Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Perks of Being a Wallflower From Screen to Scrap Challenge

Have you seen this movie?  I must admit that when I first heard of it I thought, Oh great, another teen agnst movie.  But I was so wrong.  This movie is such a treasure.  Great characters and the soundtrack rocks!  I down-loaded the movie and the soundtrack to my laptop.  If you haven't seen it, what's stopping you?

Okay, commercial over.  On to the challenge.  From Screen to Scrap's May challenge is based on the movie poster.  The criteria to follow: a bit of green cardstock, black title and bricks.  Of course I used a lot of green cardstock since it's my background paper :-)  Journaling reads:
Teenager meet Brick Wall.  Brick Wall meet Teenager.  You have a lot in common with each other.  For instance, when I ask Teenager a question he doesn’t vocalize an answer; when I ask Brick Wall a question it doesn’t vocalize
 an answer.  When I ask Teenager to do something he stands there; when I ask Brick Wall to do something it stands there.  See the similarities?  I know that time will erode some of  Teenager’s attitude just as time erodes away a Brick Wall.  But dealing with Teenager in the in-between years makes we want to hit my head against Brick Wall.

We've hit the teenage years hard in our home, can you tell?  We've been working through some challenges. And "talking to a brick wall" is not a cliche to a parent of a teenager! I can almost see my words as they hit him and then crumble to the ground unheard, unwanted <sigh>. But I'll keep talking and hope that some of the words get through.

Digi  Credits: Captivated Visions, Sissy Sparrows and Anna Aspnes.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Craftin'!


  1. Oh boy!!! I can so relate to this!!!
    Great page Joy!

  2. Loved your commercial have such wit & cleverness. And this LO shows it too...excellent work about the teenage trial years...And thanks for playing along with us at FS2S! And thanks for playing along at FS2S!

  3. What a fantastic page. I can also relate to this, I think it's much worst with girls than boys.
    Beautiful Page.

  4. I'm there with you Joy - have Miss 20 who has been in a mood since she was 13 and Mr 14 (nearly 15) who likes to be selectively deaf when it suits him. So love this page!

  5. Haha I love the layout and sentiment... mine have afew years to go but remembering my teen years Im guessing it will be a tough time - Youve really managed to capture it in such a funny way!!