My LSS is getting awesome stuff from CHA!

Couldn't wait to share this list of awesome new products that will be at EMI this fall! Thanks Susan!

I'm really blogging

Today was a busy day. Whew! The first order of business was posting on my the boards for my new design team, theeverydayscrapper. I'm so excited to be a part of their site. Check it out at I hope you'll also stop by at the forum My first big assignment for Catherine and Company is to create a weekly sketch and layout. Look for a new post on the blog featuring my work every Sunday morning!!!

There was lots of excitement in my world. I wrote one of my Scrapbook Idols, Jana Eubank, fan mail for the first time. She sent me a response the very same day. She gave me some awesome advice for a scrapper who is just dipping their toe into The Pub World. She also agreed to be a Featured Scrapper for TES. The second exciting thing today was purchasing a new laptop for home. Our current one is a total dud. It takes about 10 minutes to boot up. The battery is completely dead, so no surfing while watching TV (or scrapping).

I made a scrappy purchase yesterday at Michael's. The Sassafras Lass Hog Heaven paper pad. It was marked 9.99 on clearance, and I got 40% off with a coupon. I also got word that my 1st 2 Peas in a Bucket box arrived yesterday. I can't wait to turn my USPS priority mail box into a fake cropper hopper.

Off to do the evening chores and love on my hubby. I met even squeeze in a few minutes of scrapping. Like I say to my little one - nighty, night.


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

About Me

Having a blog was never something I thought I would do. I always thought - who wants to read what I'm thinking about? Getting into the scrapbooking world has changed my mind.

I started scrapbooking at the beginning of February this year. It's the usual scrapper story. I had a baby the year before. I wanted to make a baby book and try out scrapping. A friend took me to a crop with her Creative Memories consultant. I bought an album and some stickers and some paper. I finished that first album - a 15 page 7x7 - in less than a month. It might have been a passing fancy. I could have decided my project was complete. But here is where my story differs. I fell hard for scrapbooking. I commandeered the dining room for my scrap space. I bought organizers and a rolling bag, tools and pens, paper and stickers, absolutely anything I could get my hands on without sending my husband into a state of shock. I had discovered that scrapbooking fulfilled something more for me, something I'd been looking for without even realizing it.

Everyone knows when you become a new mom, life changes. The first six months I barely had time to get dressed. That's especially true for moms like me, who return to work fulltime. By the time my son was 9 months old, I was feeling pretty comfortable with our routine and I wanted to do more than lay on the couch once he was in bed each night. Scrapbooking was the answer to "what do I do with myself." I'd also lost touch with friends and given up my social activities. Now that life was becoming "normal," I wanted a new social connection. Getting involved in scrapbooking revealed a world of people I never knew existed. I as fascinated by the fact that scrappers interacted through discussion boards and blogs at any time of day. It was everything I'd been looking for and more.

Fast-forward to present day. I've been working at this craft nearly every day for the past six months. I've found designers and paper lines that I love, and defined a style for myself which I feel good about. In the evenings and on the weekends I dedicate time to crops, workshops, and shopping for new product. I love the array of supplies there are to choose from. I think the thing I've enjoyed most about immersing myself in scrapbooking is that there is always a new technique or project for me to try.

I hope you'll come back and visit me as I embark on a new phase of my journey.