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Well, I can't really tell you allllll about me! LOL. But I can tell you that I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and Christian. And I love scrapbooking, card making, painting, and altered art.  I love to coordinate parties with themes and come up with new ways to incorporate paper art into them.   I enjoy working with my hands and making something out of nothing.  It's such a wonderful thing to know that there are so many beautiful women out there who share the same passion for this hobby....ART! that I do. I draw inspiration from everything around me and from people like you! So, let's get scrappin'!

Friday, September 17, 2010

TGIF!

Yes. Yes. Yes. It's Friday. Good old, I'm so very happy, oh God! Thank you Lord, I don't have to deal with "those" people for a little while FRIDAY! It's just been one of those weeks. Where everybody and everything worked-my-last-nerve. The phone calls. The stupid phone calls. The dumb questions from people who should already KNOW the answer to the question. The el and bus rides. I could go on and on.....See? If my momma was here...bless her soul, she'd blame it on me not getting enough rest...And as usual, she'd be correct.

Even though this would be the place to rant and rave about everything that didn't go right, or what I thought was just plain wrong....I won't. Wanna know why? You guessed it...I'm too darn tired.

Of course, if I stopped scrapping until four in the morning...and getting up a few hours later to go to my real job.... I might not be so tired. I might not think that the world is "after me," and I might not be so darn cranky thinking that everyone, besides me is doing it, something or someone else other than me wrong. Haha. Good thing I know what the problem is, and what the solutions are. Otherwise, I'd be in serious trouble. So my solutions are as follows (uh oh, there goes my professional letter writing voice) : Get more rest. Get more rest. And get more rest!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Who says that scrapping can't be inspiring?

Hey there friends, it's me again.....

Every single, solitary day...I log onto a wonderful site: "Scraps of Color"...a site for African American Scrapbookers...(Yup, gotta give it a shout out!) for all ages, economic backgrounds, professionals, moms, daughters, aunts, nieces, sisters, sistahs, and friends; all at different levels of the craft known as "scrapping." You name it. We're there! It's a wonderful place to create, share, learn, encourage each other and yes, fellowship. And because I'm able to do just that, I've developed some wonderful relationships with some of the women there. Granted, we have never met face to face. But through God's grace, I believe that each of these women have come into my life for a season or some reason. And I'd like to think that they speak the same about me.

One of the best things about these women is that we can talk about anything and everything from A - Z. And those of us that have sense don't openly judge or criticize each other...because let's face it...even though we have developed such a great bantering, have oodles of fun, and laugh until we can't breathe...we still don't "know each other," right? Wrong! I'm in the mindset that some of us have developed a much more deeper relationship than others. Inspiring! And I'm loving it!

It's nice being able to share of love of what we do with each other...including our favorite tips and techniques, teaching one another some things that we never tried before, and reintroducing some of us to things that we had previously given up on. This, to me, is also inspiring.

Thanks to the layout of the site, we're able to post pictures/photos of our work. We get to see what everyone's working on...all of the wonderful, beautiful creations...Again, can you spell inspiring? There are places to post questions, so - you have questions about something? Ask away! We complete "challenges" regularly - again inspiring us to try a specific thing. We have "swaps," where we complete a specific number of our products and trade them with each other. This gives us a chance to get our hard work out there and seen by others. Inspiring us to continue participating regularly.

If you don't belong to the group....you should come on over and give it a try. It's so much more than "just something to do." It's INSPIRING!