Monday, January 25, 2010

First Post - Woot woot!

So here it is - my very first post on my very first blog. Clearly, I have entered the 21st century, albeit 10 years late! ;)

While I'm super excited about the
whole thing, I have to admit that the decision to start posting was harder than I imagined it would be. Would I actually be able to come up with something interesting to say? And is there any chance that someone else, other than my mother {Hi Mom! :)} would actually want to read it? And don't even get me started on trying to come up with a name for the thing!

But I guess, in the end, it comes down to purpose. My hope for this blog is to post the scrapbooking and other crafty-type projects I complete. I have been really into reading other scrappy people's blogs in the last couple of months, and have been so inspired by their creativity! The challenge blogs have been of particular interest to me lately, and I'm stoked to get started...and it seemed the easiest way to do so was to post a link to my nonexistent-until-just-now blog.

Now, that being said, I make no guarantees that you won't be subjected to the occasional rambling rant or musing on whatever it is that's caught my fancy that day...but in general, this is about sharing my work with others, and hopefully challenging my creativity, not only with my crafty endeavors, but also through writing. I have felt for a while that I needed to pursue my creative outlets a little more vigorously, and I hope this will be a fun (for you and for me!) way to go about it.

And now, because
clearly this blog needs some visual appeal right from the get-go, here is one of my recent creations...

This is a gift-card frame I made for my girlfriend Alison's wedding. I loved having a creative way to give a giftcard! This was originally inspired by an idea from Flylady about creative ways to give money (clutter-free gifts rock my socks!). The black damask rubons are from KaiserKraft, and the white sentiment rub-on is from Berry Patch (I'm so glad I got a bunch of the "love" sentiments when they went out of business!)

As I write this, I'm reminded of this hilarious and poignant image from the Demotivators. While I recognize the inherently implied narcissism in talking just to hear yourself talk (posting just to see yourself post?), please understand that I am under no delusions that everything I create is worthy of publication. In fact, the greatest merit of most of what I create is not in the product but in the process itself. But I suspect - and correct me if I'm wrong here - that the same is true for most crafters. It reminds me of what Marianne Williamson once said - that "as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." I hope that by sharing here I can help others to do the same.

Because in the end, it's all about the pursuit of scrappyness - it's not perfect, but it's perfect for me.

Thanks for reading :)



  1. This is awesome Teri!!! I love love it! I need to pretty up my blog before I want to share it. Hopefully you will be the catalyst or the inspiration to get me to scrap more often ! I will check back often!

  2. Thanks for reading, ladies! :)


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