Sometimes all it takes is a spark
The spark can be a thought,
or a moment
Sometimes it can be all of these.
Sometimes it needs to be all of these.
Sometimes you might have one of these but there be no spark.
That’s how it was for me.
Back in May I took a photo that I thought was pretty awesome
I knew that I wanted to use it on a layout
I knew what I wanted to say
Just couldn’t find the words
The right words.
When I would sit to play with the photo nothing would come together
So the photo sat.
Enter the lovely Ronda, not literally ALTHOUGH that would be super cool!
A few years back Ronda started a challenge blog
Each month there would be “one little word” given as inspiration.
The blog was something I would turn to for inspiration and was one of my favourites.
This week Ronda shared, on her blog, how she was going to share some “little words”.
The word she has started with was unlock.
Reenter the photo.
I had always known that I wanted to make a page about how the bike is empty, like someone had left it.
I wanted to say something about the no parking here, about not standing still.
Something about growth, something about not being stagnant.
The word unlock was just the spark I had been waiting for.
Enter the moment of heart.
Most of my pages are created because I am in a moment.
A moment of heart.
A moment when thoughts flow from my heart.
Yesterday was one of those moments.
I had entered the Masters competition that Scrapbooking Memories Magazine hold each year.
Yesterday was the day that the rang each of the 10 winners.
By lunchtime I knew that I wasn’t going to get one of those calls.
This was a moment of the heart (all good, just had these thoughts (see journaling))
And I embraced this moment, the journaling flowed and a page was born
Played with my favourite colour combo blue, yellow and grey
Splodged some paint over a Crafter’s Workshop stencil
and captured the heart moment
with the help of a quote from Brian Tracy
“Learn to not wait for things to happen. Get out there and make opportunities for yourself.
Unlock the potential that you have waiting within.
Because “You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you”.
So step out, be brave and don’t wait”
and there it was
A moment that I have captured.
A word that needed to be said.
And a thought that will be shared with our girls forever.
Oh how I love sparks like these.
The ones that come together to create something wonderful.