Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy November!

I think I really like November. While October brings beautiful fall weather here, I'm not the biggest fan of Halloween. Sure dressing up is fun but being around sugared up kids and scary stuff is not my fave. I prefer twinkle lights, Christmas music, baking and giving gifts! So you can probably guess what my favorite holiday is this time of year, right? November also marks the beginning of all the craft shows around here and I will be at two. One this coming Saturday and one the first weekend of December. Always look forward to them!

What else does this lovely start of a new month bring? A new kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out! Yay!

I am in loooooooooooove with this kit and topic. I could keep creating. In fact, I thought up two more things I want to scrap about in relation to Connection and using the rest of the kit contents. It's that awesome.

When I first got my kit I already had a plan in motion for my first layout. I knew I wanted to journal about letting go of letting my past (the negative parts) define who I am. While our past definitely is a connection of who we are, there are certain events in my life that I KNOW I do not have to keep around. The ties can be severed. I've already declared who I am and that those events can no longer hold me down but I haven't journaled about it yet. I haven't been able to creatively release that. 


I love the bold and yet still soft colors of this kit. The stitching, the gorgeous Amy Tangerine products are so perfect for the message we want to convey with Connection.


Letting your tender heart explore and understand that we all have beauty within. Connection can be a beautiful thing and sometimes severing ties can also be beautiful. Because now, we are no longer tethered to those horrible things and begin to weave and create something new and wonderful!



When you think of the word Connection, what comes to mind? I'd love to hear!

In the meantime, head on over to SFTIO and check it out. We have the AMAZING Lisa Vanderveen as guest designer for the month. Oh happy of days. :)

hugs,
Melissa


8 comments:

Connie said...

sweet!! you are really good at this type of Lo's!!! love this!

Pamela said...

Fabulous! :)

Sarah Pendergrast said...

Beautiful!

Tracey Taylor said...

Love all the dimension here!

Christa said...

That's a beautiful layout Melissa! Love what you scrapped about too-it's something I work on every day-letting go of those things I have no control over and moving on.

Suzanna said...

Fantastic layout but the journaling is even better. Thanks for sharing your inner self.

Lisa Dorsey said...

Mmmmm...love those colors! Such a great layout!

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Very nice - I like how you worked in some sticker words into your journaling, such a good idea :).