Thursday, September 23, 2010

questions *SFTIO September Enlightment Kit* and BLOG HOP!

Today is the DAY! Its time for the Scrapbooking From the Inside Out Blog Hop!!

For any of you who might not know about Scrapbooking From the Inside Out, it is an inspirational source, kit club, and online community for scrapbookers who want to explore their inner lives and deepest thoughts and dreams.

Its also a fantastic way to get more of YOU in to your scrapbooks!

Each month, Rachel and her team come up with an amazing kit of beautifully coordinating supplies along with a theme to explore.

This month, the theme is Enlightenment.


The color and texture in this kit is so gorgeous!!


It feels a bit like a trip through some exotic foreign land.


And its FULL of little details...


Do you think that Enlightenment means that you have all the answers?

Do you think that it means that the questions just go away or that they are no longer pertinent?

I don't....this layout is all about asking those questions, the questions that you think you may never know the answer to.

For me, faith and enlightenment go hand in hand.If you want to be enlightened, you have to be willing to ask the tough questions, to see beyond what is temporal. Questioning to me doesn't imply a lack of faith...as long as they don't consume you. And...well...while these are questions I have, they are often in my prayers...



I believe its important to question...and equally important to accept that for some things, there will be no answer here on this earth. THAT speaks of enlightment to me...some things are not for me to know. And NOT understanding, doesn't steal my peace...(Ok...I'm still working on THAT part!)

Sometimes we shy away from doing non-photo layouts. But this is a layout where I just didn't feel I had a photo do do the topic justice...and, lets be serious, I could have FILLED THIS PAGE UP with more questions!

I made these nifty little embellishments for this layout:


SO much fun when you only have a few minutes to create...I LOVE these!!!

NOW for the blog hop...each of the amazing SFTIO designers is displaying a layout from the Enlightenment Kit today.

To win this beautiful kit, visit each blog and leave a comment AND make sure you Friend SFTIO on Facebook!


A winner will be drawn from ALL of the comments on our blogs (remember you must  be an SFTIO Facebook Friend) to win this amazing kit!

Oh, and a bonus: an additional kit will be given when SFTIO reaches 1000 friends!!! WOOHOO!!

If you are already hopping, you should have reached my blog via Diana's Blog.

If you got here some other way, make sure you go all the way back to Pinky's Blog to get started. She has another amazing prize package up for grabs too so make sure you get the details about that one.

NEXT in the amazing SFTIO blog hop is the oh-so-talented Profound Brunette - Melissa Elsner!

So, did you get that!??  ONE kit to a blog hop winner, ONE kit once we reach 1000 friends on Facebook and ONE special prize from Pinky!  THATS A LOT OF WINNING!!!

UPDATE:  The Blog Hop entries are now closed...keep your eyes open for a winner!!

Good luck and Happy Hopping!!!

Have an amazing day!

Peace, ya'll!!

46 comments:

Laurie! said...

I absolutely love your page! I feel the same way you do about questioning things in faith and (trying to) accept that sometimes we just don't know the answers and won't know them until later.

StampinCathy said...

Your page is stunning and just love how you did the questions. Very inspiring.

Vicki said...

Love your layout. So clever.

Valine said...

What a great idea for a LO, it's beautiful!

TeenaBugg38 said...

I love this page and you are so right.....we learn by questioning but we do need to accept soemtimes things "just are" :)

Trickut said...

Love this page and it gave me an idea, I think I will have my 3 children write out questions they have. What a neat thing to pull out when they are older.

Thank you
Rachel
gl2814@zoominternet.net

Bernice said...

Love that you concentrated on the journaling

Just us three said...

what a pretty butterfly you used

Jocelyn said...

I just adore that you did this LO with no pics.....the journaling strips are wonderful!!! What a moving LO!!!

Wishing you a great day!!!

Tanya said...

Love your idea for the layout:)

sherree said...

what a inspiring layout, i love that you have focused on the journaling.the little embellishments are super sweet too.

Faye Marie said...

I love all the handmade embellishments you included!!!! I love handmade!!! Thanks for sharing your layout and all your questions!!!

Kelly Massman said...

Great layout! I love Rachel's kits (and she's so sweet, too!) TFS!

Divinity said...

i love this page! all the lifted embellishments along the side...it looks awesome! this kit looks like soooooo much fun to work with. :)

Lori W said...

looooove the non-photo layout! beautiful!

Natacha said...

Great LO!! I love that you didn't use any pics. I have a couple of LO's like that and i just love them!! Great Job!!

Kristin Summer said...

Love your photoless layout...really puts the focus on the journaling :)

Denise said...

What a wonderfully beautiful and honest page. You are so creative.

Melissa said...

Love those embellishments! And love that you put the focus on your journaling by leaving out the photo. Great idea!

Carla said...

AWESOME kit...would love to get my hands on this, and you did a GREAT job with your lay out...totally love it!

Renee77 said...

Love the journaling this is what makes the lo. Keep the Faith!

scrappin girl said...

I love your lo without pictures and just your journaling...sometimes it is just about the story.
Blog hopping was fun. I hope you all plan to hop by our blogs as well.http://scrappingirl1103.blogspot.com/

valechula said...

I think it amazing all your questions! i can relate to so many of them! I think having faith means means being okay with the fact that somethings will never be understood also! thanks for sharing this meaningful page with us!
its perfect forsure with no picture!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Love this layout.. the colors and the style. Great!

Jenn said...

Love the freedom in a layout without a photo...very thoughtful. Thanks for sharing!

Sugar said...

Great work! Love it!! I have so many new blogs to follow!! :)

Scrapamum said...

Very meaningful page. I think everyone can relate to it.

thriftycrafter said...

always good to see a LO with no picture, a great way to record your feelings/thoughts. Nice one.

ceruleanblue said...

Felecia, this LO is fan-blinking-tastic!! I love it!

Pamela said...

Great idea for a layout. I'm sure we all ask these questions and I think it is great to scrap it. Very inspiring. Great layout. Thanks for sharing it with us.

danilouwho said...

I love your thoughts about enlightenment, so interesting. And such a beautiful way to showcase these thoughts! gorgeous page.

Manhattan Mandie said...

What a great page!

MaRLeNeF said...

beautiful layout, love it :)

Dawn said...

I love that you did a layout without pictures, sometimes we need to address the details and not get side tracked with a picture.
Great job on this one.

melody said...

beautiful work
lovin it without a pic...i agree with dawn ~ sometimes we just need to address the details!

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

wow... that is amazing! yes, i definately shy away from photoless layouts. This is very inspiring!

Gynergy said...

Felicia, your work is always so expressive and unique. I love the pages you created with this kit. :)

Kray said...

Love this page!!!!

Sandy Ang said...

Wow - so many lovely things in the kit. And thanks for your inspiring no-photo LO. Must try one soon.

Kathy Carr said...

What an amazing kit! Thanks for the chance to win one!

sandyh50 said...

Beautiful, I love your little embellies.

Kelly said...

...I think elightenment is the journey you take to finding the anwers your heat needs.



And I think I just sounded like a fortune cookie. :D

tallulah1 said...

Love that strip journaling!
Janelle

Catherine said...

I love the photo-less LO and how you filled your page with questions.

Debbie H said...

Unique layout, love how you journaled on the separate strips.

Cheryl Kosakura said...

I love your layout and how you did the jounaling. Very nice!
-Cher