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Congratulations Annbk!

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Congratulations my friend! I'm so excited for you to be named the Scrapgirl of the month. You certainly are a plus to this community.

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YAY, ANN!!! Such a well deserved honor - congrats!

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I am still just numb with surprise over this honor, and I so appreciate all your kind comments.

 

I have no idea how much or little you all want to know about me, or how much or little you already know! So I'll just throw out some random facts. I stumbled upon this site quite by accident, and have been so happy that accidents like that happen. I never ever heard of digital scrapbooking until my DH (of 47 years now) and I traveled to Africa. I had wonderful pictures and wanted to make a photo book for our four grandsons. My iPhoto program was great for creating a slide show and editing the photos, but it had no way to add text to the images. Then I stumbled across Photoshop Elements.....and everything just sort of snow balled from there. I struggled with PSE for a while, and then, miracle of miracles, a class in digital scrapbooking with PSE was offered at our local community college, just a five minute drive from our house. I look back on those early pages and cringe...I do hope I've improved with age!

 

On the personal front, my DH and I retired in 1996 after 20 years in Alaska and found the charming community of Bend, Oregon. We have been here since, loving the active life style, with golf and hiking in the summer and duplicate bridge and traveling to far away places in the winter. We have an amazing set of friends, and feel very blessed to have found such a wonderful place to enjoy our senior years.

 

As for a favorite layout, that's sort of like asking which of your children you like the best! But, I did pick one, it's fairly current and is one page for a book I'm making for my two children and their children. It features their grandfather (my FIL) as a very young lad at summer camp. He passed away 10 years ago and we have just come into possession of a treasure trove of old photos and documents. His life was certainly an interesting one, and I hope the younger generation enjoy getting to know him better. BILL AT CAMP

 

Thanks again for all your kind comments, I cherish each and every one and value your friendships more than you could ever know!

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:party-smiley-048: WTG Ann --- congratulations on being chosen July's Member Of The Month --- wear your crown with pride AND enjoy your month! :party-smiley-048:

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Congratulations, Ann - a well deserved honor! You contribute so much to SG and are always ready with a kind word or advice - wear your crown proudly! I did email you congratulations when I heard but wanted to make sure I posted it on here too.

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:2468who-do-we-appreciate: Oh Ann!! Congrats!! You sooo deserve it! I always enjoy seeing you around the MB :):2468who-do-we-appreciate:

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congrats, Ann! well deserved - wear your purple crown with pride! :)

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Congrats Ann! A well deserved honor...WTG!!!

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Well, I will say again, with great humility, thanks to you all, I'm honored and a little overwhelmed.

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Congratulations to you, Ann! I'm doing the happy dance for you :party-smiley-048: Enjoy your month!

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Such a bright and shining star on SG - Ann, you so deserve this honor and I know you are wearing that crown proudly. I am so happy that you are our July MOM!

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Ann, you are a kindred spirit. I love your layout and the cool idea of tinting the most important (to you) person in an old picture. I will remember that idea. You like the same kits as me and scrap similarly. Maybe someday I'll meet you somewhere. Congratulations!

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Congrats Ann! I hope you're having a terrific month!

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Thanks to you all again...it is such an honor, and I just can't send you all personal note...my mother would be horrified! It's a real blessing to have this wonderful second home, and a great bunch of really good friends...I treasure each and every one of you!

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........Ann, you are the treasure here! I loved your remark about "your Mom would be horrified that you didn't write a personal note to everyone" I was brought up that way too - and it still sticks with me but of course one can't do that for something like this. My dh laughs at me on Christmas - I am hustling to write my thank you notes by that evening and it's all because "Mama said" so many years ago.

 

You've been an awesome MOM this month. I so enjoy having you for a friend.

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:2468who-do-we-appreciate: Coming in just under the wire with congratulations to you for a well deserved honor! I hope that you enjoyed your month!!

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