Thank You, Ro!
Posted 18 September 2007 - 07:38 AM
Today's muse about how Scrap Girls started brought me to tears. Because I really felt like Ro was speaking one-on-one to me.
By now, I think most of you know that I'm an incredibly organized and anal person...you've seen my blog here, haven't you? Well, yesterday I took my organization level one step further. I used my Kaboodle account to make a list of all the Scrap Girls products I owned. I have this in an Excel file on my computer, of course, but I wanted an online backup. Kaboodle was the perfect place.
When I finished this project yesterday, I felt sick. Seeing just how much I've bought since I've been here since mid-January was a slap in my face. We are a one-income family. I'm a stay at home mom. We have 3 children living with us, one with a special need that requires specially ordered food. And we live just far enough above the national poverty level, so that we qualify for no assistance. Do I have hundreds of dollars to spend on my digital scrapbooking habit? Most definitely not.
But somehow I did. A little here, a little there. With some help along the way from Scrap Girls gift certificates. I limit my purchases to sales times only these days. Did this make me feel any better? Nope. And yet I have a "free pass" from DH to take advantage of the current sale, too.
Anyway, here's my point. After reading today's muse, that sick feeling has gone away. Not because I've decided I can't change my past purchases, but because I helped keep Scrap Girls going and Ro's dream alive. Scrap Girls means so much to so many of us. For whatever our reasons. For me, it's a creative outlet and a way to preserve those thousands of photos I take of my children. In fact, before I read this morning's muse, my 8 year old son asked me why I make so many scrapbook pages.
The part of Ro's muse that hit home the most was this line here "They always say that they felt “led” to Scrap Girls and that is how I feel about it, too." Even though I'm such a small part of this community, I honestly feel in my heart that I was pointed in this direction by a greater power.
So thank you, Ro, for sharing that story. I don't have any clue how Scrap Girls manages to "read the minds" of its members by designing products and having them hit the boutique as soon as we realize we "need" them, and now today, sharing a muse that made me feel so much better about spending so much money here in the last few months. Because it helps more families reach their dreams and do what they love.
Posted 18 September 2007 - 07:52 AM
I was on other Scrapbooking sites that would not even give you the time or Day. SG opened there arms and let me in and become a family!! and i so look forward to SG everyday! If it's reading the newsletter, reading the boards, learning a new technique or participating in a challenge or Crop, or heck even posting away and you all know i can *L*....Scrapgirls Rocks!!! They are Always going to be Number #1 in my BOOK!!!
So Ro Thanks again for writing that!! I have totally enjoyed reading it, and im sure others feel the same way....
Save the money!!
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Posted 18 September 2007 - 08:03 AM
Ro, this is the seed you have planted! To us, it's not just a place to get inspired and buy stuff, this is where friendships grow. If Scrapgirls weren't in existence...where would we all be? I consider myself very blessed to have found this site. So a big THANK YOU RO!
Posted 18 September 2007 - 08:21 AM
Its an insland in the midst of a hard barren land that only cares about what affects them and no one around them !!!
Again Thanks Ro and all of you at SG's !!!! MJ
Posted 18 September 2007 - 08:35 AM
Posted 18 September 2007 - 09:48 AM
I start everymorning with a cup of coffee and my newsletter! I too just want to say "thanks" to Ro for the vision and determination to make SG what it is for all of us today! And "thanks" to the girls for sticking with it too!
Posted 18 September 2007 - 10:13 AM
Posted 18 September 2007 - 10:23 AM
ScrapGirls is the ONLY scrapbooking place I go. I feel free to ask ANY question, share any problem and play all the fun games.
Everyone makes you feel welcome and like Launa said the experts are willing to share all their secrets in order to help you be a better scrapbooker....if that's a word.
I love it here and I also want to say thanks to Ro and all the ladies who make this the best site there is!
Thanks, Becca, for starting this thread.
Posted 18 September 2007 - 10:57 AM
All I can say is wow....Ro you have touched so many lives as others have touched yours! God is always there every step of the way. I do pray that you will feel much better soon and that your health will improve!
We don't always see where He is leading us at the moment in time but He always has a plan...even a backup plan for the times we don't listen and go our own way...but when we turn back He is there and ready, willing with open arms to lead us in the direction He planned from the beginning of time. To God be the Glory!
I too am finding myself reading Scrap Girls with my first cup of coffee in the mornings before anything else can happen. It is my 2nd home away from home.
Posted 18 September 2007 - 11:39 AM
No, seriously, getting to design and make people happy, it doesn't get much better than this. Thanks for throwing this out there Becca!
Posted 18 September 2007 - 11:51 AM
Ro, I love this place and cannot thank you enough for giving us all a place to go, gather, conversate and just enjoy one another. Your dream has given my reality so much more meaning. Thank you.
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Posted 18 September 2007 - 10:22 PM
I LOVE SCRAPGIRLS!!! (once I figure out how to use the blinkie I'll put that here!)
Love you Love you Love you!!!