Just before Christmas 2009 I chanced upon a store in Tucson called Pages in Progress. My friend and I hesitantly went in and started having a look around. We definitely aren’t the “creative types”. A friendly sales clerk came right over and gave us “the skinny” on everything scrapbook and encouraged us to sign up for one of the classes. So we looked at the calendar made a decision and took the plunge. We signed up for “scrap and snack.” With a name like that it had to be an experience. When I emailed to tell a friend what I was doing she emailed back and wrote -scrap and snack? I’m almost afraid to ask!
We dutifully bought our required supplies and showed up at the appointed time. Finding a spot we sat down, - in front of us - the blank waiting page with the accompanying chalks, letters, embellishments, doo dahs and ribbons so pretty just waiting to get glued, pop dotted, stapled, tied or what have you.. Our very welcoming teacher Rhonda put us at ease right at the start and we heard for the first time a completely new language, with phrases like just a fuzz and scootch it over and others……..I had to ask a couple of times for a translation . Amazing….In under an hour we had created a piece of art work to be proud of. Pop a picture into it and voila… a perfect scrap book page. And it was so much fun!
Since then I have gone to the class many times and am starting to get the hang of it and best of all am really enjoying my new “scrap“ friends who are always willing to lend a hand and offer help. It just goes to show that if you try a few different things along the way it can open up new doors and bring new friends into your life.
Thank you Pat! It is a great example of how trying something new that you might not normally picture yourself doing can bring unexpected pieces of happiness into your life. And what a great way to document special memories! We adore the scrap book page you made for us.