Tuesday, March 30, 2010

May the Sun Shine Warm Upon Your Face

** Update...this layout actually won the Scrap That Poetry challenge!!!  I'm so blown away!!  Woohoo!!!  And to put the cherry on top, I also get some super yummy goodies from Tessa's Precocious Paper etsy shop!!!!!  Thanks STP Girls!!**

Today I am sad...today's Design Dollies challenge is my last one as a member of their Design Team.  :o(  I have so enjoyed being a part of this wildly talented, fun, and very quirky group of girls and I'm going to miss chatting with them on a regular basis. 

Today's element challenge is a recipe, to include:   1) a frame of sorts, 2) a stamped image, 3) the color brown; 4) 3 flowers (no more, no less) (anyone else hear Henry from Oswald here?), and 5) butterflies.

January 2011 issue

Isn't morning sunlight AWESOME for pictures??!!  I'm definitely going to have to enlarge this one and put it on the wall. 

I also played along with Scrap That Poetry's Challenge #12 which is an Irish Blessing.  I excerpted the line, "May the Sun Shine Warm Upon Your Face" to complement my picture.  To see the entire Irish Blessing click HERE. 

My stamped image for the Dollies challenge is the butterfly just above the word "shine".  All the other butterflies are cut out of paper from the DCWV Mariposa stack.  They're so rich in detail and colorful and/or sparkly!

Hop on over to the Design Dollies site to see what the rest of the DT made for your inspiration.  Be sure to leave some love for my fellow exiting DT members Nicole and Ellen.  

And I just want to send a huge shout out and THANK YOU to the three Design Dollies themselves - Adina, Kristy, and Leah!  They are the greatest group of chickies!  So much fun!!!  They always made me feel welcome and they're really good ego-boosters.  LOL!  The incoming Design Team is going to love working with them. 

Today is the first day back to school for my son from a 2 week, 1 day spring break.  (Yeah, not sure why they had today off, too.  And then they have this coming Friday off, too!  Sheesh!)  I'm so ready for MY break from the day-long mess-, whine-, scream-fests overrun with neighborhood children raiding my refrigerator and messing up my front yard.  The kids were determined to end spring break with a bang, too.  Yesterday the boy had a grand collision on a bike with another bike and GASHed his nose up really well.  Quite a bloody mess.  It was touch and go there for about an hour - I wasn't sure if we should have taken him in for stitches.  In the end we decided not to.  Hopefully it won't scar.  Anybody have an opinion on that Mederma stuff???  Should I get some?  And then, just a hour later the girl cut her toe while outside and the boy came screaming into the house that she was SQUIRTING BLOOD EVERYWHERE.  Seriously, just about had a heart attack.  Luckily she was merely minorly bleeding but I think they were both so wound up from the first accident that they overreacted.  So, needless to say, I'm looking forward to my couple hours of solitude and silence tomorrow morning while they're both at school. 

I think I'll just sit. 

Stare off into space. 

We'll see. 

- Heidi

Details:  DCWV paper, Technique Tuesday stamp, Stampin' Up! ink, Stickles, Making Memories alpha stickers, thread.


Tessa Buys said...

I'm only on day two of Spring Break and having nightmares of summer vacation - I feel ya. I love your layout. I just recently bought that stack and am in love! I'm so glad you played along with STP, and I am sad, too, that your run at Design Dollies is coming to an end. Your stuff is always so inspiring :).

Diana Fisher said...

Wow, that is quite an awesome page, sweets!! I love the butterflies and everything is just perfect on it!

Sorry 'bout all the kiddie drama. Too Nate into the doctor for a cut near his eye that I thought was huge, and it was was for a 1 year old. Dr. didn't do anything and he does have a scar. You just never know...

Happy kid-free day!!! :)

Danielle said...

Hey Girl!
Seems like you've been busy!!
Love your page! My boys are off this week and monday for spring break. I guess I have a LOT to look forward too!!!????

lisa said...

Wow, what a beautiful LO. Those butterflies are great. lis x

Antonia Krajicek said...

So pretty!! I love the butterflies. Great pic too!! :)

Sweet Escape said...

what a sweet layout miss heidi!!..really loving the butterfly action you got goin on there!!! sweet job..i always love all your layouts!!..you have rad style!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

bummer your time there is done :( i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that lo.....all the butterflies are GORGEOUS!!!! And hehehehehehehe...yes! I can hear Henry!! LOL!!!! And holyyyyyyyyy wow....kids have been banged up...major bummer...I have tried to use that cream and its a no-go for me...of course my scar is really old from surgeries...so that might be a factor....lol...but remember...like the country song says, "chicks dig scars!" lol! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

glorygirl said...

Very pretty layout! Thanks for joining us at Scrap That Poetry!

~kelly marie~ said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Stunning!

Kim said...

what a gorgeous page! love those awesome butterflies! thanks for playing with STP :)