Saturday, December 31, 2011

Top 11 in twenty11

Happy New Years everyone :)
There are still a few hours left in the year......just a few.
We are watching stupid tv and the kids are playing.
We are boring.
I'm good with boring.
NYE has never been a big deal to me.
I figure I'm still recovering from Christmas at this point ;)

I am happy to say goodbye to this year......it.has.not.been.a.good.one.
But I feel hopeful for the new year and look forward to some improvements ;) 

I'm hoping to follow the prophets council "life is to be enjoyed, not just endured"
This year has felt like shear endurance with very little joy sprinkled in.....and I'm tired of feeling like that's all there is.  I know there is much joy to be had and I'm hoping it comes a little easier this next year, without all the trials overshadowing it.

On to my top 11, this is where I document our joy.....and looking at these it reminds me of the joy I feel when I am with my children ;)  Though, you wouldn't know I have 2 boys by the looks of my top faves ;)  Sorry boys, I do have layouts of them, but I guess I have a few more girl ones.........oooops, my bad ;)

I am happy to see that I am getting better at documenting our stories, including a bit more journaling on my pages.  Though there are still "just because I LOVE the photo layouts"

I hope the upcoming year is filled with blessings and lots of love to all of you!
Thanks for joining me ;)

p.s.  it's 9:54 and I think my hubby is sleeping.
we are such party animals!!!!


Hilde Aaslund aka Scoobie said...

Time to bring out the boys, Carol :-)
I just love, love, love your style. It's so.... random? Love how you mix tecniques and colors and add small unexpexted details to you pages.

Have a Happy New Year, Carol. I'm crossing my fingers that 2011 was one of a kind and that 2012 brings much more joy and laughter for you and your family!

Maja Stokk / eyovine said...

Stunning!! Love everything you do. Your style ROCK!!

// Maja

Lilith Eeckels said...

Carol you are amazing. You have such an eye for design. Love every one of them. Wishing you the very best for 2012.

beckyjune said...

Your pages and your girls are so gorgeous, Carol. Happy New Year to you!

Stacey Michaud said...

I really adore your style! I am so inspired by you detailing! 2012 is sure to be a huge year for you!

curlyqmosaics said...

Beautiful layouts for 2011. I can't wait to see what you create for 2012. Your style is fabulous! Happy New Year!

antenucci said...

I really like them all, but love the big butterfly one - thanks for sharing!

Kate Vickers said...

These are all stunning, Carol! I live all of them.

I'm sorry to read that 2011 was a difficult year. I hope that 2012 is a better one. :)

Leah said...

So gorgeous and beautiful. My fave is Just a little, but it was a hard pick.

Pam said...

I feel your pain on 2011, here's to a much brighter 2012 for both of us!!

There is no way I could pick a favorite from all of these, I adore them all, you have got such great style!! Can't wait to see what you create this year:)

You totally rocked the September kit though;)

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Deanna said...

Oh Carol, sounds like we're in the same boat. Let's hope that 2012 is OUR year! ;) And these layouts? I L.O.V.E. them. Seriously. You're style is one that is oh so inspiring! I LOVE looking at them! Just know that both you and your work bring ME joy, so keep'em comin'! :) Happy New Year!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Carol, I absolutely love your style. You know I am such a huge fan. These are all so beautiful! I hope that 2012 is a better year for your family. You are such sweet and creative girl with a wonderful spirit. You bring such joy and inspiration into others lives including mine. I hope for all the best for you in 2012!

Sherri said...

It's a brand new day my friend. His mercies are new every morning. Here's hoping the 2012 is much brighter. Thanks so much for sharing your tops of 2011, love 'em. Looking forward to more scrappy fun with you this year.

Zarah said...

Oh my heck, girlie... You're such a fab artisk! LOVE these so much - but the 20ten one kills me. Too pretty for words. I am crushing on it!!

Monique Liedtke said...

Fabulous pages Carol! Can't really say what your style is, but love them all. My fav is the 6th!

Stephanie said...

Happy New Year. Here's to a better year than last. :)

Anonymous said...

oh so beautiful Carol...I love them ALL :)
hope your 2012 is just wonderful xox

Mette said...

Mmmmmm your style is just amazing! I love them all!