Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Doodle In the Margins of Life

This is just going to be one of those weeks, huh?  The kind that just FLIES by in a blink of an eye.  It's already Tuesday.  Sheesh! 

This week's prompt on The Pink Ninjas is #14 SECRETS.  Wow!  This could go just soooo many ways.  I took it in a "Kids, here's the secret of life..." direction. 

Not sure if you can read the letter:

It says, "Growing up is hard work. You'll have to learn all the shoulds & musts & nevers. You'll be taught the this-is-hows. And that's OK. Because that's just the Beginning. You'll soon discover there's also what if? Let's see... How about this? GO AHEAD. Look at the world from a different PERSPECTIVE. There's more than one Right Answer. {heart}, Mom."

And then there's my little SECRET p.s.:


I started out intending on cutting out just the word "secret" from the popcorn box but realized there was an awesome handy-dandy "lift tab to open" ready-made just for secret journaling. How COOL is that??!!

And I wanted the background of the layout to reflect the "making it up as I go" feel...which is EXACTLY what I did. I just started grabbing paint and punches and just MADE IT UP AS I WENT.

And where does the layout title come from you say?  (OK, so maybe you weren't just burning to know that but I'll tell ya anyway!)  The margin of my paper looked naked so I doodled in it.  And it says, "Go ahead.  Doodle in the margins of life."  I'm just deep all over the place today, eh?!
I also used the Dreamgirls' current challenge, #35 It's Not Easy Being Green:
  • Prompt: Use packaging on layout
  • Product: Use trees on your layout (chipboard, or stamped)
  • Technique: use your own handwriting on notebook paper
Details:  Paper - The Paper Company, notebook (unknown); Unity Stamp Company stamp; StazOn ink; Letter Stickers - Carolees Creations, Paper Adventures; Pens/Markers - Zig Milennium, Bic Mark It; Making Memories paint; Martha Stewart border punch; Basic Grey ribbon; Fastenator staple bars; Pop Secret popcorn box packaging. 

Have a great Tuesday!


What is WRONG with Blogger??!!!  It takes me longer to FIX their messed up formatting than it does to make the darn post!!  PLEASE if anyone knows how to fix this - if there's some secret button I just need to turn from yes to no or vice versa, I'm IMPLORE you, PLEASE TELL ME!!! 


Diana Fisher said...

Well, this is just AWESOME! Love it all. Great way to work in both challenges like that! I love that picture, too. This one's added to my Heidi faves pile. :)

jillofallcrafttrades said...

awesome! i love it,love the detail in the punch out of the paper and then placed on the photo!!!great take on this!

Nicole Terry said...

Heidi, this LO, is totally awesome!! I love all the doodling and the messy look to it. GREAT JOB...its fab!!!

Carrie said...

LOVE this layout!!!...the paint. Splattering, doodeling, colors...everything is perfect!!!

Sweet Escape said...

heidi!,,like seriously..i completely love your layout!!!...love the colors,how u used the popcorn label..everything!!!..so awesome!!..i love seeing all your creations!!..and i know we ask each time..but is it okay to post on the ninja blog??

ally serrato said...

geeez heidi ~ why are you so talented?? seriously,,, i love the pop corn box used, and the doodling,,, and the secrets written here and there,, amazing ~ as usual :-)

Sara said...

Letting you know that you won the Fiskars prize on Category Stories in August. Please check the site and e-mail us with your name/mailing info so I can pass it on to Fiskars!
Thanks and congrats!

Sara (Category Stories)

Bhane said...

You always bring out the artistic side of you on everything you do! Great job Heidi!

Leah the Orange said...

i, too, am finding Blogger to be a big pain in my rump. why do some of my photos end up sideways? why do others end up crazy pixelly? why won't it do my dishes for me, no matter how many times i ask nicely?


love this LO, miss Aitch. popcorn and i are best friends.