Jennifer Arbon of Word Art World has posted an amazing digi template on her blog and Facebook and with it I have been able to create a digi page full of pictures of me from different months of the year.
This is only my second ever digi page and it is far more elaborate than the 1st one I did. Having said that the template made it so easy, once I had the pictures all in place and grouped it all together I just needed to pretty the page up.
I used a graphics program called Xara. I have been using it for a good few years and it is worth every penny. It is great for DTP projects, photo collages and I use it all the time for my digis.
The 'papers' and elements are all from a kit called New Years Eve by Peppermint Creative which is only $3 in their store. It is a 2010/2011 kit but apart from the 2011 date all the other items in it are still relevant.
The pictures were taken in the following locations:-
JANUARY - Grandma's Birthday Meal
FEBRUARY - Aberystwyth
MARCH - Chester
APRIL - Hot Air Balloon
MAY - SIL Jill's Parachute jump (1st attempt)
JUNE - Cornwall Holiday
JULY - SIL Jill's Parachute Jump
AUGUST - London 2012 Olympics
SEPTEMBER - Bath
OCTOBER - Isle of Wight
NOVEMBER - Stratford on Avon
DECEMBER - Sister Michelle & Chris' Wedding
As a person 2012 was a massive year of growth for me. With the help of the most wonderful counsellor I have got the the very root cause of some of the most painful times of my life, battled some bloody massive demons, crawled out from a very dark pit of hope and despair and I am now the most happiest, light and carefree that I have ever been in my life.
In February 2011 I started this journey and whilst it has been extremely painful at times it has honestly been the most rewarding thing that I have done. Without question, everyone who has seen me go through this has seen a massive difference in me. I am still the same person I was just got rid of tonnes of excess baggage, gained a lot of self confidence and I am now losing weight and tackling my health issues.
2012 was a fabulous year but I have absolutely no doubt that 2013 will be so much better. My future is so bright, I am a great big ball of happiness that twinkles and shines so brightly that no one will ever snuff it out. It may diminish from time to time as everyday trials and tribulations take their toll but it will soon bounce back.
Happy 2013 everyone
I would like to enter this page into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-
2 Sisters Challenge - #124 Anything But a Card
Anything But A Card - #9 Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations – #21 Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo Challenge – Happy New Year
Forever Friends - #52 Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craftroom - #78 Freestyle
Jen’s Digi Stamps – Let’s Celebrate
Kaboodle Doodles - #152 Anything Goes
Make It Monday – #121 Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations – #120 Reflections (reflecting on the past year)
Order of the Opus Gluei - #147 Free For All
Paper Makeup Digi Makeover – #69 Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy – Celebration (of me and how far I have come in 2012)