Safety Kit Challenges

I've been a bad blogger...but a good Kit Community owner. Nancy and I were hard at work putting together our orders for the October 2009 - March 2010 kits, and we're very excited about them...the themes, the colors, the icons...it's always so exciting to imagine the layouts that our design team and members will create, and the great deep and meaningful conversations we'll have online!

So we were deeply ensconced in beautiful paper, piles of catalogs and two computers at a time. Heaven! But I've missed you gals (and guys).

Here are our first few challenges from the Scrapbooking from the Inside Out's SAFETY KIT - it's not too late to join in this month! There's no better place than our community to dig deep and explore your inner world. And you don't need a kit to participate - everyone is welcome! If you do want one of these gorgeous, lush kits, they're still available - click here! Purrrrr.

Our challenges provide a thought-provoking prompt along with a design twist for you to interpret that gets to one of the core ways we're different - visual journaling - using the design of the page to elucidate the theme...

Challenge #1: Childhood Safety/Texture

For our first challenge, please create a layout about a sense of safety you felt as a child. Did your parents, grandparents, or sibling(s) create a secure situation for you? If you didn't have an experience like this, what do you wish you had experienced? Or how will you create that environment for yourself or your own children?

For the design twist, use the velvet paper from the kit (or any kind of fun texture you have on hand.)

Challenge #2: Friends/Pouring

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away. George Eliot

Do you have, or have you had a friend who embodies SAFETY for you - someone with whom you can truly be yourself? Tell us about her or him, and what that safety means to you.

For the design twist, please use a pouring or sifting image - flowing words, or flowers through a net, or something else!

Jump on in and play with us!



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