Sneak Peek Time!

July is just around the corner. Eeek! So that means it's already almost time for a new kit at SFTIO! Independence is about red, white and blue around here though.

Basic Grey, Webster's Pages and American Crafts are colliding in this kit to bring you beautiful colors and symbolism to dig into your independent self!

I still have one more layout to share with all of you encompassing our current month of OPTIMISM. This layout is my favorite. In fact, I always save my favorite layout for last. It's like this personal "saving the best for last" just for me. Even though I've seen it a lot, it's still exciting for me to wait to share it with all of you.

It was easy to create a layout about staying positive with the papers from Lily Bee. The collection we used in this month's kit is Happily Lost. Even the name is optimistic! The bikes leave me with a picture of myself riding along some beautiful, deserted beach, not quite sure where I am but with the sun and warm breeze whipping my hair and the smell of the ocean on my nose, I don't care where I am.

Add a banner and a sweet little metal butterfly to the mix and it's definitely a carefree, happy, optimistic layout. And what layout isn't complete with some handmade flowers? I learned how to make those flowers from a tutorial on the Lily Bee blog some time ago. They are a bit addictive.

Little spritz of Smooch Spritz work perfectly to add to the playfulness I wanted to convey in this layout. Even though I'm not normally a "spritzer", I love what it looks like hitting the kraft paper and intermingled with the colors of the papers and alpha.

Staying positive is natural for me. Not that I don't have my negative moments. Believe me. No one can bring me down better than myself! 

This kit was jam packed with so much beautiful product that will encourage you to pull out your optimism. You can get yours here.

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