Hello everybody! Today is January 1st, 2012 and the start of a brand new year! Personally, I have purposed to do many things better this year, but I'm always striving for improvement. Honestly, I haven't reached clarity about my goals and don't know what kind of projects I want to commit to this year. I hope to be able to decide to so I'm not left going, "That would have been nice ..." I know that I've thought of several in the last few months that I would want to start on January 1st ... and now it's here and I can't remember half of them!
Anyway ... I thought a perfect way to start the new year would be to share my layouts from Wendy Tunison's newest release - a combo of winter kits. This is from the Crystal kit:
This is my daughter the winter before last. I absolutely LOVED this photo and tend to hoard the really good ones for when I feel I will do it justice ... and this kit seemed right. It needed pink and I LOVE snowflakes ... so here it is :) The journaling is the song from 'The Sound of Music', "My Favorite Things," and the title is the line, 'Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes', which is what I think of when I see it. Yes, there are some extra sparkles on this layout, but the flakes that day were large and fluffy and they are mostly what you see in her hair and on her eyelashes. I meant to put a little note in there that SHE is one of my favorite things :)
And in case you missed it in my last blog post, here is a freebie word art:
This layout was using the Jack Frost kit:
However, I took the girl from the Crystal kit (they're kind of split boy/girl) because I wanted to represent both genders.
We had record levels of snow last January and my daughter's birthday is at the end of the month. At her birthday party, the kids decided to go out and play in the snow. They started by shoveling a snow maze, which created huge piles of snow which they then dug tunnels through ... effectively becoming snow forts. They were cold and soaked, but happy. There's something magical about the snow!
I hope you like them!