Mornin' everyone! I have my second DT Reveal for 'Scrapbooking From The Inside Out' to share with you today, but FIRST, I have to wish my Mom, Carol, Happy Birthday!!!! She is 50 today and just as beautiful as ever! If yall don't already know, my Mom is my very best friend in the whole wide world and is just an amazing person! She is a loving mother and wife, a spectacular school teacher, and a wonderful scrapper! I wish I could be with her today on this special day, but sadly, I can not. But I hope she will know that today, as always, she is in my heart and my mind. I love you Mom and I hope you have the most awesome day ever! I will come to see you soon!!! (actually...going to see her in November and guess what guys?!!! We are having an all night crop! Whoo Hoo!!!!). I hope November comes quick!
Now, onto scrappy stuff. Yesterday I blogged about this month's kit and theme at SFTIO: enlightenment. For this page, I scrapped about the one thing most dear to my heart....scrapbooking! I just love to scrapbook! It is my true passion in this life. Scrapbooking has not only brought me joy, but has brought so many amazing people into my life. The girls and guys in the scrappy world are just so amazing and the nicest people you will ever meet! It is such a blessing! I will never forget when I discovered scrapbooking. From that first page, I was in love. I plan on fully 'cultivating' that passion to the fullest and learning all I can. This page is called 'Cultivate.' I used some 'enlightenment' artwork on this page that was posted on the SFTIO forum. I used blue and silver bling from my own scrappy stash around the circle. The alphabet stickers are American Crafts and I made the flowers myself.
I made my own journaling card to slide down into this pocket that came into the kit. I wrote on the front:
and on the back:
and on the back:
The flourish is cutwork from a piece of patterned paper that came in the kit. I used Helmar Zap Dots to pop it up a tad. The butterflies are American Crafts.
I made these flowers myself. Sometime this month, the tutorial for them will be posted on the SFTIO message board. These are so easy and quick to do. If you are interested, you can check that out on the message board. I'll do my best to put a link for yall on my blog when it goes up if I remember to. I used Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to adhere these flowers and the 'leaves', which are a metal embellishment that I cut in half. The wax seal is included in the kit also.