Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Scrapbooking from the Inside Out

I received an email about an new kit club – about self-exploration and scrapbooking – something that really interests me, and wanted to share the details. Here’s the info…

Scrapbooking from the Inside Out, founded by published designer and instructor Rachel Kaufman, is a kit club, an inspirational source and an online community for scrapbookers who want to explore their inner lives and deepest thoughts and dreams. Scrapbooking from the Inside Out advocates Rachel's trademarked approach to scrapbooking – starting with the emotion. It’s ‘Scrapbook Therapy’ – using scrapbooking as a means to self-exploration, self-expression and self-discovery. Each month, the site, and kit, will focus on a specific emotional theme.

July's kit and inspiration will focus on ‘Freedom.’ Unlike any other kit club, Scrapbooking from the Inside Out offers an online ‘Inspiration’ webpage with music links, photos of great art, quotes and journaling prompts to encourage personal exploration through the emotion. The site will also include techniques, samples and challenges from a stellar international design team and special celebrity guests to help jumpstart creativity. The site includes a forum for sharing ideas, experiences and feelings, as well as a user gallery where scrapbookers can post their pages and projects to help themselves and others be inspired.

The mission of Scrapbooking from the Inside Out is to help scrapbookers explore their inner worlds and motivate them to express themselves on the scrapbook page with greater depth, to reach for scrapbooking as support, encouragement and catharsis in processing life’s pleasurable and difficult moments. Scrapbooking from the Inside Out creates a totally new space in the scrapbooking world for sharing thoughts and feelings in the way that only scrapbookers can.

Be sure to check out their blog when you have a chance.

Happy Crafting!

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