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Old 01-02-2013, 07:54 AM   #1
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Today is my first day of retirement and I want to become a creative, skilled scrapbooker and card maker. I know I will find inspiration and great mentors here. I have looked at this site for a couple of years but will now have the time to actually participate. And making new friends will be a bonus!
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I'm so jealous!!! LOL.

You will have a blast here. Be sure and check out the challenge forum - that's a great way to learn and have fun at the same time. Please let me know if I can help you with anything!
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:34 AM   #3
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Congratulations on your Retirement Favored 1---you'll soon wonder how you EVER had time to work! Wishing you many many happy days!
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Today is my first day of retirement and I want to become a creative, skilled scrapbooker and card maker. I know I will find inspiration and great mentors here. I have looked at this site for a couple of years but will now have the time to actually participate. And making new friends will be a bonus!
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Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Enjoy it! You've come to the right place for inspiration.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:00 PM   #6
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I am right behind you. I retire next Friday. 7 more days
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Hi and welcome from New Zealand! Congratulations on your retirement. I am retired too and it is fabulous to have so much extra time for crafting. We are all your friends here!
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I'm so jealous of you retired ladies! I just hit 30 last month. Is that retirement-ready yet?
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Hi Makalah - you can be working towards it at 30, definitely! I retired at 46.
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I think I'd need to win the lottery. Now if only I was spending money on lottery tickets instead of stamping supplies...

wow - 46?! that's amazing!
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Yes, I was lucky to be able to retire so early. I worked for a government department which had a generous retirement scheme.
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Congratulations to you! I've been retired for about 8 years and I love it so much. I spend a lot of time cruising around on these boards and have made some lovely friends, as well as finding inspiration for cards and other crafts.
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Congratulations on your retirement! All of my friends that have retired say they're busier now than when they were employed. But for some reason they seem a lot happier!

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