The name of this blog tells a lot of what will be happening here. Several months ago I had a moment that redefined who I am as a person. I spend a great deal of time in the scrapbooking/paper crafting world. I have seen many scrapbooker come and go... sadly one reason people go is they are not ENCOURAGED to continue and often fail to find the once rich enjoyment of the craft. I came to scrapbooking by accident, fell in love with the craft...but more, I fell in love with the people, the amazing stories EACH of you have to share... SO after putting it off for many years, I have decided that this industry needs a little shaking up. I have put together several scrapbookers from all over the spectrum to help me to investigate all things scrappy...
It is a unique site because we have a very serious mission statement :
Encouraging designers to become strong thoughtful artist with a purpose. Lifting up others before self and making efforts to enjoy and verbalize the beauty of work presented by ALL artist in a kind thoughtful way. To create a safe place where all designs are appreciated and welcome.
What does this mean for you.. our reader?
1. We want to encourage you.. YOUR story is important, your work is beautiful and we appreciate the hard work and time that goes into creating each of your layouts, cards and projects.
2.We want to excite you about paper art
3. We appreciate your work.. ALL OF IT
4. We want to help you learn about how to improve your skill as an artist.
Each person that is a part of t*t*d is called a "thoughtful girl" or TG's
we will be sharing ideas, tips, how-to's and opportunities for you to participate and think through your design. When I say "think through design" We want you to dig deep and stretch yourself. Yes we will have challenges for you-- YES we want and VALUE your input. We WANT to hear from you. We want to encourage and support you!
HERE is how it will work:
On the second and fourth THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY, we will post a "thought" on a scrappy technique, concept or product. We will add a challenge for you to take part in. We will encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas on your layout... WE REALLY WANT TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR PROCESS!
We will also on months with five weeks add a fleeting thought that will incorporate a information only post.
As we develop our site we would love to hear from you. Simply click the "email me" on the blog and let us know what you like, don't like, want to learn about-- you may also be asked to be a guest blogger.
I want to introduce the group of ladies that have come together to support you.. over the next several day, we will post a "getting to know you" post of each of the ladies that are hopefully your new support sysyem.
I encourage you to stick with us over the next few weeks and learn how you can THINK*THROUGH*DESIGN and improve your scrapbooking and hopefully feel love and support. We are hear to listen to you! so please leave any thoughts on the comments below and SHARE on facebook or whereever so your friends and family can join along in our quest to become the best paper artist and support for one another!