When I picked this Digi, I initially had in my mind to write "Cougar Alert", when I saw this older girl and young little fellow, as my theme and as my sentiment title. 

Unfortunately I didn't see this poor little gaffer in the right side of the digi, so sad and crying! Then I read that the artist, Reeces Paper Pieces named the digi "I'm Too Old For You". I felt so sorry for him and missed the whole meaning of the image.

It brought me back to grade school - to those days of pinning paper bags on your desks and people going around the classroom, row by row, and dropping Valentine's into the paper bags for the people they had Valentines for, and how painful the "waiting and seeing" was in that event.  Would you get one, would people just walk by your desk, would your favourite person give you one, did you give all the people one who didn't give you one back?

You can see by my concerns how insecure I was.  I have always wondered - "was it the system that bred that?" exercises such as this - "or was that where I was at."

Suffice to say that today, there are no paper bags taped on youngin's desks on LOVE DAY. In a THEME For The Women, I wholly did not expect to be taken back to this memory!  But I guess in this Digital Image, you were the Person on the left or the Person on the right.  I think I was both - just in different grades, at different times.

OK - enough of where I went with my digi - let's get onto the Challenge over at ONE STITCH AT A TIME.

Get your womeness out and create create create!   And remember...women can be depicted in many different ways.  Use your imagination -  I can think of 5 right off the bat and I bet you will think of a bazillion I haven't even considered!  Looking forward to it.  See you over at the OSAAT Challenge. 




  1. Another wonderfully inspirational creation Samara and I love your write up :) Our school had nothing to do with Valentines and generally any of the boarders who got a card in the mail that day got it from their Mums. I think I would have hated the brown paper bags and cards being dropped in - far to traumatic for the unpopular kid so I am rather glad that in my youth Valentines came and went with little notice. You got to laugh, I gave my first valentine card last year - to my hubby, and it was the first one he had ever received lol. BIg hugs Jane xxxxxxx

  2. Yeeesh - I went to an All-Girls school so at least we didn't have that paper bag crap going on there !!! That's awful..... no wonder some kids get complexes !!!
    Anyhoo - I love this little creation Samara - that poor little sad guy... I feel so sorry for him :-( Very creative and I love the shoe :-D
    This is a different picture to the one shown on the OSAAT page ??!!

    IKE xxx

    OSAAT Teamie

  3. Such fun! Love the big sneaker and the images you used. We also did the bag on the desk where I grew up. My mom helped me make one out to each class member.


    Your Sister OSAAT DT

  4. I just love what you did with these images. The sneaker shoe is so perfect for the background and I love all your coloring and design. Fabulous job. Maggie - DT Sister

  5. Me gusta mucho la zapatilla, muy alegre y las niñas que parecen que están
    agotadas de tanto andar, jajaaj felicidades

  6. Great card thanks for joining the challenge at Crafting from the Heart good luck x

  7. So cute! Very "Teen" friendly design! Thanks for accepting the challenge this week here at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, Owner

  8. What a fun project Samara, love the pink book and your cute images and thankfully taped bags as post boxes was never a part of Valentines days in Scotland, well not where I lived! Thanks for playing at Ooh La La, Jx

  9. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Ooh La la Challenge hugs Sue DT xx

  10. Very creative work, Samara. Thank you for joining the challenge at Not just cards.
    Kat, DT

  11. Nice card. Thank you for playing along with Mema's Crafts.

  12. I love shaped cards and this one is awesome! Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD this week and please come and join us again tomorrow with our new Anything goes Challenge. Visit me at

  13. so cute!!! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (neon rainbow!) STASH with us this week! :)

  14. Oh how reading your post brought back those memories for me too :) Thank goodness for growing up and learning to accept ourselves!! Your card is purely adorable - I love the laces! So glad to see you in the gallery at Shopping our Stash :)

  15. Fab project!! Love the images and the bright colours and the SKULL!!! Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "Neon Rainbow" challenge!!

  16. Sweet!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


My wish for you is a great day full of laughter! Samara x