Thursday, July 8, 2010

"Scrapbooking From The Inside Out" kit giveaway!!

Happy Thursday everyone!!  Today we have a wonderful kit club to share with you, and their current kit features Glitz Kismet in it!  Take a peek!
The kit is from Scrapbooking From The Inside Out, and here is a little bit about them.

Each month, Scrapbooking from the Inside Out’s kits are based on an emotion, covering everything from freedom and gratitude to loss and safety. These kits help you explore every side of yourself - your inner struggles and triumphs, your relationships, and your goals and dreams. Not only does each kit use color, design and symbolism to help you tell a deeper story, but our industry-exclusive FREE Inspiration Page each month provides you with a multimedia support system - including meaningful journaling prompts, a music playlist, quotes, photos and evocative challenges to make your tender heart and creative mind and hands flow.
What does the word COURAGE mean to you? Is it a waving flag, bungee jumping, or quietly facing your darkest fears? We’ll be exploring all this and more this month with our newest kit, COURAGE.

Inspired by the awesome Glitz Kismet Collection, this kit is filled with spirit, confidence and spunk.  Here are some examples from their design team members:
Would you like to win your own COURAGE kit?  As women, I believe we are created to be strong...even if some think we aren't.  Tell me something that you have been courageous about lately in the comments of this post for the chance to win.  Here is mine...I quit my job and went to photography school last year.  I dreamed about doing it for years, and finally took the jump!  Now I am working on getting my business up and running, which is slow & hard work....but I am doing what I love!!  I think that is pretty courageous!  And I can't wait to hear your courageous stories and comments!

I will pick a winner on Thursday, July 15th!  One comment per person, please!

Until later,
Lea   

83 comments:

Cassie said...

This kit looks fabulous!!!
=)

Diana said...

something that takes courage for me? I don't know that I've done anything lately...however last week I faced a childhood fear....guess what? It's still a fear! I stood on a wooden bridge as a train went under it blowing it's horn.....I just had to see if I could handle it, I was also trying to be brave for my kids. We all decided that wasn't fun and we didn't want to do it again!

PattiM said...

I've found that empty nest syndrome is real and takes time, fun trips to reconnect with your DH and hobbies to deal with. For me it took courage to walk away from the Mommy mode. Also having grandchildren really helps. Also, going to the hospital with chest pains/high blood pressure makes you realize that everything in life matters! Live and feel as much as possible.

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments ARe Remembered!

Olivia said...

This may seen silly, but for it is taking courage to over come. We recently moved back to my home town, of which I despised in my youth. I'm having a difficult time moving beyond all the awful things that happened here, and letting this be my second chance to love all that this area (and it's people) offer. I am constantly asking for forgiveness, and praying that I can find peace in such bitterness.

wendipooh13 said...

oh what a great kit I LOVE it!!! Courage- lately for me it's been the courage to get up and exercise.. probably doesn't seem like a big thing, but it's been alot of work and I have more energy. I keep trying to get my DH to go with me, so I've been doing it on my own.. so to me that is courgage

Lillian Child said...

What an awesome kit!!

My courageous moment of late has been to look the dust bunnies under my bed straight in the eye and then I gave them fair warning that Mr. Clean was coming for a visit this weekend!

Laurie! said...

Well it wasn't lately, but seeing as its almost my 4th anniversary of moving, I'd say a pretty courageous thing that I did four years ago was take a job in a city 1500 miles away from home. I didn't know anyone in my new city and I found a roommate on Craigslist. Everyone kept telling me it was very brave and at the time I was like, "Whatever" but yeah. It was pretty courageous. :)

Amanda said...

I would love to have this kit. Heck, I'd love to have the courage I once had. I used to not any fear. If I wanted to do something, I'd do it. But as I got older, I lost my courage and retreated into my shell.

Madzie said...

L O V E the kit!!! L O V E Glitz!!!! So excited for the opportunity to win.
Ok so the most courageous thing I have done...Lived in California for 40 years, met my hubby and moved myself and my children 3000 miles to Virginia to be with him. Small town, rude people, have made no friends, but I have my kids and my hubby and I am in it for the long haul. It was the hardest thing I have ever done to move so far away but I don't regret it, and I'm glad I had the courage to do it.
Thanks
x0x0x

Pinky said...

Don't include me I am one of the lucky duck DT girls who worked with this amazing kit! But I wanted to comment anyways and I love all the work done here!

Catherine Marie said...

One of the most courageous things I have done was to take on the volleyball head coaching position at the high school I teach at. I had to be courageous for the players because they needed a strong person to look to when the one person that had counted on was no longer there. Such a great kit!

angelicakasputis@yahoo,com said...

What a beautiful kit, thanks so much for the chance to win one! As for courageous, I totally hear you....after seven months of being laid off, my husband and I are taking the plunge and starting our own business! So scary and so exhilerating at the same time. We are praying that we will be able to do what we love and support our family at the same time....and that takes courage!

scrapwordsmom said...

I have been wanting to draw and paint for YeARS but was scared. I know sounds so silly but true. I bought the stuff, have been reading collage type blogs and books and set up my space and just did it!!!! I even posted my work on MY Blog!!!

Would be so SWELL to win this!!!!

millermall said...

My courageous thing is kinda ongoing. My oldest daughter died of cancer eight years ago. At the time that she got sick I was climbing the corporate ladder, but I stopped working and took care of her and never regretted one moment. Her death re-aligned my priorities. I now work at a job that pays considerably less, with no recognition or room for advancement, but I get to take my youngest daughter to & from school every single day and take off to see all of the important "life" stuff! That makes it all worth it.

laterg8r said...

i'm courageous enough to have a fourth baby when all my pregancies have been very rough :D

Kelly Massman said...

I've been courageous in going back to work with lupus! It's been a mixed blessing. I get to tutor some lovely girls from China and Africa. But, I also have a lot of pain and it makes me tired! Probably lame compared to many but it's big to me! Thanks for a chance to win!

KateB said...

great layouts...love how dark the red is..courage is just me being a more patient mom to my special little guy with 'different abilities' and being his best advocate EACH and EVERY day. You gotta fight people sometimes to get whatya need and it takes courage (and patience) to fight smartly and quietly.

carolyn said...

making new friends. for me, that has taken ENORMOUS amounts of courage.

Scrapamum said...

I have been courageous in admitting when I am wrong!

ceruleanblue said...

Thus week I have been courageous in stepping out of my comfort zone at work and asking for new and different tasks (I may yet regret this lol!!)

Pink Heather said...

Gorgeous kit. I'd love to win it.
I recently quit a safe but boring job to start a more challenging job with more possibilities for my future. I know I can do it :)

Ann Cicilie said...

Fantastic kit with endless opportunities!

I moved from Norway to Denmark two years ago, all because of love :) So, well, was it courageous or stupid? Haha, I'm pretty sure it was the right thing anyways :)

A Sarasota said...

Beautiful kit, love the courageous reds! What have I done requiring courage this week? Well, I just moved into a new home that only has partial electricity and the boxes aren't unpacked, but I invited 23 people over on Saturday to beat the heat and enjoy the pool. I decided it was silly to be embarrassed about the house--everyone's had a bad move, right? So I opened the front door right up to everyone... they could see all my mess! but not so well without lights!
have a good summere!

Michele said...

This is an awesome kit.

holly b said...

I've been going to boot camp. It took courage for me because I'm very shy and always exercised in the comfort of my own home. I'm also not in the best of shape, so not being able to keep up with others is embarrasing. Not to mention the aches and pains the day after. But I've kept it up, and even on days when I don't feel like doing it, I push myself to go.

I love the kit, by the way. I'm always drawn to primary color schemes.

connie said...

I love this kit. I don't know what I think it takes courage to let my 19yr leave the driveway without me calling his cell phone 10minutes later because I hear sirens!

Vangie said...

Greetings!
Thanks for the opportunity.
In the Fall of 2008, I left my job as a bedside nurse to pursue a career as a nurse educator.
I had just earned my Masters in Nursing and assepted a job at my local university.
I took this leap because I wanted to work with nursing students. It was important for me to share my passion for patient care.
My challenge was when my first pay check arrived. After calculating it, I realized I took a $30,000 pay cut. This discouraged me. Times were going to be tough.
MY son had just started college and his expenses were high. I thought about leaving the college and returning to the bedside full time but hesitated because I love my students so.
It has been two years and I am still teaching. I have learned to budget and no longer enjoy long summer trips. But, it's all worth it when I have one of my kiddos say, "I love you Vangie and I couldn't have done it without you!"
Hugs,
Vangie

Laura Stewart said...

we bought a house that needed a ton of work but was a good investment for us - it has worked out well

Miss Cooper said...

Courage for me was choosing to quit my job and stay at home with my two boys. I made a pretty could salary and I knew quitting would make a pretty big impact on our budget... But I had to have enough courage to follow my heart and take the leap.... So thankful I did!!

K. McBride said...

Courage for me this summer has been taking the risk of experiencing failure... I knew that I needed to work on getting physically fit and I was so afraid that I would fail and be depressed about the whole experience.... Instead I've lost 15 lbs and feel much much better!!

sherry murphy said...

Courage is a big theme for me right now.... I recently quit my job to start my own photography business.... I found everything so overwhelming and risky and I was scared to death. Courage is what makes me keep pushing forward and refusing to give up on myself.

Cassie_lu said...

Fab kit. Courage for me is putting my art out there on my blog. It is very nerve-wrecking for me to show what I have really worked hard on and hear what others think. Another thing is having the courage to apply for design teams. I've had more rejections than acceptance, but it has really been good for me.

Jen Clark said...

Love it!

Kristy Hansenwi said...

Courage-I will be retiring from teaching after this school year-34 years...i will need to get through the year and all my "stuff" I have collected. What will I do next? It is scary-so I am trying to find courage. kh

April said...

This is a FABULOUS kit. It looks like it would be some fun things to work with. Great layouts as well.

Katherine said...

WOW! The kit is awesome!!! My most courageous moment as of late was learning that it is okay to walk away and understand that everything happens for a reason.

Scrapin Kat said...

We recently lost a dear friend to cancer , as a result I have decided to join spirit jump , volunteering to send notes of encouragemnet, cards etc. It is strange just to write a note to someone you don't know! I have been making cards lately for OWH and decided I want to find something different for a change, as for scary I don't drive on the Interstate but I have nade 3 trips to Chicago from Alabama - I think I may have conquered my fear!

Very cute kit!

Jeryl said...

expressing my opinion:)
love this kit club!

janet said...

I love this kit
I was courageuos enough to be the first person in my family studing and learning a second language when everybody here said that was impossible

Tammy B said...

i had to be strong and courageous being a single mom recently when my husband underwent heart valve repair surgery - which needed it's own kind of courage from me.

msbehvnalittle said...

My courageous moment this year has lasted since January 1st. My dad had a sever stoke and is still wheelchair bound and not happy about it all. I am the youngest of six kids and the only kid that lives close so my husband and I have been helping with everything from the building on ramps to driving my dad to therapies. It has been hard and lots of tears but the Lord loves us all and it will turn out!!

That kit is AWESOME!!!

Stacey said...

My Air Force hubby found out that we'll be moving to Germany in 3 months for 4 years. It has taken ALL of my courage to embrace this scary, yet exciting new venture for our family. Great kit and great idea for a site!

Cathy said...

Very cute Kit....love the crossword paper! I'm being courageous...but it's a little private still - I'll just say that I'm letting go of a very big dream and some plans I had for me....but I'm not going to let this new normal kick my butt.

jen t. said...

i had the courage to go to the mall today with my newborn dd and 8 yr old daughter all my own. we had a great time. i am glad we went! jen t.

rahel said...

wow, great kit! i did three things in the past four that i think are courageous.
1. i moved from switzerland to the USA
2. i got married and i wasn't even 20 years old ;) (but i am more than sure, that it was the right thing to do :D )
3. i started to design my own clear stamps and am trying to get everything running.
i am very excited what comes next :D

Sharon said...

As a few of your followers have commented, I too am facing my three boys leaving for college, therefore, the empty nest. I am choosing to be courageous and support their new-found freedom! I belong to a few scrapbook kits of the month-but think I will have to check this one out. Sounds like a fun twist...

Darlene Servolini said...

I have learned very all-of-a-sudden-like that I really have to embrace myself. I used to only take pictures from my right side, because that was my "good" side, and now I've learned that my imperfections just add that much more to my personality and the fact that there is not another person like me on Earth.

I guess I am coming around to the idea of actually loving myself, exactly as I am, flaws and all, because that is the only way to live happily and even simply.

Thanks for the chance! :) I have also posted on my blog sidebar. Have a beautiful day!

Latrice said...

I have been courageous tons actually lately. I left my job a couple weeks ago to put more work into my own personal business.i'm also in school getting my Masters of education. Something I should have probably done the first time around. It has been tough on our family only because school is there nights a week so there is lots of hi/bye going on in our house. We have to do what we gotta do though right. It will all be worth it in the end. For now we take it day by day and I keep on scrappin away. Love you girls!

Julie Patterson said...

I normally don't think of myself as very courageous. I don't like to jmp out of airplanes or things like that. But as I was reading the other posts I realized that in the last two years I have become VERY courageous. My husband & I have had to move in with my mother. Move my kids to a new school and take them away from friends and their home. It is tough but I know we are on the right journey I could not do this without a great deal of courage and a great Mom.
Julie

Julie Patterson said...

I normally don't think of myself as very courageous. I don't like to jmp out of airplanes or things like that. But as I was reading the other posts I realized that in the last two years I have become VERY courageous. My husband & I have had to move in with my mother. Move my kids to a new school and take them away from friends and their home. It is tough but I know we are on the right journey I could not do this without a great deal of courage and a great Mom.
Julie

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful kit! I find that everyday seems to take some amount of courage to get through. No matter what your circumstances may be, it takes courage to move forward each day.

rose said...

after months of having to let bad nannies go, i finally quit my job to be at home full time to be with my baby. and i'm loving every minute of watching her grow up!

Gianina said...

Hi: Love the kit. Courage, not big things, just everyday stuff. Waking up in the morning, knowing its not gonna be a good day, but preparing myself to give the best in job, family and getting over every encountered situation.

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julie.schellin said...

I am trying to find the courage to reach out to others when I would rather be an introvert...thanks for the giveaway!

Sarah Lou said...

Im finding courage in a lot of places of late, courage to stand up to people about what is right for myself and my family. to courage to listen to my inner voice, and believe in my self.

Maria Gurnsey said...

My story is similar. I quit working to stay home with my three kids and good back to school online to finish my degree. School and kids requires bravery ;)

Mo said...

i've realized some things about my marriage and decided to face the fear...i need to work to make things better or...they won't get better...now is my chance to make an effort to get back what we've lost. however things turn out, i know i tried.

Anonymous said...

My courage lately has involved taking on losing weight and quitting smoking...two things that I have feared for years. I'm glad I took the steps I have never felt better.

Anonymous said...

Courage for me was learning to say no!

Megan A. said...

It took some courage for me to drive 13 hours and set up a tent and sleep the night in it with only my 4 yr old daughter to help.

fong33 said...

Love the kit and the chance to win it. I have always been afraid of water after almost drowning as a child. This past week, I have been facing my fears by taking the courage to get into mty friend's pool and try to swim again.

smahrty said...

Last week I courageously put on a swim suit and enjoyed our vacation with the kids. We even did a bungee jump thing in our suits!

KarenB said...

Wow, I love this kit and I love reading everyone's comments. This past year for me has required a lot of courage - after a bad experience with tenants and insurance companies, we had to sell our home and move into an almost-shed (which we euphamistically call our 'cottage') - we are still struggling every day, but I have learnt to take a stand for what I believe to be right and *not* let this situation keep me down. The next courageous step for me will be inviting some friends to visit - I'm very embarrassed by our home but it's time now to embrace what will be a reality for a few years :)

Peg said...

Normally quite shy and terrified of social situations.... I booked in for a scrapbooking retreat by myself. Hoping I will be courageous enough to get in and meet some new friends when I get there.

Chloe said...

I was courageous and enrolled my daughter into kindy! Letting your child pass thru those gates and into the unknown without you being able to hold their hand is the hardest thing to do. Sob sob!!!

Jennifer said...

In this economic environment state it think it takes courage to keep pluggen along. But it is what we do everyday. I try to do it with grace and a smile everyday and "try" to make good choices. Cause isn't that what life is all about choices ...

Carla aka scrappypug said...

I am being courageous in trying to deal with family issues.. I live in a different country than my family now, and it's hard being so far away in times of illness and struggle. But I pick up the phone and try to connect when I can.

ShoppingTamii said...

lately? probably pushing myself to stay on track with working out even when it would be easier to use an excuse to not...

Maclara said...

WoW the kit is amazing!

My moment of courage lately was when I learn that my sons has autism. I keep putting my energy and all my love for him to have a life as normal as he can. Everyday his a challenge, exploiting his strenght and composing with his difficulties to make him proud of himself and happy in his life. The last 4 years we invest a lot of our time, money and energy for one goal... so he can get in a regular classroom as he starts school... and guess what? His starting kindergarden with neurotypical kids in september! We are very happy of the accomplishement even if we know that COURAGE will be part of our life and HIS live forever...

Debbie H said...

I have had the courage to make some tough family decisions for the past 2 years. There were times it was extremely hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but with God's help I perservered.

jillofallcrafttrades said...

oh this kit is beyond drool worthy and what their design team did with it is amazing!

Robin said...

Beautiful kit. My courage is my battle with my strokes _I have had 3 in 6 months and really work hard at not letting my self get depressed.

Ami said...

What a wonderful kit! Courage for me, was when I took a step in my work I didn´t think I could take.

Gramjak said...

Awesome kit. You REALLY showed courage, girl, and I'm so proud of you. As a retired woman, I think courage is getting out and volunteering in areas that are really important to you. I am active at Junior Achievement, working on an Expanding your Horizons conference (for girls in grades 7 -10 to inspire them to be scientists), and in our church community. Courage is extremely important in every day life... this will make MEMORABLE LOs.

Faye Marie said...

OMG... such a great kit!!!!!!!!!

I have always struggled with my weight and I think it takes a lot of courage to be overweight in this world. There are a lot of judgment about "fat" people. I have courage every time I go to the gym and people stare at me like I don't belong. It takes daily courage to believe in yourself even when others put you down!!!!!!!!

JoMama said...

I love SFTIO. It just isn't in my budget yet to subscribe, but I love the inspiration. I was recently courageous when I chose to no longer pursue friendships that were not helping me to be better. This leaves me feeling a bit lonely at church, but it is for the best.

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!! Not sure if this is courageous, but since I just turned 40, I decided it was time to take care of me! I FINALLY got a 2nd mammogram. My 1st was in 2006. Considering my mom past away from breast cancer at 49, I figured I was over due for another!! -Wendy H.
p.s.: my 16th wedding anniversary is on the 16th, so this would be a great gift!! ;)

MosaicMagpie said...

My courageous thing is an ATC swap my friend and I are trying to start. I did a search for blogs with ATC's and found you. If you would like to visit me you may want to participate. The bonus was you are having this giveaway! Now I hope I will win and you will join us.
Debbie

Marie (aka Mazz) said...

hey, the prize is awesome and I'd love to win it...actually I'd love it due to my lack of 'scrapping funds' at the moment...read all about you at the BPS scrap camp ! I resigned from my job about 4 weeks ago and now i'm pondering on what to do next..think its pretty corageous to have to rely on DH's income only LOL...I feel like I need to go back to school & start my own scrapping business, i dream about that too :)

bola said...

how do i apply for the free kit?

bola said...

i mean the give away.

charli said...

I've been courageous in believing that the doctor will figure out why my 10-year old is having emotional trouble so we can fix it. Keeping the faith in any given situation is courageous