Thursday, July 01, 2010

courage revealed

today is the first of july which means that the newest kit over at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out is revealed.  and our amazing emotion for this month is:  Courage.
"Courage is found in unlikely places" -JRR Tolkien
"The secret to happiness is freedom... and the secret to freedom is courage." -Thucydides
"Courage is grace under pressure." -Ernest Hemmingway
"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties." -Erich Fromm
here are a couple pictures of the amazing kit.  it is full of bright, powerful colors, fun chipboard stars, thickers, rubon letters, flowers, ribbon and papers that will inspire you to create.

how gorgeous is this kit??  i had so much fun playing with it and altering it to fit my style of scrapping.  and the emotion of courage was an interesting one to dig deep into.

this is the part of my blog post where im going to put a little bit of a disclaimer...  my blog is about to get personal.  and i mean really personal.  some of these pages i've created are my heart spilling onto the page.  and i know that the thought of sharing such things with the whole world via a blog is not comfortable for some people.  and that has caused me to change what i blog about in the past.  but Scrapbooking from the Inside Out is a concept that i am passionate about.  there is power in revealing things, no matter who reads it or who you share it with.  so i guess my disclaimer is:  if it makes you uncomfortable, don't read it.  but im going to be sharing.  i am getting personal, and i like how it makes me feel!! 

as part of the design team i am honored to create 5 layouts with this kit and based on this theme:  courage.  i would like to share my first one with you today.  it is called "wait & try"

the journaling says:  WAIT: it takes courage to wait to have babies...especially as a young couple.  everyone seems to think that its the next step.  but waiting has been so good for chris and i.  we have grown so much together these last 3 years, learned even more about ourselves and each other and have done things we couldn't do as parents.  maybe this is the right choice for us...to stand courageously as two and wait for what the future promises...maybe we can have babies then.  TRY: it takes courage to try to have babies...to make the decision to try is huge.  are we ready now?  what if we try and it doesn't happen?  how will our relationship change? will we be good parents?  all these questions come up when you think about trying.  and we have both seen and experienced the hurt that children can bring--but also true joy!  maybe this is the right choice for us...to courageously try to start our own little family...to try to have babies now.
thanks for taking a peek at just one of my layouts i created with this amazing kit.  swing by Scrapbooking from the Inside Out today to order a kit of your own.  and don't forget to join our kind and supportive community while you're there. 

2 comments:

  1. Great work with such a gorgeous kit. Your journalling is so heartfelt - and believe me, I know what it's like to face constant questions about when I'll be having kids. You rock!

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  2. I absolutely adore this page. I know what it's like to be in both places and can completely relate to what you're saying. There is courage in both and you've expressed it beautifully here. :)

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