Dance

When I was young I took ballet lessons.  I was always so intrigued and in awe of the older ballerina's.  I thought they were so much older and wiser than me and danced so beautifully. There was a part of me that wanted to be that good when I grew up.  I only took ballet a couple of years I think.  I can't remember exactly how long or why I stopped. Probably because I didn't want to or maybe it got too expensive.

Either way, I'm glad I still remember a little bit about it and I still enjoy watching ballet.  I still revert back to thinking how much I'd love to be flexible and light on my feet.  Just prancing around the stage, dancing and being beautiful!


The handmade flowers I learned from a tutorial on the Lily Bee blog. I'm slightly addicted now and want to keep making more and more.

Supplies: Paper: My Minds Eye (Stella & Rose), Prima Marketing, Cardstock: American Crafts (Mulberry), Alphabet: Jillibean Soup, Flower, Candy Gems: Prima Marketing, Chipboard ballerina: Scrap FX, Tag: American Crafts, Mist: Clearsnap (Smooch Spritz), Tool: Border Punch: Fiskars (Sentiment Scallop) 

Journaling: I was a pretty typical girl. Wanted to be a ballerina when I grew up. I liked the way they moved so gracefully. I thought they were amazing. I dreamed about spinning around on my toes and doing jumps so high in the air one would think I could fly. Fly away. Fly far away to another place. Away from the pain and confusion. But I didn't. I stayed right where I was. Practicing how to point my toe. Ignoring my reality and pretending I was a beautiful, strong, graceful ballerina who could conquer the world. 

All the supplies used for this layout are from the current kit - Resilience - from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out.  It is a beautiful kit filled with so many gorgeous elements and symbolism to document your moments of resilience. Would you like to win one of these kits? More importantly, would you like to see some more inspiration on using your words to add depth to your scrapbooking?  Head over to the Creating Keepsakes blog and find out how you can get this kit and see some more inspiration.  And then come join our community at SFTIO. We're a friendly bunch. :) Challenges and encouragement abundantly shared to help you scrap your inner world. 

Until next time,
Melissa