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February 24th, 2009, 05:57 PM
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Hi, everyone... I would love to join in here!

I'm Erika, my DH is Chris.. and our little girl is Alexis, who will be 3 in March

I used to scrapbook when she was younger- and, as per usual when it comes to "crafts" regarding me, I just STOP doing it. I've never (ever) been a creative-type of person... so I was pretty surprised when I even wanted to attempt scrapbooking, I can't even draw a proper stick figure I'm not just a creative soul on a normal basis. But, for some reason, scrapbooking is REALLY enjoying to me and my creative juices flow more than ever! I'm not a "pro" or anything, I could still learn a LOT... but I enjoy it, that's all that matters... right?!

Alexis came across he scrapbook today and she's at that age now where she truly enjoyed looking through it- seeing pictures of her when she was little, all the stickers and ribbons, etc.. she looked through it 10 times! I felt bad that there wasn't much in there for her to see since I just stopped So, now I'm re-moviated to start up again.

I stopped scrapping when she was 6 months old so I'm SO behind... maybe that's one of the reasons I never went back to it, I'm missing that big chunk and it's daunting to think about filling that missing spot in. I don't know whether to go back and start again where I left off... and do old photos... or start fresh for a little bit with recent photos. Hm. Regardless, I'm taking a trp tomorrow to maybe Michael's to get some new stickers, papers, etc.. I have lots from before, but need a few things.

I thought I would share some of my past pages

Sorry, it might be hard to see some of the details.. wasn't very light in the room when I took these and they didn't come out as good as I wanted.

And sorry so long, I tend to ramble I'm looking forward to knowing you all!!!!!!
Erika & Christiaan (7.27.2004)
.. and our daughter, Alexis..

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February 24th, 2009, 06:07 PM
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Hey Erika! Welcome to the board!

Your album is great!

I just got back into scrapping as well. DH bought me a Cricut for Christmas and I've been addicted to it since. It really got me motivated once again!

This is a great board! Glad to have you join us!

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February 24th, 2009, 06:08 PM
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Nice to meet you! Those are some awesome pages! You will love it here, the girls are so welcoming and friendly and they have lots of good advice for everyone whenever they need it. Jump right in!

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February 25th, 2009, 04:56 AM
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Welcome. The ladies here are just awesome. You have some great pages!! I just got back into it after nearly four years as well. There is so much more now then there was when I started. When I started last summer, I went back to my DS' birth and such and have tried to keep current since then, but am a little behind. I am also trying to go back from when I met DH and high school, so that's a really long time for me!

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February 25th, 2009, 07:23 AM
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Hello Erika & welcome to the board!!! You will love it here! Please join in and have some fun!

I love your pages great job !!!!

I'm Jen I have been married to my DH Eric for 6 years it will be 7 in April. We have a DS Luke (age 3) and another DS Joel that should arrive in next month!
I love to scrapbook and have been doing it for about 3 years. The last year has been the best after I joined the board here are JM's!

Good Luck and have fun!

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

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February 25th, 2009, 10:17 AM
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Glad to have you here! You layouts are all so very cute!!!!

I know how hard it is to catch up once you get behind but it can be done!!! Along with trying to stay caught up for this year I am trying to get the year 2000 done, so far I've only got January of that year done. So maybe we can catch up together

Oh I'm Michelle and I just had my 12th baby(9th boy)2 weeks ago so scraping I try to fit in when I can usually after dinner when I can relax and Rich(DH)takes over the kids lol.

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February 25th, 2009, 04:57 PM
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Welcome Erica, i think all of us are behind, some not much, some alot, i quit scrapping in order so i am quite behind, my oldest Ryland just turned 4 and i barely have his 1st year done and my little guy Tristan is 15 months and i only have his up to a month. So welcome aboard. I think your pages are great, i love the smile one. you are definitely crafty Oh and i'm Tamara wife to Richard and mom to 2 boys

Thank you bokkechick for my fantastic Siggy

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February 25th, 2009, 07:45 PM
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Erika! My little sister's name is Erika and she spells it just like you! I'm Valeri, married to Ben and we just had our first baby, Audrey Grace on Feb. 11! I hope you like it here...you will be amazed by some of these women and find so much inspiration!! Glad to have you join us and be sure to check out the gallery and start your own!!

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February 27th, 2009, 05:27 AM
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Those are some great pages. Welcome to the board.
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February 28th, 2009, 08:33 AM
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Thank you all so much for the warm welcome!

I ended up doing another page the other night, after not doing one in quite awhile.. I might just have to start a gallery with my pages I went to Target and looked through their scrapping stuff and bought several things on clearance.. so I'm excited to do my next page, I might do that tonight after Alexis is in bed.

I'm glad I'm not the only one SO behind Ack!

Valeri, congratulations on your new arrival!!!!! Aw!
Erika & Christiaan (7.27.2004)
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