A Whole New World

So I have been crafting and scrap booking for over 10 years and have pretty much just been plodding along and becoming content - a little too content. The change started when my over 30 friend had a birthday party, and it was only for us scrapping friends. The kind of birthday party I am going to have for my next one - a scrapping and Thai food day. Basically it consisted of the birthday girl, and five of her friends sitting around her craft table from 9 am to midnight. It was the best day, the day that changed my life (and credit card balance) forever. Introducing YouTube, Jennifer Maguire, Gina K, Lawn Fawn, Ranger Ink , Simon Says Stamps and Gerda Steiner Designs, just to name a few. OMG - my world was spinning. And don’t even get me started on the Tim Holtz Ranger Pearl Alcohol Inks that are unavailable everywhere in Australia. Yep, not one bottle anywhere.

Needless to say that day I didn’t get much crafting done, it was more videos, tutorials, scrolling and the using the money I had saved to ‘maybe purchase a few things’….. I said maybe. Now to wait for the postman. Yep, that’s right - all the good things are in America.

Yep, America!!! Everything I love is in America, Chip and Joanna Gaines from Fixer Upper - America!! All of the good links mentioned above - yep you guessed it again America! I keep telling my husband we need to move to Waco Texas, have the Gaines Family bespoke a house for us and move on over to the good ole U.S of A. However I am pretty sure it isn’t going to happen. So what now?

So once a month my crafty friends and I put a massive order into Simon Says Stamp and incorporate all the goodies mentioned above (except for Chip and Joanna - still haven’t’ managed to figure out how to ship them here and keep them alive!) Now, I am trying to figure out a way to incorporate this business and import these goodies onto our shore so all of you can enjoy them as much as I do.

Now as I mentioned, this is all new to me, but I want to be able to share it with you. So for now it will be through my craft, until I can figure out a way. And our thinking caps are on and we have some wheels in motion. I so desperately would love to be able to access these products faster and easier than we can now. There is so much magic to be had, and I want to share the magic with you all. So if it means we create a shop site on our page dedicated to the above mentioned legends of the crafting world then so be it. I will give it my all.

So a big shout out to Chloe, thanks for having your birthday and showing me what I was missing out on. Until next time keep on stamping on!!

Trace