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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers #21 or is it Sisterhood of the Blogging Scrappers #21?

I'm taking the plunge and joining a Sisterhood! I'm a teacher and live in a quaint, small little waterfront town on Puget Sound in Washington. I have two grown sons and my oldest has even provided me with grandchildren, which are often the subject of my scrapping. I'm single but have a wonderful romantic associate (OK, a sweetie) in my life and we enjoy fine wines, road trips, reading, computers, biking, fine dining at home or on the road, and talking about the future.

Speaking of scrapping, I've been stamping for about 15 years and scrapping since 1997. I've been a Close to My Heart consultant since 1997 but I no longer sell anything except to myself. I have been stamping and scrapping long enough to see trends come and go, over the years. I used to demo for some stamp companies and attended a couple of CHA Trade and Conventions waaaay back when... It was interesting but the trends and techniques were happening so fast I got burned out and at that time, CTMH came out with "Back to the Basics". And so, 11 years later, here I am.

My style both in stamping and scrapping has changed with the trends over the years as most people's have. And I'm just as sure it will continue to evolve with new trends and materials. I am trying to find a balance, though between just a few new trends, keeping things simple, and keeping things affordable (LOL). I find I miss my stamping friends since I moved to Mukilteo as I haven't found many who stamp or scrap or enjoy socializing while crafting. I'm looking forward to inspiration and inspiring and just companionship in this hobby of mine.

You can read more about me here on my blog and I will start reading my sisters' blogs to get to know them. Please post and chime in when you visit, Sisters!


  1. Hey sister! thanks for your comment!

    You need to pop back to the sisterhood and post your blog as

    the site you have listed at the moment is your link to your personal dashboard!

  2. Hi there Mare and thanks for dropping by. I love your blog header - it is awesome!! Looking forward to 'chatting' with you in the future. Just off to check out the rest of your blog now. Hugs, Dawny xx

  3. Heya Mare! Thank you for the comment and I hope to get to know more about you and see more of your work in the future!!


  4. Hi Mare!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello!!!

    Love what I see so far and off to browse more!!!

    Take care!!

  5. Hey Sistah! I'm in your group and just stopping by to say hi! Looking forward to great things!

  6. Hi Mare
    Looking forward to the sisterhood and getting to know everyone. Great blog and cards, hope you enjoyed the wedding.