Sunday, January 06, 2013

a note to myself - 2013

and a bit of magic.

To read a note I wrote to myself on 12/31/12, written one year earlier, was a truly super cool thing.  Nobody knows me like me, right?  Nobody knows what I truly want for myself like I do.  And nobody knows just what to say.  I am SO glad I did this.  It was easy to commit to doing it again.

This year I did a different approach.  I created a layout.  There's a lot of layers here, but in the center is an envelope and in that envelope is another letter to myself, that I won't open until 12/31/13.  

I'm really excited about this one, because I have some serious goals and I'm really looking forward to opening it up and checking off a few things from the bucket list at the end of the year.

I had fun with design on this one.  I used goodies from my January kit from Gossamer Blue as well as items from my stash.

And just like last year, I included a recent family picture, this one was from New Years Eve, as well as a self-portrait.  I took that one with my new iPhone.  I'm not normally a fan of self-portraits but you need to get yourself in the picture every once in a while.

I hope you had a chance to play along with this challenge.  It isn't too late!
My plan is to tuck this layout in at the end of my scrapbook so it'll be easy to find at the end of the year.

2011 is here.
And the first time I did this I created a pillow box.  You can check that note here.

Have a great day!  The kids and I are both back to school tomorrow.  I'm headed to a first-grade class this time.  I'm super excited about it!  I graduate in May!

XOXO Davinie

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  1. I like your stitches, the concept and the family portrait. Thank you for the inspiration. My layout is modeled after your "Snow Bound" one from January 2013 Scrapbook Trends:

  2. Great idea! TFS! Beautiful layout!

    1. I can,t agree with you Melinda because layout is not amazing just fine.

  3. Question? How do you handle all of your Instagram photos? Do you save them to your computer from your phone or do you print them through somewhere specific? I'm struggling with this and the photos you have on this LO look great but I'm curious if you have just rounded the corners and matted them on white CS? So many questions huh?!!! Thanks so much for giving us all a glance into your creativity and life!

  4. what a FANTASTIC idea--LOVE it, BEAUTIFUL layout as well!

  5. I love this layout ! It's so gorgeous and the photos are really nice !
    Marie, a reader from France

  6. What an awesome idea and an awesome page! Gorgeous details!

  7. I love this layout and your idea behind it! Very inspiring!

  8. what a nice idea,really like it,layout is really amazing and nice..

  9. Great work. where do u get such amazing ideas?
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