Monday, January 31, 2011

Scrapbook friends are the BEST!

I was blessed and am grateful that I was able to spend a weekend away with my Scrapbook Buddies, or "Peeps" as we call ourselves!

The event was hosted by our favorite LSS  Scrap-a-Doodle Doo in Ramsey, NJ - and OH MY GOODNESS - I just realized something - I thought our little group would refer to each other as our "Peeps" for "people" when we were counting the "sleeps" until we would get together to scrap again ...

BUT -  now I am I the only one? or the last one? to realize how fitting it is for us to be PEEPS -when the logo and mascot for Scrap-a-Doodle Doo is a CHICKEN - well OK - a ROOSTER!! -

Sooo.... I guess we are all really "Official Doodle DOO Peeps!" LOL!! 

Well - not only did I have and AMAZING TIME - I was LUCKY to come home to a WONDERFUL SURPRISE!!!

My on-line scrapbook friend the UBER TALENTED  LIZ HICKS sent me a BOX filled with Mixed Media GOODNESS!  THANK YOU LIZ!!

** Please kindly tilt your head to the RIGHT to get a good view of all the goodness - I can't figure out how to flip it, and am getting frustrated trying !LOL!!  (YES - that is Glimmer Mist, and Smooch, 3L Scrapbook Adhesive, Art C products and lots of Mixed Media GOODNESS!! So very YUMMY!  I can't wait to PLAY with all of it!

Liz is an independent contractor in the Scrapbook and Craft Industry and works with SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVE BY 3L as their Creative Director. She has an AWESOME BLOG, and while visiting it, I "liked" a new company she recommended FACEBOOK and checked out their Vintage Street Market BLOG   - you should click on the links and LIKE them too!

Then, all I did was leave a comment last month on a WONDERFUL POST that she wrote on her Blog, and she selected me for this great prize!

I hope Liz does not mind - but I would like to quote to you the WONDERFUL words that she wrote and posted which caused me to comment - as they are so beautiful and true -

"We all need each other. We can not do everything all on our own. And although there may be times that we do not see eye to eye, or that the giving and needs may be lopsided... never the less, we all need each other. We strive to find people that are like minded, share our same goals, thoughts and dreams. If we are lucky... we find people that want to help us reach our dreams. If we are not so lucky... we find people that want to take our dreams. Either way, we have control over who we let in and who we take out. NEVER FORGET THIS. It is a tough lesson sometimes... I know this all to well. I have learned to put up my boundaries and protect myself through the years. But even when I am sad or hurt by someone who has wronged me... I never give up hope that out there in this world, maybe 5 minutes from my house or maybe in a totally different state or country... there are like minded people. People that want the best for you and will stop at nothing to see you through your dreams. And if your lucky... you can help them capture their dreams too. I think that excites me most... knowing that I can be a part of someones dreams... help them succeed. There is no greater joy than being a part of someones success, especially knowing that there are so many out there counting on their failure.

We do. We need each other. We need to be cheerleaders for each other, push each other forth into their promised futures. Scream at the mountain tops how AWESOME THE PERSON NEXT YOU IS!!!!

LOVE ONE ANOTHER... isn't that what life is all about?" ~ Liz Hicks  ( you can read the entire post and listen to some cool music too by clicking HERE

I hope you have good friends, or someone who cheers you on!  Remember to be a cheerleader for others - and  for yourself too - as you are the most important person there is - and need to believe in yourself - because if you do - others will too - they just can't help it!