I’m sure you all have noticed how ‘international’ scrapbooking is these days. My goodness, I’m even picking up a little French in the process. LOL Just on my favorite forum there are folks from England and Holland, as well as all across the US. Quite often, when perusing some of the Freebie Search Sites, where the day’s freebies are posted, I find myself on sites from all over Europe and Asia. As in any community, there are so many similarities. The love of a fine craft knows no boundaries. There are just some things that even the language barrier can’t ignore. It is quite easy to interpret a comment after a while. “Thanks” seems to stand out in any language. Isn’t that wonderful? LOL Well, recently, I came upon a collaboration from a group of ladies who just swept me away! They’re Indonesian and a group of them get together and create magick! One collab they did was to express their condolences for the loss of 7 lives in recent blasts at Jakarta, called Indonesia Unite. Their designs were awesome! One lady, in particular, Yanti, has been one that I have kept following, just to see what she and/or her friends are creating. Her blog is YantiScrap. Do go check it out and, from her “My Bloglist” down the page on the left, check out some of her friends’ sites, too. It’s worth it.
Then, last week, I received an e-mail from Yanti, telling me she had passed on her much-deserved “Honest Scrap”, to yours truly.
I’m so flattered, and humbled! I really mean it! I’m supposed to write down 10 things about myself. Yanti’s list was so sweet. Um, me. Hmmm…let’s see…
1. I love digital design of any kind 2. Love the comradery of the folks in the scrapping community3. I have hair down to my butt4. I used to climb telephone poles for a CATV contractor5. I love heavy metal music6. I don’t own a car, by choice (don’t need it)7. I’m an agoraphobic (that’s why)
8. I love lemons and eat them by the bag9. I am as silly as they come; it keeps me young10. I’m a very nurturing soul There! That wasn’t too painful. LOL Now, I would like to pass this award on to: 1. Snowy 2. Kyra3. Edna4. Nana5. Yanna6. June7. Dorthi8. Jodiann9. Celindaand, though, not very active, I want to mention10. Keryn11. Stella
Needless to say, I consider each of these ladies a friend. Online friendships are so unique. We feel joy for each other when someone has a good thing happen and such pain when they are feeling it. Yet, we’ve never set eyes on or heard the other’s voice. I’m proud to know the folks I know. I’ve learned so much about myself through these ladies. Thanks. ya’ll!
I want to tell ya’ll about this site, Ron and Joe. These guys are a HOOT! Their website deals with stock images, but, they are woodcut style images. They’re unique. Here’s an example:
There are the usual sellables, like mousepads, cards, etc, bearing their unique style of art and humor. But, then, there’s the “Museum of Joe” which is cool. Here is an example from that:
At least, go have a look-see. I guarantee you will crack a smile. I can’t post unless I have something to offer you, so, here’s just a little something I’ve been tinkering around with. It’s an overlay of whimsical proportions. LOL I’m entertaining an idea for, well, nevermind. As always, click on the image to go to Mediafire to download.
Okay, cats and kittens! That’s going to be a wrap. I’ve come down with a cold or the flu or something and feel like crud! I’ve enjoyed spending this time sharing stuff with ya. I hope your day is a wonderful day!