SFTIO Design Team Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

Long time no see on this here blog. What better way to kick start myself back into a regular schedule than with a wonderful design team blog hop, featuring layouts by the amazing dt at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out. We've got some new team members and I'm thrilled to have you meet these ladies and visit their blogs.

If you are just starting the hop here, you are in the right place. Then, just follow the links at the bottom of each of our posts to visit everyone's blog.

Today I'm sharing one of my layouts using the July Communication kit. This kit is filled with so much symbolism in regards to communication! I especially love all the phone elements. After making a cross country move, I knew how important it was for me to maintain some communication between my friends. While I know that new relationships will definitely be formed here, I also realize that the friendships I have already established are deeply rooted! Distance will definitely present it's own unique challenges but for my own heart health and sanity.... I need to know those people, who I have that heart investment in, will always be there.

I could spend a lot of time talking about my friend and how amazing she is. But this time I'm focusing on me. How does she affect me and why is it so important I not lose the communication we have. And it's for the very reason I stated above - so much has been invested and it is good for my heart, mind and soul that this friendship be maintained. It will definitely be different but I'm glad we don't have to let go!

Symbolism just oozes from this kit! How perfect to have little paper airplanes. I picture hand written letters to my bestie and then flying a paper airplane all the way from Chicago to Washington State. 

And what kind of blog hop would we have if there wasn't a prize???

Messages Collection Kit from Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker

Someone is going to win this super cute and fun collection kit from one of our manufacturers Nikki Sivils! How perfect is that for your own Communication layouts???

To be eligible to win this kit, leave me a comment about anything pertaining to communication. Tell me about how you best communicate or what is your favorite way to communicate? Or... how many words can you create from the letters in COMMUNICATION? ;) Comments must be received by 9 p.m. Pacific Time on Sunday, July 29th. Winner will be announced shortly thereafter via the SFTIO blog and Facebook.

One more thing before I leave you... August is right around the corner which means a new kit is on the horizon. August we get to Escape... here is a little sneak peek:

Layout by Mary Jo Rhoda

We also a fabulous guest designer joining us. You won't want to miss it.

But right NOW... you need to keep hopping... your next stop is one of our NEW design team members MARY JO!  Get to gettin'.... 

P.S. Never visited us at SFTIO before? Come join us! Begin your journey in creating "inside out" style. It's not as scary as you think. We've got an active forum, a free - industry exclusive Inspiration Page and gorgeous kits. We'd love to have you join us!