Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Just the Girl Next Door...That's Me

I've been on the fence about blogging. To blog or not to blog? I've been kicking it around for a while. Most days I think, "Why do people really blog?" And I'm sure the answers are many. Still, I wasn't sure if blogging was really for me.

I have always been a crafter of some sort. Scrapbooking, card-making, painting... You name it, anything "crafty" is my thing! And the fun part of making things is to share it with others. To make things FOR others, but to also have someone who shares in your excitement and who enjoys the process as much as you do.So, I recently had a realization, of sorts, when it comes to blogging. I was thinking how cool it would be to have real-life friends and neighbors who really GOT scrapbooking and cardmaking like I do. Someone that actually understood my addiction to patterned paper; someone who spends more money in the craft store than on her wardrobe; someone who gets just down right giddy walking the aisles at Archivers, etc. (You get my point.) I actually have a few friends who are like this (and you girls know who you are!), but for the most part, people just don't get it at all. Then I had this crazy fantasy on Halloween night as we took the kids trick-or-treating from house to house. It went something like this: I moved to a neighborhood where everyone liked to craft and scrapbook as much as I do."Oh, a cardmaker lives here... A big time scrapbooker lives there...This really fabulous photographer lives in that house, etc." Isn't that silly? But wouldn't that be the funnest neighborhood to live in?! Can you imagine the cool and creative treats that you'd be getting on Halloween, rather than the traditional candy bar? I know it's crazy nonsense, but I knew then that if such a place existed, I'd move there right away -- house unseen! :)

So, here I go...I'm moving into that scrappy neighborhood! It's somewhere in between Mr. Roger's neighborhood and Wysteria Lane. But the main thing is, it's a place where people GET all things Scrappy!

13 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I couldn't find the comment button the first time I looked but you must have fixed it because now I can leave a comment. So...I think your blog looks great and I enjoyed reading it.

Ann "mafswife" Freeman said...

Looking good! And comments working as you will now see!

Sherry C said...

OMG... love this already! I want to move to your crafty neighborhood too! :)

helena said...

oh yes liking the sound of this neighbourhood

Sian said...

Yes, we're all moving in with you! I really enjoyed reading your post and look forward to lots more

Tonia said...

Oh how I love your blog. So glad you decided to enter the world of blogging. You know I want to move into your neighborhood. That way on Halloween night I could "Boo" houses and know that my neighbors understood the importance of being "Boo'ed" and would actually return/pass along the act of "Boo'ing".
Love ya!
Tonia

Jan said...

Well you KNOW in that Crafty Neighborhood WE live next door to each other! Now that would be perfection!!
LOVE the blog, it's so YOU!!

Gennifer said...

I'd like to reserve a house, too!

Carole said...

But that place does exist you know - here on the internet ;-)

Love your blog - the sidebars are so pretty!

Maya said...

Is there a room for another neighbor? :)
Love your header and the idea behind the blog!

senovia said...

I love this whole post! I'd move in right on that street with ya! :) Scrapbookers, photographers and all!

Angelia said...

I would like to reserve a lot to build my house on too!

cmcscraps said...

Oh Tracy, thanks for pointing me to your blog. I moving in next door! Here's mine cmcscrap.blogspot.com. My name is not that creative because when I started I didn't even realize what I was doing just jumpeded right in and had to come up with a name on the spot. Never thought I would continue but I was hooked. I actually spend more time blogging then on facebook until recently since our secret group was formed. Stop on over neighbor when you want to visit! Love to have you!