Thursday, September 22, 2011

Walking the Line

I have not been a very good blogger the past couple of weeks! I do have lots to share but it's always something that prevents me from getting on here. Either it's work or schedule or, most recently, catching a bad cold and not having any energy when I'm home. I came home early again and am staying home tomorrow to recoup... hopefully I can get over this because this is not a fun way to be... ever...

I always find it uncanny how each emotion shows up at the perfect time at SFTIO. It never fails that my life story at the moment matches up perfectly with what we process through with that month's kit. It continued to hold true with this months kit - Balance. After going through the change at work, I had to do create a layout telling the story about why and documenting when it happened. I was equally excited to have these photos to use.

I really like the blocked and/or quilted look with layouts lately. It's a great way to use all your scraps and combine lots of pattern and colors without being too overwhelming. I used this layout as an example for on Exclusive Content over on our forum. It talks about unique ways to frame photos using the kit.

I am absolutely in LOVE with the alpha stickers from Echo Park. Of course I had to mix up the words.

This month continues to be a balancing month as I figure out how to reshuffle my life. It's amazing how a few hours can make such a big difference. But I can tell you that, aside from being sick right now, I am loving it and excited to finally get a new routine going. With more energy and positive attitude! :)

Hope you are having a good week!



Keshet said...

I love this, Melissa! Always love the SFITO (am I spelling that right?) posts!

Audrey Pettit said...

So sorry to hear about your sickies, Melissa! My daughter came down with a nasty cold over a week ago now, and is having the hardest time shaking it. Such a bummer. Hope you feel better soon. :)
Your layout is fabulous! I so agree with you about the quilted blocks being so eye catching. LOVE yours. Great title work, too, and are those photos ever perfect here.

Connie said...

This is so cute!!!! Perfect !!!

Pamela said...

Love this!!! Great layout! :) Sorry you are sick, hope you feel better soon!

Ursula said...

This is a wonderful layout, I like that quilted look. so colorful