Good morning all you early-Saturday-risers! My hubby was up early to go to work, so I've already started a load of laundry, washed dishes from company last night, and am now blogging! I really love getting things done!
Ok, first of all, I wanted to announce that I'm having a Christmas in July Sale in my Etsy store! You get a whopping 25% off your purchases now through July 31! How exciting is that??
In addition to these ribbons, there are several more along with my 7 colors of Baker's Twine! Come see what I have and what you can't live without! :)
* * * Warning: Ramblings ahead! * * *
Ok, you have been warned. . . . .
Yes, it is time for the Random Ramblings! Brought to you by Kristin and Katiebird Studio! HAHAHA!!
Seriously, I've been doing some thinking this week. For the last several years, I've mainly been a stamper. I make cards or other paper creations, but I haven't really scrapbooked seriously in about 7 years! I just stamped.
Well, about two months ago, I was looking into Project Life. I liked the look of Project Life for a variety of different scrapbooking-type projects I wanted to complete: wedding reception, Disney World, etc. I decided to try Project Life as a weekly documentation as well. Well, I shot pictures all the time, but I never got them in an album. However, in my research of PL on Pintrest, I stumbled upon this pin:
blog I found she had listed all of the stamps (with links) that she used. She had a great deal of stamps from a company called Studio Calico. Ironically, I had only once heard of this company because they along with Hero Arts made a stamp I was trying to find for card making! I decided to investigate their site.
I was amazed! I was drawn in like a moth to a flame! What amazing products! Oh, I was hooked. I next discovered their Community and blog which had weekly challenges for scrapbooking. I immediately signed up to receive their feed emails! I lurked for a while, but one post caught my eye.
As the weeks have progressed, I find myself slipping back into the scrapbooking world, and I'm loving it. This past week was CHA- the semi-annual (I think) show for paper crafting companies to show their newest lines! I was all over the SC community boards as well as the internet looking for all the fun new items! I found myself feeling the same as I had about 9 years ago when I worked for Magic Scraps and was able to attend CHA then (which had a different name, I can't remember!) I was blown away then by the energy and neat projects available then. I recalled the companies I was fond of then: KI Memories, Die Cuts with a View, SEI, American Crafts, etc. I started looking up all those companies to see if they still existed and what their new lines were. I also found a slew of new companies that have been created since I stopped scrapbooking. I feel like I've found an old friend and a new hobby all at the same time! It is great!
My style has changed, but also remains similar! I'm so excited to be a part of the scrapbooking world again, but, rest assured, I WILL NOT be leaving the stamping world. I will just make them all work together!
This post has made me so excited! I forgot how incredible scrapbooking/stamping can make you feel and the high it can give you. Sure, go ahead, call me crazy, but that's fine! I know it, and anyone who truly knows me, knows it, too!
I'm off to 'play' now!