Thursday, January 30, 2014

2014... Going to make a change

This year I have resolved to life my life with a more open heart. Events of 2013, especially the loss of a dear friend, have taught me to rethink my priorities and how I value the people in my life. I will strive to remember how short life is and how important each person in my life is. Life is so short and I need to take advantage of every moment I have. 
This layout was inspired by the new year and by my new outlook on life. I am posting it on the scrapbooking challenge blog "Challenge YOUrself," a blog that challenges you to create layouts with YOU in the photos! (Made for those of us who typically stand behind the camera rather than in front of it) 
On this layout most of the materials came from my Citrus Twist kits. I also used Heidi Swapp mist for the splashes, and modeling paste to add some extra texture to the page. Forgive the shadows.... I couldn't wait until daylight to take a better photo. :) 


  1. Love it. Awesome layout and awesome word and life goals!

  2. Looks like the begining of a new journey! Great layout and love the layering.
    Thanks so much for sharing your story and your layout with us at Challenge YOUrself.

  3. First of all, I'm so sorry for you to lost a dear friend!
    But your layout is very gorgeous with all it's layering and thoughts behind it. So glad you shared this one with us at Challenge YOUrself - I would love to see your creations again! Your picture looks perfectly good, you look very warm and nice person! :)
    If you worry about shadows, please see my super simple tutorial how to reflect lights when photographing - no need to buy any expensive stuff:

    Hope we'll see soon again! :)

  4. This is such a gorgeous page! I absolutely love your OLW layout and I love how you designed it with the photo of you. I also want to send hugs to you and let you know that I will keep you in my prayers. Thank you so much for joining us at Challenge YOUrself!

  5. Such a pretty page Heather and I love how your layers frame the photo of YOU! Thanks for sharing your OLW and your amazing page with us at Challenge Yourself. xx

  6. Great picture! Love your layering and the variety of patterned papers. Thanks for joining in with us at Challenge Yourself!

  7. Great layout, love the layers and that envelope is so nice. Great word is wonderful for a new year and new life. Thanks for playing along with us at Challenge YOUrself

  8. best of luck with your resolutions for this year. Love the colors of your layout and you look so cute in the pic <3

    So glad you are playing along with us at Challenge Yourself!