Make A Beautiful Life

My mom gave me the most awesome card for my birthday! You know the kind that makes you cry while you are reading it?!
I was inspired to create this LO based on the words from that card as I played along with this weeks mixer at Mix It Up!

(Supplies: Sassafras Lass, Scenic Route, My Little Shoebox, Magistical Memories, Kaiser Crafts, Fiskars, Stampin' Up!)
If you like the little birdie, check out Magistical Memories! They are having a 25% off sale on orders of $25 or more!

Here's what the card said...

"Love yourself.

MAKE PEACE with who you are

and where you are

at this moment in time

Listen to your heart.

If you can’t hear what it is saying

in this noisy world,

MAKE TIME for your

Enjoy your own company.

Let your mind wander amoung the stars.


Take chances.


Life can be messy

and confusing at times,

but it’s also full of suprises.
The next rock in your path

might be a stepping-stone.

Be happy.

When you don’t have what you want,

want what you have.

That’s a well-kept secret of contentment.
There aren’t any shortcuts to tommorrow.

You have to MAKE YOUR OWN WAY.

To know where you’re going
is only part of it.
You need to know where you’ve been, too.

And if you ever get lost, don’t worry.

The people who love you will find you.

Count on it.

Life isn’t days and years.

It’s what you do with time

and with all the goodness and grace

that’s inside you.


The kind of life you deserve."

I believe we can all read these words and be touched by them; made to think about our own lives and where we are and what we are doing with them right now.
Take them in!
I know I did!


  1. What a sweet card- I love how you inspired your layout from it!!

    Beautiful vivid colors! And the way you gathered the green paper trim is wonderful!!

  2. What a precious card your mom gave you, so thought provoking. I especially liked "the next rock in your path might be a stepping stone" & "and if you ever get lost, don't worry. The people who love you will find you. So sweet!
    PS Do enjoy the soup, so simple and yummy! Thanks for commenting!!

  3. That is beautiful, as is your layout!
    Have a great weekend, my friend!

  4. What a beautiful card. And a beautiful LO too. Thanks for sharing that.

  5. i loove it! that is so amazing she sent that to you, it gave me the chills.

  6. Wonderful lo. I love that card too!!

  7. Aww, that is a gorgeous card, juliana, and the layout is gorgeous to match! I love that photo of you, too!

  8. Gorgeous work! Love the verse for the card....thats moving!
    I've enjoyed looking through your fabulous blog!!

  9. That is an awesome card!! thanks for sharing :)


Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa