Hi everybody! Last month, we explored how self-talk, what you say, out loud or to yourself, shapes your understanding of your own strength. This month, we’re talking about INDEPENDENCE – not the red, white and blue kind, but the YOU kind!
We crave our independence, but want to love and be loved. Can we have the best of both worlds? Our new design team explored just that and more this month with our INDEPENDENCE kit, using fashion-inspired images to fiercely strut our stuff and stitch together the future we want, and birds on a wire, for the bravery and poise we show as we find our footing, move from one part of life to another, and take off into the world.
Our mission at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out is to empower women and girls to express themselves authentically and honestly using our craft. Life, especially for women, can be a balancing act…a delicate dance between power and vulnerability, freedom and restraint, autonomy and blissful communion.
Do you feel the tension between holding on and letting go? Our DT does!
Design Team Coordinator Melissa Elsner loves her independence, but wouldn’t mind finding Mr. Right, either!
Laura Croft, like many of us, struggles with financial independence and, while she’s fortunate to be able to rely on her family, would love to be truly in control of her own purse strings…
Jamie Long’s dream and fear are the same…that her son will one day grow tall, strong and NOT need her. I think every mom can relate.
Mette Kallander has only one of her three children left at home and is on her way to being an ‘empty-nester’. She’s so proud of her kids, but they’ll always be her babies.
Pamela Palmarini knows that freedom is needed for her daughter to become the strong woman she’s meant to be, but like a lot of moms, is torn between wanting her to be safe, and wanting her to soar.
Every month we create 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.
We’ve also got an amazing, deep and real community of women just like you who want to share what truly matters. And with our kits, there are no sneaky add-ons to buy – just the perfect amount of stylish and new paper, beautiful and meaningful embellishments and crazy-good variety!
Is there a part of life where you struggle with independence or merging…holding on or letting go?
Leave a comment here and tell me about your experience of independence, and you’ll be entered to win the INDEPENDENCE kit. And do come join us online…we would love to welcome you and join you on your journey. Come on by and Explore Your Inner World!
P.S.: Want to really dig deep? Registration is open for our premiere boutique in-person weekend retreat: CRAFT: Creating Reflective Art for Transformation, on the sand in Santa Monica, CA, November 11-13. Learn more!