Two things inspired this layout - the cool ampersand stamp from one of the add-ons last month, and the amazing handstitching by Sasha and Kinsey each month.
This layout took me forever. Was it worth it in the end? I think so :) 2012 was a great year for me, and I wanted to create a special layout. I thought to make a bold title and came up with this.
I printed out an outline of '2012' on white cardstock, and then pierced holes every cm or so. I started by hand stitching each number's outline first. Then I went back and randomly stitched back and forth inside the numbers to create the criss cross pattern.
I used my Cameo to cut out the 'goodbye' part of my title. After that, it was just arranging little photos - favorites from 2012.This is my favorite layout this month :)