When the LSS where I worked part time closed...I felt lost! My youngest went off to college making me an empty nester. My full time job was downsized. My DH started working 60 hrs to help save his job. I was lonely and bored!.......First I talked my sister (recently divorced) into spending some "quality" time with me! I tauhgt her the basics and we set a regular scrappy date!......A couple months in I ran into a friend I used to work with at the elementary school. She wanted to start working on a scrapbook for her DD graduation but had no idea where to start. Being the good friend I am I invited her to join my sister and me for scrappy night! Again I taught her the basics and we were off! Soon she wanted to learn new techniques and go beyond basic scrapbooking! She is addicted to heat embossing, LOVES using my cricut, and just this week got into inking and distressing!!!!
About three weeks ago my DDs BFF asked me to show her what to do with the pics she has accumulated of her DD who is 17 mo. Needless to say I was thrilled and jumped right in! I taught her the basics and she is now a regular at scrappy night......but she is a NATURAL! Her pages are WOW!
This has been a wonderful developement in my life! At a time when I was at my lowest scrapbooking pulled me through! I continue to look for new recruits and love sharing my scrappy toys!