I am really happy to share with you a special place that is near and dear to my heart. Besides being able to write and create for the most awesome online magazine in the industry, I also get to work with a talented group of women at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out. We feature manufacturers and inspirational websites here on the ScrapStreet blog and today I get to share a kit club with a unique approach to scrapbooking. Perhaps you have heard of people using scrapbooking as a way to creatively journal through life and you have contemplated exploring that area of our favorite hobby.
Every month Scrapbooking from the Inside Out creates and emotion-focused kit that brings you the freshest supplies along with symbolism that will help you tell your real story. Each month's delivery is a unique, stylish creation that will take you to new places in your heart and your crafting.
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. Our kits are so much more than pretty - they're all about a deeper experience of scrapbooking - inspiration, emotional release and real understanding.
Let's take a look at one of our journaling prompts for this month and a few of the Design Teams approach.
Your Ledger: Sometimes life can look like an accountant's balance sheet...you give and you take, and the ledger isn't always balanced. How much do you invest in the + side of the ledger? For yourself, do you carve out time for self-care and rest, or do you go until you drop?
Melissa Elsner (Me!)
When doing for others, do you give until it literally hurts, or do you know when to reserve and conserve your energy? Do you allow yourself to be nurtured by others as well, to give yourself the gift of balance, or to allow them to feel good by being of service?
Is there a specific energy drain (person or activity) in your personal balance sheet?
Leave a comment here answering how you might approach this journal prompt. If you create a layout, even better! Share the link and you will be entered to win the lovely September Balance kit. I will come back and draw a winner on September 14th. All comments are eligible but make sure you let me know how you would approach this prompt, okay?
And do come join us online and grab your BALANCE 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!
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, sponsored by American Crafts, Prima Marketing, Lily Bee Design and more! Instructors include Linda Barber, Stacy Cohen and Amy Tan. Click here to read all about it!