Catalyst #16: Dream Home

Originally I was going to do all the Creative Therapy catalyst projects on postcards (like this one), but this week’s catalyst required a full-on layout. 🙂 I opted for no journaling, but I’ll give you the scoop here. This is for Catalyst #16: Dream Home.

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I’ve already lived in my dream home. 🙂 It was the house in which I grew up. We called it the banana castle because to me, at my young age, it seemed as large as a castle and it was painted the color of the inside of a banana. My mother was the Queen and I was the Princess (of course). I think dad got to be the de facto King.

In the box of snapshots from my grandparents were quite a few pictures of that house. This was a real treasure for me as I had no photographs of that house/that time in my life prior to discovering that box!

In some ways, the house was very much a dream–a dream borne from childhood innocence. I loved to sashay down that staircase, like Anna in the King and I. Even now, decades later, I can still feel the textured wallpaper on the walls, and i can still smell the apricots fresh off the tree in the backyard. I remember the smallest details of that house, down to the decorative shapes on the heating grates.

The house no longer looks like it does in that picture but in my dreams it is always my Banana Castle.

MATERIALS: Chelsea Vine Flowers Flat Glitter Vellum (Brenda Walton for K & C Co., #635395); recto & verso sides of Bo-Bunny Press Summer Sage Vine #12SGV802 (mat for photos); pink stripe vellum #13306 by Susan Branch for Colorbök; Mark Richards pearls; “Meadow Flowers” ribbon from Michaels; Martha Stewart blue tags; and “Printer’s Type Alphabet” stamps by HeroArts.

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5 Responses to “Catalyst #16: Dream Home”


  1. 1 Rebecca July 3, 2008 at 10:21 am

    That is so cool. That house is beautiful, I can imagine it being a dream house – especially if filled with loving family.

    I guess, I have never lived in a dream house – at least not yet!

    I like the colors you have used on the over.

  2. 2 Lynda July 10, 2008 at 1:10 am

    Congratulations.Enjoy the prize.Great layout.

  3. 3 Tish July 22, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Love the BANANA CASTLE .. the photos are precious!

  4. 4 bunnyb August 6, 2008 at 3:55 am

    Awww.. how sweet is that? You already live in your dream house! 🙂


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