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I'm not new but it's been a LONG time!

Post by scrappitydee » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:51 am

Hello, ACOT!

I'm an oldie who's returned once or twice, but when I updated my profile just now it said it was last updated in 2011, so that gives you an idea. I remember this place as being Stickers Galore and when it switched to ACOT. ;) In case anyone remembers me, speak up!! I'd love to do some catching up; life is so different these days than a decade ago.

I'm SO THRILLED to see the expansion of products into needle crafts, planners, crafts, art in general... SO happy to see that! I can't wait to explore and to get to know everyone who is active these days! It does seem a bit slow though - am I wrong?

I saw the newbie questionnaire post and thought it worth the time, so here's my info on that. Feel free to shoot me a message! I'm on Facebook too, so friend me! I need crafting inspiration and companionship!

How did you find ACOT?? LOL I said above, I was here back when it was Stickers Galore. I don't remember how I found it back then, but it was AGES ago. I probably was just searching for scrapbooking message boards.

What technique would you like to learn? All of them. Duh.

How many photos do you usually place on a layout? I try to do at least 2-3. I need photography lessons so I can include more... or something.

Are you into digital or paper layouts? PAPER all the way, baby! I really should try to get into the digital, though. I know it's faster and probably more effective for my end goal. But the creative process is my self-care.

What page/theme are you working on right now (or did you complete most recently)?

Do you have your own scrap room? Sort of. I have half a bedroom for my crafting stuff, and my middle kiddo sleeps in there too. LOL I do my crafting at the kitchen table, for the most part, so it does have to be moved and not left out.

Have you ever been to a crop, either online or in real life? OH yes. All of the above, several times. I've been scrapbooking since 1998! My mother finally was able to get her box of photos from HER mother (who passed away recently, btw :'( and we are sad), but she wasn't able to tell me who was in them, where it was, or what was happening when the photo was taken. I determined right then that it wouldn't be that way for me and my kids!!

What gives you the creeps? IDK. I'm pretty hard to creep out.

Are you a night-owl or an early-bird? DEFINITE night owl! If I'm up early it's because I'm STILL up. I deal with insomnia because of fibromyalgia. I also sometimes deal with hypersomnia. It's a sleep thing, a fatigue thing, I'm always tired.

What is your favorite "It's 5 o'clock somewhere" beverage? Currently drinking blush wine, I like white wine, I like sprite and vodka or a vodka sour or vodka and cranberry. Sometimes I like rum and Coke. I did drink it with Dr Pepper but can't any more.

So that's me, I guess. :) I just turned 40 and am not sure how I feel about it. There won't be any more babies, and I'm still several years from grandbabies, but this phase of life is a fun one because all of my kids are big enough to care for themselves. I have health issues but I deal with them well (most of the time), and life is good and God is great. <3 

Tell me something! What's YOUR favorite technique? Show me your favorite layout or project that you've done! I want to see all the things!! <3 
DaLynn - homeschooling 3 boys ages 12, 8, and 7
breastfeeding and cloth diapering boy/girl year-old twins
loving my hubby Bill, and my Jesus as Lord
and scrapping it all... in my spare time. ;)

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Vicki R.
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Post by Vicki R. » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:18 am

Welcome back!  I am an old return too from back in 2008-09.  It's a fun place and everyone is friendly!

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Post by DN in MN » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:41 am

Welcome back :)  
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2020 ~ 35/75 Layouts ~ 3 Card(s)   

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Cherry Delight
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Post by Flasher » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:41 am

Welcome back!  Were you a homeschooler when you were last here?  I was a homeschooler as well and think I may have interacted with you in that common interest.  I had been homeschooling since 2001.  In 2017, my son said he wanted to go to high school for his senior year.  He went -- he thrived.  I actually felt lost for a bit.  For the first time in 16 years, I wasn't teaching any of my kids.  It was such a big part of my days/life -- it felt like I was mourning a loss.  But now, I have no problem happily filling up that lost space.  And, I'm actually enjoying it!

Anyway, again, welcome back!  We've got a lot of fun challenges going on every month, a bingo game or two, and we're just a fantastic bunch of ladies who are a lot of fun!

I don't know what my spirit animal is, but I'm pretty sure it has rabies.


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Post by emmapaige » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:47 am

Welcome back!!
** Chris **

My blog: http://mommomandpoppop.blogspot.com/


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Post by sdwhru » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:59 am

Welcome back!!

You can find me on FB under Rebecca Y. Harry Rice.  I do have an Instagram, too.  I really need to start posting more of my scrappy things on there
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Chocolate Covered Cherry
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Post by CarrieG » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:01 am

welcome back!

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Cherry Bark
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Post by blbabe1234 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:16 am

Welcome back! I got here around 2010, so our paths might have crossed. I had to giggle about turning 40 because I just did that too in January. Everybody kept asking me "how do you feel?". LOL. Eh...I'm good. No kiddos here, but I do have 4 furbabies (3 dogs and 1 kitty).
~ Brandy Williams ~


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Chocolate Covered Cherry
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Post by Monroe1218 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:17 am

Welcome back!!


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Cherry Bomb
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Post by Ashjoy » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:03 pm

Same! Welcome back!

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Cherry Jubilee
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Post by joannie » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:05 pm

Welcome back Da'Lynn! I was here in 2011(barely). I came in 2010! WOW 10 years ago.  😬

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Cherry Blossom
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Post by SCRAPBOOKINGVLCS » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:55 pm


HAVE FUN HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Cherry Cola
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Post by blfonty » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:18 pm

Welcome back! Glad you found your way back to ACOT. You will find lots of inspiration, friendship and support here. Enjoy!
blfonty a.k.a. Bonnie

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Cherry Blossom
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Post by Aztam » Wed May 20, 2020 11:46 am

Hi, I decided to join the NSD challenges and after a rough start of figuring out the message board I was ready to participate. This seems like a convivial group of chatters so it looks like fun.

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Cherry Cola
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Post by karensay » Wed May 20, 2020 12:24 pm

Welcome Back - the more the merrier!
Karen in SC
2-page, multi-photo scrapper

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Cherry Cropper
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Post by oceanbreezes423 » Wed May 20, 2020 12:56 pm

I have been around since 2009, though that first year I think I was more in the shadows. I don't recognize your name, BUT, welcome back anyway!!! Glad you have found your way back to ACOT!
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Chocolate Covered Cherry
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Post by suewho372 » Wed May 20, 2020 1:21 pm

Hi, hello, and welcome!  I started on the MB in 2012.... been buying at the store since 2008! 
Happy to have you back!  :)

                                 Check out my blog:  http://suewho372.wordpress.com

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Cherry Jubilee
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Post by Retiree3 » Wed May 20, 2020 3:49 pm

Welcome Back! I started scrapping at ACOT in 2009.
Donna-Retiree3-Proud Grandmother of Three Boys!



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Linda S.
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Post by Linda S. » Wed May 20, 2020 7:57 pm

Welcome back! We just can't ask for a better bunch of Cherries!! 

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