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change is good!

change is good!

I don’t talk about my “year to remember” class that I am teaching at big picture scrapbooking much… I guess it’s cause while I am teaching, the stuff I am actually doing is weeks and weeks ahead of what I am showing the class… so I get all excited about something I am working on, and then I can’t  show it to anyone for 2 months, cause then it would ruin the surprise, or throw the whole timeline out of whack…
But this month has been a really powerful subject…for me, and I think also for students in the class… each month there is a different “life challenge” that we start out with. And then all the projects and stuff I teach are related in some way to that message. this month, the message is about CHANGE.  After all, change is really the ONLY constant in our lives. It happens all the time. it’s the only thing we can really count on! and for most of us… maybe we resist change a little. Maybe it’s nice to get into a routine that you don’t have to think about, you don’t have to make adjustments or alterations… you just can go with it! so, then when change comes about, it’s a bump in the road, throws us off…  etc.
Anyway… I have been contemplating change a lot. I thought that having Capri would be a major change, after not having a baby for so long… and well, I was right!  And TWO babies… In one year…will require MORE change. More adaptation. And with that change comes necessary re-evaluation of what is most important, what is highest on the priority list…I admit to being one that is somewhat resistant to change. 
Anyway,  this page represents the ART challenge for this month… and is a precious reminder to me…that ‘change is good’… I used my butterfly stuff… as a reminder that “if it weren’t for change, we wouldn’t have butterflies”… course, if you think about all that stuff metaphorically    … it’s good stuff!

if you are in my Y2R class, and you have completed your layout, and posted it on your blog… i would love you to post your link in my comments so that everyone can see your interpretation!


  • christina cole

    9 June, 2007 at 11:06 am Reply

    absolutely LOVE this layout heidi! you look so cute pregnant and the butterflies all over the layout are so cute….
    good luck with the new baby and all of your projects! 🙂

  • kelly s

    9 June, 2007 at 11:29 am Reply

    you are so cute with your baby bump!
    i hope you will take some pregnancy pics of yourself before it is too late! everyone always feels so “big” in the moment, but I always love to look at photos of myself pregnant (especially if it will never happen again)
    love the colors too.
    God bless and i hope you have a wonderful birth 🙂

  • Nitty.Gritty.

    9 June, 2007 at 1:27 pm Reply

    This is beautiful. ANd so is your attitude in life! =)

  • Rebecca

    9 June, 2007 at 2:05 pm Reply

    I ♥ this layout, great colors & embellishments. Very cute photo too – pregnancy suits you!

  • Kitty

    9 June, 2007 at 3:18 pm Reply

    Hi Heidi,
    You look great! Just wondering… I looked on the Big Picture website and I couldn’t find your class. Is there a direct link to your class that you can post?

  • Maria Hanson

    9 June, 2007 at 6:45 pm Reply

    I’m AYTR student and I LOVED this month’s art challenge. It was so inspiring, so fitting for me right now. My layout is posted on my blog http://mariamillerhanson.typepad.com/beautiful_life/

  • chanel

    9 June, 2007 at 9:30 pm Reply

    i am in the class .. you can see my one here
    i agree, it was very inspiring!

  • MommmyKnows

    9 June, 2007 at 10:01 pm Reply

    Very pretty, both the mom and the layout!

  • Sophia Allison

    9 June, 2007 at 10:47 pm Reply

    I have loved reading your journey thru your last 2 pregnancies. I am 4 months pregnant with my second and so excited…love you LO, the colours are great!

  • vickie k

    9 June, 2007 at 11:29 pm Reply

    Love your layout! You are just too dang cute pregnant! I am in YTR class but hate to admit that I haven’t even logged in to the classroom in months…I am going there now!! LOL!!

  • Annie Adams

    10 June, 2007 at 1:40 am Reply

    Heidi, you are so pretty pregnant! I posted my LO on my blog and had tons of fun creating this using the techniques you have taught us…thanks for a great class!! The link to my blog is …http://annieadams.typepad.com/

  • erin yamabe

    10 June, 2007 at 3:10 am Reply


  • Lara

    10 June, 2007 at 4:03 am Reply

    So lovely! I did an art journal entry regarding this same thing (metamorphosis, butterflies, etc). I love the way you pulled the theme & products together. And you look so dang cute, too! 😉
    p.s. Note the YEAR on your layout!!!!

  • Michelle

    10 June, 2007 at 5:44 am Reply

    Love this LO and the idea behind it! You are such a glowing mama-to-be!
    I’m loving checking out the other LOs you students have done. I’m still wishing I got in on that class!

  • Caroline

    10 June, 2007 at 6:25 am Reply

    What a great idea I love seeing other peoples work ” annie adams ” you rock right up ther with Heidi,love your LO’s.
    Can us non YTR students see more samples of your work Hiedi? You inspire me.
    I wish I knew how to use your masks,I went on to your other blog and read the directions but I just can’t seem to get it.
    They look to be very easy but I just draw a blank when they are in my hand. HELP please???

  • diane mcvey

    10 June, 2007 at 8:46 am Reply

    You look so adorable, and your family is just precious! I can’t wait to see the new little addition! OH WHAT FUN!!! And Capri walking is just the cutest thing ever…she is SUCH a DOLL!! Oh, those were the days…when my guys were LITTLE!!! 🙂

  • stamperalex

    10 June, 2007 at 9:51 am Reply

    Great page – thanks for sharing! You are beautiful pregnant!

  • Bobbie Powell

    10 June, 2007 at 12:57 pm Reply

    Love the layout..I finally was able to find some of your alphabet masks and love them. I am the envy of my fellow scrappin’ friends, and I have to share them. LOL!

  • Jaymie

    10 June, 2007 at 1:03 pm Reply

    Here is my layout for AYTR – great fun!

  • Sonia

    10 June, 2007 at 6:56 pm Reply

    That is a beutiful LO with a wonderful message. I also enjoyed seeing the few others that were posted here in the comments! Fantastic job Ladies! I really wish I had joined that class!

  • Kristi

    10 June, 2007 at 7:36 pm Reply

    This was an AWESOME challenge, Heidi. Thank you! I really needed it. 🙂
    My layout is in the gallery and at http://its-who-i-am.blogspot.com/

  • Talia

    10 June, 2007 at 11:30 pm Reply

    My layout is on my list for tomorrow night…can’t wait to get working on it. *change* is definately something that I am needing right now. love love love your layout!

  • Catherine Matthews-Scanlon

    11 June, 2007 at 5:52 am Reply

    I just love all the butterflies on that layout! I keep hoping that they’ll be coming to a store nearby SOON…..
    Change is good…. 🙂

  • jessica T.

    11 June, 2007 at 10:43 am Reply

    I never looked so cute when I was pregnant! The layout is very fresh and energetic. Lots of changes with two babies, yet different when you have older children and extra eyes and hands to help out. You might even be able to fit a shower or two in! 😉

  • Nichole

    11 June, 2007 at 11:24 am Reply

    This is my June LO: http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?gallery=1&cmd=display&layout_id=1171097
    This assignment has totally changed my outlook on life. Thanks, Heidi, for the powerful inspiration!

  • gillian

    12 June, 2007 at 1:03 am Reply

    This layout is seriously stunning. The quote is perfection…

  • psmullican

    12 June, 2007 at 2:06 pm Reply

    i am one of your AYTR students and this change subject is very timely for me right now. i haven’t done my LO yet, but i will certainly have alot to journal about and i’ve learned this year i don’t embrace change AT ALL. but thanks as always for the timely challenge. 🙂

  • mary

    12 June, 2007 at 3:30 pm Reply
  • Kristi

    12 June, 2007 at 8:03 pm Reply

    The layout is super cute! I love it.

  • jenn

    12 June, 2007 at 9:37 pm Reply

    Hi there, I’m at AYTR student. The class is awesome and heidi is so inspiring. you can view my AYTR work and read about my life at http://jennanderson.typepad.com/my_life/. cheers jenn

  • Lori DeHaai

    13 June, 2007 at 5:49 am Reply

    Loved this month’s challenge…especially the butterflies. 🙂 http://imadelight.typepad.com

  • Talia

    13 June, 2007 at 3:29 pm Reply

    Here is my layout, Heidi. Honestly, this whole concept came at the absolute perfect time for me…thank you!

  • kim Loewen

    13 June, 2007 at 4:48 pm Reply

    Here’s my layout! It’s completely scraplifted, but I love how it turned out! Thanks so much!

  • Jess

    15 June, 2007 at 4:48 pm Reply

    Here is mine! http://libraryladyjess.blogspot.com Thanks Heidi for the inspiration!!

  • tracey paulson

    17 June, 2007 at 4:03 pm Reply

    heidi- i have been a big fan and the layout is supreme! But – where are the butterflies from? are they yours? if so where can we get them??!! thanks for being such an inspiration!

  • Lori Field

    21 June, 2007 at 6:21 pm Reply

    You are such an inspiration to me! Change has always TERRIFIED me and there are some big ones coming at me right now. Maybe scrapbooking them will help get me through. Thanks for the idea. Your layout is beautiful and so are you! Wishing you the best of everything with your new arrival!!

  • Caroline

    22 June, 2007 at 12:07 pm Reply

    love the LO.
    Figured out how to use the masks.
    finally !!!
    now I am addicted.

  • Patricia

    24 June, 2007 at 9:03 am Reply

    Getting so much more than scrabooking techniques from AYTR class. Well worth it and knew it was right for me. Love all of the layouts and projects we’ve done. Here is mine for this month too.

  • Del

    20 July, 2007 at 3:28 pm Reply

    Heidi- I had to write to let you know you have been a great example to me. I was reading your blog on Embracing Change and about your second baby. I had been struggling with this too as I was about to at the time have my second in less than two years. I had called and talked to my mom about how I needed to really accept such a big change. Then just a short time later on my due date my husband lost his job and my mother had a heart attack and passed away the same day. 48 hours later I gave birth to my little boy Porter. Your blog that day and your cute layout about change brought peace to me in all my turmoil because it prompted me to have the sweet talk with my mother about life/change/and the eternities before she died. Thank you for your inspiration.

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