Strange Fruit. So...I was doing the original Last Scrapper Standing Dares and they told us to do something with all circles. I got so caught up in trying to figure out the circle thing that when it finally started to come together, it was as I was watching PBS and a documentary on Ms. BH (hmmm...I JUST now noticed she has the same initials as me!) and they were talking about how she did this song. Oh how those men in my life have been some strange fruit indeed.
If I am to stay. This was a take on looking back at an old photo and trying to remember what was going through my mind. I was in a pretty difficult relationship. He would say I made it so, but no matter, these words have never crossed my mind with R, but back in the day, I had to kind of muster up the courage to say no and move on. It was hard for me. Probably harder for him.
Twisted. By far one of my top 3 of 2007. I LOVED how funky this came out and I was drinking I don't know WHAT (truly...there was this purple stuff in the fridge) when I just started playing with this. You definitely have to check out the journaling here because it was at a pretty intense crossroads with my current relationship. I was feeling very VERY good and thinking "how did I ever deserve this?"
Wow! Me? This is another contender for top 3. And no photos...go figure. Whole lot of back story to this one you should check out on sistv, but this layout still makes me smile everytime I look at it. Every. Time.
Dude Play Like a Boy This layout almost ended up on the trash heap. It started as an 8.5 x 11 and when I finished I was like "uhggg". But then it fell on some white cardstock and I looked down while I was shuffling stuff to finish and was like "wow...I like that." Green and yellow not my fave colors, but ended up really REALLY loving this sis kit and making lots of good memory pages from it. Of course my fave little dude doing his thing.
And it is Okay. So, not only did like my scrap idol lift this (thanks KC!!), but I just loved the simplicity of this. And the font. And the white space. And the photos. And all of the tiny little things on the list. And the secret. Which is that the title reads "And it is okay that you love me more". Secret being that it is okay because I love you, you love me more, and I love you most. Even though you love me infinity times as much. Ahhh...sappy. Probably knocks out one of my other top 3 as this was by far my fave layout of the year.
Maybe Forever. I tell you. This layout was. Is. Well...everything. At that time, with those photos, we're still trying to figure out us. Still maybe forever, but absolutely more definitely now. Bittersweet layout for all the drama of 2007, but the memories, good and bad, both in life, relationships, lessons learned and all...defiintely worth top 10 status.