Thursday, September 23, 2010

***SFTIO Blog Hop!!!***

Hi everybody!!!

Happy Thursday to you!  I love Thursdays.  Why?  Because that means the next day is Friday!  Woot!  Another reason to love today is because Scrapbooking From The Inside Out (SFTIO) is having a DT Blog Hop!  Holla!!! If you are just arriving at my blog today, may I direct you to the lovely and talented Pinky.  She is the beginning of this hop.  You will need to visit and comment on each of our blogs because we are giving away one of the faaaaaaaaaabulous September kits!!!  Enlightenment is my favorite kit so far.  The colors are stunning and there are a ton of embellishments.  That's one of the many reasons that I love SFTIO kits.  There is no need for an add-on!

I thought I would share with you my favorite layout from the kit this month:


Have you ever had one of those layouts... where you sat back, looked at it and let out one of those "ooooh yeah" breaths.  Pure happiness and satisfaction.  Everything was thoughtfully placed with this layout.  The photos for this one were from a very silly photo shoot.  And they happen to be my favorites.  The theme of this kit was Enlightenment... what have you learned?  I liked creating a layout that was specifically about becoming more aware of who I am. 

Here is a close-up of my hidden journaling:


Most of my life I had a lot of identity issues.  I tried so hard to fit in with different groups.  I was like a chameleon.  If I was around of Bible thumping Christians, I could Bible thump with the best of them.  If I was around a bunch of drugged up grunge folks, I was sitting right there with them.  If I was around some homey-g's... well... let's just say I had the "word to your mom's" down pretty well.  As long as people liked me.  I was "happy".  Or so I thought....

Now that I'm learning more about who I am.  Who I was created to be.  I'm realizing what true "happiness" is.  I feel more comfortable in my own skin and don't feel like I have to worry about saying the right thing and putting on the right personality for the right group.  I am who I am.  And I'm still learning and growing! 

Thanks for reading all that!  Your next stop on the hop is off to the SFTIO Blog with Rachel! OH!! Before you go... have you "liked" the SFTIO Facebook page yet?  When we reach 1000 fans, I hear there might be another chance to win a kit!  Oooooooh... better tell your friends too.

Okay... get out of here!  Go visit Rachel!

hugs,
Melissa

P.S.  And come back again!  I update here a lot. :)

50 comments:

Casey Wright said...

Love this layout - the colors are beautiful and I LOVE your journaling :)

Laurie! said...

The pictures of you are GREAT! I like the hidden journaling.

StampinCathy said...

This page is beautiful. Great colors and just love the journaling.

MoMo sprnany said...

This lo is just amazing! I strive to make this much impact with as little! TFS!

Vicki said...

Outstanding page. Thanks for sharing.

Valine said...

This is a great LO! I love this kit!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Awesome apge...love the design of it, your photos AND your journaling :)

Trickut said...

Very pretty!
Love the colors.

Rachel
gl2814@zoominternet.net

Bernice said...

Great layout

Just us three said...

i enjoyed looking at your LO you created!

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

beautiful layout - one of my most fave color combos!

Jocelyn said...

Wow....stunning page...I just adore the pics of you!!! Great journaling and what a wonderful way to document your life!!!

Have a great day!!!

Tanya said...

Beautiful layout :)

sherree said...

beautiful layout,the colors are stunning!!

Faye Marie said...

I adore this LO. The colors. The embellishments. The message!!!!!! Thanks for inspiring me!!!!!

Kelly Massman said...

Great layout! I love Rachel's kits (and she's so sweet, too!) TFS!

Divinity said...

this page is wonderful! i'm gonna lift your sketch -- love love love it! :)

Lisa Dorsey said...

Wonderful layout! I know exactly what you mean about finding who you are! Great post!

Lori W said...

wowza! LOVE the composition of your layout! sooo pretty!

Natacha said...

WOW!!! Your layout is just amazing!!

Kristin Summer said...

Love your hidden journaling (I can def. relate)...and your layout is a stunner! I love those moments when you know you've created a great page :)

Denise said...

What a wonderful layout. I love seeing all the amazing stories everyone is telling.

Melissa said...

Gorgeous LO! Love the blue cardstock background. Perfect complement to the embellishments and pics. Love it!

Mary Jo said...

Gorgeous layout! Love your design!
And, I'm looking forward to Friday, too ;)

Carla said...

You girls are all doing amazing work with this kit, it is just beautiful.....wow..........wish I could get my hands on it...WINK WINK!

Renee77 said...

Stunning lo and you are so lucky to have found your purpose in life already! Good luck to you!

valechula said...

oh mylanta, can I relate to this! lord if only I would have known this when i was 15. i would have saved myself alot of trouble, and jail, and all that jazz....but I learned the hard way! now I know who I am! I am a home body, I dont even like to drink. now I would much rather read my book than run in the streets wild... people who know me now dont even believe Im the same kid I was. but I am comfortable now and have no problem telling someone no, I dont really want to go party. now I know who I am and Im not afraid of it!!!

wow!!! powerful stuff for a thursadu afternoon! thanks so much for sharing your enlightenment with us!

Jenn said...

I love your layout! and hidden journaling. Thanks for sharing! I LOVE all these enlightening layouts! I will come back to your blog for sure!

Sugar said...

Great page dear! getting ready to stalk.. er... follow you lol

Scrapamum said...

Fabulous page!

thriftycrafter said...

love those pics of you, and what you've done with them.

Pamela said...

Great idea. Love your pictures :) The colours are gorgeous. Beautiful, beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing it.

danilouwho said...

oh, I adore this page, love all those embellishments! the colors in this kit are just to die for!!

Manhattan Mandie said...

This layout is so pretty and I LOVE the photos! I can really identify with the chameleon feelings...

MaRLeNeF said...

simply beautiful layout!!! love it :)

Blessed Ladybug said...

what a great page .. thanks for sharing.. i love this page...

Kat said...

love the layout...and the insight.

Dawn said...

Big enlightenment for such a young age. Love the layout and the details.

Rach H said...

I love this layout and the journaling is so special!

melody said...

whoa...now that is some rawkin kewl journaling...WELL SAID! and {{heart}} your lo and design...just scrumptious

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

WHOA! ok, a new favorite! i am LOVING the blue and orange togehter, LOVING IT!

Gynergy said...

Great page! I love all that we can learn about ourselves through scrapping. :)

Kray said...

Very pretty layout! LOve it!

Sandy Ang said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts in the journal. Cheers !

Kathy Carr said...

Awesome layout and an amazing kit!!

sandyh50 said...

Love the layout, your handwriting is so neat! Love it.

Kelly said...

Good luck to Ewan and his family, and praying for enlightenment to guide them through this time, and help them to find answers, peace, and acceptance that things will work out.

Beautiful layouts.

tallulah1 said...

Love all the elements you used!
Janelle

Catherine said...

I love this LO and your journaling.

Debbie H said...

Love the use of "white" space on your layout (blue space?) Very nice!