I am a creator who enjoys making scrapbook pages of memories and fun paper crafts that bring people joy. I hope I can inspire you in your journey to create. My start was in 2016. I shared with a friend my desire to “fix” my Grandmother’s scrapbook that was falling apart. I was invited to a long weekend of scrapbooking, “my first crop”. The Summer camp was transformed, not with kids but ladies of all ages with matching t-shirts and fuzzy slippers.

Along with their luggage they brought bedding and rolling carts. These carts and suitcases of all sizes and shapes were filled with odd things in a variety of colors. The ladies all joined together to help each other get their luggage and “traveling items” out of their cars and vans and into our bunk rooms and crafting space. These ladies “set up” their table spaces like serious small offices in which they could work. With paper, trimmers, glue, photos, Advanced Tape Gliders, rulers of all sizes and shapes. Other strange shaped items, desk lamps, desk mats, stamps, dies, utility knives, erasers, and baby wipes. Some wheeled in their own desk chairs, cushions and mats for their feet.

I had entered into the world of crafters. They spoke of things I new nothing of, a different language of sorts. They discussed techniques, products, things they made along with fun stories of prior years together. They enjoyed sharing the photos and memories of their life and families in the world of paper and photos. With the terms like double page layouts vs single, T-square, ATG, ephemera, Cricut, dies, washi, tear and tape, tape runners, dot runners, mats, enamel dots, the rule of three “triangle”, base pages, titles, journaling and double sided tape I had entered into a whole new world.

Join me along the yellow brick road, to see what adventures we can find in the world of paper crafting.

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