A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

This Month At SFTIO: Enlightenment

Hey yall! Happy hump day! Can you believe it's Wednesday already?!! I can't! Another week just flying by! I hope each of you are having a spectacular week so far! Today, I wanted to blog about one of my favorite kit clubs and who I am so lucky to design for...Scrapbooking From The Inside Out aka SFTIO!!!! SFTIO is all about scrapbooking emotion. Each month, they offer a fabulous kit themed around one particular emotion. This month's topic...enllightenment. This month's kit is stuffed full of goodies from Bo Bunny, Core'dinations, The Paper Company, Hambly, American Crafts, Basic Grey, Maya Road, Prima, and so much more! I'm tellin' ya, it is AWESOME! Here are some pix of the kit so you can see what I mean:
Love these butterflies from American Crafts! They add such yummy dimension to any project! Also the swirly looking stickers from Bo Bunny....oh my....I was in heaven with those!
Lots of yummy bling and embellishments!
As always in the SFTIO, the flowers were stunning!!!
Some awesome 3-D brads too and check out the ribbon/chipboard! How cool is that!
More of those yummy flowers. This kit also came with some super cute little pockets for journaling.
Now, each month the DT is responsible for 5 layouts each using the wonderful kit. Can I just say how much I enjoyed this one?!!! I don't usually use the colors orange and blue a lot, but this kit made me fall head over heels for this combo! It's so soothing and just exudes 'enlightenment' to me. We each were to scrap about what 'enlightenment' means to us. I had to do some research and do some serious thinking about this topic, but I really enjoyed scrapbooking about it. So today, I will start my DT revels for this month. I will post one layout a day starting today.
First up, I tried something new....a 6 x 12 inch layout. I see this size of layout all over the scrappy world and am always in awe, but was a little intimidated. But this month I decided to just go for it and am so glad I did. This size is gonna be addictive I think! LOL. This first layout is entitled 'Awareness' and is about how I need to be aware of how fortunate I am. I know it's bad, but I am so prone to getting into those 'woe is me' moods. I sometimes feel like things in my life couldn't possibly get any worse and I just want to give up. But then I think more about it and kick myself in the rear because I am so fortunate. I know life is hard, but it's not only hard for me, it's hard for all of us at one time or another. I need to be more positive and remember to count my blessings.
Here is my page: (if you can't see this small picture, click on it and it will come up bigger, then just hit the 'back' button.)
I used a Martha Stewart Crafts border punch on some of the embossed white cardstock that came in the kit. I love the soft effect this cardstock gave my layout. Also, I cut this tag out using my Cricut Expression. I used a 'gelly roll' pen (also included in the kit) for my journaling. Of course, you know I used my favorite Helmar Adhesives on this project! I used the Quick Fix Adhesive Runner, Helmar 450 Quick Dry, Helmar Zap Dots, and Liquid Scrap Dots on this page. Yall know how I love me some Helmar! Tee Hee! :)
Love these brad looking embellishments!
I told yall the swirly looking stickers in this kit were fabulous! I love them! I used them as inspiration for my curved title. I also added a little butterfly.
I jazzed up the little pocket that came in the kit using some leftover cardstock, more of the Bo Bunny stickers, and bling that came in the kit.

Thanks for taking a moment to drop by my blog today! I hope you will join me over the next 4 days as I explore 'enlightenment' even more with this luscious kit! Have a fabulous day and take care!

Happy Scrappin'!

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