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Old 06-08-2021, 12:14 PM   #1  
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Hi all! I'm back! I first joined SCS in 2008 then my life took many turns. I kept my crafting goodies boxed up and used them here and there, but it wasn't until a break up last year that I decided to toss myself back into crafting! I wanted to figure out my card style and improve my crafty skills (copic coloring, creating backgrounds, etc) with the new time on my hands and to destress from my two jobs as a Nurse. So I pulled out everything I owned and made a keep box and a donate box and got to work. I filled up Pinterest boards, scoured almost every crafty sale site, made a list, and worked a little extra. That allowed me to load up on new goodies that I really wanted and that fit my style. I also nabbed some things that I had loved for years (that I could find). Some companies sadly no longer existed. Then I organized my area right by a window overlooking the front yard and I was in heaven. Fast forward a couple months to dating a man who's mother also crafts and I felt like I hit the lotto when he smiled at seeing my craft area instead of thinking it odd. Then on 4/10/2021 that man proposed to me and it's been a dream. Back to crafting - now my crafty space is full of items that I LOVE! My space is small and I decided that everything I add must be versatile and thought through. I'm signed up with Stampin' Up! because there's always something they come out with that I love, but I consider myself a hobby demo as I sometimes use items in my projects regardless if they're current. I also have tons of stamps by other companies because there's just so many adorable items and you only live once! I also decided that this hobby is something that brings me joy and I want to leave it that way. I have done a commission here and there, but for the most part I just want to be able to retreat and just let my mojo dictate what I whip up. So if you made it this far thanks for catching up with me! I'll be sharing my makes soon! I have hot chocolate and cookies on the brain and since I can only eat a small amount (operation dream wedding dress boot camp) I figure I might as well craft with as many of them as I like, lol!
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Welcome back! The pace/action on SCS isn't as active as it was when you first joined but it is still a great place to share, learn and enjoy the wonderful people.
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Congratulations on this upcoming wedding! Welcome back. Looking forward to seeing your creations.
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Welcome back. I left for s few years and came back to all strange products and techniques and my favorite vendors disappeared. But still have that passion that fills my mind 24/7. I hope you enjoy your come-back even more than you expected!
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Welcome back- how fun to have a MIL that crafts : ) Oh, and a wonderful fiancé too.
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Welcome back and congratulations!

Yay for the purge and having things that you do really love Sometimes stepping back and then "seeing it all" again does that. We change and what we want changes too right?

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Hello, supposing your name is Kellie? : ) hope so. I am happy to meet you, grateful for your nursing skill and gift to your community! What a great story that you are in such a special place on your life journey and the peace and happiness you feel are going to be directed into your crafting. I am anxious to see your projects and enjoy your style.
I have been on a little break from SCS, mainly because I am in a 'lane swerve' to learn scrapbooking and I too have been purging old supplies, recently. I have hopped around trying new things the past couple of years and may be restless in deciding what I enjoy the most. I buy some S U, but mostly other brands now that there are so many choices out there. my MIL made cards and really got me started 25 yrs ago, and I love the memories of her and I discussing the new supplies and techniques along the way.
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Welcome back, LaToya! Just watched your awesome engagement video (where you say your name), huge congrats to you and Trevor!!!! Just wanted to befriend you (I'm 123scrap and my name is Aimeslee) and tell you THANK YOU for your post, it brightened my day on multiple levels reading about all your joy. And thank you also for your service as a nurse, so happy you have re-embraced crafting as a therapy! I have 5 active forms of arthritis and it has served me well as therapy. We ALL have something! Finally, you are one lucky lady to have a MIL who also crafts -- takes one to know one. My MIL is a lifelong crafter who at 91 can no longer do it but is my #1 biggest fan along with her son (my hubby). You cannot go wrong with this in your life!!!!! Hugs! xoxo
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Hi! I was in a facebook group and a lot of people had never heard of SCS. I was shocked! Glad to see people still active on it though!
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Congratulations on this upcoming wedding! Welcome back. Looking forward to seeing your creations.
Thank you so much! I'm over the moon with excitement! Trevor, my fiancé, is a wonderful guy and loves my hobby! Hehe! I have some of my cards posted!! I post often on my YouTube channel so I have to get used to it here also!
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Hello! Yes, sitting down and just going with the flow feels so good! I'm constricted so much at work, I don't need that to run over into my craft life. What's funny is I seem to always be in Christmas mode. Oh well, I'm just going with it! Lol!
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Yay for the purge and having things that you do really love Sometimes stepping back and then "seeing it all" again does that. We change and what we want changes too right?

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Absolutely! A lot of changing had happened. I probably got rid of a decent chunk of my stamps, but those were quickly replaced! Now it's all love at first sight in my area. Very refreshing!
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Hello, supposing your name is Kellie? : ) hope so. I am happy to meet you, grateful for your nursing skill and gift to your community! What a great story that you are in such a special place on your life journey and the peace and happiness you feel are going to be directed into your crafting. I am anxious to see your projects and enjoy your style.
I have been on a little break from SCS, mainly because I am in a 'lane swerve' to learn scrapbooking and I too have been purging old supplies, recently. I have hopped around trying new things the past couple of years and may be restless in deciding what I enjoy the most. I buy some S U, but mostly other brands now that there are so many choices out there. my MIL made cards and really got me started 25 yrs ago, and I love the memories of her and I discussing the new supplies and techniques along the way.
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Hi! My name is LaToya, the Kelly screen name is a play off of my last name . . . which is soon to change Very excited for that! I posted a few of my projects finally! I mostly post often on youtube. I like seeing how my projects come together. So I need to remember to share here too. Right now my mojo is in Christmas land so Christmas cards it is. It brings me a whole lot of happiness. I understand you switching to learn a new hobby. You can always merge the two, cardmaking and scrapbooking! I started out scrapbooking then came around to cards. It's just a smaller scale without pictures to me. Lol. That's wonderful that your MIL got you into it! That's some great bonding there. I had a card class with my MIL and her friend and it was so much fun! I feel blessed to have another great woman in my life!
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Thank you and it's great to hear how happy crafting makes you too! Staring at your piece of work after you've completed it is such a wonderful feeling! The Christmas bug has a hold of me. I posted some of my makes!
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Welcome back, LaToya! Just watched your awesome engagement video (where you say your name), huge congrats to you and Trevor!!!! Just wanted to befriend you (I'm 123scrap and my name is Aimeslee) and tell you THANK YOU for your post, it brightened my day on multiple levels reading about all your joy. And thank you also for your service as a nurse, so happy you have re-embraced crafting as a therapy! I have 5 active forms of arthritis and it has served me well as therapy. We ALL have something! Finally, you are one lucky lady to have a MIL who also crafts -- takes one to know one. My MIL is a lifelong crafter who at 91 can no longer do it but is my #1 biggest fan along with her son (my hubby). You cannot go wrong with this in your life!!!!! Hugs! xoxo
Hi! Oh, you're so very sweet! Thank you! Trevor and I are thrilled!!! We'll have an wedding update video soon! We have news on our venues!! That's great that you can still craft despite your arthritis. I know one person who gets so bad she has to take a break, but she always comes back to it when she's able. Sounds like you have a strong crafting spark! I hope it never goes out! That's fantastic that you also have a strong support system too! I friended you back btw, crafty hugs!
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Your cards are nice! I look forward to seeing more!

I too want to thank you for service as a nurse-I have a couple of friends who are retired now. Never an easy job and esp this past year. I am glad you have the cards to help you decompress.
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