
Die Traumfabrik - Inspired by Love Films (Steel Magnolias)
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes Mixed Media/Altered Art only


Twingomaus said...

A very nice card! I like it.
Thanks for joining us at the Dream Factory Challenge.
Greetings Andrea

Messy Mamma said...

What a lovely story, thank you for sharing it with us. Your card is fabulous, and even more special because of the meaning behind it. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge!

Rupa S said...

Nice write up to compliment your beautiful canvas.Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa

Sarah said...

A great canvas and a beautiful story to go with it. Thanks for sharing at AYLI and Good Luck! Sarah :0)

Daen'Ys said...

What a great canvas and beautiful story! Thanks for joining us at the Dream Factory.
Rosi x

Nana said...

Beautiful canvas. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
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Pam said...

This is so sweet!
Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
♥ Scrap N Sew Granny ♥
♥ Pam's Stitched With Love ♥

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

This is gorgeous and loving the sentiment behind your project. TFS over at RCS this month xx

Kartenstempeltina said...

Eine tolle Karte und sie passt Super zu ,,Magnolien ahs stahl,, ein tolle Film und deine Karte ist klasse gemacht. Danke dir für deine Teilnahme bei der Traumfabrik, liebe grüsse Bettina

Laine Kammeraad said...

Love your canvas - the colors and your design are so beautiful. And of course, the story made me smile. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics.

With smiles
Laine K
DT Altered Eclectics

Lisa Winnard said...

Lovely canvas, and an even better beautiful story.

Thanks for playing along at Altered Eclectics.
Lisa - Altered Eclectics Design Team.