Sunday, August 22, 2010

SOUS and TSM - Drive

Sometimes lyrics from a song tell the story more than anything I could write myself.

The day I'd made the decision that I wanted to quit my full time job to be home with my son more and to take a part time job at the scrapbook store, the song "Drive" by Incubus played on the radio. I already had liked that song very much but listening to the song lyrics that day really struck a chord (yep, a pun!) with me and I decided I wanted to incorporate it somehow into the page I wanted to make. I did not use all the lyrics straight from the song. Here's what my journaling says:

Fear kept me in a job I hated
I wanted to be home with my son

(lifted lyrics)
Sometimes I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear
and I can't help but ask myself how much I let the fear
take the wheel and steer
It's driven me before
and it seems to be the way that everyone gets around
but lately I'm beginning to find that I
should be the one behind the wheel
So if I decide to waiver my chance to be one of the hive
will I choose water over wine
and hold my own and drive?

Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there
with open arms and open eyes

Hold the wheel and DRIVE

This layout was made using the sketch at Stuck On You Sketches and papers from The Story Matters July kit:
I used George to cut a square frame but set aside the square frame and used the negative as a mask for glimmermisting with Red Velvet glimmermist. Also used George to cut the circle frame from the red dot paper, and the circle mat from ledger paper. Used Bazzill circle stitching template so I could stitch a circle in there, and fussy cut some flowers from red flocked paper from MME Lush line.  The title is cut from double sided sheet of adhesive paper by Terrifically Tacky Tape from Provo Craft, using Ashlyn's Alphabet I think... Then glittered with Martha Stewart glitter.  I almost always write my own journaling but this time it seemed right to type it out, but I used a neat font that I downloaded called Old Stamper. I love that font!

Thank you for looking!


  1. Wow Michele you did a great job on this...

  2. Great take of the layout you did a nice job tfs!

  3. Hey, Michele .. great job on this one and love your interpretation. Also applaud the decision you made. Life is short and those kiddos grow up so quick!

  4. Fantastic layout Michele.. love your journaling, great idea.. Its amazing where the inspiration can come from..I too was a SAHM for 5 years and I've never regretted it.. Jobs come and go, but your kids are forever.. They do grow up fast..

  5. I really love the LO but love the story more...I always wonder why people don't take control of thier lives, its YOUR life, right? Luckily when I met my husband, before he was my husband, LOL, he saw the benefit of having a wife that wanted to stay home and raise the kids...and now my oldest just turned 6! And my baby is 1 and I have a 4 year old. Ok, some days are crazy but its everything I've ever wanted!!! AND I can scrap almost everyday! Now that is cool! LOLOL!!!
    Ok so back to the LO, love the papers, the journaling..all came together SO well!!!!

  6. Fabulous layout!! Great colors and the journaling is wonderful!!!

  7. What a wonderful layout! I was a stay at home mom for years and cherished every minute of it! Enjoy, as they grow up too fast. Love the song you chose and it's meaning to your layout!

  8. What a beautiful layout. Love the journaling too :)

  9. Stunning layout Michele, the colours go together beautifully, and really make the page POP.... the journaling says it all.... Hugs x

  10. love your take on the sketch Michele, great colour combo and the journaling is fantastic!! Ness xx