Sunday, August 2, 2009


A while back, I was asked to guest for The Design Experiment. And, I realized that I never shared my project (or the little story behind it) with all of you here.

The prompt was to scrap the craziest thing you have ever done. Me? Crazy? I don't really think anything I do to be all that "crazy" or "adventurous." I'm more of the "play it safe" type girl. Skydiving? Never. I hate flying... I'm certainly not going to JUMP out of a perfectly good airplane ON PURPOSE! Bungee jumping? Don't think so. I don't prefer to go careening head-first towards the ground with only a tiny little chord to keep my head from exploding onto the ground like a watermelon.

So, what was I supposed to scrap about? I thought, and I thought. Then I thought some more. One afternoon, I decided to sort through some old photos that had been piling up inside a box in my craft room. I came across some photos of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. That's it! That's what I would scrap about.

I was younger, more naive, love-struck. I sold off all my worldy possessions and "moved" to St. Thomas. I use quotation marks only because it hardly lasted. I soon came to realize that I made a huge mistake, and cut my losses... moving back home. But, that's a longer, more private story. Not one for Blogger ears.

But, here's my page... beautiful pictures of a crazy opportunity that I just had to chase after at that point in my life.

So, there you go... you learned something about me that I'll bet you didn't know before. Do I wonder what my life would have been like had I stayed there? Sometimes. Not often. I realize that I would never be where I am today had I stayed there. And, I happen to love where I am today.

Posting this made me think of my girl, Sasha... formerly part of The Design Experiment team. She has her own thing going on these days. Something exciting. Something that I so honored to be a part of. Seriously, there are some fabulous ladies that I will be creating alongside. Have you heard of this yet...

No? Well, you should definitely join us here. We go live September 1st. Be there or be square. Trust me... you won't want to be square.

Well, that's it for tonight. I'll be back tomorrow with the first catch-up post in my 12 months of Christmas project!


Sasha said...

YEP .. I remember that .. and other stuff and stuff and stuff.. LOL .. girl .. I am SO HAPPY you are apart of this .. okay wait .. HONORED is more like it .. I cannot wait ..

hugs boo .. and the layout if you "aint" know .. is FAB.


Anonymous said...

can't wait to see what you guys at point blank have planned!


Melonie said...

Love the story, love the LO, love Sasha, and love you, soooooo...I know I am going to love point blank! So excited to go and check it out.

The Sice Family said...

Wow! I'm completely loving your scrapbooking style. Just beautiful!
Wendy xx

Jocelyn said...

Love the LO Holly!!!! I can;t wait to see what you girls come up with!!!!! Thanks for sharing this part of your life with us!!! Smiles to you my friend! :)

Cathy said...

this adventure made for a lovely layout

PS I love your blog header.

Ginajam said...

what a great get points for trying it, even if it didn't last too long! very brave! the layout is perfect, too. looking forward to point blank!!

Beth Perry said...

THat is an awesome layout and yep, I am already a FB fan of the new challenge blog! :D

Anonymous said...

Love the layout!