Adam and I met on a chat room when we were 17. It was 4 years before we met in person. We have spent most of our married life in Georgia but we are finally back in Utah where we a few acres and hope to start a little homestead soon. We have 7 dogs and 2 cats. I like all things crafty, active, pioneery and outdoors and this is the place where I record all I'm learning and doing.
I joined this scrapbooking website where they do a mothly challenge and a weekly challenge. They have sketches that you use for your base...everything you post to their page must use one of the sketches. It's http://www.letsscrap.ning.com/. I joined it a little bit ago but haven't done any scrapbooking until today. This week's challenge was to do a layout about you. It had to have a picture of only me, at least 4 patterned papers, a piece of ribbon and at least one handmane embellishment. I decided to give it a shot. Hmmm.....this scrapbooking things takes some work. I forgot about that. I had my own style and I could crank out a few pages in an hour when I quit scrapping. Those days are gone. So here it is...my first layout in years. I've never been a fan of the picture but it was from one of the events in my journaling...and there aren't many pictures of just me so I used it. I used two handmade embellishments. One is the owl above the journaling. I cut it out and mounted it on pop dots. hen I cut out a second set of eyes and mounted those on top of the eyes so it's 3-d. The word "BRAVE" was done the same way. The journaling reads: Lately, I've been told several times that I'm fearless. That's funny. I thought I had plenty of fear. hen I tried my first flip jump and toe loop in my figure skating classes this week, I felt a lot of fear from the time I stroked toward the entry to the time my feet touched the ice again and again with each attempt. I felt fear when I was heading off into the Southern Utah desert for 8 days carrying everything I would need (hopefully) on my bicycle. I was afraid of what would happen if my bike broke down, or if my body broke down, or if I ran out of water or food. I was afraid of not having enough to keep me warm on the cold nights. I was afraid to sleep alone in my tent every night. I was afraid of all the hills I would have to climb. I felt fear when I flew to Georgia to meet my future husband who I met on the internet. I felt fear when I first hooked up my dogs to the bike so they could get the exercise they need. I felt fear when I crashed my bicycle going 20+ MPH. I feel fear just like the people who tell me I'm fearless. I am NOT fearless. The question i not whether you are afraid or whether you are not, but whether you let that fear take hold and decide for you or whether you "make fear stand idly by and watch while you make choices with out it." That's not being fearless, that's being brave. And that is what I am. The quote "Make fear stand Idly by and watch while you make choices without it" is actually my own quote. I thought it one day and liked it so I wrote it on a post-it note. It used to be in my planner. I'd see it everyday to remind myself to not let fear rule me. I still have it, even though I don't often need the reminder these days.