Hello! First of all, I want to say a GIANT THANKS to all of you who voted for me at Practical Scrappers. To be honest, I don't think I know what I was really getting into with all the voting stuff! However, as far as I can understand, I have to submit one more layout based on an inspirational photo, and then by this Saturday, everything will be decided. I do appreciate the support though!
One of the blogs I follow talked about how when the author won something, she danced around like a deranged chicken! I can relate...I won a $15.00 gift certificate to CROPSTOP for entering a quote challenge! I continue to wish that I look like Jennifer Lopez when I dance, but in reality, I think I probably do resemble a deranged chicken...or maybe Elaine on Seinfeld. That is the dance I did after I learned about CROPSTOP!
As this blog focuses also on journaling, the layout also had the journaling prompt of saying hello to 2012 or saying goodbye to 2011. I decided to do both, in a way. First of all, I flipped the sketch. My oldest turned 13 in January, and so I journaled about how I am saying goodbye to her preteen years and how excited she is about saying hello to her new "teenager-i-ness". This time has not been easy on our relationship, and I didn't want to have everyone in bloggyland read all the details, so I folded my note and inserted it in this little green envelope.
I love trees on any layout but I REALLY loved making the "leaves".
Thanks for looking!!! I think I am gonna post all my layouts separately to make it easier for the challenge sites...