One thing that I think is difficult in the blogging world is treading the fine line between boasting and informing. I sometimes find it hard to tell people when great scrappy things happen to me as I don't want my blogging friends to think I'm just a pain in the neck! To decide if I will tell people about something I ask myself if I would like to know this information if I was a follower of someone else's blog. In this case the answer is yes, so here goes...
I have my own regular feature in Scrapbooking Memories magazine! It's called Workshop Secrets and the first one is in the latest copy of the mag which has just been published. Those who subscribe to the mag should have it very soon. For others it should be in the stores in the next few days.
The articles will vary a bit in their style and content but will always be a bit like attending a workshop. Hopefully I'll be able to bring different techniques and inspirational ideas to readers of all levels. Actually, I find that working to the abilities of the readers is the hardest part of the whole process. Some readers are complete beginners and others have been scrapping for years. Its very hard to find a middle ground but I guess that's something all teachers have to deal with.
In the coming months I talk about quite a variety of subjects which I hope will be of interest to many scrappers. Most of my topics are based on what I've learnt when I've had to deal with a particular problem. By that I mean things like "how do I create this type of effect with that product?" Not all my topics are like this though and my first one came about in a completely different way. I was struck down with a lurgy for about 10 days. I was too sick to work and even too sick to seriously scrap - gasp! So I just sat in my scrap room and faffed around. I hauled out that pack of chippy shapes and just played with them, just seeing what I could create. As I wasn't pushed for time (an uncommon thing for me) I was able to just experiment and I had a blast. The layout is only printed small in the mag so it's hard to see the detail but I hope you get the general idea. I'll put close ups on my blog later.
I do hope you get to read my articles and enjoy them. If there's something you don't like about them, please let me know. If you do like them, again let me know but it would be great if you could tell the editors as well! I'm not sure that putting Cassie's email address here is a very professional thing to do but most of the email addresses in the mag would reach either Cassie or Vanessa.
2013 looks like being an amazing year for me. Even though this blog reaches out into cyberspace it really is just you, my loyal blogger friends, who are following this journey with me. Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement.