The Dirty Dozen? Really? It started with a PM from Lydia regarding my Albums vs. Gallery, and I was certain I had done something wrong, at least wrong enough to warrant this message. We chatted about all that is SCS for about five minutes, and Lydia asked me if I would like to be a part of the Dirty Dozen! Not in my wildest dreams had I ever even entertained such a thought! Silence fell, and tears- tears of relief that I had not gone astray in the gallery, and tears of unbelief.
Growing up in the mountains of Northern California, I met my sweetheart 38 years ago. We married and moved to Clovis, Ca. where we raised our two wonderful sons. Soon my DH will retire and by next May, I will join him in the Land of Retirement as we move to Cody, Wyoming to be with our children and grandchild- who are the center of our lives! Card making has become a passion for me ever since my first SU Class some years ago. My Demo, and now "Bestie IRL" Natalie introduced me to SU, and the fire began! I had no idea about this world but was fascinated by all Natalie created- she started with a torn piece of paper, and I was done! I bought my first set, thinking although I could not make “real” cards, I could use the scriptures I bought to make stationery. Now, I literally wake up with ideas in the wee hours, and get to it before the sun comes up! I love that stamping is an outlet to share my family, my faith and sometimes my twisted sense of humor as well.
One thing I can tell you about this journey is that I am mindful of all that SCS has done for my paper crafting, and all of the beautiful and talented people in this place. After looking for some time, I joined and began commenting. It took some time before I had the courage to upload, and that is when it started. The encouragement found through others in SCS has been incredible and I am so thankful for those who share ideas, techniques and often their hearts on paper. I have often called SCS “Card College”, and have taken so much inspiration from others, and have my favorite “Professors” too. I love how this community of stampers comes together to sharpen one another, and also how my very best friends have come from this place. I have been blessed to meet many of those I came to love, and can honestly say I have never met a Stamper I did not have an instant bond with. Lydia, thank you so much for this opportunity. I hope we can kick up some dust together in this Dirt Pile! Hugs.....
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Registered: April 15, 2008 Location: Seattle Area Posts: 25099
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 @ 11:43 PM
Oh Cult Mama!!! I am NOT surprised at all. I think you belong there and I'm SO happy for you! You were my first SCS friend and you are a wonderful combination of examples of what makes this place so special: Your beautiful art; your sharing of talent; your sharing of your wisdom and faith; your encouraging of others; and that twisted sense of humor!
------------------------------ Twisted Sistah Coping without Copics and Blogless in Seattle
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Registered: September 29, 2007 Location: virginia Posts: 21830
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 @ 2:39 AM
oh my Pat, how exciting is this?! I too am very thrilled to be sitting next to you in the dirt pile! You are super talented, so sweet, and you bring a smile to my face with you humor! It is amazing how things work out...you my friend are sooooo deserving on this.....congratulations and thank you! Let's make the most of this and see how dirty we can really get.....lol! hugs my friend
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Registered: September 7, 2007 Location: Miamisburg, OH Posts: 36045
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 @ 3:37 AM
IT'S LETTING ME COMMENT, IT'S LETTING ME COMMENT, YIPPEE YAHOO, HIP HIP HOORAY, FOR YOU PAT, BECAUSE YOU ARE WHAT THE SPIRIT OF SCS IS ALL ABOUT. Can I just tell you that you have made me feel special from the very beginning??? And you would rave over my work and then I would look at yours and think, OH MAN, she is out of this WORLD!!! You are as talented as you are nice, and that is so refreshing!!!! WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME.....so glad I get to do this with you four times!!!!!
Registered: December 29, 2008 Location: Brisbane, Australia Posts: 7264
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 @ 3:51 AM
Well Pat... if there is anyone who represents all the Splitcoaststampers is, it is you!! I think it is totally fab that you are officially Dirty... enjoy all that it brings, and may some of it be pay back for all that you have offered endlessly throughout this great community of ours!
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Registered: February 24, 2009 Location: New Jersey Posts: 6505
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 @ 4:24 AM
Yay, Pat! I have to agree with all of the afore mentioned comments about your ability, your talent, your spirit and your unending source of encouragement! So glad to see you here with the Dirties...an honor you SO deserve! Enjoy!
Registered: April 22, 2006 Location: SCS in NC Posts: 20954
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 @ 4:26 AM
Congratulations Pat.. You are one of the most inspirational stampers here. Not only do you have talent but you have a heart of gold. Can't wait to see what you come up with these next 6 months and above all enjoy. It goes too fast..
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Registered: April 23, 2006 Location: Looking For Teapots! Posts: 59993
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 @ 4:52 AM
Yah! One of my favorite stampers is dirty! Tee hee! I know Bubba is getting a kick outa that one! You are a wonderful addition to the dirt pile Pat.....You inspire, you are thoughtful and kind, you are a kick and you are so very helpful to anyone who crosses your path! That to me is he epitome of a Dirty Girl! SCS has chosen the right person in you! Congrats from the bottom of my heart!
Nanner, Nanner Boo Boo! I have have spent time IN REAL LIFE with a dirty girl! Whoot! Way to rock your cards and be recognized for them Pat! You are very, very deserving! I am proud of you and look forward to your wonderful creations, you stinker!
I was here several times yesterday clicking to comment! Until finally SCS sent me a pm and said, Give it a Rest! Ha! Just kidding! Not really! But I was excited to congratulate you!
Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 17486
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 @ 4:55 AM
Congratulations to you, Sistah!! You are definitely one who embodies the combined spirit of talent, encouragement, friendship and faith on Splitcoast - oh, let's not forget your crazy sense of humor! I chuckle to picture you all in my mind's eye "playing in a dirt pile". Enjoy - you so deserve this for all you do for others!!
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Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His Holy Name! Psalm 103:1