As the journaling reads, I did not do well with a move my family made when I was a teenager. I went to three different high schools that year - who wouldn't have a rough time? But years later, when my own little family made a big move, I remembered the lessons I had learned and had a much better experience. I really wish I could go back in time and make lemonade out of that earlier experience, but I am content to know that I learned from my mistakes.
I didn't have a photo that would help tell my story, so I opted for journaling only. To make my page about a difficult move from Utah to California more interesting, I created a California-shaped journaling space by printing out clipart, using it as a mask for misting, and then stitching the image's edge.
I used the Precocious Paper January Sampler, "Sunshine in My Soul" to embellish this page, specifically the Classic Ivory Rolled Fabric Flower and the Daffodil Dyed Cardboard Flower. I took the bottom layer off of the cardboard flower and used it on the right-hand edge. I love to combine my flowers with Prima flowers - the mix of textures and colors is really pretty, I think :).
I hope to see you playing along at The Studio! Don't forget to stop by the blog to check out the rest of the design team's takes. I still have a handful of January Samplers on hand, and if you purchase one, all additional items will ship for free :). Have a wonderful Sunday! Tessa