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Sometimes in life things do not work out as planned.  An idea or concept will take shape in my head and I would already visualise the outcome…

Actually this was Riani’s idea, but I could already see the layout I would scrap with the pictures she was going to take!  Imagine this:  Tjaart and Corli dressed in black denim with their pants rolled up, standing with their backs towards the camera in the mountain stream against the background of the impossibly green mountains and a blue sky with the odd white cloud floating by.

Well, the weather wasn’t playing nice and as the holidays drew to a close I still didn’t have the pictures for my beautiful layout 😦  On the last afternoon it was overcast with dark clouds rolling in so the game plan changed a bit.  The couple would hold an umbrella to fit in with the overcast weather.  By the time they were dressed and ready to go the famous mountain wind had picked up and the umbrella didn’t stand a chance.  Riani tried her damnedest but the shots she had planned just didn’t work out.

Being resourceful she adjusted her strategy, used the wind as an ally and took the most amazing pictures 🙂

These pictures  became the inspiration for my layout this week and the story behind it.  Sometimes we are driven off track by external circumstances that we cannot change, and we are faced with two choices:  bitch and moan and fall into a negative trap because of it or recognise the opportunity it represents, grab it and come up trumps!  That is when we discover freedom.

For my layout this week I used the ‘Weed’ paper from 7Gypsies’ Off the Wall collection as my background.

For the envelopes I used Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper.  The bird stamp on the envelopes is from 7Gypsies and is exactly the same as the bird on the paper.  I used a Cuttlebug to distress the metal embellishment on the tags.

The most beautiful part of this page for me is the tape stamped with pink butterflies and it is so easy to make!  Unfortunately I do not have the link of the site that I got the idea from 😦 but it is ordinary Micropore tape you can buy from a chemist!  A few cross stitches add to the rustic charm of the layout.

Upikit has lovely paperclips that I used on my main picture.

Empower yourself this week by not allowing external circumstances to rule your world.  Discover freedom!

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