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Everyone has a story

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Sometimes when you work on a scrapbook project it’s just a bit of fun and there’s never a thing to complain about because it’s one of those moments when life isn’t serious and you’re doing what you want to do (whether it’s at 8am or in the middle of the night) and you can’t fault any of that.

Other times there are projects that just run circles in your head for hours, days, months until they are finally out there in real, tangible forms and even as you’re finishing you keep thinking there’s even more you might want to add.

This is one of those times.

scrapbook sneak peek

Last year I taught an album workshop called Fill my Little World. It was fun; it was light-hearted. It was scrapping about yourself and making supplies last the distance and meeting new people. I loved it and yet every time I taught it there was a voice at the back of my head saying do this like your life depended on it.

So I went back to the drawing board, took my time and spoke to a lot of people. Read so much. So much outside the scrapbook world and the crafting world and pretty much anything that seemed relevant and a little bit exciting. I forced myself to talk to strangers when I met someone that could give me a bit more insight into making it work.

And then I started making the album. The album I would make if my life depended on it.

I’m teaching this for the first time in November in Gosport, Hampshire. There are just a couple spaces left if you want to join us that day (then we’ll start a waiting list). And then this scrapbook show is going on the road.

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about this.

I don’t want to say much more right now because there is a lot of final stuff left to set in motion, sign, pay for and all that. But we are officially open for putting dates on the calendar. And that is always exciting! This album is going to a few places off the beaten track, a few places near and certainly a few places far. (So let me know if you think I should come to your town!)

Anyway, I promised the Gosport girls a little sneak peek, and I’m not going to show very much because it’s still two months away and they will probably pressure me into showing more but I don’t want to spoil all of the surprise! But at least they can get a little look at pretty colours of cardstock…I just won’t show them what the journaling looks like quite yet.

More soon, I’m sure!


26 September 2008

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24 Comments for Everyone has a story

  1. Zoe Martin Says:

    Well of course I am going to say you should come up to Durham. Plenty of scrappers up here that I am sure would want to join in. And there is a bed here if you need a place to stay. Think about it.

    Zoe x

  2. Clair Says:

    Oooh. Oooh. Come to Liverpool. We’re the European Capital of Culture, don’t you know? You can’t miss us out! Besides, just seeing the photos on Flickr made me excited!!!

  3. Katherine Says:

    Thanks for the sneak peak, an album my life depends on hey, another piece of the puzzle. Keep them coming can’t wait for November!!


  4. Julie Says:

    Remember when you thought there might be polar bears this far north [Teesside]??? Fancy checking it out for yourself?? xx :D xx

  5. Cathy Says:

    OK, am so excited about November now, joined up for the scrapping experience and really like the papers, but totally loving the idea behind this album!

  6. Katie_S Says:

    Any chance you might be coming to New Zealand ;-)
    That would be awesome!

  7. Lisa Says:

    Really, really wish I could do this class now! Please could I put a bid in for the west country!!

  8. Alexa Says:

    Ha ha! The prompt this week has already got me looking through piles of photos and journalling pages and pages and thinking about the stories i want to tell. So excited for this! Sneeks look yum.

  9. Lindsey Says:

    On tour would be fab – somewhere in the midlands please?

  10. k8 Says:

    .......and, of course, you’ll be bringing that show to the states??? Virginia, maybe? Or, at least someplace I can get to…..


  11. Fay Says:

    Lindsey – I’m making a trip from the Midlands for this class – I just sooo wanted to do it!!

  12. Avital Says:

    That sounds so exciting!!! Are you planning on making an online class out of it too?

  13. tina Says:

    “do you offer online classes

  14. Lynda Brown Says:

    Another request for Durham!! It’s a lovely part of the country, I think you’d like it…please come XX

  15. Annie Says:

    Please come to West Sussex! Littlehampton? There are lots of lovely scrappers down here! Also – it was lovely to see you at Ally Pally today!

  16. Monda Says:

    I’m with k8, somewhere in the US – though I doubt Ohio will make the cut. I do hope an online option will eventually make it’s way across the pond. ~Monda

  17. vivienne dacosta Says:

    I have to agree with Annie – please come to West Sussex. Rustinginton or Littlehampton – we can even get you a hall very cheap with our connections in the local school. There are a lot of very dedicated scrappers down here, who wish there was more locally. So please come our way.

  18. Penkridge Scrappers Says:

    Shimelle we would love you to come to Penkridge in Staffordshire. Our craft shop in Penkridge closed this year and one in Cannock too and we would love to have you to come and show us one of your workshops.

  19. SarahB Says:

    Sheffield pleeeeeeeeeeease….. :)
    It’s really NOT “grim up north!”

  20. Liza Says:

    I would love it if you came to Washington state. Sounds like a great class.

  21. donna Says:

    Please come to Bonnie Scotland (WEST) Shimelle, pretty please!!

  22. Helen W Says:

    If you are going on the road, you need to go to the North West, Warrington to be precise! Not the most exciting place but lots of scrappers around! Would love to do this class so hope it goes on the road somewhere near me! Where/when will you be sharing details?

  23. Lisa (FunkyFairy) Says:

    Sooooooo pleased I’ve signed up for this class : )
    lis xx

  24. sarah Says:

    We would love you to come to the NE of Scotland. Plenty of places for you to have a big event and the scenary is breath taking for you to take lots of fab pictures. Please try and fit us in as not many scrapping super stars will travel to the end of gods earth as i have heard it described, lol. On the flight plan for both Aberdeen or Inverness from the south!!!