There are some people in this world that really do offer so much inspiration, encouragement and a good shoulder to cry on when the going gets tough and I am fortunate to know such people.
When I very first started scrapping I stumbled upon a small online community of like minded papercrafters. They took me under their wing and encouraged me all the way. Its just over a year now since I started scrapping and way back in my early days I wasnt quite so sure what I was doing. I just threw stuff on my LO's and created these pages that never looked quite right to me BUT I was always given soo much encouragement from my cyber buddies. One of them was such an amazing scrapper and her work would take my breath away. She offered me so much encouragement and always posted really positive comments about my work. Its because of her words that I plucked up the courage to enter the Best of British competitions and when I was selected as one of the winners she simply said " I told you so".
I joined the huge community over on Uks and met so many wonderfully talented scrappers, but there is one who's work I really admire. She is just so inspirational. Her work stands out from the crowd and it is instantly recognisable as being hers.
When the knives have been thrown she has been the one who has spent the time talking me through the grey mist...you know those days when you feel like the world is against you and think you are just a huge pile of doggy do do... she has supported me, listened to my woes and just been there when the proverbial has hit the fan and I needed to rant.
Through scrapping I have met these people who have touched my life....they have been instrumental in me being who I am today and they dont even know it!
There are those who phone me up just for a natter and they make me smile on the inside as well as the out....others who are so willing to lend a hand with the development of the shoppey that they amaze me with their genorosity ...they dont have to give up the time but they do and Im eternally grateful...others who just say "hey missus remember you are you and you need to get away for a day and come play"...these are the people I adore.
I adore their work, their personalities, their friendship and support and I thank them from the bottom of my heart because each and everyone has played a part in me getting to where I am today....a stronger and happier woman who for the first time very is comfortable in her own skin.
You are all amazing and so talented and to save this from getting too gushy I just want to say that I am extremely grateful that you are who you are and that you have been part of this path I walk.
Seeing the people I admire finally have the recognition they deserve really does make me so very warm and fuzzy inside.
Congratulations to you all...you so deserve it.