Sunday, February 24, 2013

Dreams ... February Dare

This month's challenge  from Tracy Weinzapfel Studios Mixed Media Monday was to create something that included a life list, or a dream from that list.  At first I thought that it was going to be difficult ... after all, having a life with my husband and kids is the answer to my girlhood prayers.  I always wanted to be a wife and mother, and God has graciously given me those blessings.  

However, once I got started, it was really easy to come up with a list of 15 things that I would love to have come true during my life.  Some of them are doable in the near future and I am going to own it and work towards fulfilling those dreams.  

Anyone with a little girl is going to recognize the quote I use as coming from the Disney movie "Cinderella".  It is rare for me to hear a word or phrase and NOT think of a song, and many of those musical references are Disney.  After all, they have a lot of music on many topics and I think I've watched just about everything they've produced. (Even before I had kids of my own, truth be told!) 

I wrote the list in my own handwriting, and most of it is obscured by the stuff over top.  Some of my dreams are:
1. celebrate my 60th anniversary
2. dance at my children's weddings
3. rock my grandchildren to sleep
4. go to Scotland with Chuck (my wonderful husband)
5. pay off our mortgage
6. take piano lessons
7. visit Australia
8. enjoy a clean house very day
9. make friends with an elephant
10. meet Elizabeth Elliot 
11. go to CHA
12. learn to like gardening
13. attend Wimbledon
14. have a crafting budget
15. see the Grand Canyon

As I thought of these things, I realized that this could be just the tip of an iceberg of travel wishes and dreams for my kids.

This challenge is being sponsored by:
DecoArt (I used their line of paint that is sold in our local dollar store)
The Rubber Cafe - I haven't had a chance to use their stuff, but I've drooled over their website. 

Thanks for reading, 


  1. Amazing page, Esther! Love the bold font you have used and that it covers your list! We do share a dream to go to CHA!

  2. I would love to go to CHA too, bit far from Australia, but we can all wish. Love the layout and yes the bold font gives it that final touch, great creation.


  3. Oh Esther this is a gorgeous page! What a perfect title! And you are so much better at putting your list together than I was! As I read your list I realize that some of the things like celebrate my 60th Wedding Anniversary and rock grandbabies to sleep should be on my list as well since those are both things that I look forward to someday as well! And I too have CHA on my list! lol!!
    Anyway, Beautiful work! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a great week!

  4. Love your list and your art. I am a Disney NUT, so I love the saying. One of my favorites. Great job!!

  5. This is awesome, and I hope we both get to do #11, that's on my bucket list too! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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