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EllenPea

Member Since February 2003, 19346 forum posts, 785 public projects

Location: Southern California

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August Stash Challenge

Love all the layouts and cards submitted last month. Here is the suggested list of items to incorporate, please try to use some of them!

http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/mb.asp?cmd=display&forum_id=10&thread_id=3184610

8/1/2012 2:42:25 PM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Challenge

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July Stash Challenge

I thought I had posted something here on July 1, just now realized I had not. This is the place for any layouts you created for the July Stash Challenge. There may be a new stash challenge on July 15, but you still can post on this one until the end of the month.

7/9/2012 10:54:05 PM | Comments (0) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Challenge

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Stash Challenge - June

Here is where you can post a stash challenge LO for June 2012.

6/1/2012 1:27:43 PM | Comments (1) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Challenge

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My Two Peas Story

Officially, I have been part of Two Peas in a Bucket for just over six years. But my first encounter was actually about a year before that.

At that time, I posted regularly on two other scrapbooking message boards, both of which were part of a website that still exists, I Village. I Village hosts hundreds of message boards about many topics of interest to women. I was involved because of another message board for infertile women, and at that time was still coming to terms with what never having children of my own would mean for me. Scrapbooking, in a way, had become a catalyst for healing as I was able to document the great times I'd had and still have. And scrapbooking message boards were and still are a great inspiration for scrapbooking.

The problem with these other message boards is that one was not very friendlly to childless women and the other did not get that much traffic. I wished for a board that had the best of both worlds, an acceptance of me the way I was yet enough traffic that I could benefit on a dialy basis from logging in and checking the new message activity.

Neither of these message boards had a gallery for members to share their work, but one day a member of the busier board on I Village shared that she had uploaded layouts to "Two Peas in a Bucket." She provided a link, and I was hooked! These people were so devoted to scrapbooking! I lurked for a few months, at least, but in February 2003 I decided I had a layout I wanted to share, and joined so I could have the opportunity to do so.

Later in 2003, I lost my job and was not able to find a new one until 2005. During those long 19 months of unemployment, Two Peas helped me to pass the time - and it didn't cost anything more than the cost of Internet service. We had dial-up in those days, and Two Peas was so active there would be eight pages of new posts a day to look through. Sometimes I could spend hours doing so. Which was good, because otherwise I'd have been tempted to spend it on scrapbooking and what little money I did have on scrapbooking supplies!

My stash has grown, but I don't think that's really because of Two Peas. This website has inspired and taught me many things, but one of the most important is how to use my stash more effectively. It has made me a better scrapbooker.

I have met a few Peas in real life. There were too many to count at the Memory Trends tradeshow I attended in Las Vegas in 2004, where I demonstrated a new product, chipboard. I went to Disneyland with four of my fellow southern California Peas in 2006, and last year I met some more SoCal Peas at a scrappy yard sale in Corona. 

While most of the Peas I have met are from southern California or Las Vegas, I feel like I've come to know so many more from all parts of the world through our online friendships. Talking to the Peas is something I look forward to on a daily, or almost daily basis.

 

 

 

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3/6/2009 11:36:51 PM | Comments (1) | Send a Message (PeaMail) | Vote for this Blog Post

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Dedication to My Sister on Graduation Day

Original Author: Joshua David Porter

Remember to never have strife, A good attitude is so much better in life. Always remember the times when you were a kid, I hope you have fun like you always did. People and things aren't always what they seem, Think of life as sort of a really big dream. Whenever I think of the things we have done, I start to laugh because we have had so much fun. I know I don't have to tell you to be bold, Your courage and generosity are as good as gold. Confront your fears, supress the tears, Open your ears and lay off them beers! You know there's much more to life than money, There's Jesus, there's milk and a whole lot of honey.

User Comments:
This is a slightly edited version of the poem my DSS wrote for my DSD on her graduation day

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