If you stick around long enough, you'll learn that I'm pretty long winded. My conversations consist of telling my three year old to stop taking toys from his brother (he knows what toy belongs to which child but it doesn't mean that they aren't all really his) and babbling to the baby. I consider typing to random (but not always) people on the internet my 'adult interaction'.
I decided to create this blog to share my passions. I started scrapbooking when my oldest was about 4 months old (I'm right around the 3 year mark this month) but between you and me, I enjoy shopping for supplies and organizing them all to be much more fun. Don't get me wrong, I love to scrapbook, but I find spending money on new supplies and then figuring out new ways to store it all in order to have it to be nice to look at more in line with my personality. I'm not a natural artist...math was my favorite subject in school. The point of this blog will be to:
- showcase my creations and I do scrapbook 99.9% of the time based off of sketches. I will do my best to link to the original sketch when I share something, but if I don't have it readily available (I print them, not so much save them on my computer) I'll at least make note that it WAS a sketch and if there is a watermark, I'll refer to the site where I got it.
- share my tips and tricks for organizing.
- share good deals on stuff that excites me. I started scrapbooking with a class at my local JoAnn's, but in between the classes, I found www.scrapbooksteals.com. They do weekly sketches and have a great community of women. It is thanks to them (and specifically the original blogger/photographer Kristy Lee as well as the buyer, who is the current blog organizer, Melodee Cloud who is a very sweet and friendly person) that I jumped in with both feet and never looked back. For those of you familiar with them (for those of you who aren't, you should check them out...no, I'm not being paid to say that) you know they sell primarily older product at extreme discounts. This has created a mindset that I can't shake. I DO NOT PAY FULL RETAIL FOR ANYTHING SCRAPBOOK RELATED! I have a very select number of exceptions (my kit subscriptions are two of them), but the bulk of my purchases are made by hunting down sales, buying things from groups on facebook, and taking advantage of rewards programs from companies like www.acherryontop.com (this is where I do most of my shopping right now). I also buy the occasional (maybe not that occasional) warehouse box or grab bag and when I come across those, I will try and post about them.
That's pretty much the gist of it for now. I am sure that if you stick around you will learn plenty more about me, but for now I think I have rambled on long enough. If you've managed to get this far, thank you for sticking around and please do whatever it is that allows you to follow me! The more people I have to try and entertain, the better my chances are of keeping this up.