Last of Vulnerability

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!


Time to get deep. Put on your boots.

I'm sharing my last layout using the February Vulnerability kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out.  What a great and challenging emotion it was to scrap about.  And so therapeutic!  There is something I've wanted to journal about and let out and that is how I viewed myself way back when.  It affected my relationships with others drastically and I'm so glad I can say I am "No Longer Playing A Victim".

All supplies are from the February Vulnerability kit.  There are still a few left!

I love that pink was a dominant color in this kit.  It is such a delicate color and I view being vulnerable as something very delicate.  It isn't easy! And you risk so much by putting yourself out there.  This kit also had lots of transparency elements which, I thought, carried out the symbolism of vulnerability because you are allowing people to see through you.  To see your heart.  Such a risky thing to do! 

The design of this layout uses a sketch from Sketch for Scrapbooking Volume 7.  Hmmm.. and I'm still waiting to hear back from Ginny who was my winner from the blog hop.  Oh Ginny!  If I don't hear from you by tonight I'll have to draw another winner!  

But back to the layout.  I wanted to take advantage of the color pink and the transparency for this confessional type journaling.  While I'm no longer playing a victim and manipulating friendships, it's still hard to admit that is how I was!  I did some hand-stitching around the edge to help anchor the layout.  Sometimes using so much transparent elements can make a design look "floaty" and I needed to do something to ground it.

I guess I'm on a roll with blogging this month!  Yay!  I really do enjoy writing and blogging.  There will most likely be a post everyday this week because I've got lots to share. :)  Happy Hump Day!