This week's challenge will encourage you to really dig deep...
Broken, that's the key word for this week...
we all have broken relationships, whether it be an ex boyfriend, an ex husband/wife, a broken relationship with a friend, or even God.
So this week's challenge is to scrap a broken relationship.
Heck you could have broken off your relationship with cigarettes, or Dr. Pepper! LOL
Make the challenge work for YOU, after all its' YOUR book and YOUR page, just get down and deep or have fun and make it light~
Now go get DIRTY!
Here is what The Dirtiest Girls created to inspire you!
Check out what our special Guest Designer Janelle made, I just adore this LO it is intense, passionate and amazing! Thank you Janelle!
I would love to feature YOUR work, what do you have to do to be featured? Just participate! Every challenge we will have a guest designer chosen from our Dirty Scrappers!The 1st Layout is titled, Broken in this Moment and has a poem I wrote after I had my first miscarriage and my journal (which is hidden under the heart with wings) is a long one much like I did for my peeved page and is in essence about how I let moments affect me and make me draw within instead of just letting go and moving forward which this year I am really trying to do!!! My girls deserve their Mom at her best!!!
For better or worse that is what we vowed. But that vow was broken, not by my choice but by yours. You lost us, you lost the best thing that ever happened to you, your wife and your kids. Because of your illness to gamble and drink alcohol you broke up our family. I will never understand why you chose those things over us. I will always wonder why it was better for you to continue with your addictions and refuse to get help because you never admitted to having a problem. But when we can't pay a mortgage, or we are going to the pawn shop to get my jewelry back, or trying to come up with money to bail you out of jail for a DWI, aren't those obvious clues that there is an issue? Well 19 years of marriage down the drain, and to this day I know that I was the best damn thing that you will ever have had in your life. Your loss not mine. You broke it, not me.
The breakup happened in 2006. When I think back I can’t believe it happened. I hate the word divorce It’s not something that I ever wanted to happen and I can’t believe it all went wrong.I know that God has a reason for everything. Sometimes I still get angry.I sometimes ask God why this happened. But I know I have to go on. I have to stop blaming and pick up the pieces. My heart is not broken anymore, it’s just under repair. I’m ready for the next chapter in my life, with two awesome boys by my side and God in my heart.
Journaling: My body & I disagree – our relationship is seriously broken. I feel great, but my body doesn’t think so. I have been diagnosed with Crohn’s, migraines, vaso vagal issues, etc. I have had more surgeries than most people my age. I don’t understand b/c honestly I feel healthy. I wish I knew my family medical history, but no such luck. L I’ll just keep plugging along in hopes of one day being miraculously ‘healed’.
Lynn's hidden journaling:
Why should we be depressed over the people of this world who will sadly but surly fail us?
Why should we be depressed over not having what we really want but do not need?
Sometimes, we're just too comfortable with the feeling of being depressed simply because we dare not face the road ahead bravely.
The day finally came when I decided to get over the ruminating, the depression and the uncomfortable comfort of living my life this way.
Days of turning in and waking up with suicidal thoughts have now converted into days of turning in and waking up with thankfulness and the assurance that God & his unfailing love will make things right.
My interpretation of feeling broken, is when you feel incomplete and defeated. I have a very busy husband who travels the world for his photography. He's my best friend, my soul mate and my confidant. When he travels, I feel broken inside. We are so close that it just feels empty without him. My inspiration comes from one of my favorite songs by Seether, "Broken". The lyrics explain how I feel when he's away. The lines in the layout are straight but broken, symbolizing the feeling of being incomplete.
And another one from Janelle!
My 2nd page is titled, As Broken As It Gets and is about me and my brother, the one who is in prison. My journaling is hidden under the heart, you can see part of my journal block stick out on the left side!!! In essence the journal is about, me and my family not being defined by my brothers actions, how in no way shape or form do I agree with what he did at all, how I tried to support him by taking phone calls, letters and even visiting him because I wouldn’t want to be in a place like that all alone, and how once a trust is broken it is very hard to get it back, if at all possible!!! Last line of my journaling reads this: The letters have stopped coming, the calls don’t come anymore because somehow my phone started blocking them out, and I don’t remember the last time I went to visit, so for me this relationship is as broken as it gets!!!