Monday, February 8, 2010

Motivational Frame

A friend of asked me to make this for her to give as a gift. She was greatly inspired by Rose Kennedy's story. Mrs. Kennedy was once asked, "How can you go on in the face of all the tragedy that has befallen you?" She replied, "I believe it is a matter of will – God’s will and my will. Early in life I decided that I would not be overcome by events. My philosophy has been that, regardless of the circumstances, I shall not be vanquished, but will try to be happy. Life is not easy for any of us. But it is a continual challenge, and it is up to us to be cheerful – and to be strong, so that those who depend on us may draw strength from our example."

After learning the story, I was also inspired and have personally adopted I WILL NOT BE VANQUISHED as my mantra. No matter what life throws at me, I am confident God will lead me through it and I stay focused on doing my part and not letting anyone or any circumstance beat me down.

Sketch Inspiration ~ OCC Sketch Challenge
I rotated the sketch and opted not to tilt my panel. I tried it, but I liked the feel of the straight verse better.


My Creation

INS AND OUTS ~ Motivational Frame
Paper: DCWV
Verse: Computer Generated
Accessories: Nesties, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Frame
OCC Sketch Challenge
Flourishes New Release Challenge FTTC52E ~ Frame it UP
Belli Challenge #84 ~ Ribbons


  1. BEAUTIFUL! Love your design and interpretation in a frame! So pretty! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge!

  2. Beautiful, Cat. Love the color combo and your mulitiple butterflies and ribbons! Thanks for playing along with us on the Belli Challenge!


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