(this one is an 8x8 layout. Made a mistake with the quote - shouldn't be a "to" before "teach". The sparkly stuff on the sunrays is Jo Sonja's Opal Dust - love that stuff)
And the layout below is what I did with my 12x12 layout background when I got home. It's for Ngaire's beautiful blog. To read more about her idea, check out the first post on the blog. Thank you Ngaire for coming up with this wonderful idea - you are an inspiration, and genuinely beautiful, inside and out :-) We should all be celebrating our own true beauty in a world where beauty is often such a shallow concept.
My journaling reads: "On a day-to-day basis I don't worry about what I look like. I have a face that resembles the family I love. I have lines and grey hairs that tell the story of 39 years of life experiences. I have an imperfect body that reminds me of the three precious children I gave birth to, and of how fortunate I am to lead a full and active life.
So when it came to taking the dreaded "profile shot" recently, why did I choose the dull, expressionless one? The black and white one? That's not me. I'm not neat, elegant or serene, as that photo might suggest. I'm messy, often silly, and a little hyperactive. I love meeting people, and I'll give you a smile without giving a passing thought to my laugh lines or crooked teeth. That's the real me, shining through from the inside. In beautiful technicolour."