Hey guys! I have another SFTIO (Scrapbooking From The Inside Out) DT Reveal to share with you today. This months theme at SFTIO...Acceptance. When I first saw that we were working with this emotion, I was unsure what to scrap. So I did a lot of thinking and researching and came up with several ideas. However, the idea for this layout was the most invigorating for me. Ever since I was a small child, I always worried CONSTANTLY about what everyone thought of me. I was always trying to impress everyone and would do anything for them to like me. I just could not stand the thought of not pleasing everyone I came in contact with. Well, as I aged, I discovered something that most of us learn as we age...you can't please everyone. Although you try, it just cannot be done. So I have come to the conclusion that you can't let petty, insignificant stuff like this get you down. You just can't! It's a total waste of time! So that is what this layout is about.
My layout is called 'Approval???' Everything that you see on this page is from the November Acceptance Kit at SFTIO. Love love LOVE this kit! It was filled with very interesting color combinations. When I first saw it and saw all the purple, I have to confess....I was so afraid! Purple is not a favorite of mine and I was scared to scrap with it. But I am so glad I just jumped in and did it because now I love purple!!! I love it mixed with the goldish-yellows and greens in the kit! Yum! I pulled out my sewing machine and did a bit of stitching on this page as well. Here is my page:
I used the following Helmar Adhesives to adhere my page and embellies:
2. Helmar Zap Dots (lots of 'em!) Tee Hee
My journaling on this page reads:
"For so many years I worried constantly about what everyone though of me! But you know what? Here lately I've realized...I don't need anyone's approval!!! I am who I am! Love me for that or get over it!!!"
The journaling is hidden behind the photo in a pocket that was included in the kit.
The kit included this purple patterned die cut shaped paper. I decided I wanted the floral decoration that was in the corner to stick out a tad more. So I pulled out my craft knife and cut out around the pattern. I then used the Helmar Zap Dots to pop it up off the page. I kinda got happy with the Helmar Zap Dots on this page! LOL
I was especially fond of this flower (from Prima) included in the kit! It is so delicate and feminine...right up my alley!
I will be back tomorrow with another DT Reveal from SFTIO's Acceptance kit! I hope you'll hop on back to my blog to share that with me! Have a marvelous day! Stay warm! AND Happy Scrappin' my crafty friends!