Friday, December 21, 2012

It's Ok

My last layout as a design team member for SFTIO. For now :)
Wow. I really struggled with this one at first. Which is kind of ironic given the title :) I knew I wanted to use the photo and the idea of a letter to myself. I look at photos like this and think to myself "what was she thinking". LOL
So here it is. And let's just say for some reason that red really photographed bright. It's more of a deeper red in real life.
Lots of inking edges, handcutting and pop dots for this layout :)

Note to Much Younger Self:
Life is going to have it's ups and downs.
You are going to make some good and not so good choices.
What I want to tell you is that it will be ok.
Life is such a wonderful journey. 
The path you have taken is working out just fine.
Maybe a few things could have been done differently along the way,
but it's ok to let go of that.
Ultimately you are in a really good place with really good people.
And life is just as it should be.

Here is a close up...
I am going to take a week or so off until after Christmas. Lots of fun plans between the last few days of school, parties, concerts and more. But I also just want to relax and enjoy the holidays with my family. Hope you have a wonderful, peaceful week!


  1. Beautiful layout and very wise words Mary Jo! I do hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. Hugs, Anne x

  2. what an awesome layout! love the hexagons and the dimension you added to it!

    happy holidays mary jo!

  3. Wow, I love what you did with the hexagon clusters, Mary Jo! Merry Christmas to you and your family. I've enjoyed reading your blog this year and getting to know you. :)

  4. This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeee the title work and the hexagon clusters!! Have a Merry Christmas!!!!

  5. Love the layout and beautiful journaling! Enjoy your blog break (but can't wait for your return!) and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  6. I love the layout! The hexagons are amazing!!

    Have a wonderful Christmas!!!!

  7. totally awesome use of the hexagons!

  8. Beautiful layout, love the hexagons :)

  9. Love it - your work has blossomed working with SFTIO I know it changed the way I scrap as well. Well done girly! Miss you!

  10. Merry Christmas, Mary Jo!


  11. Love this LO!!
    Really love hwo you added the hexagons!!
    Glad youa re taking some time off for your family!!
    I'm takiing a few days off.
    Merry Christmas!!!

  12. This turned out great! I love that your adult self wrote a letter to your kid self, great idea. Enjoy your time off :) Merry Christmas!!

  13. Great layout and your letter is so true for most of us too!