Friday, September 26, 2008
Outside of the Box
So I think it is pretty important to step outside of the box every now and then. Taking risks and trying something new can be so energizing. These things also scare the heck out of me. Always have. I have missed out on many opportunities in life because of fear. Flying by myself this summer to meet new friends to go to CHA was soo outside the box for me. I was a nervous wreck, but the thought of "what if" was too powerful for me not to go! So the older I get (which will increase by one year next week!), the more I think it is important to just DO. Let go and have fun.
On a much smaller scale, scrapbooking allows me to test that philosophy out. There are lots of risk in sharing your work, having a blog, trying out for design teams. It has been good practice for me. This layout definitely is outside the box for me. I always try to incorporate a new approach or try to use an element in a different way. Well, these Dream Street papers spoke to me. I loved the frame and those cute birds. I wanted to create a little "nest" of sorts to frame my photo. I cut a slit in the paper, fringed the edges and then placed tulle underneath, allowing some to poke through. I think it works. Journaling: Your chubby cheeks, radiant smile, that infectious laugh. Without doubt, you are...one cute chick!