I also sat down last night to write my daughter a letter that will be given to her during her 8th grade retreat next week. She and her classmates will head up to the mountains for three days to celebrate their transition on to High School, enjoy the bonds they've created during the last nine years and, from the sounds of it, recognize who they are, what gifts they have and celebrate that, as well. The letter was tough. I'm not good at the writing thing, so I hope it conveys the beauty I see in her and the gift that she is to me. Her dad wrote one too and I'm dying to know what he wrote, but neither of us shared what we wrote. Other than the, "how many pages do you have?" we didn't discuss it all.
On to other celebrations - like a winner for Week #2 challenges. 29 layouts in all. That's 60 layouts done in just two weeks. That's an album's worth of layouts! Holy moly, awesome work. Take a browse through them and gather your own inspiration from them.
Random.org selected Briel as the winner from last week. To win the weekly challenge, just play along. To be eligible for the grand prize you do need to do all the layouts and have them uploaded by the deadlines posted for each.
And because it's a birthday party, I've selected two winners from those who are followers:
If you haven't seen, today it's blossoms, bling and metal (you know all things a girl loves to get on her birthday) and it's on sale for 50% off - today only. Check out the Blue Plate Special section to see them all.