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January 1st, 2009, 10:52 PM
Effervescence's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I had lost a part to my paper cutter when we moved, and I went to Michaels to see if they had the replacement part. An older lady and a woman who looked like her daughter came up to me and said "Do you scrapbook very much?" I said yes, a lot! The woman explained she was making a scrapbook for her son and daughter in law who just got married, and could I help her shop for her supplies. I got to go through the scrapbook aisle with her and tell her all about the different products and make recommendations. I didn't realize until I was looking through a newbie's eyes like that how daunting it all can be for someone who's never done it before. When I got into scrapbooking, there weren't all of these gadgets and tools, and I just learned as they came out. It was fun and refreshing to go back to the basics.

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January 2nd, 2009, 06:46 AM
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How neat. That was nice of you to do that for them.
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January 2nd, 2009, 08:42 AM
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That is neat. I bet they were so glad for the help. I know I still feel overwhelmed by it all sometimes!
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January 2nd, 2009, 11:28 AM
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That must have been cool to show them things and help them get the right tools. I think it is very hard as a beginner. I have a girlfriend I helped over the summer to get a scrapbook done for her 2 year old son. It was fun to teach her but I could also tell it was overwhelming to her. In the world of scrapbooking there are just so many neat things to use!!!

Jen & Eric
Luke (2/23/06) & Joel (3/23/09)

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January 2nd, 2009, 02:55 PM
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So very sweet of you!!!

I know when I took my sister shopping, it was over whelming for her.

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