You should have arrived here from Shelby’s blog. If you didn’t, you might want to start at Two Scrapbook Friends, so you can read all about it and you won’t miss any of the great inspiration along the way!
My word for 2013 is GIFT. I truly believe in my heart that everything good in life is a gift and I want to try to be more aware of that this year. I don't want to take anything for granted, but I want to live each day with the awareness of all the good that surrounds me and to be thankful for it.
With that in mind, I created a layout based on my word. I started with a photo collage, something that I have never done on a layout before! The photos represent a very small sampling of some of the gifts in my life; family, friends, sunsets, flowers, interesting places and pretty things.
Then I pulled out some papers and chipboard from Fancy Pants The Good Life line - one of my all-time favorites! I created my background by using one of the pattern papers and stitching it to a piece of red cardstock.
From there I did a light splattering of paint and started layering strips of the pattern papers. Then I added the photo collage that I matted in black.
After the photo was in place, I just had fun with all the little bits and pieces that I added to my layout. I love digging through my stash to see what might work on a page. For this layout, I found a doily, a couple of wooden hearts (that I painted to match the layout) and of course some buttons.
The chipboard frame that I used on the title was part of the Fancy Pants collection. The title was cut on my silhouette. And there you go!
Now remember, in order to be entered to win:
1. Leave a comment on all the blogs as you go and then go back to the Two Scrapbook Friends blog and leave a final comment there by Monday, January 21st, by midnight.
2. To have a second chance to win, send YOUR special word that inspires you in 2013 in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "Blog Contest" in your subject line.
3. Create your own design based on your special word and upload it to our Gallery and Forum before February 28 at 11:58 pm, and receive 10 Forum Buttons towards gift certificates in the store!
4. Check back at the Two Scrapbook Friends Blog on January 22nd to see if you are the prize winner. (Winners will not be contacted personally.)
If you haven't done so already, be sure to stop by each of the following blogs and leave a comment! Also, be sure to leave a final comment on the Two Scrapbook Friends blog.