glitz design: the new year and a freebie

first, thank you so much for all of the kind words you left on my "garden girl" announcement from yesterday. made me smile from ear to ear.  and i'm so glad to hear that many of you still frequent blogs, but don't always comment.  i'm the exact same way. i'm hoping to leave more love on blogs this year.  :)

i am so excited to be back with glitz for another year!  i just love everything that they make and the glitz girls are just fabulous!  did you see the new product releases on the blog this past weekend?  um, yummy!!

today, i'm on the glitz blog sharing my "new year" layout.  i decided to do a simple layout about my words for this year "simplify, enjoy, breathe".  i feel like i need all of these words this year, and although they are intertwined somehow, i wanted each to be present in my day to day.

to celebrate the new year, i wanted my title to be the main point of my page.  i made my title in my silhouette software and then cut it out on white card stock.   i then backed a few of the opening spaces with patterned papers.  i also cut the same title on vellum and then added that over my white card stock.  i like how the vellum softens the bright white card stock a little. 

do you pick a word to follow each year?  please share if you have a minute!  i'd love to hear!!
happy monday!