Saturday, June 30, 2012

So long, Scrapbuggy :`(

Sadly, today is the day Scrapbuggy will close its doors. It makes me sad, but on the other hand, I can't be sad for the wonderful friendships I've made through my connection with the store and with Gia. Thank you so much, Gia. I ♥ you, dear friend!!!! In June, 2008, Cheryle, whom I knew from the Remember When message board, contacted me letting me know of a design team call for a new online store I had not yet heard of. I never thought I would ever be on a design team and was so nervous when speaking with Gia on the phone the first time!!! I would become not just her first DT member, but also DT Coordinator, for four wonderful years!  Little did I know back then that this path would bring into my life a really special friend.  


This assignment also allowed me to attend my first big scrap-related event in a big way. Gia and I went to the last Quickutz Retailer's Convention held in Park City, Utah in October, 2009. We had a BLAST and when the next year came around and there was no mention of a retreat being planned, we were so disappointed. It was shortly thereafter we learned that Lifestyle Crafts would soon be the new owners of Quickutz and soon, the ball began to rapidly roll downhill. :/ It will never take away the memories of the great time we had and someday we hope to meet up again for another weekend of scrapping, giggling, staying up late like teenage girls, and finding funny in nearly everything! {Nook and Cranny!!! Hahaha!!!!}


The layout below is the first project I made for the Scrapbuggy Design Team in July, 2008. I felt it was so inadequate and lame that Gia would be sorry she asked me to be on her team. I really was THAT nervous!!!


I will miss the Scrapbuggy store, but Gia will continue to be a big part of my life...she can't get rid of me even if she wanted to. LOL! 


5 comments:

  1. I am sorry to see them go as well. You did beautiful work for them!

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  2. Shar ~ the layout is BEUATIFUL just like your post! What a sad thing to hear but so sweet to hear of the friendships you have made!!!!

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  3. I love you!!! Thank you so much for everything! Thank you isn't enough, you were with me through it all and for that I am eternally grateful. We have so many memories to cherish! Can't wait to be together again! xoxo

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  4. Shar, I'm so sorry to hear that they're closing their doors. But, the best deal you ever got through them, was the friendship(s) you made. You will have these no matter what changes occur, or where life takes you. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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