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MMDT Challenge #9: Unlaced

This challenge was particularly difficult for me. 

Part of it was easy ... work on Periwinkle Grid Paper with page pattern #58. 

The hard part came with the subject ... we were to create a page showcasing what we want others to remember about us. For me, this was difficult. Every time I thought about it, it made me sad. More than once, I actually started crying just thinking of not being here anymore.

I finally decided to include some of the things I love, things I have learned and things that are important to me at 42.

Because the challenge left me feeling so vulnerable and exposed, I decided to title it "unlaced." I added eyelets and string to reinforce the theme.

I used a Cornerstone featuring a flower -- something that is always on my mind this time of year. The background that came with the flower didn't match my layout, so I replaced it with pink cardstock.

I also modified the year -- it was white, but I colored it with Distress Ink to make it match.

This is the text below the photo ...

This is the collection of the things that I love, collect and enjoy:

and this is the quote:

So here I am, on my swing, playing with my chickens and standing by my shed, which is painted to look like a barn, unlaced:

Shared by Candy Spiegel on May 7, 2013 | Memory Date: May 6, 2013
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I think you embellished this page beautifully. The laced up eyelets are very clever to go along with your title. The pretty white flowers at dimension and the white really stands out. You have given us great words of advice too!
Posted By: Dale Hill  |  May 28, 2013 at 2:07 am   
Candy! I love your pages AND the emotions behind it! How brave of you to be vulnerable to an audience. Very nice job and I love what you did with the string! Creative.
Posted By: Shannon Nixson  |  May 14, 2013 at 3:50 pm   
What a great page Candy! The colors and embellishments are perfect.
Posted By: Tonnya Sayah  |  May 14, 2013 at 12:58 am   
Candy This page is wonderful - love the "Lessons I have learned" - Especially the last one: "give a little of your time to others..." I love the close up shot of you. You look great in pink and so does your page! :)
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  May 13, 2013 at 10:00 pm   
Great page, Candy! I love the colors! Your barn and your chickens are awesome! I'm 42 also! Well, I turned 43 yeaterday, but we'll just say we're the same age :) It looks like you have a great life at this time, and that is one of the most important things to remember! Love the laces!
Posted By: Heather Cartland  |  May 13, 2013 at 2:44 am   
Very nice! I too like the way you adapted the cornerstones for your color scheme! The quotes are wonderful, and the words and phrases very insightful. Love the photo of you with the chicken! :) And the flowers, lacing, and journaling all tie it together very nicely.
Posted By: Lori Hanson  |  May 12, 2013 at 10:24 pm   
Love your page - the colors are great! Thanks for being vulnerable and brave with us!
Posted By: Nancy Sanders  |  May 8, 2013 at 9:18 pm   
I love the way you create your lists and the quote. I think I need to scraplift this. I recently saw a WeRMemoryKeepers survey about who uses eyelets these day. Your use here was perfect! It works, it rocks. This is a wonderful page that speaks volumes. Thanks so much.
Posted By: Diane Cook  |  May 7, 2013 at 4:41 pm   
The colors are great and the lacing combined with the title a perfect fit. Your journaling about what is important to remember about you is expressed nicely. Great quote too, we all need to remember to stop and smell the roses!!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  May 7, 2013 at 3:55 am   
Candy, love the title with it's special meaning :) Like the vibrant colors, flowers with the baker's twine around the title strip. Nice to see photos of you with your chickens. Neat the way you dyed elements to match your shirt - cool. Thanks for sharing your special story.
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  May 7, 2013 at 2:36 am   

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