Friday, October 30, 2009

A beautiful place

I have found the perfect scrapbooking kit club.  Have you heard of Scrapbooking From the Inside Out?  I've been searching for a club that I would want to order from but I just never was completely satisfied with what other places had to offer.  Something about SFTIO drew me in.  I couldn't figure it out until I read about what they are about.  <- You need to go read that.  After I saw that I almost cried.  (I'm such an emotional basket case lately, I got blubbered up over a photo on a bottle of salsa.)  *Sigh*.  I think the success of All About Me and all that life has brought me lately is finally catching up.  After I get past the surreal stage of it all, the emotions come out of nowhere... or so it seems.

ANYWAY.. So I found SFTIO, found out they were having a DT Call and have finally joined their message board.  I'm not typically challenged with internet stuff but for some reason I messed up the first time I tried to register.  And now I've participated in one of the current October challenges.  It's #6, in regards to loss, no photo and utilizing a song.  No prob.  Scrapping about me has become second nature. :)

For this layout I'm scrapping about being single.  How it has been a life long dream and that I have actually had to grieve about not being married when I had wanted to be.

The journaling reads:  "I'm all out of love, I'm so lost without you....."  Or so I thought! As a child I had a dream I'd be married with a child or two.  That dream continued into high school, post-college and on. I had a boyfriend or two and several crushes. I watched my friends get married and have babies. And there I was and still am... single and no children. It's still hard but I'm learning to enjoy this time. I've grown a lot. But the dream won't ever die.

Brown CS - Bazzill
Patterned Paper and blue journal paper - Making Memories
Buttons - Bo Bunny
Journal spot - Fancy Pants
Bling - Kaiser
Thickers - American Crafts
Felt flowers - not sure... got them at a paper crafting garage sale, anybody know the brand??

Thank you so much for looking!  I hope you get a chance to check out this kit club. 


Miranda said...

What a beautiful journaling Melissa!
The man who will have you must be very thankful!

Clair said...

Love the layout Melissa and I've been a big (closet) fan of Inside Out for a while. I guess I need to be a bit vocal about my love too!

Kim said...

beautiful page and journaling.

MiamiKel said...

Such a lovely page, Melissa - thanks for the head's up about the SFTIO, it looks like a wonderful site!

And sadly, I have to take all my pictures outside, loL! My camera is in need of being replaced ;)


charli said...

Wow--great journaling and lovely page without a photo! Wishing you peace where you are in life--I don't know too many people who are completely content in the moment. But if we can be content some of the time, I think we've got it made, and I'm working on that.

I've heard good lo photos come with morning light...that doesn't mean I have great success with it--it's just what I've heard.

charli said...

ps I gotta see that salsa bottle!

Hayley G said...

You live up to your blog title. Beautiful journalling, and an equally beautiful LO