This is my first contest entry and actually the first layout that I've submitted online so I'm kinda nervous. But here it is.
Hidden journaling (that pulls out from behind the photo) reads:
As a child life seems like such a certain place with y our dreams paving a path through life and your imagination painting the landscape along the way. Life as we know now is a much different place and the bends in the road come so fast upon you that sometimes you don't even know you went around one. It was the same for my mother who as a young girl had dreams of horse training and having a family. Life it seemed had a different path planned for her, one with many bends and curces that would take her along the path of self destruction, substance abuse, recognition, recovery and finally self discovery. My mother, after a long battle with drugs and alcohol has been sober for 7 years and has become the mother that we always knew that she could be and that she had always dreams of. She has traveled the road that was set before her and has conquered the challenges that she ran into. She has persevered and she will continue to persevere. My mother is truly a strong and courageous woman.
SEI PPS-Whinnies Walls
Basic Grey-Undressed chipboard and monogram
Heidi Swapp-Fuzzy Rubons
Quickutz-Mini tag and flower doo dads
Color Box-Chalk Inks
May Arts and Offray Ribbons
Making Memories-Decorative Brads and Magnetic Stamps
Misc-Rhinestones and Transperancy