Have you popped over from Rachel's blog? If so, I bet you enjoyed her post!
If you just happen to be stopping by, welcome to you also :-)
What a difference a year makes.
It was just about a year ago that I signed up for Shimelle's Blogging for Scrapbookers class and since then so much has changed.
With the purchase of our first home (quite the fixer upper!) I have been putting my crafty skills to work in other ways: removing wallpaper, painting, decorating, you know...
And while I LOVE it, all that work doesn't allow for much time to get up to my elbows in paper, adhesive and embellishments. Fortunately we are finally making progress in the house and I should be back to scrapping soon!
Well, in spite of the plate-load of projects I have been working on at home, that all too familiar scrapping itch has been nagging at me. I just couldn't validate unpacking a box or two of supplies when the house needs so much work. I mean, we have to make a suitable living area first, right?
BUT....if I scrapbook for a 1 year reunion of alumni from the Blogging for Scrapbookers course then surely it should be okay. Right? RIGHT?
Thanks for backing me up on that one ;-)
So here it is. The journaling explains it all. Thanks to Shimelle for this great class and Thanks to Jo and Lizzie for organizing this event!
I should have known that when I signed up for Shimelle's Blogging for Scrapbookers course that there would be much more in store for me than the course description expressed.
Yes, I learned lots of tips and helpful hints about blogging.
Yes, I certainly got some great ideas for scrapbook pages.
Yes, I looked forward to getting that prompt in my inbox every morning.
When I handed over my class fee I sort of expected these things to happen.
What I didn't expect to happen was perhaps the best part of this course.
I didn't expect the friendships.
Because of this course I have "met" creative, inspiring women from all over the globe. I stumbled upon a community of crafters who appreciate each other, cheer on the successes of each other and revel in each other's art.
We are scrapbookers, card makers, writers, photographers.
We come from all different walks of life, yet so many of us are traveling the same path.
There is wisdom shared, encouragement doled out, plenty of laughter and even some tears. They inspire me with their words and their art.
I look forward to reading their blogs whenever I can and enjoy knowing that they are reading mine.In some ways my blog friends have become a window to the world.
It's pretty wonderful.
Although I will likely not get to meet these women in person it is good to know we're in this together- connected by our crafts and the internet.
It's a small (crafty) world, afterall.
Well thanks for stopping by! Next you're in for a treat as you head over to this fabulous place.
And don't forget your letter...you'll need this to complete the phrase for the prize!
p.s. If you missed any stops along the hop, just pop on over to Lizzie's where you will find the complete list. Enjoy!