What a way to start a new week! First, I didn't have to wake up so early because the KiDS have no school today, to make up for our being in school last Saturday for Family Day. Second, after sleeping in the studio for the past few days, woke up today with DH in the house. And last but not least, this exciting message from Jenn that I had won A Peek Into Yesterday's Pillar of Strength contest. My layout is now resting comfortably in their home page. Part of the perks of winning aside from the $25 GC from their online store.
I entered one of my favorite layouts, I Know Her Heart, with a major revision. I included an accordion-style hidden journaling, written to my mother to comply with the requirement of the contest that I should indicate why that person is my pillar of strength.
Here is the hidden journaling. I got the idea of putting the journaling under the square quote from Marj's Dance with My Father LO.
Dearest Mommy, Manang Marissa tells me you were just 16 when this photo was taken. You looked so young, carefree and innocent. How I wish I had known you then. I know that raising me and my 7 siblings wasn't the easiest task. You faced many difficulties and challenges just to make sure that we had food on the table and we all had a good education. Truly, it's the miracle of your, and daddy's love that we all finished college. How you managed it a government employees' salaries, I still cannot fathom. I hope that with my own family of 3 children, I have even half of your strength and resilience. You taught me that with your family behind you, anything is possible. You remind me that indeed, only good will come from a parent's love and dedication. In my eyes, you are always beautiful. Love, Pinkee
Hope this week continues to be a good one. :-)
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