Friday, December 30, 2011

Saying Goodbye to 2011

Every year I think the year has gone by quicker than the previous year.  But I am glad to be rid of 2011...it was the hardest year for me yet.  Thank God for my kids...they have been such a blessing.  Anyways...so I am praying that 2012 is a MUCH better year for us.

On The ScrapCake blog we did a post where we all shared layouts recapping the year.  I chose to go in a slightly different direction and created this:


I used the Cozy Xmas collection from The ScrapCake for this layout.  Those letters are stamped with an old set I had from Stampin' Up!, which I am sure they do not sell anymore.

Here are some close up's of my layout:





I hope we all have better years actually, even if your year was super...we'll always take better, right!  :)  

Thanks for stopping in today!!!!  
Have a wonderful day!!!!


15 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwww! This is AMAZING! I love that even though it was a hard year, you captured it, embraced it, and said good bye to it in a beautiful way! I hope all works out and that 2012 is a wonderful year for you! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Jingle said...

Very pretty layout, Pam! I hope your year is truly blessed! Happy New Year! And I mean HAPPY!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

awesome job!!happy new year

Lynn said...

Awesome page! I hope you have a blessed 2012.

Debby said...

Awesome layout. It sounds that you are ready for a very positive journey for 2012.

Sylvia said...

this is sooooooo beautiful! I hope 2012 will be better for you...if this s what you wish :-)
Sylvia xx

Johanna said...

This LO kind of makes me sad... It's hard to think that somebody had such a bad year they really wish for better the next year... But I understand... (I don't think I'm very clear but ANYWAY).

I have to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE those letters you used to stamp your text! Just the right size :)

I really love the general LO as well!

And most of all, I hope that 2012 will be a better year for you and your loved ones! I wish you the best <3

anne g-i said...

what was it about 2011??? i feel the same way and we've talked about it in my little monthly scrappy group - everyone had a crummy year. it's good to acknowledge and good to keep moving forward!

WillieburgScrapper said...

I really love this layout! The design is fantastic and those alpha stamps are fabulous- the look like typewriter keys! I feel the exact same way about 2011- we had fun but I'm glad it's over and hope 2012 gets my family on a better financial track. Happy New Year!

Carol Sue said...

Hope the New Year is a very wonderful to you Pamela!! XO

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow - what an awesome layout!!! Happy new year! :D

Daniela Dobson said...

Love the layout and those stamped letters. I hope 2012 is better :)
Happy new year.

Tracy said...

I love your take on this challenge and your layout.
This was me last year :(
2011 was a better year for me, but still working on having a better year in 2012.
Hoping you do too.

TanishaRenee said...

Superb layout, Pamela!! I love everything about it!

Tracey Taylor said...

Just cruising through your blog this morning. LOVE the new look. so many wonderful and inspiring creations here. I love how you mix colours and patterns. Happy New Year!