Note: I have also posted a Breast Cancer Awareness card today too - be sure and check it out as well - it is very much related to the Inner Phoenix in many women).
The newest Can You Digi It? Challenge is a bit different. Instead of a picture collage to inspire us, Michelle has us looking deep within ourselves to find inspiration. You need to go to the CYDI? blog and see her beautiful Phoenix inspiration and read her story.
Luckily, I have risen up from several tragedies in my life. My first draft of this included ALL the gory details, but I realized this isn't about every one knowing the details - this is about successfully rising above the details. It is about getting up from the punches and moving on down the road of life - hopefully a bit stronger and wiser. I thought about all those punches when I was creating this card. They hurt, but I was still able to get back up and eventually continue down the road. Some days I just lay on that road and cry, some days I have to crawl on my hands and knees, some days I run and jump, and some days I get to meander down it like this butterfly. If it wasn't for my faith, my family, and my friends keeping that little ember burning, I would never have been able to rise up from the ashes.
Other than my card base and the glitter on the butterfly, my card is made entirely with items from the Can You Digi It? store: Green Godess Road Trippin' Paper Pack (has the coolest papers in it) and the Delightfully Distressing Butterfly from the Butterfly Bliss set. I layered the various papers digitally to save paper, time, and ink (I love doing that).
I hope you will join us in this challenge. There is a store gift certificate given away to each challenge winner and you don't have to use a CYDI? Image or Product even though we would be thrilled if you did.
Hugz to all!