In any hobby when you are keyed in there will be “the one that got away”. For me, I scrapbooked like I meant if for most of my teenage years, even working in the small town drug store that not only carried scrapbooking supplies, but had a large selection of Christian books alongside the normal drugstore gifts and novelties. College and the early years of my marriage were dedicated to other hobbies, and I didn’t come back to scrapbooking until after my son was born, when I found Project Life and finished his first year album in less than a week. Half way into the second year I discovered some online community (and that Two Peas was gone *sob*) at Studio Calico.
I am a pretty shy forum user, I prefer to lurk, but soon I was subscribing and I think I killed my first kit in one sit down, going back and adding embellishments through pages I had already done and I had even commented on a few threads. I loved a kit, then disliked the next one, loved the kit after that and all the while started realizing what was out there. That first few months the only thing I really had to have was something unavailable, the wood veneer diamonds from the Far Far Away scrapbook kit. The kit had sold out during the month and I hadn’t even realized it was there! For most of the year I kept an eye on the Project life Swap and Shop Facebook group, but my white unicorn never appeared or was willing to ship to Canada.
Last month a fellow (extremely kind) user alerted me as soon as the “found” kits were in the shop ( for pennies… Pennies I tell you!) and let me tell you I had no control over these beauties jumping into my cart.
Now to the eternal question, once you have the thing you desire can you use it on a project or be paralyzed by the fear of messing it up 😳?
Let me know if you’ve ever experienced the thrill of finding your white unicorn and did you have the guts to use it in a layout or page. I’m dying to know.