I actually have FOUR new items in the store at Scrap Outside the Box this week.. That is certainly a record for me! One is this kit pictured here. I think it is definitely "out of the box." I have my ultrasound next month and am hoping for some fun "baby" pictures (it's a 3-D ultrasound!) and I figured I had better make a kit to scrap them with.
I have been thinking about what kind of direction my scrapbook kits should take. There are SO MANY talented designers out there and there is a LOT of competition. I wonder what I have to offer that is special and unique. To be honest, I don't ever expect to make my fortune doing this. I do it because I love it. I have an inner NEED to create and design. I consider it a blessing that I have an outlet to share this and maybe make a little income to help support my family.
For years I have been trying to not only document our family's memories in our scrapbooks, but have also tried to document a bit of our faith, too. When a particular situation brings a scripture to mind, I am sure to include it. God has really impressed upon me that I should do this with my scrapbook set designs. too. I am going to be making a conscious effort to include a faith aspect to my designs. This will probably be mostly in the form of scripture, but I am leaving that open to God's leading. Everytime I think about this, the phrase, "Scrappin' the Scriptures" comes to mind. It's kind of corny, I know, but it works. From experience, I know that there is not much available of this nature in either the paper or digital scrapping world, because I have looked for it. So, I feel like I have found my niche - my direction. Although I hope this will have meaning to others, too, but I guess in the long run, it doesn't really matter. I will be doing this for myself and passing down a legacy of faith as well as a legacy of memories to my family.
This scrappin' set includes one of my favorite passages of scripture as I sit here thinking about this little child I carry. It is from Psalm 139:13-16. It reads:
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together
in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came
I am so amazed when I consider the fact that God already has this child's entire life planned! Wow - and I don't even know if it is a boy or a girl!
I also did the layout below using a newborn photo of my nephew born last year. Doesn't he look just SO sweet! I thought the kit and the scripture fit well.