Tuesday, January 25, 2011

When faced with turkeys- SOAR.

Life's been interesting for the Martinez-Hernandez mini clan the last few days. The heat was out in our HOVEL and the air temps here in NYC have been hovering around 4 degrees since friday. Thankfully my Mom took us in for the weekend. I loved hanging with Mom but I feel completely out of sorts. This particular incident reminded me- Do NOT take basics for granted. Also DON'T let the turkeys (or turkey moments) get you down.

This is a piece I have been sitting on for 2 weeks because it's for the February challenge over at TRUEXOXOGIRLS but I have never been the patient sort so I'm posting it. I encourage you to go to the site and try lifting one of the many cool designs there for the January challenge- there is a very nice kit from Candy Shoppe Designs going to the winning entry.
Materials: Crate paper- cloudy, Sassafras Lass cloud sticker, Punch Bunch balloon punch, EK Success cloud punches L & XL, Studio Calico grey rub-on, penciled journaling, Spare Parts marquee alphas-red, Maya Road clear dragonfly "stamp" (I made it a ticket by writing in some numbers), Heidi Swapp ghost heart button (under photo), Smooch spritz in yellow and grey, Doodlebug Design fancy border stickers. Digi angel wing stamp.
I love this photo- for me it totally represents the joy of childhood.  Life's got you down? Leave all that mess behind and go PLAY. Many times creative play allows your brain to recharge and you find the problem that vexed you before is now easy to tackle. Young kids know this- I tend to forget.

Can you believe this took hours of frustration? I made and destroyed this page 4 times before I found this particular arrangement. So another note to self is in order: DON'T resign yourself to frustration when faced with a problem- keep plugging away at the solution and eventually one will arise.
Hair bubbles!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. well the effort totally paid off! This is fabby! Love that you used the negative from the sticker sheet too!

  2. yes i'd find it hard to keep this one secret for too long - it's amazing, i love it so much! x

  3. So friggin' awesome! :) Great design, colors, sentiment..LOVE it

  4. I am also a BIG fan of this layout - perfection!

  5. I love your layout! Very whimsical! How exactly did you do the blue cloud border? It looks super cool. Is it stickers, masking or paper? I can't tell, but I totally love the look!

  6. It's the print on the paper- die cut and printed around the edge in blue- but I did try to make it myself for a while- I had a hard time finding it since it's from an old collection. Found it on ebay- love that site!

  7. Thanks so much for the info on that paper! I will have to get me some! I am a huge crate paper fan! Have a good one! Talk at you later! Amy

  8. MAN - your stuff is cool!
    I love it!!

    Also love that you labelled your post "turkey" -Are you planning on doing lots of LO's involving turkeys?


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