Saturday, 6 November 2010
Celebrating Blog Friendships.
Hello and welcome to Celebrating Blog Friendships a party put together by Lizzie and I to celebrate 1 year of Blogging for Scrapbookers for alumni of the class, but primarily to enjoy the friendships we have gained not only from the class but the world of blogging. So I am the final person on the party list, you should have visited nearly 30 blogs on your party trip,if you've come here first please hop over to Lizzie's to begin or else the competition process won't work. If this is your final stop then hope you had a wonderful time, so now you can put your feet up and relax. No more taking your coat on or off, getting into the car/plane, you can have a drink and some cake from the birthday table and enjoy this final party.
If you have come here first then please go to Lizzie's blog first or else the competition process won't work correctly and you will lose your chance to blag a fab prize.
Speaking of which I have great pleasure in announcing that we have been lucky to receive 2 prizes from 2 fabulous scrapbooking teachers.
The first prize is from our very own Shimelle Laine, online and workshop class tutor extraordinaire. It is her fault we all met in the first place so I think a prize from her is only appropriate don't you. Shimelle has been super kind and is offering a place on a class of your choice from her long list of fabulous classes. The next one is Journal your Christmas so if you've never done it, go for it. Anyway it's your choice which is lovely, thanx Shimelle.
The second prize is from Debbie Hodge, the creator of Get it Scrapped a fantastic site again with a wealth of classes to choose from not just in scrapbooking but photography and art journaling. Debbie has very generously offered a subscription to Masterful Scrapbooking which is a new initiative looking at different aspects of scrapbooking design and processes. Each month has a different theme, this month is embellishment, and different teachers like Jenni Bowlin. There are articles, downloads, podcasts and loads of extras for $10.99 and with the loss of so many scrapbooking magazines it is like having an online mag of amazing stuff. So thank you so much to both Shimelle and Debbie.
In order to be in with a chance to win one of these fantastic prizes, you should have been collecting some letters on your trip around all the blogs which make up a phrase, the last letter is '' R '' what I need you to do now is to send me that phrase in full to my email address which is:
All entries should be sent by 12 midday GMT on Friday 12TH November.
For me, Blogging for Scrapbookers has been more than being a place to talk about and meet fellow scrapbookers and crafters, it has been a place to meet and develop some amazing friendships. I have been lucky enough to meet people from all over the world who although we have never met, through our discussions online and via email, have become friends. We have supported each other through funny times, sad times, changes, ill health, new lives and more. It has been a privilege to be a part of their lives. I have even had the opportunity to be invited to visit,........................I WILL make that trip ASAP and do the things we had planned. My aim for the next year is to organise a bloggers get together somewhere in the UK so I can meet my amazing friends and spend quality time with them. So in organising mode this is what I am proprosing.......................................................................................
I have checked when Easter falls and I am looking at staying at a Youth Hostel either in Iron Bridge-Coalbrookdale or Stratford on Avon on the weekend of Friday 8th to Sunday 10th April 2011. The cost would be £23.00 per person per night on bed and breakfast board. Both the places have educational facilities so we could have a room for scrapbooking and both have Wifi so we can Skype abroad. That would be fun!!!!! We could have classes taught by our International friends too, at scarey hours of the day, hee hee. Both are also close to Stratford and Iron Bridge Gorge so if family members wanted to come as well and enjoy the local sights they could. So now it's up to you guys, I would really LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE to organise a meet up and it would great to have as many people who felt able to come along. Plus announcing it now means we can save up a few pounds a week to pay for it.
Finally on this auspicious occasion I would like to thank you all for joining us on our inaugural alumni party. I've had great fun with Lizzie organising and finalising everything, but it would never have happened without the girls who have kindly bloghopped along and demonstrated their love for crafting and friendships. Thank you for taking part. And to you readers who have hopped along through the party blogs thank you for joining us, I hope you will all leave quietly as I don't want to disturb the neighbours.
But before you go my prize is a book,........................Blogging for Bliss,
well we do blog for bliss don't we? If you'd like to have a go at winning this fabulous book, then just leave me a comment and I will draw a name at random on Friday when I draw the grand prizes. So this Friday 12th November 12 midday GMT.
So finally lets blow out the candle on our 1st birthday cake and make a wish for .................................... now that would be telling.
Jo Jo xxxxxxxx