Today I'd like to share with you my Top 12 Layouts from 2012. I decided to do things a little different than some of you out there, and chose to pick a favorite from each month, as I wanted to display how my style has evolved and changed over the past year. So let's get started!
Almost one year ago, I created this layout for the Prima Build A Page challenge. It was my first time entering...and it won! I was so excited...and I still totally adore this piece. I remember when I used to do the heavily layered, distressed edges. :)
February- "My Love Story"
Ahh...my incredibly handsome hubby :). This was for a OUAS challenge (and ended up with 2nd place), and I remember really enjoying putting this layout together because I think DH and I have quite the love story- and OUAS challenges were always good for getting me to journal about things that might otherwise get pushed aside. The papers here were from my very first C'est Magnifique kit, the month before I received a personal phone call from Leslie (the owner), asking me to join her team. I happily accepted and have been proudly designing for her ever since!
March "Fish Face"
I remember how excited I was about this Pink Paislee collection. I purchased it as soon as it was available and just loved the vibrant colors! I remember loving the addition of the little bundle of sticks- left on the porch for me by Gunner. It only seemed right that they make a home here :). I also loved the confetti.
April "Smile It's Your Day"
I created this in my second month designing for Scrap FX, just getting the hang of using lots of chipboard on my projects and finding new ways to use them. I love this picture of Wyatt and I was so proud that even amongst everything included in this layout, it is still the first thing you see when looking at it.
May "Happy Day"
This precious photo of Gunner on Mother's Day combined with the gorgeous "Everyday Poetry" collection from Webster's Pages got me the Banner of the Week at Webster's Pages :). That was very exciting for me!
June "Sweet Cakes"
Six months ago in June, I started this blog after sharing a blog with my sister Kelly for a year. It was very scary but exciting, and I've loved my new home every since! This layout was the very first layout displayed on my new blog, so it only seemed right to include it here.
July "My Guy"
More Webster's Pages! This photo of Gunner is one of my favorites and I put much love into putting this layout together. It won the "My Guy" challenge at Webster's Pages :)- and this was the month I received the invite to join the Webster's Pages team! Definitely the highlight of my entire year!
I have this one on my wall. I just love the orange in there, the different color/sized photos, the design. And it emulates what we are about as a family- true outdoors people!
September "Your Story"
Another one of my favorite pages ever. It started out a total mistake- my photo was a mess! But I was able to turn it around into something I loved and I used it to tell my daughter the rough road I had to travel on the journey of bringing her into this life :)
October "Decorating the Tree"
I was just getting into the swing of doing holiday layouts at this point. Wyatt loves helping decorate the tree and although I'm a big perfectionist and have to help him along the way, I really enjoy watching him do it. The colors here just really came together and I loved the end result!
November "So Beautiful"
My first time working on a non-12x12 format. This 8x10 canvas was such a joy to put together! It hangs on my daughter's wall and I still love to look at it :).
December "Remember the Time"
I'm a bit of a mixed media nut at this moment- and I love creating on canvas. So this project was a true joy to create and in the new year, I hope to expand my mixed media knowledge and continue to learn and grow as much as I can!
Thanks so much for having a look at my year with me, and for your love and support along the way. So many of you take the time out of your day to stop here and leave some words of encouragement which motivate me to the next project. I love what I do, but I know it wouldn't be nearly as enjoyable did I not have your friendship to brighten my day on a daily basis. Thanks so much for everything!