Exciting Times Post 1 (A long time in the coming)Well Hello!
I bet you didn't expect to see me back so soon :o)
I have had such an exciting few weeks and I thought it was about time I shared some of it with you. If you are one of the people who follow the blogs of Team Teal you will know that the most exciting thing ever happened at the end of March - Deb and Carrie came over from Arizona. Although I count Deb as a friend and Carrie as the daughter of a friend we have never met only chatted through blogs, email and Skype (which we must do more often).
I need to quickly give you a little background about our friendship. Several years ago I took an online class called Blogging for Scrapbookers. Several of us kept up our blog friendship after the class had finished and Deb was on of them. Sadly, Deb's mum was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and we all rallied round to give Deb support. She sent us teal wristbands and we became part of TeamTeal - praying and wishing for Marti's recovery.
Devastatingly for Deb our prayers were not answered and she lost her mum. Marti left Deb some funds to enable her and Carrie to visit her Team Teal friends in the UK and that is just what she did.
We met for the first time at Deb K's (not the same Deb I would add) house when, with Alison who had travelled over from Spain, the six of us (with Denise of course) spent some time cropping and chatting.
Deb had asked her niece to make everyone a little bag with our names on and she had filled it with goodies.
Deb had always said she would love to come over to one of my crops and sample a cupcake or two and we made it as much like a mini crop as possible.
So Deb K's lovely hubby took a photo of us all, Deb K printed it out
Carrie took this one so is not in it :0(
It was really lovely to see how everyone's style of scrapbooking differed and how everyone used the kits in different ways.
My layout - a little more lumpy and 'full on' than others!
Reasons to be cheerful:-
1. That I liked Deb as much as I knew I would.
2. Strangers who instantly become friends - Alison & Carrie.
3. The warm glow I get in my heart when I think about that day.