Thursday, September 23, 2010

~Scrapbooking From The Inside Out BLOG HOP!!!!~

Good morning blog hoppers!!!!!
I am excited about this blog hop because you could
win a brand new "Enlightenment" SFTIO KIT!

This kit is simply amazing.
The next stop goes hand in hand with emotional scrapbooking


If you leave a comment on every blog, you
will be qualified to win a new Enlightenment kit.


Here is one of the layouts I did with the "Enlightenment" kit
The reason I shared this one is because there is no journaling.

I will explain why.
This is a photo I took in Hawaii, many of you might know
how Hawaii changed my life.
My husband was just diagnosed with MS, I was at a cross
roads in my life. I had just confronted the people who
abused me my entire childhood.
I was feeling pretty worn down and broken.
I felt ugly, fat, and pretty much like a used up piece of garbage.
A friend approached me about a girls week in Hawaii.
In the end we decided to go but only if hubby came too because
we were so uncertain of the future at this point.

Going to Hawaii I found something inside me I did not know existed.
The people in Hawaii, they have this amazing spirit, they do not see
ugly...fat...tired...people. They see you as beautiful, in fact they
see everyone with love. It was so uplifting and amazing.
It changed the way I saw myself, and how I saw others.
After a lifetime of nothing but pain and abuse, I realized
there was so much more to life than anger and hurt.
People really do care, people are kind...I just had to leave my circle
of abuse to find it. In the end it also gave me to courage to
move far away from that life into TN.
It gave me to courage to see that even though
I am fat, I am amazing and BEAUTIFUL!
Because being broken and abused does not make you ugly
it shows others your amazing character.
Even thin people can be ugly because of their poor character and the way
they treat others. Weight makes no difference.

This is the story behind my "Enlightenment" layout.
I don't really believe in Enlightenment, but if I did that would
be as close as it gets :)


Now head over to the Dirty Scraps Blog!!!
Don't forget tomorrow I will draw a ribbon glue winner!

OK enough chatterbox for me!
~ Thank you for bearing with my blabbering today!~
~Have an amazing daY~
~Have fun with the blog hop!~
~Pinky~

64 comments:

Laurie! said...

I love your picture of the palm trees swaying in the breeze! Makes me want to go to Hawaii now, too!

StampinCathy said...

Pinky, This is one beautiful page. Love the colors and embellishment on this layout. Great picture too!

MoMo sprnany said...

Love this lo, Pinky!The sentiment behind is inspirational and uplifting...it's so wonderful to know you had the opportunity to learn to appreciate yourself as a whole! I'm off to hit the rest of the hop!

Denise said...

What a gorgeous layout! So beautiful! I'm so glad you were able to go to Hawaii. It sounds like it truly changed your life.

Kim. said...

Pinky I love this layout, it means so much to you it doesn't need journalling.
I totally understand the turmoil you must of been in when your husband was diagnosed with MS as my I too have MS and spent many weeks after my diagnosis in 2005 with my family wondering 'how will we cope' 'how long will I live' 'will it cripple me straight away' all those normal thoughts and worries. I have a wonderful husband and four wonderful children and felt I had to have the answers for them if not myself but now I take each day as it comes and enjoy what I can.
Kim xXx

Natacha said...

Pinky, the lo is amazing. Your storey gave me inspiration and confidence to try and step outside of my circle! Thanks!! :)

Vicki said...

Great layout and inspiring story.

Trickut said...

Love the butterfly, the colors are amazing! Thanks for the chance to win.

Rachel
gl2814@zoominternet.net

Valine said...

Great LO, I love this kit!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Wonderful page and such a powerful story behind it too :)

Bernice said...

Beautiful layout

Just us three said...

what a lovely layout to tell your story.

Tanya said...

Wonderful layout! The kit looks amazing:)

sherree said...

love it!! the butterfly is so pretty.

Arlene Camacho said...

This is such a beautiful layout, thnaks for sharing the meaning behind it

Jocelyn said...

Love this one Miss Pinky...just awesome!!!! The colors work so well together!!!

Wishing you a great day sweet friend!!

Faye Marie said...

Thanks for sharing your experience!!! I have never been but I have heard it is great there!!!!! Love it!!!!!

Kelly Massman said...

Great layout! I love Rachel's kits (and she's so sweet, too!) TFS!

Divinity said...

this is awesome!!! i love your page! i love all the layers you used -- wonderful page as always. :)

Melissa said...

Great LO! Sometimes no journaling is necessary. The words stay within us and the picture/LO serves as a reminder of our personal discovery. Love it!

Jewels said...

BEAUTIFUL pic and LO. All your work is gorgeous.

Lori W said...

love the colors on this!

Kristin Summer said...

You never fail to amaze me Pinky! A beautiful layout, and an uber inspiring story behind it...it's so nice to be reminded of the goodness in others...thanks for lifting my spirits today :)

Renee77 said...

OMG Pinky~this really touched my heart. I too come from a circle of abuse and I know that after many years of feeling the way you described. It's not my fault and your right we are amazing and beautiful people even though we have fluff. I heart you! Hugs to you!!!Thanks for sharing what so many of us hide!!!

Jenn said...

Love a layout that says so much without journaling...thanks for sharing....how much closer to Enlightenment could you get?

valechula said...

I love your story!!! I think that your story is enlightment! maybe not as profound and confuscious but enlightenment none the less! good for you for being brave enough to shre it and to end that broken ring your were stuck in!!!!
lots of love!

valechula said...

I love your story!!! I think that your story is enlightment! maybe not as profound and confuscious but enlightenment none the less! good for you for being brave enough to shre it and to end that broken ring your were stuck in!!!!
lots of love!

scrappin girl said...

I love the Kit its very India/Bali feel to it.

Carla aka scrappypug said...

What a great layout and story...just beautiful.

danilouwho said...

Wow. This is a gorgeous page and I love your story behind it. So inspiring. I don't even think I can say the right words - just beautiful!!

Sugar said...

That is beautiful.. the story is beautiful too girl!

Scrapamum said...

Love your layout! What a fabulous story.

thriftycrafter said...

Vry pretty lo as a stand alone, but with that background story a beautiful LO a real aloha moment

ceruleanblue said...

Hey Pinky, I love that story, I could have written almost the same tg=hings about my Brave Girls Camp experience, I learnt so much about myself there

Pamela said...

Great Layout. I love how the paper matches your picture. You give such great inspiration:)

Melissa Elsner said...

Meaningful as always Pinky! Love the layering you did with this and the simplicity as well.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

beautiful colors in that kit...love the lo

Susan said...

thanks for sharing...you ARE a beautiful woman

Manhattan Mandie said...

Yes, you are amazing! I love this layout and I LOVE the kit! So many goodies to really make a beautiful page!

MaRLeNeF said...

hi pinky, love the layout ~ beautiful as always :)

AmyLou said...

I have never been to Hawaii but i grew up in a home with a single mother who to this day is still a drunk and very hurtful. at the beginning of this year i came to the decision it was time to say goodbye, when her hurtful ways spilled over to my son who was 8 at the time.and now i have no parents or grandparents. I am fighting back the tears while writing this as i did while reading your blog. I have never actually made a scrapbook but after liking the dirty scraps i think my first real book will be My story. I somehow need to heal myself now that i am 39 and been hurt for so many years. the pain and hurt that is with me needs to be freed. Love the photo and thanks for sharing.
Amy E :O)

Dawn said...

Wonderful layout, and it brings tears to my eyes. Sometimes it takes people a life time to accept their lives and move forward. I agree with you that it doesn't matter your size or how you look that shows your true spirit. I know many skinny / small nasty and rude people.
I think you are a beautiful woman that has shared so much with others, you are an inspiration girl...don't forget it.

Pammejo said...

Pinky, I always told my children that if you love the inside of the person, the outside should never matter. I also had a hard time loving the inside but once I did I could look at the ones that hurt me so differently. You have such a sweet spirit and that is what truly matters. Love your Enlightenment layout.

melody said...

i love your story chickie ~ so inspirational ~ your lo though..speaks a thousand words ~ beautifully done! and wuv the design ~ as always your work touches me.

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

gorgeous!! wowza, LOVE IT! off to hop!

Rach H said...

Beautiful layout and journaling! I love traveling because it does change you.

Gynergy said...

Love your layout and this kit!

Kray said...

What a great layout! I am so glad you share your memories as you are a great inspiration to so many of us!!!

Marilyn said...

How pretty! It says it all without saying a thing.

Chris C said...

Pinky you are just amazing.
That's all I have to say today - just that you are amazing...

Pamk said...

love that layout and great kit

alwayscharlie said...

A beautiful page and a fantasticly inspiring story!

scrappingmom73 said...

I was very touched by your story Pinky. I love the picture and because its your story, it doesn't need journaling. Very lovely.

Sandy Ang said...

Wow the kit has so many lovely things ! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathy Carr said...

Awesome layout Pinky!!

sandyh50 said...

What a beautiful layout and inspiring story. You go girl!

Kelly said...

Definition of ENLIGHTENED
1: freed from ignorance and misinformation
2: based on full comprehension of the problems involved

Perhaps you don't want to put a label to it, but it seems to me that your esperience was very freeing, and very elightened.

tallulah1 said...

Love this layout - very different
Janelle

Catherine said...

You are amazing and beautiful!!!

Debbie H said...

Your story is so humbling and amazing. You are an amazing person!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Pinky,

I remember seeing this LO before. I didn't know the story behind why one trip would change your life. Beauty truly does come from inside and not the out. Some of the most beautiful people I know are beautiful because of who they are not what they look like!

ruth said...

I've loved watching what you've made with the SFTIO kits over the past little while.....fantastic!

Cheryl Kosakura said...

Beautiful layout and story Pinky.
-Cher

Jessica said...

Wow Pinky,beautiful layout. I too, can have a similar story. It took many years to come to terms with the abuse I endured too. But when I did, I was able to toss it all in the trash where it belongs. Then come out of the darkness and be me!
I've also spent my whole life being overweight. But my sweet boyfriend tells me I'm the most beautiful woman he's ever known.Now I look in the mirror every day, so I know he's a little prejudiced. But it's not only about the outside. It's about the inside too.
So we are lovely, and all of our shy, abused, chunky sisters too!