This week's inspiration for the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge is It's a Wonderful Life. Even though I'm busy with last-minute Christmas preparations, I just couldn't help but play along with one of my all-time favorite movies.
I'm a strong believer in guardian angels, both in heaven and here on earth. We all have people in our lives who guide us along in our journey. I had to use an angel to represent the "Clarence" we all have looking out for us.
I felt like making a sparkly card today, so I used Versmark Dazzle on the background, a clear glitter pen on the dove, rhinestones around the sentiment, and added icicle Stickles to the angel's wings to make her extra sparkly.
I think this sentiment fits perfectly with the message of the movie. As Clarence says, "Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?" I'm sure we've all had those times in our lives where we thought the world would be better off without us. This movie always reminds me that I may be touching others' lives in ways I'm not even aware of.
I often relate this idea to my teaching. Although my high schoolers might not appreciate me now, I hope that I leave a positive effect on their lives, even if it's in some small way. As Mother Teresa once said, "In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love. "
Stamps: On Angel Wings (SU), Out on a Limb (PTI)
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, PTI white
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Adirondack Pitch Black, Versmark Champagne Dazzle
Accessories: designer label punch, circle punch, ticket corner punch, Copic markers (E00, V09, Y15), rhinestones (The Paper Studio), icicle Stickles, clear glitter pen (Spica), dimensionals