Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Jack & Abby. Neat.

September is back to school month for many. For me too! Lessons start at 12.30am when everyone's been tucked in.
I have different teachers everyday. There are a few that I love, and I keep going back to them from time to time.
I am reluctant to leave my desk at 3am, but one has to sleep, no?

Running the shop has somewhat taken away from scrapping time; ordering, working on the site, schedules and paperwork have taken my attention from this great love. So, when I moved to our new home, I decided! I must go back to the basics, to the reason why I am doing this.

I have learned so much. I have been humbled. And inspired. There is so much great stuff out there.

I learnt one thing today.

As much as I love Elsie Flannigan I could never work her style. I can use all the chipboard buttons and funky doodles and still... you see, I'm neat. I cannot bear to see a rug not aligned. You can imagine how that affects my pages! I was doing a page for our Jack and Abby release ,(home is a place really close to my heart & this collection is all about home) , it was fun but I realised "This is a really neat page", then I realised that it's ok! You will be you and I will be me and Elsie, well, she'll be Elsie!

And the journey continues, the learning, the awe, the wonder. I'm loving it." There are no rules", I tell the gals who come to my class. But , hey, why not be the best that you can? And never stop learning!

I just had a peek at Wati's blog. She's a gal from Singapore (my hometown, btw). She came by the store one day but I didn't get to meet her. She does great stuff! More power to you, Wati!
You're my teacher today.


Wati Basri said...

oh sheila...thanks for dropg by at my blog!!
yess..i did drop by at your shop when i was in penang a few months ago!to tell you the truth, after visitg yr shop, my holiday is complete!awesome shop you have there & i was totaly surprise when i found a SB shop in Penang...& it was a pleasant surprise!
hope to drop by penang again and visit yr shop of course, mayb this time I could join your class as well!! :)
btw..gonna link you up at my blog :)

Wati Basri said...

and so honoured to be your teacher today...*blush*
& grt blog u hv here...will swing by often :)