Hi, friends! This is Rachel
Kaufman, purveyor of emotion-based scrapbooking, with the next in a
series of monthly challenges to encourage you to scrapbook about you - your
thoughts, goals and dreams, your inner struggles, challenges and triumphs. Our
beautiful new kit at Scrapbooking
from the Inside Out, Communication,
is the perfect match for this challenge, but you don't need a kit to play
along. Just grab some of your stash and jump right in! We're giving you a good
long while to dig deep with this one - a whole week! So mull it over, explore
your feelings and create...I can't wait to see what you come up with!
here's your deep and meaningful Communication prompt:
Can you point to a
moment in time when you didn't say something you wish you had, or blurted
something out that you later regretted? How did you feel about it during and
afterwards? Were you able to make it right afterwards, or did you ignore it and
hope that your words wouldn't have a lasting effect?
I know everyone has something to say
about this one. Pretty universal experience, wouldn't you say?
To make this layout even more reflective of your feelings, we want you to add
what we call the "design twist": using a visual representation to
reinforce the challenge. For this month's design twist, please use a callout
(speech bubble) or quotation marks in your layout.
A few of our design team
members explored this concept in their layouts this month:
Nicole Martel is well
aware of her own lack of a verbal filter. She's come to accept that part of
Jen Matott, like most of
us, has a hard time keeping her mouth shut at time when she knows she should.
Mary Jo Rhoda has learned
that sometimes it doesn't pay to 'let 'er rip' every time - sometimes it's good
to be the bigger person even though she'd like to say what she is feeling.
Diana Brodeur recalls a time
when she blurted out something in anger that she would rather her children not
have heard. She's learned from it to let moments breathe.
Scrap your communication
gaffes or triumphs and feel better!
--Rachel Kaufman, Scrapbooking
from the Inside Out
And the winner is....
Cristina: What a great prompt! Thanks for the inspiration! Here's my page:
Thanks to everyone who participated in this challenge! Cristina, watch for a message on your profile page to claim your prize.
If you'd like to participate
in this challenge, you have until 9:00
am (MDT) Monday, August 6, 2012. Photograph or scan your layout
and upload the image to the Club
CK gallery (learn
how to upload your project). Then leave a comment here on this post with
the URL link to your page. For example, your comment could look like this:
"My page is posted here: http://clubcreatingkeepsakes.com/media/p/31086.aspx."
A winner will be selected
randomly and will receive the Scrapbooking from the Inside Out Communication kit, an amazing prize
filled with beautiful, fresh, and meaningful paper and embellishments! We
apologize to our international friends but we can only ship to addresses within
the United States.
The Communication kit is a kitschy
and stylish mix of fun paper and embellishments to help you explore and express
how you connect with the world around you.
In the era of quick and easy
ways to touch base, how much time do you make to connect on a deeper level? Is
your life enhanced by social networking or hindered by it? Do you walk your
talk? Are you a good listener? Are there topics that are off limits?
Paper from October Afternoon, Echo Park Paper Co., Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker and Jillibean Soup provides the perfect symbolism with
everything from vintage phones and paper airplanes to notepads, typewriters,
cameras and viewfinder reels. Embellishments include a custom chipboard Polaroid
frame, perfect for using as a stencil, mask or as a page element, Kraft paper
circle garland, epoxy wood grain buttons, flags and banners and lots and lots
of journaling stickers and cards. You'll also get a great stamp from Lawn Fawn and
a long awaited Tim Holtz Distress Marker.
Every month Scrapbooking from the Inside Out creates a kit that uses the
freshest supplies along with symbolism that will help you tell your real story.
Our industry-exclusive, free Inspiration Page
each month provides you with a multimedia support system, including deep
journaling prompts, a music playlist, quotes, photos and evocative challenges
to make your tender heart and creative mind and hands flow.
And do come join us online at Scrapbooking
from the Inside Out. We would love to welcome you and join you on your
journey. Please join us again soon for more giveaways on the Creating Keepsakes blog
and more challenges on Club CK. Come on by and explore your inner world!