Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy September! :)

Wow! I have to say that it's kind of shocking that it's September already.
But at the same time I am happy to say that summer didn't go by too fast :)

A new month also means a new kit at Scrapbooking From the Inside Out. And today I am going to share one of the layouts I made with the Innocence kit :)

I used some of my favorite lyrics from a U2 song called Original of the Species.
"Baby, slow down. The end is not as fun as the start. Please stay a child, somewhere in your heart."
And along with this song, a letter to my girl telling her to just enjoy being a kid and not try to grow up too fast :)

Included in the kit are DIY Thickers and WOW! glitter in silver by American Crafts which I actually used for this layout. But I experimented a bit with chalks and the Thickers on two of my other layouts.

Here is a photo of the kit in it's entirety. Isn't it pretty :)
If you go to the kit inspiration page here, you will find a slide show of the design team layouts, link to the Pinterest board, music playlist, and lots of great quotes. The journaling prompts and challenges will be coming soon!
And in the next few weeks, I will share the rest of my layouts with more in depth details.

On another note, I realized that I scraplifted myself just a little for this layout.
I used a similar design on this layout...
and this one! I am liking the vertical design across the page with photos, title, pattern paper strips and journaling. In fact, I think it is a favorite ;)

Do you ever scraplift yourself?


  1. Beautiful page, Mary Jo! I love the row of butterflies with your journaling. The way you mixed the stickers into the lyrics looks awesome. I am totally with you on the growing up too fast. I may have to use these lyrics on a page too. :)

  2. Gorgeous layout! I think all three may be similar, but they are all unique, too! All of them are just fabulous!

  3. I love that design across the page...very eye catching. The colors and the smaller strips of pattern paper...just gorgeous! As is that photo! Very special LO! I tried to get on scrapping from inside out on iPad, but I get a big white screen in front of everything. By the time I get to computer, I forget or get sidetracked! Typical of me.

    1. Patricia - I have the same trouble getting on with the iPad. Not sure why that is. I have to check in with the computer or phone!

  4. Great page and such a lovely photo! I scraplift myself quite often, also. Sometimes it is the best way to get my mojo flowing.

  5. gorgeous LO! love the strips of pp and the row of butterflies! the soft colors are beautiful!

  6. Love the design! And your layouts are gorgeous!

  7. I can't believe its September either! Where is this year going too?

    I love your layouts and the big titles your using, too cute!

  8. These layouts are great.
    I would not have noticed that these were lifted from past layouts, they are great.
    I don't scraplift from myself, as I am not that good, lol.

  9. All of your Lo's are so pretty!!
    Love the designs and yes I scraplift myself once in awhile!
    Love the U2 song!! What a fun way to use a title!

  10. love all of your pages! If repeating the same things over and over means scraplifting myself, then -yes! I do it all the time! LOL

  11. I'm going to have to look now and see whether I do scraplift myself....probably as there are certain places I like to put photos...and stuff like that. Gorgeous pages as always, glad you had a good summer break :)

  12. Lovely page! I used song lyrics on mine today too! Great minds..... :) I do scraplift myself -- why recreate the wheel all the time????
    When it works, go with it!

  13. I love these pages! The vertical design is great - I may need to scraplift that soon :)

    I scraplift myself a lot. I used to get upset that I was always doing similar things, but then I realized it means there is a cohesive style there. Now I love scraplifting my old layouts!

  14. BEautiful page! That is a great photo of you two, and your heartfelt journaling will be a treasure to your kids.

    I think we probably scraplift ourselves more often than intended when applying our favorite design techniques. And why not?!

  15. Beautiful layouts. I love the black and white photo with those papers.

  16. Such pretty papers on this layout, love it! If you find a layout you like, stick with it, right? :) I scraplift, or cardlift, myself all the time!

  17. What fabulous lyrics to build a page on - and the included letter to your daughter - what a special page! The design is beautiful! I'm not sure if I scraplift myself, lol. If I'm not, I need to start!

  18. I love all three pages! So sweet. Love the patterned papers across the pages.

    I do scraplift myself on occasion, probably because I have some favorite sketches that I use over and over.