Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My Darkest Fear

We have a new song up on the playlist for you at Scrap it With a Song!
The new selection is "Can't Change Me" by Chris Cornell. 

I wasn't familiar with this song - but after a listen, one line in particular resonated with me.    Part of the lyrics are 'uncover your darkest fear'.  This inspired me to create a layout about a fear that I don't ever talk about. 

I used Creative Scrappers Sketch #180 for my layout.
The hidden journalling talks about how my biggest fear as a cancer survivor is that my cancer will one day return.  The journalling on the front of the layout reads the famous quote "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that is why they call it the present".    I chose this to embellish my layout as a reminder to myself to live every day, one day at a time & not worry about what the future might hold.  For that reason, I think my darkest fear does affect the way I live my life - but in a positive way!

Materials Used (all Close to My Heart, except as noted):
Dreamin' Level 2 Paper Pack
The Present stamp set
Harvest Happiness stamp set
Journal box and Leaves were cut with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
Decor Journal Tags
Inks: Chocolate, Pacifica, Goldrush
Cardstock: Chocolate, Colonial White
Large Chipboard Alpha (Pink Paislee)
Small Alpha Stickers (from my stash)

I hope you'll check us out at Scrap it with a Song!  This is a great song with some very powerful lyrics to inspire you!  Hope you'll play along!


  1. Such a gorgeous layout! I didn't know you are a cancer survivor. So glad that you beat it.

  2. Oh Carla! I had no idea but what a beautiful way to scrapbook it. Your layout is stunning. Big hugs!

  3. Amazing LO! So happy to see you beat it! xoxo

  4. My goodness, Carla! This post is amazing. I mean the words, the art---everything! :-)

  5. Beautiful layout Carla, having had cancer as well I totally agree with what you are saying. I am always trying to silence the fear of it returning and to not worry stress over every lump and bump. I love the beautiful colours you chose as well for this layout.

  6. Love your LO Carla. The sentiment is perfect. Very inspiring, thanks for sharing. God bless.

  7. I had no idea you were a cancer survivor - I'm so glad to hear that you beat it! Beautiful layout :)

  8. I followed your link from the CS blog bc I recognized the CTMH paper. :) What a beautiful layout and story. Thank you for sharing it with us! {and i love the grey tag with it~an unexpected but perfect touch}

  9. Your layout and story are absolutely inspiring!

  10. Carla - I'm stunned! Your layout is awesome but even more so knowing the back-story. You are so positive and upbeat - I guess now I know - it's because you are truly living every moment. We could all take a page from your book!

  11. Carla, I had no idea that you went through this. What a big challenge for you to put it down on paper. I can only imagine the emotions that you must have experienced in facing your fear. I scrapbooked my ski accident a couple of months ago and it was a very emotionless experience for me. I am glad that I did it, because it was a part of my life and may help someone some day. Just as yours may. I will keep you in my prayers my dear friend.

  12. gorgeous layout Carla. I can't imagine living with that fear, but like you said, you have the perspective so many of us don' treat everyday as a gift. Hugs, M

  13. Awesome layout and post. I too am a cancer survivor and that is my greatest fear. I have never created a layout in that regards however you have given me some great inspiration!


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