Yesterday was my birthday and I was amazed and extremely touched by all the birthday wishes I received from my internet friends, especially the ladies I’ve met who love to scrapbook.
A year ago I took scrapbooking classes at my local scrapbook store but never used the layouts I made because they didn’t suit the pictures I had. I seldom did any scrapbooking at home because I had such a hard time coming up with ideas on how to do a page.
In January I started joining different scrapping groups online. It opened up a whole new world to me. Some of the groups were mainly for us to chat with each other and occasionally share a layout and others were scrapbooking classes. With the encouragement of people I met there I started my own blog. I then started finding groups that had challenges and sketches. I fell in love with these groups and I couldn’t believe how many layouts I was getting done.
If you are already a follower you know that my favorite site is Let’s Scrap
. Everyone is so friendly, encouraging and helpful in the group. The sketches that Cheri and Kimmy give us are phenomenal. I especially love that the layout sketches are 2 pagers. For me it was perfect because I always do 2 page layouts and it was hard to find sites that had them. For people who only like to do 1 page layouts it’s great too, because you get to choose from either side of the sketch. They also have weekly challenges. The winners are chosen by a draw so everyone has a chance at the prizes and I have been fortunate to have won 4 different times. I love it there so much that I became a Design Team Member and when my term was up I stayed on as a Contributing DT.
But no matter what group I belonged to, I found that I met wonderful people along the way. I think someone should make a sign that says Scrappers make the Best Friends because I have had the privilege of making so many great friends these past few months. All of you have become just like family to me and I love to chat with you, hear about your families or what’s going on in your life. I enjoy following many of your blogs to see what wonderful scrapping projects you have been doing.
So that is why I decided to give away some goodies and I’m calling it Special Friends Blog Candy. It’s because of all the wonderful friends I have met and hope to continue to meet. Here is a picture of all the scrappy goodness you can win.
Here is what you have to do to get your name in the draw.
1. Become a follower
2. Put the above picture on the sidebar of you blog or post it on your Facebook Page with a link back here.
3. Sign up to Let’s Scrap
– when you sign up it will ask how you heard about them, just write Betty’s Blog. You don’t have to do any of their sketches or challenges but I’m hoping that once you have had a chance to look around the site that you will see how wonderful it is and will want to join in.
4. Then come back here and leave me a comment so I am sure to put your name in for the draw.
5. What happens if you don’t have a blog or Facebook and you’re already a member of Let’s Scrap? Then let me know in your comment and tell me what it is you love about Let’s Scrap and I will make sure your name goes into the draw. Or if you don't have a blog or facebook but aren't a member then go join up and come on back and let me know. I want everyone to have a chance to win the candy.
I will be drawing the name for the Blog Candy on Dec. 31st. Make sure to come back here and check to see if you won. On that day I will also be announcing something I’m organizing over at Let’s Scrap where you will have a chance to win lots of prizes. So don’t forget to come back so you can hear all about it.
As always, I hope you are having a great week and Happy Scrapping.
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