Insightful Me!

Thursday, January 9, 2014



I'm finally sharing my first layout for 2014! 

This time I used the fabulous kit from Scrapbooking From the Inside Out.

SFTIO is an inspirational source, kit club, and online community for scrappers. It's great to scrap about others, but sometimes we need to turn the focus on ourselves. These kits will help you on your journey as you create pages about your thoughts, hopes, and dreams.

Each SFTIO kit has an emotion behind it. January's emotion is - Empathy. 

I created four layouts this month based around this theme. I chose to show this one first to give you a grasp at how you can begin making pages that follow your journey through 2014.


I have one bit of advice if you are new to this type of scrapping - "Breathe and enjoy the journey!"

To make a page of your own is a sweet process. First, take a hold of the emotion "empathy" and let it sink in for a moment. After that, grab a thesaurus and look up the word.

I found several synonyms that really hit home for me:
- compassion
- insight
- comprehension
- rapport

One of these words really stood out for me. It was the word "insight". To really feel empathy for another person I need to gain insight into what they are really feeling.


Once you get your page together be sure to add a bit of journaling. Keep the emotion in mind as you write. And be sure to write from the heart.

Need more inspiration?

Be sure to check out the SFTIO blog!
Audrey Pettit said...

Beautiful layout, Angi and awesome theme, too. Loving your tips on scrapping yourself, which really isn't very easy to do. Really love that serene paper and love the scattering of wood hearts. The little math equation is perfect for you. Love the arrow pointing towards your title, too!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this! LOVING all those hearts!!!!!!

♥ Lynn said...

This is FABULOUS Angie!!! Love the colors and hearts!!

Laurel said...

So fun, love the color!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Sooooo pretty, Angi! I love the green and the touch of gold and the sprinkling of hearts!

Trinh said...

Your LO is beautiful! I love the ombré effect & color scheme. Thanks for the advice on this type of LO! Definitely not my comfort zone but so important to do.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful! Love the elements and your journaling! Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

Connie Mercer said...

awesome Angi~keep em' coming!!!

jessica said...

Gorgeous LO Angi!!!
Love the colors and super fun embellishments!!

Ashley Horton said...

Beautiful layout and thought behind your page, Angi!!

Annette Allen said...

wow now this is just to fabulous... i love the color on the background.. the blend of color is gorgeous..

Linda said...

Great project and great page!

Tracey said...

Wow...I love this idea Angie, thanks for the tips! Really great page:)

Jinny Newlin said...

What a great idea, Angi! Good luck! I look forward to seeing where it all takes you throughout the year. Your page is simply beautiful! Really love that gradient background.

yyam said...

Looking good my friend! :)
Love the hearts!

kdnkdd said...

Very nice layout, love your "insightful" thinking.

Miss Misi said...

Lovely layout and I like the inspiration behind it.

WrinkleFreeDiva said...

I love the paper you used in this layout. The gradient green stripes are so pretty and a wonderful color to express empathy and insight. The embellishments you chose are perfect for this layout. Nice work!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wonderful layout! Love it!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

A fun layout!

Denise Price said...

Great page! I love the monochromatic look and the scattered hearts.

Denise said...

The gradient of color in your background is fabulous!

Terria said...

I really love this layout the this soft color background is so soothing.

Amber Holder said...

The layout is gorgeous. I really enjoyed reading about your thought process on this one. I intend to make a whole album about myself someday. I think about how much I would treasure it if my grandmother had done something like that. Your ideas on insight gave me a great idea for that book.

Best crafty wishes!
Amber
Staying Crafty

Kelly R said...

This is a lovely page of you and your thoughts. I just love the pp you used and the hearts. I am going to have to hop over to this site and check it out too. Thanks for sharing you heart with us.

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