Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My Happy Place

Do you have a place to go to when you just need to rejuvenate or hide from the world a bit? Maybe it's your place to refill or let out things that are pent up inside your head. I have a place like that and it's my scrap area. Seems like an obvious answer, huh? But it really has become my happy place. Even when the mojo isn't cranking out when I want it to, it is still a place that I can go to and relax. Take a deep breath and let it all out. It's a place where I take time to thank God for the gifts He has given me and to thank Him for giving me a creative outlet. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have a "happy place" like this.

This layout was created using the April CONTENTMENT kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out. It fit so well to record a layout about my scrap area for contentment. Because I do feel my most content while creating. I did lots of layering and texture on this layout while still allowing lots of negative space. The bling and pearls were placed in a way to connect the title with the rest of the layout. I think it helps to ground it and adds a bit of whimsy. I like whimsy. :)

The zig zag papers are from My Minds Eye. They are actually a negative cut out from a shape cut with the Cameo. I couldn't throw them out! I like the neutral movement on top. I also busted out the sewing machine to create the ruffle. I had to spritz the paper with water before folding it. Made it a lot easier to do that.

So... where is your happy place?

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JulieJ said...

That's a very happy LO with those colours, bling and sunny smile.

Ashley Rock said...

This is a beautiful layout!

Linda Beeson said...

I love those woodgrain pieces on here.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

great mix of patterns, melissa! wonderful page!

angie gutshall said...

Love the colors and love pleating!!

Amy said...

Love this design! I too feel totally content while creating!! Thanks for sharing.