Sunday, April 15, 2012

Just Be

It's only April and I am reminding myself the word that I chose for 2012: STILL.

 Isn't it amazing how quickly we forget and/or get distracted?  The easy out would be to just change my word but I know that wouldn't be the right thing to do. Nothing quite like committing to it, once again, than creating a layout with that reminder.

The past few months have been busy on all accounts. Some life changes going on and just business in general. It's easy to get caught up in it and get frazzled. Thankfully, I have the word on my wall so I am reminded constantly. It also fit perfectly to create something to remind myself using the April kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out - CONTENTMENT.

I went a little bit out of my style and comfort zone with this one. I find that I feel safe and cozy when my layouts are centered and linear or horizontal in nature. But this one, I wanted to try something just a little different. I think I was inspired by the patterns of the Teresa Collins papers and elements from the kit.

Not sure.

I like the symbolism of calmness that the banner creates. For some reason I picture laundry hanging outside, blowing gently in the breeze and a calmness hanging in the air.

Love those tickets from Jenni Bowlin! I wasn't quite sure how I would incorporate them but I just went with it. Filled in the blanks and turned it into a way to date the layout, balance the layout and complete the journaling.

So how are you doing with your word? Had to do any reminders yet?


Johanna said...

Nice LO! I love the banners and the splash of colour!

Tammy said...

Great layout! Love the splashes of ink. This is a good reminder to keep our words in mind. My word this year is MOVE and I'm doing great with moving more every day. The big move was in March, relocating back to Florida and now I think I've found a townhouse to move into, so I'm doing great with my word so far this year! LOL. I haven't done a layout yet, so this is great motivation. Thanks for sharing! :)

Ashley Rock said...

beautiful layout!! Love this!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Wonderful page, Melissa! I love your banner work!

Linda Beeson said...

I really like the look of the little photos at the top of the layout.

Sarah Webb said...

Love this! Great colours and design! Lovely pp.

Pamela said...

Love this layout! Great job! :)