I was reading Michelle's blog and she issued a challenge to tell the story of how we got into scrapbooking. Well, here's my story:
We were living in Barbados at the time. Cameron was just a baby. A new family moved to the Island and we quickly became friends. One day I was over at her place and she was telling me about her sister-in-law who sold "Creative Memories" (for those who aren't familiar, it is like the tupperware version for scrapbooking ... you have home parties, etc.) I had never heard of scrapbooking so I asked her what it was.
Then she showed me her albums!
Right away I was hooked. Just one look. That's all it took. (hey, isn't that a song?)
I went home and told John all about it and was so excited.
The next time we returned home to Canada for a visit, I ran off to White Rose (which is now no longer) and Michaels, and bought what I thought I needed and what I thought would last me until our next home visit.
When we returned to Barbados, the stuff sat and stared at me for the longest time. I was too nervous to do my first page. Amy and I had plans to get together so she could help me but then I couldn't wait and I sat one night and did my first layout.
I was so pleased with the end result that I was working on the book every night after that. I quickly ran out of supplies and had to really stock up when I went back to Canada for a visit.
Within a year, we had a nice little scrapping club going of about 5 ladies.
So, that's how it all began for me. Here I am, 10 years later, still going strong.