I Am – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal

Hello and Happy Friday!

It’s time for another ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Team A reveal!

Today I’m sharing a layout that features the super hot Simple Stories I Am line. When I saw the reveal on this line I couldn’t wait to play with it and I was super thankful to find a bunch of it at ScrapMuch?! I know I probably shouldn’t be adding to my stash but this was so so so worth it (and I only bought a little bit!)!

This post comes with a bit of a warning, it’s not just about a layout. It’s about me. It’s about sharing. It’s about real life and being true.

So here is my layout:
Supplies used: Patterned Paper – Simple Stories; Wood Veneer – Simple Stories; Ink – Tim Holtz Distress; Sequins – Teresa Collins; Punch – Teresa Collins for Fiskars; Washi – Gift from a friend! (Thank you Eileen!)

The picture is a selfie from an absolute moment of zen and relaxation. I snapped it on my mid-winter escape to Vegas when I was lying on a beach chair in the warm sun and finally able to just relax from all the stresses and emotional events that preceded that trip. I was So. Happy. The squares on the side truly are perfectly me – feeling happy, feeling blessed, and there’s tons of photographic evidence of me being happy in the sun.

I fussy cut the feathers from some of the other pages, as well as the flower. I used the black and white striped paper in the corner after I cut my pennant, just because I liked how it looked up there.

I used that great portion of word paper and intentionally left some parts visible.
I am enjoying the journey.
I am here.
I am going places.
I am on a journey.
I am loving.
I am enough.
I am beautiful.

I really struggle with the last two. “I am enough” was a mantra I was learning and starting to believe when I was routinely doing yoga with time spent on pranayama. It was finally quieting the voices of inadequacy that rambled in my head. My final thoughts on “I am beautiful” are far too heady for this post and for right now, but suffice to say it’s something I hope to feel and believe, truly believe, in my lifetime. That is a universal woman sentiment. We all want to feel beautiful.

On that fun note! Here is the sketch we had to work with this week:

And now it’s your turn! Hop on over to the ScrapMuch? blog and see what the rest of the team has created for your inspiration this week. Then create your own layout and link up with us for a chance to win a fabulous ScrapMuch? prize! As always, I can’t wait to see what you create!


5 thoughts on “I Am – ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Reveal

  1. Tiiu!! This is so beautiful!! Love the papers and your take on the sketch! So happy to be in your company at ScrapMuch? Thanks for inspiration 🙂 And also thanks for your nice words in my blog, means so much! Have a nice day!
    Hugs Anna 🙂

  2. Amazing layout Tiiu!!! You used this paper line perfectly! Love your sequence circle and all the layering and embellishing….and of course your story….everything is just beautiful!!!

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