***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. :)