SFTIO Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the SFTIO Design Team Blog Hop! We are showcasing layouts by the current design team using CreateU kits from SFTIO. If you are just arriving at my blog, make sure you go to the beginning at Melissa's blog as you won't want to miss out on all the gorgeous inspiration. This hop is special as we say goodbye to some very wonderful ladies, who have been part of the SFTIO family for over a year and will continue to be forever family. We are also saying HELLO to our new TEEN COLLECTIVE. What is a "Teen Collective"? We are combining the Teen Designers from CreateU with our Design Team at SFTIO. This is a wonderful opportunity to have each of these girls give their perspective of the monthly emotion. Each Teen Designer will be joining us for one month as a Guest Designer but, will be a constant and active "voice" on our website and forum.  

Ready to begin? 

Today I'm sharing one of my layouts using the CreateU Achievement kit.  I borrowed the following description of the kit from the CreateU Blog:

Achievement is all about reaching for the stars, becoming who you are meant to be and working hard to have all you dream of.  How do you measure success?  Is it internal or defined by external approval?  What are your proudest accomplishments, what defeats have you overcome and what would you like to master? 

The journalling reads:

"My school years have had many ups and downs, but overall I have enjoyed them. Even though I have made a lot of good memories, I am looking forward to moving on from high school. My favorite subjects are Psychology, Chemistry, and World History.  Many teachers have helped me get where I am today. They encouraged me to do my best, even when I wasn't so sure of myself."

When designing this layout, I wanted to keep things simple and use as many of the beautiful papers that came in the kit as possible.  I decided to use a grid style, allowing me to incorporate 9 different papers.  The awesome papers and embellishments included in the kit allowed me to make a layout that truly captured my feelings on high school.  The school-themed papers and embellishments acted as a symbol of the time period I was in when I created this layout.  I was in the middle of my Senior year of high school and was anxious yet excited for the future! I have achieved so much during my high school years, and the school-themed kit really pulled this whole layout together and allowed me to look back on my achievements as well as forward to what I hope to accomplish in the future.  Looking back on this layout, I am so glad I had the Achievement kit to help guide me through the process of capturing my feelings mid-way through my senior year of high school.  I know I have created a layout that I will cherish forever!  This kit was an amazing tool that prompted me to dig deeper into my life and my feelings on high school.  

We also have a fabulous prize! Leave a comment below letting me know what your proudest accomplishment is by Saturday, 9 PM pacific time. The winner will be announced by Monday on Facebook and the SFTIO blog.

Thanks for swinging by! Make sure to visit Scrapbooking from the Inside Out. We have a FREE Inspiration Page giving you loads of ideas using our current emotion, a welcoming forum and you can grab your own kit here!  

Next on your hopping adventure is Jennifer Matott. Oh and by the way, if you leave comments on each blog in the hop, you have a higher chance of winning a prize! 


  1. This rocks, Jordan! Looking forward to seeing more from you! :)

  2. My proudest accomplishment is yet to come.


  3. Lovely! How fun your PL is!! Wonderful.

  4. Love this grid layout! My proudest accomplishments thus far are my two daughters.

  5. Wonderful layout! Looking forward to playing alongside you with the upcoming kits!

  6. Great layout-you never cease to amaze me!! I am so proud of how my children have all grabbed onto their dreams and followed them passionately.

  7. As a woman, my proudest accomplishment is my son. As a professional, it was achieving Professional of the Year in 2008. Out of over 30 managers at our location, it is quite an honor and award.

  8. wonderful LO! love the grid design! My proudest accomplishment is overcoming some personal issues!

  9. I have achieved a long career, 28 years, so far, as a speech therapist.

  10. I'm a little late...but I wanted to comment anyway. Your work is beautiful! Keep it up.

    My proudest achievement is devoting my career to giving back. I've only worked in the non-profit sector and I doubt that will ever change. It's humbling to know that the work I do is to benefit others and it keeps me motivated.