As Christine had previously mentioned, she and I are the new blog writers for Scrapbook Royalty. It's been a lot of fun to take on this role as I have been inspired and motivated to take on my own crafting for a cause effort. (Quick update: In 5 days of cards sales, we've raised $900 to benefit my friend and her family).
One of my good friends took this picture of me, and I think it captures everything about my personality. I believe of in the pursuit of self-happiness as my way of life, and I achieve this most by working with others to positively affect the community.
It actually got to a point where I had so much inventory and so many requests for custom items, that I officially launched my own custom scrapbook company in 2007. I focus a lot of my work on ethnic and culturally specific items - a void I still see in the scrapbook market. I often have to create my own little embellishments to add that extra touch, but I love the challenge :)
Well, I hope that gives you a little insight into why I decided to actively take part in the work that Scrapbook Royalty does. I'm constantly amazed by the good deeds members are doing with a hobby I love.
I know that I will only continue finding ways to do more because of all the great work that you all share and I write about. So far, the biggest lesson I have learned is that it isn't too hard to start....you just need a creative spark!
Though I'm not on the West Coast, I'm super happy to represent Chicago and the Midwest and hope that I can creatively engage the talented individuals in my area! So watch out West Coast for I'm hoping to flood this blog with fun events we're having here!