I have a new LOVE. Yes, a new LOVE for card making. I’ve been scrapbooking for the past five years working with the physical products and doing a little digital scrapbooking, too. I have a FAVORITE online group, http://www.ScrapHappy.org that inspired me to tell stories through scrapbooking. ScrapHappy is a group of ladies who share the passion of this art and storytelling. It’s more than just putting photos on a page with a few stickers. It’s creativity with depth. Yes, I love it. As a member of ScrapHappy, I volunteered to post the group’s birthday announcements on the group’s Facebook page. It makes sense to add more than just WORDS when you’re a “crafter”, so, to show off the group’s talents we ask members to share birthday cards they have made. I use these created cards to help celebrate the group members’ birthdays. I’ve overseen this task for over a year now, and there have been times when we ran low on cards to share. To fill in the gaps, I began making cards myself. I love the small canvas; 4.5”x5.5” is the standard A2 size. The more cards I made, the more I enjoyed making them. It was fast and easy, plus I didn’t have to add a story to my creative layout. Then I found Jennifer McGuire, Laura Bassen, and Kristina Werner on YouTube. Oh, MY, GOODNESS!!! That led me into a whole new world of card making in which I consider these ladies to be ‘holy grail’ of card makers. After a year of practicing card making, I was approached by my friend Kristina Rees about becoming a demonstrator for ©Stampin’ UP! ©Stampin’ UP! as I learned has been an international leader in card making for over 30 years. Who knew? I did my research and decided to take the plunge into the world of ©Stampin’ UP! and launched my own home based business. This is SO fun! Did I tell you I’m a former school teacher? Well, I am, and this teaching is so much more fun than teaching math! Ha! I love the creative side, plus this gives me an outlet to get to know more ladies. As a retired school teacher, I couldn’t think of anything that gives me more pleasure…a reason to get together with like-minded women and create something to give away! It’s a perfect fit for me.
Now that Spring is in the air, I’ve decided to have an Open House in my neighborhood. We’ve only been in the neighborhood for a year, so I want to know more of my neighbors anyhow. I put out a FB invite on our local neighborhood site inviting ladies, their kids and/or teens to come make a card FREE of charge with NO sales pitch. Truly, I want to meet more ladies. You can never have enough friends, right?! Anyhow, it is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st from 10am-6pm. I’m very excited and look forward to the creating and planning of such an event. Wish me luck!
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Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope to be sharing my card making adventures with you along the way.