Wednesday, January 10, 2007

My pink fridge.

I have been holding out on all you scrap-lurkers long enough. Here is the link to my layout gallery online:
I have been slowly adding most of my Creating Keepsake's Scrapbooker of the Year contest submission pages as well as comments on the inspiration behind the pages too. So, if you just can't wait to see them posted over time on my blog, go there...and I will keep adding to that gallery too.
This page came to mind after seeing Heidi Swapp's new pink fridge. I guess great minds think alike sometimes! {wink!}
Other than pink appliances and scrap-talk, I just have to add that I have been having a hard time falling asleep at night because of all the thoughts going through my head. Good stuff, mostly. Like how can I live life more fully. Am I already living life fully? How can I be a better in where should I start first. =) You see, I have this feeling of contentment and peace and it really has made me feel almost guilty a little bit. Somehow I feel like if my life is so wonderfully normal, that maybe I should be looking for something to push me in a new direction.
It should be scary, because I have learned in the past, that when I put my heart and willingness in life on the line-to be used in new ways- that often times it means getting hurt or having to walk a narrow path. But yet I keep feeling that this is exactly where I should be longing to be and is the very place I should be headed. Hmmm. Maybe it means I will start writing a book soon. Because I figure as soon as I start that, a whole new chapter is gonna open up in my life. And yes, the pun was intended.
Maybe it's just the New Year or something, but I'm wondering, is anyone else antsy to start the next chapter of your life? Feel free to comment. =)


Anonymous said...

Thanks Jody for posting your layouts! I'm so excited to check them out!!! I have been feeling the same way lately too. I don't know if it is because of the New Year and all, resolutions and such, but I am antsy to start a new chapter, whatever that may be and wherever that may take me. I am up for the challenge. Now I just have to figure out what that is.

Kim said...

Thanks Jody for your wise words. I think we're all afraid to fail, but we need to sometimes in order to get to where we need to go.

Anonymous said...

LOVED your gallery of layouts!
You are soooo good!
That's it... I gotta get scrappin!

elizabeth said...

maybe it's this season of a girl, i always looked forward to the day when i'd be married and have a family of my own. and now, nine years and four children later, i'm sitting here in my early thirties kind of wondering, what next? not a discontented, what next? but just kind of a, okay God, i know you're not done with me yet (i've been watching too much Hermie today) so what is it that's next? i don't know about you, but i'm excited about it! and from what i've read here over the past few months, you'll take it in stride with a great perspective and certainly, a sense of excitement too...i've always wanted to write a book too, any idea what it would be about?...

Melissa said...

thank you so much for sharing your gallery! you truly have a gift for scrapping...they're all beautiful!

Laura in Ohio said...

I'm right there with you, Jody! It's not typical of me, but I'm taking the new year by storm.

As a family, we're seeking out deeper relationships with those who share our faith by attempting to connect with a small group through our church.

I have vowed to spend less time on a couple of message boards that I have frequented in the last several years. I've realized that the time I spend there doesn't really make me a better person or improve my relationship with God. Nor does it make the world a better place for anyone else.

I'm also working on positively contributing to the health of my family by cooking more, focusing on buying more healthy produce and eating out less.

Here's to crafting our own personal "visions" for the new year and living our lives in a way that truly matters! :)

Anonymous said...

you sneaky sneaky little girl!!! thanks for sharing your gallery (and your thoughts!)

kimB said...

As always, Jody, you have such words of wisdom and encouragement. And yes, I am getting a little antsy myself! At first, I chalked it up to my approaching 50th birthday (this September), but then I began to realize that there is something going spiritually. Not just with *me* but also with so many other people I've spoken to and read about (in scrapbooking blogs)...

GOD is up to something and I firmly believe we will be seeing spiritual (supernatural) things happening all around the world - in and out of church buildings - that will open our eyes to what had previously been hidden.

Also wanted to say that I love your little magnets! Could you share directions for making them? Can't wait to check your gallery tonight and see all your other creative work :)!

Blessings to you and your family, Jody --

Hugs from Alaska - kimB

Anonymous said...

Jody, You should write a book. It could be so much hidden therapy for you and others. You do such an awesome job at putting your thoughts into words. It's truely a great gift from God!! I'd buy it!

Erin B. said...

I love that fridge layout! Very cute.