Scrapbooking often serves as a way to capture moments from the past, but it is also a wonderful way to remind ourselves to embrace now, to take pleasure in what is. It allows us revel in our feelings of joy and excitement, encapsulate them, and be able to use them to carry us through difficult moments.
How often do you take time to look at life around you and notice the here and now, rather than focusing on the future? In our fast-moving culture, we tend to get distracted from today and spend a lot of our energy on what’s next. But delight is often in the details…and almost always in the present moment.
Our Scrapbooking from the Inside Out design team created some beautiful layouts on the subject of delight using our most deliciously fun and colorful kit yet! Get ready to be inspired to find those small pleasures that truly make life worth living.
Using only words and design (no photos—love it!), design team coordinator Melissa Elsner reminds herself to live more in the now. The framed journaling spots serve as “Post-it” notes to herself, some held by clips. Brilliant!
Jen Matott created a wonderful display of bubbly circles that exude delight and happiness. Her journaling speaks of the simple pleasures of a day when all seems right with the world. She surrounds herself with that “perfect day” feeling.
Recalling a moment with dear friends when laughter filled the air, Nicole Martel filled her layout with brightly colored spray that evokes letting loose and having fun! She clearly loved remembering that great time.
What could you do to remind yourself to live in the moment and in the now-–and how could you scrapbook it? Comment here and let us know, and you might win our newest kit, Delight. This bright, bold, colorful kit is ready, as is our free inspiration page, to help your creative heart and hands flow. Entries must be received by Monday, May 14, at 9:00 am (MDT). Sorry, we can only ship prizes to addresses in the United States.
And do come join us at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out and grab your kit and our free inspiration now…we would love to welcome you and join you on your journey. Come on by and explore your inner world!
–Rachel Kaufman, Scrapbooking from the Inside Out
Congratulations to our winner! To claim your prize, watch for an email from us. Melissa K.D.: Something that keeps me in the moment is taking time to “be a kid” with my kids! That kit would be perfect to scrap those moments too! Thanks for the chance!
Because the winner did not respond within two weeks of notification, we have chosen a new winner.
Jamie Greene: I took a picture of a sign that said “Live your life now, not tommorrow”. I could scrapbook that picture and tell why I took it:)
Jamie, watch for an email in your inbox to claim your prize.