Wednesday, September 26, 2007

things change

In my early days, I was pretty much in the limelight all the time. Moving to Penang was a wonderful change, a moving backwards of sorts and yet, moving forward, to a simpler, more meaningful existence. Being able to blend in, retreat into quiet spaces became something I treasured. My new uniform in this laid back, island paradise- jeans.
When smidapaper came to be, things changed. It became important to get out from backstage. Can a tiger change it's stripes?

Scrapbooking is such a personal pursuit. So much a baring of your soul. So much a sharing of your life, and, you know what, that's beginning to be really ok with me. My early pages were 'journaling free'. Privacy is privacy but, where was the story? What was the point? Well, things change. You're reading my personal blog and I'm journaling on my layouts. (even Esther is ) Who knew that scrapbooking would change so much. Who knew it was freeing? Who knew that your authentic self would emerge?

Even as we have evolved through this beautiful art, so has smidapaper. Here's a flashback. One year ago at our old location on Beach Street. Have we come a long way? To those of you who knew us then and still come around, HUG! How has scrapbooking changed you? Newcomers, you're in for a big surprise. And you are going to love it!

Oh, and thanks for visiting my blog.


Wati Basri said...

I didn't manage to see your previous shop! but seriously i am so glad that yr shop is around at Penang! regrets on scrapbooking....

ming said...

Being an art maker, my thougts are always wrapped around the methods of making beautiful things.

Scrapbooking, allows me to make a diffrent kind of art, and think of the experience and memories of what I'm scrapping

It gets pretty by itself thanks to all the pretty papers etc. Scrapbooking is a welcome change of pace.

astermei said...

yay. so excited to have another great blog to read=) and lovely layouts to see and be inspired by

Sheila said...

Wati, it's great that you're a part of our little store's history . Thanks!

Sheila said...

ming, easy for you to say, you're a natural.
we have to try a little bit harder. =)

Sheila said...

to mei =)
thank you , too

dragon said...

Can I post my page too? (for all you expert scrapbookers to laugh at?)

Sheila said...

we don't have a gallery yet but you're welcome to join the challenge

naddy said...

hi... i'll definitely drop by ur shop if i ever come to penang :)

BabyM said...


Went to your store for the first time yesterday and i have to say - You win all the KL scrapbook store hands down.

Small in size you may be, but you have so much more to offer! Your layout is much cozier.. but most importantly is your layout reflects every bit of your passion as a scrapbooker.

I'm glad..after years of missing what a true US scrapbooker store is, I finally found a place i can attach to.

Well done ! And I'll be dropping by lots more that's for sure..even if I have to drive from KL, that's completely worth it. And I hope to meet you beside E-Mei ( who has served me gorgeously ! )