Thursday, June 28, 2012

Today is the First day of a new journey

Hello, I am Shabby Jo and I have been card making and scrap for the last 15 years and scrapbooking for the last 10!  I truly enjoy creating new designs for my cards and nothing warms my heart more than to know my card has brightened someone’s day!  And who doesn’t just love it when you finally finish those 4 scrapbook pages of the vacation you took 2 years ago and step back and say YES! That’s it, it’s perfect! It’s Done!!  I Love it all ~  The creating, the cutting, the coloring (no it’s not just for kindergarten!), all the little flowers and bows made from ribbon, and phew… I better stop, I’m making myself dizzy!!
So why this Blog??   Let’s start with a snip from a song…

Oh I get by with a little help from my friends,
Mmm,I get high with a little help from my friends,
Mmm, I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends
 You guessed it…. My husband and a friend convinced me I should do something with my “talents”!!  As my friend said in her wonderful speech of encouragement, "...You should let yourself shine and be seen"!  Immediately a bible scripture popped into my head...
 "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do the people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven."
~Matthew 5:14-16.  

 I went home and told my husband about my conversation and the scripture that wouldn't leave my mind.  His response??  "So does that mean you've decided to believe us and start something up?"  So after a lot of thought, pacing, and research, I decided to start with a blog and see where it goes!!   

So why “Shabby Jo” you ask?  Well, one of the things I say after finishing  a project using a new technique or idea, and I don’t know why – I just do, is “HhMmm. That’s not too Shabby! I like it”  So it just popped out there when I was trying to decide on a name!  The Jo, well that one isn’t as long to explain!  It’s my middle name and while playing the name game with a very dear friend of mine, I threw out the Shabby and Designs and almost before the last syllable left my mouth she yells out Shabby Jo Designs!!!!  And so she was born!!

I am very excited and can't wait to share with you all the new fun and exciting things I hope to learn and create!!  I will be posting current projects I am working,  new techniques I am learning and the occasional reviews.

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Hope to see you again soon!! 
Shabby Jo

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