Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The LB Scrapaholics

It all started with a “not so simple” store called, 101 Boutique, which is co-owned and managed by Cors Mijares. We were all regular customers who would frequently drop by the store to shop, window shop and have endless chat with Cors.

In the beginning the scrapbooking circle was composed of Liezl, Timi and Cors, with the Knorr Scrapbooking Challenge as their first adventure. Would you believe that they were all part of the top 20.Not bad for so called, “newbies”. This contest started the “scrap syndrome.”

The second project was to be Jam 88.9’s, “Scrapbook to Singapore” but it was only Liezl and Cors who joined this time. Luckily both of them won the grand prize of round trip ticket to Singapore. This achievement inspired Issa and myself to take a closer interest on the said hobby.

So in October, 2005 Liezl, Timi, Cors, Issa and myself all joined the Dreambook to Hong Kong Scrapbooking Challenge. This time we were all part of the top 15 with Issa, Timi, and Cors bagging the grand prize. Since then scrapbooking had started to breed a new level of friendship.

Because of our eagerness to spread the scrap syndrome LB Scrapaholics was born, with “Scrap-a-Moment” as our first workshop. In the summer of 2006 we were able to hold four scrapbooking workshops with around 50 participants.

The LB Scrapaholics family is still growing with Rita (my sister-in –law) as our newest member. Now, we see each other almost twice a week. We also hold regular crop sessions that we would alternately host. It is during these crop sessions were we share new ideas, techniques or just simply make a page for a challenge.

Our love and passion for scrapbooking is what keeps us together. Through this passion we were able to elevate our friendship into a level where we see each other not only as friends but also as family.

We always work as a team. We share everything, tools, materials, newly discovered techniques and yes even our challenge prizes. One person’s accomplishment is an accomplishment of each and every one of us. So don’t be surprised if we all rejoice when one of us wins a raffle prize or a scrap challenge.

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