Tuesday, May 9, 2017

CTMH Little Dreamer for the Joyful Stars May 2017 Blog Hop

Welcome to my entry for the Joyful Stars May 2017 Blog Hop.  If you have found your way here from the blog of my very talented friend, Krista, you are on the right path.
You might have seen my previous post about my CTMH Little Dreamer "Shine" layout.  I designed it so that it could be a stand alone page, and I was going to put a photo of my daughter, Emma, in it.  Emma is going to dress up as Meghan Trainor for her famous person day at school. 
However, during her research time at school, Emma was being teased about her choice of Meghan Trainor.  Several of the boys in Emma's fourth grade class repeatedly told Emma she had made a poor choice because MT "only sings about being fat".  My poor girl was so upset when telling me what was going on in her classroom.  Obviously, these boys don't really know that to Emma (and me too) Meghan Trainor teaches girls important lessons about loving the person that you are.  Of course, we love the "Mom" song too!  We discussed that Emma should go with Meghan, a person that she admires and looks up to, regardless of what those boys say.  Focus on what makes you amazing and never apologize for it! 

The second page of my layout was born..."Always be Yourself"...great words to live by. 

Anyway, I have once again used the CTMH Little Dreamer Workshop Your Way Kit for this page.  I have also used the CTMH Artistry Cricut cartridge for the cloud cut outs.  I can't wait to go and take pictures to put in it.  I love that Emma had a hand in making the layout too!  That makes it even more special.

Thank you for stopping by to see me this month.  I hope that you are inspired to get creative after seeing all of the beautiful artwork featured in this month's hop. 
Please hop along to see what Nickie has in store at her blog, Live Scrap Love.


  1. So beautiful, and that's what it's all about - preserving & capturing those memories that mean a lot now, but will mean a lot to others in the future too! LOVE your pages Andrea....just so pretty & beautiful!!!

  2. Kudos to your daughter for standing up to the bullying of her male classmates. She is stronger than they, and that's because she has a strong mama to guide her! Love the layout and your backstory. Way to Go Emma!

  3. Thank you Ann. Emma was happy to hear that others thought she is doing the right thing by being who she wants to be.

  4. How sweet you are and this layout! I have 2 young girls myself, and I brace myself for moments like this. If we teach our girls to be strong, why can't all parents encourage their kids not be cruel.