Monday, July 27, 2009

My HEART Just Walked Through That Door

My firstborn just started Kindergarten this past week. I know many of you know exactly what I'm talking about when I say that it was bittersweet. On the one hand, I'm excited for him to be starting that next phase of his life...his academic career. On the other hand, this new page in his life reiterates that he is quickly growing up and isn't so much my BABY anymore.

As I watched him line up with his class before school and walk into the school building I thought, "My heart just walked through that door." Needless to say, I was surreptitiously bawling. I didn't want him to see Mommy crying when he was trying so very hard to be brave.

The design of this layout is inspired by this WONDERFUL sketch created by my super-talented friend Diana for her Sketchy Thursdays challenge over on her blog Design by Diana:

The embellishment of this layout is inspired by this week's prompt over on The Pink Ninjas: stripes or polka dots?

I created the polka dots on the base sheet with some bubblewrap and paint. (Can you say, "technique a la mode in Heidiville"?) You can't see it very well on the full page picture but as you can see by the detail above, there are manilla polka dots all over the base page in addition to the blue ones.

I'm linking this baby up to my Finally Friday challenge on SPCC...use household items to embellish your creation! Have you joined me in the fun on this challenge yet??!!

I am McLovin' the new DCWV The Mod-Retro Stack!!! I included a sheet from the 8x8 stack on this layout. It's hard to see in the pics but the entire orange-y polka dot area is glazed. It's sooooo pretty.

~main part detail pic~

Well, I have A LOT more pics from the first day of school I need to get scrapped. I'll share as they materialize.

Details: Paper - DCWV, The Paper Co.; Making Memories paint; Joanns letter stickers; Zig Millenium pen; bubblewrap; unknown twine and heart charm.

Be sure to hop on over, support, and participate in these AWESOME challenges:

Design by Diana - Sketchy Thursday

The Pink Ninjas - prompt: stripes or polka dots?

SPCC Finally Friday challenge - use household items as embellishments

Thanks for stopping by today!!!


p.s. I'm so excited!! This Saturday, August 1, we're hosting an inaugural BLOG HOP to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Memories Always-Forever site. Please join me for the hop to get acquainted with the new Design Team members, learn a bit about all the fun monthly challenges we'll be hosting, and possibly win some awesome blog candy!!


Sweet Escape said... hard for a mommy to see their baby going to school!!! will get easier!!!..on the other hand your layout is rad!! I like the bubble wrap effect!!

ally serrato said...

Oh Heidi - I'll be feeling that same pain here pretty quick,,, my little dude will be going from at home 24/7 with mama to pre school five days a week,,, help me!!!! :-). Hey - at least you were able to put your game face on and rock out this rad layout - like nely said - the bubble wrap technique is awesome!!!! Thanks for always playing with us!!! Can I share :-)

Gloria said...

I do like how you combined our challenge with a sketch...pretty cool love the layout and I love the little heart..thanks for joining us and thank you for sharing...gloria

Jeannie Phillips said...

Oh I so miss those days!!!... so so miss them....I miss that age wehn they run out to the car with their papers crumpled in their hands excited for you to see what they have done, beause you are still so much their whole world.

Beautiful layout.

Diana Fisher said...

Great page, Heidi! I know I'm dreading when Nate goes to Kindergarten. He's in preschool at the daycare now, but there's something about going to the "big kids school" that just scares me! That bubble wrap is fab, I must try it!!

Adrienne said...

So cute, I love the string with the heart charm! Thanks for playing with us!

Euphoria said...

LOVE this LO!! My pudgy wudgy starts K1 in 3 weeks!! So scary!!

Love your take on the Ninja Prompt!! You are a rockin challenge blog scrapper!!