One of the first scrapbook projects I ever created was a mini-album about my 10th wedding anniversary trip to Napa, California (one of our favorite spots on earth.) Before I developed Scrapbooking from the Inside Out, I routinely scrapbooked about my trips – wanting to capture the fun, adventure and excitement of escaping the everyday.
Now I see scrapbooking in a whole new light. It’s so much fun to look at topics from all different angles…our theme this month at SFTIO, ESCAPE, led me, and our team, to explore the things we avoid, reality, the past and the future and more.
One great take on our theme is the appreciation of everyday escapes – the little things we do to get away and take a break from day-to-day life, even a life we love. You don’t need to run away to a deserted island to escape – check these out – and make sure to look for the symbolism in each layout.
August Guest Designer Ronda Palazzari created this beautiful layout about a cherished evening – even a simple dinner can become a sweet escape when shared with the right person. Ronda’s use of the Crafter’s Workshop/Balzer Designs peacock feather template in the kit creates a sense of a fleeting moment.
Design Team Coordinator Melissa Elsner captures some of the ways she escapes – via her creativity, reading and being with friends. Her visual of three doors (Maya Road’s chipboard from the kit) with three different patterned papers reminds me that we need a variety of ways to feed our souls to feel renewed.
Diana Brodeur recently returned to sewing and loves the break her heart and mind get from the ‘mesmerizing hum’ of the machine. She used pinking shears, a lace-edge border punch and a measuring tape cut from one of the patterned papers in the kit to tell her story.
Nicole Martel casts another vote for reading as an escape – whether catching a few minutes at work or unwinding before bed, Nicole loves books. Check out the bookmark-style embellishment cluster she created above her photo using a button from this kit and burlap from the June kit.
Jen Matott displays her need for artistic experimentation in this layout that explodes with color, describing the creative expression she craves perfectly.
Mary Jo Rhoda is another book lover – and used the hot air balloon imagery on Hambly clear journaling cards along with Cosmo Cricket’s library image, both from the kit, to create a feeling of freedom and visually frame her layout, respectively.
Kate Vickers finds an escape in playing games with her kids – girls vs. boys! The mason jar image she used from the kit ‘captures’ the fun of being kid-like with her kids.
So how do you escape without packing your bags and hopping on a plane? Comment here and let us and you might win our newest kit, ESCAPE.
Great symbolism includes doors to walk through, tickets to anywhere, peacock feathers for an exotic touch, clouds, banners and hot air balloons. The ESCAPE kit is ready for you as is our FREE inspiration page with incredible DT layouts to spark your inner artist, music, prompts, quotes and a meaningful Pinterest Board to help your creative heart and hands flow.
And do come join us online and grab your kit and our multimedia inspiration now…we would love to welcome you and join you on your journey.
Explore Your Inner World!
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Jamie Greene: I escape by having a glass of wine and reading a good book Or creating something
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