Respect. Find out what it means to me.

Admit it.

When you heard that the March kit at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out was called Respect... you know you busted out your best Aretha Franklin.

I know I did! 

So, naturally, I had to create a layout inspired by the lyrics. I had the perfect photo to go along with it so... why not?


Let's find out what it means to me. :)

I don't think I'm asking for too much.

I mean, we're all different. We're created and wired differently. For great reason, I might add! But I do think we get caught up in the thought that just because we desire or enjoy things a certain way, that everyone else must also. I know I do! So I encourage myself, along with anyone else reading this, to step back from our own ways of feeling valued and all that jazz, and really observe what our friends and family appreciate. 

I read a book called The Five Love Languages. It was eye opening as it, not only revealed to me what I truly desire to feel appreciated and loved, but it also opened my eyes to how others would receive love. I like to learn those things and I hope that I can be sensitive to those needs. Even if they put me out of my comfort zone.

With that said... 

I love the way cut out words look, on cardstock, with some pattern or color in the background. If you have an electronic cutter (I have the Cameo), it is super easy to create! Just open up the file in the Silhouette Software, add the text and any other elements you want to do, and cut!

Then, cut out the strips of pattern paper you wish to use as the background and adhere to the back of the cardstock. 

Seriously, it's that easy.

And now I shall leave you with the song that inspired this post... and layout... because if I didn't that would be just silly.