Saturday, January 3

Once upon a time

many years ago there was a girl called Caz, Caz was working at an office job, her first job since leaving school and she liked to craft. She used to buy Crafts Beautiful magazine and on one of these magazines she got a free stamp.... It was solid star stamp and she was amazing at what you could do with a small rubber stamp and a selection of pens. Whilst reading the magazine she found a place reasonabily local called "The Craft Barn" and they did stamping lessons there. She attended a lesson and the rest the say is history! One day she saw an article by a very talented lady called Julie who was selling a kit with a cute PSX bear, Caz called to order this bear and found out that this lady was very local and Caz collected her goodies ;0) Whislt chatting to Julie Caz mentioned she had written to The Craft Barn to see if they had any jobs, and it so happened that Julie worked there and she was good friends with Maggie Wright the owner of The Craft Barn. This all lead to an interview, a job, a chance to demo, a chance to teach a lot of fantastic friends and customers.

Years passed, jobs changed, marriage, kids, still lots of stamping, moving house, lots of happy times and sad to.... still the lovely friendship between Julie and I continued. I was moved to tears this morning with receiving a wonderful card from Julie. A card out of the blue from a friend saying how much your friendship means is a wonderful thing. I challenge you all to do this every so often. I know I will! So friends you had better watch the mail... it MIGHT be you!
My lovely card!

Julie has done wonderful things in the Craft World and many UK and USA people will know of her best selling books. Here is her blog.... I know its not Monday but she is my "must not miss it Blog" for this coming week. Julie is a very busy wife and mum of 2 boys, she travels all about the country with Craftwork Cards at shows and lessons. But above all she is a true friend. How lucky am I eh?

Talking of lucky I got a lovely package from Canada today. My one "term" in selling my Cricut Expression and all my cartridges that I wanted to place on order from Stamping Bella. WHOO HOO!! I will take a photo later and upload.



Love to Doodle! said...

Ahhh....this is such a lovely story Caz....and such a beautiful card...Enjoy your new goodies xx

debra said...

Hi Caz

Hope i have done right with this, just wanted to say thank you for your advise on the copics and promarker pens, i think i will invest in the manga set as you suggested or even try and win some blog candy with them in, if i can worl out how to enter my cards etc
Happy New Year to you and your family

Julia said...

Aww, what a lovely story Caz! What a fab card to receive and a great friend to have. xx

Sue said...

Aww that was lovely to read shall pop over and see Julies blog now, sue.x

Susan said...

Its lovely to hear of someone working at somthing they realy love and its great to share your talents with your readers.I really look forward to reading your blog your enthusiasm for crafting really comes through and I enjoy the snippets of your family life too gives me a chukle !
Susan Cyprus

Emma said...

Lovely story...true friendship.
Beautiful card.
Emma x


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