Friday, July 5, 2013

Courage

The Challenge:


All our dreams can come true, if we have the COURAGE to pursue it.

~ Walt Disney

Here's the sketch from Bird is the word


Here's my layout


picture was taken in 2006, when my daughter Clare received a music award in Sydney, we stopped by the Opera House for photos


that's that girl - that has big dream


When Clare graduated from The Juilliard School, she insisted to go to CalArts instead of continuing her study in New York City, it was a struggle for me but I realized that it should be Clare's choice and not mine, her dream school is CalArts in California, and that's where she is, and happy right now, I thought the quote is just perfect, not only she is that girl who dare to pursue her dream, the man behind CalArts is also Walt Disney.



One more thing I need to mention in this post is the new die I bought, it is from MFT. I am amazed at how "clean" it cuts with just one go, usually when I have a die cut that has delicate and small details, it never works well with my cuttle bug, but this one, PERFECT! hmmm... I might look into buying more die from MFT from now on.




Thanks for stopping by....



20 comments:

Elborgi said...

so wonderful !
Hello from Elma

Lizzyc said...

Wow that photo looks amazing, and I love the spotty back ground, a wonderful take on the challenge, and thanks so much for joining in at BITW too!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Hi, Kristy! I love your layout and story about your daughters journey. I know it is hard not to push them in what we as parents think is the right direction for them. We have to let them go and find their own path and offer our wisdom and thoughts but in the end it is their choice. I also wanted to thank you for your visit to my blog and your kind comment. I did link my photo up to Our Beautiful World. Funny I had just run across it earlier just this week from someone's blog. Thanks for asking me to play along.

Teresa Zuehls said...

PS I guess it was your blog that I found Our Beautiful World when I stopped by to see your Tuesday Trigger card. I have a short memory. :)

Ros Crawford said...

This is wonderful and Yay! for your daughter ... gets her courage from her MUm! Thanks for the tip about the MFT die ... Think I'll try one too!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love love love the photo, the colors, the flowers and loving that doily you made with the die! Beautiful!!!!

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Kirsty you have a lovely design on this very beautiful page, everything fits so perfect together.
Anni

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! what a fab layout Kirsty… the sketch looks quite tricky - gosh I wouldn't know where to begin... so I think you've done an amazing creation with it!! I love the colours and all the different elements have come together beautifully! it's a wonderful photo of Sydney Opera House - and your daughter sounds very talented - you must be so proud of her following her dream and doing so well ! :-)))
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Your layout is fabulous! Love that new die and all the other fabulous details!
hugs
Glenda

Sue Lelli said...

Kirsty, this is just the most AMAZING layout and so inspiring as a parent that you allowed your daughter to make her own choice. LOVE that you used the word COURAGE. LOVE the colors and the flowers and the polka dots! Just STUNNING!

Audrey Pettit said...

This is SUCH a gorgeous layout! Love the story of your courageous daughter following her dreams. Gives me goosies! And I LOVE your take on that sketch!

Elisabeth Sarkis said...

Hi...beautiful page,thanks for joining in at BITW

Ira Huberts said...

Oh gosh Kirsty, that is just SOOOO beautiful... It shows that a lot of love and efforts have gone into this pretty page, really gorgeous!
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Jinny Newlin said...

What a beautiful page, Kirsty! That quote is absolutely perfect, and I just adore your vintage tidbits!

Denise van Deventer said...

Great page Kirsty, love the colouring and details! Beautifully done!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful layout, Kirsty, I love the colors and what you did with the photo's!

Lynette said...

Beautiful page and I love the story behind it. A proud Mama moment. Love the black doily.

Irini said...

WOW congratulations on your beautiful talented daughter!!
Your layout is lovely and the picture made me homesick!!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Bird Is The Word!
hugz
irini

Linda said...

Love the Disney quote!
Thx for joining us at BITW :)

Nicole Doiron said...

Gorgeous page! I love that die too! Thank you for playing along with Bird is the Word!