Why the story is so important….

It may be hard to know this from visiting my blog of late, but my original paper passion was scrapbooking. I started scrapbooking about 12 years ago after being introduced to Creative Memories at a home party. I had just come back from a vacation in Barbados and that vacation album became my first completed album. I continued to scrapbook for about five years before I was introduced to rubber stamping. I was so excited by the stamps and all the coordinating Stampin’ Up accessories offered me (and I still am!). Of course, with rubber stamping comes the ability to whip up a card or two at a moment’s notice (and for a lot less than running to the local store). Recently, I’ve become largely focused on making cards for classes and events and while I love that and will not stop doing that, I’m really feeling compelled to go back to my scrapbooking roots. Especially after a recent discovery. When going through some of my Mom’s things recently, my sister and I came upon an actual nut and bolt on a chain in my Mom’s jewelry box. We pondered what this nut and bolt might be from. We’re fairly

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