April 12, 2011 at 5:35 am #2586
Hi everyone! I've been lurking for almost a week now, 5 days, 12 hours, 18 minutes, 22 seconds ago :o)
I figured it was time to introduce myself.
General stuff…I am 45, married 27 years, 3 kids 23, 19 and 18. The kids are all out of the house so we are empty-nesters with 2 extremely active cats. I live in the middle of nowhere and like it that way.
Scrapping stuff….I started out as a stamper/card maker almost 20 years ago. I swore I would never scrapbook…too much stuff, not enough time…yadda yadda. I was wrong.
I haven't done a lot of pages…still trying to find my style. I tried to be the noble scrapper…to just get a lot of pages done and preserve my family memories. But, bottom line is that I am in it for the art and creative outlet. I still think preserving those memories is a great idea…but it's not why I do what I do.
I found Irene Tan's blog a while back…was totally blown away by her style and have been following her blog ever since.
I have read about Swirlydoos several times…but didn't ever really look into it. I was in a kit club once, but I realize now, it was sooo not my style.
I'm not sure where I saw it, but I saw Finnabair's LO from the last kit..Dream…and it was all over but the cryin'. I came to this site…saw more of the amazing talent and inspiration here…and I joined right then and there.
What I see oozing from every layout here is what I think my style is. I love to smoosh ink around, I love Distress Inks, I love cutting things with my Cricut, I love messin' with inks and flowers and swirls and bling….and yep…I think I have come home.
I have been spending nearly every spare minute trying to absorb everything here at Swirlydoos. I have ideas swirliing in my head. I dream about color combinations and layouts…I'm just so excited I can hardly stand it!!
Soooo glad I found you all!!April 12, 2011 at 10:28 am #102153April 12, 2011 at 1:12 pm #102154April 12, 2011 at 1:55 pm #102155
LOL…yep..Lisa is right, you'll totally fit in here!! Welcome to the family!!
"Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."April 12, 2011 at 2:07 pm #102156April 12, 2011 at 2:39 pm #102157April 13, 2011 at 12:43 pm #102159April 13, 2011 at 12:55 pm #102158
Welcome, Stacy!!!! So glad that you've decided to stay and play, can't wait to see what you come up with!!!!April 13, 2011 at 1:40 pm #102160April 13, 2011 at 5:22 pm #102161April 23, 2011 at 3:51 pm #102162
Yay Stacy!!! so glad you are here and that you jumped right on in!! I'm a little late with my welcomes, but I'm always late, so that makes me right on time!!April 28, 2011 at 2:27 am #102164
A belated welcome Stacy!! We're glad you're here.
"Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."April 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm #102163
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