Friday, November 14, 2008

Getting to know me



Hello all!! I just wanted to say hello to everyone and introduce my blog. I'm LeighAnn, I own and operate Snips of Time, a small business that makes handmade greeting cards, scrapbooks for others and teaches scrapbooking and card making classes. I live in the great state of Indiana with my husband and two children. I also work full time at our local CVS as the photo lab supervisor (fitting don't you think?! LOL!!)

I'm very passionate about scrapbooking and card making. I've always been involved in crafts and hand making things since I was a little girl. My Paternal Grandmother crocheted and did embroidery, as did my mother. I was always "trying" to sew something, then it was cross-stitch and now it's all about PAPER!! I love paper and all paper crafts. I'm totally immersed in this medium and craft and really want to share it with everyone, the world!!

To be honest, sharing is why I created this blog. I want to share what I've learned and the sites I've found to feed my creativity. I've learned that a lot of people think they "can't BE creative" or that they can't "CREATE." That is simply not true. There is a creative side to all of us. If you are interested in finding that part of you, you are in the right place.

If you live close by, I would love to teach a technique or two to you. If you aren't close by, at some point I will be doing videos as well. I am more than happy to teach via the web on webcam, and/or IMing too.

I feel so strongly about people finding their creativity. I believe self-expression aides in self-esteem and a better feeling of self worth. It goes back to being a little kid and saying "look what I made!!" Ask my husband, he hears me say that on a daily basis :) Life is short and we need to find ways to positively express ourselves. This is my way. Knowing that the card I'm sending a friend or loved one will bring some happiness and joy into their lives, it just makes me smile.

Feel free to email me at snipsoftime@yahoo.com !!

So until next time, go MAKE something!!

God Bless,
LeighAnn

2 comments:

**christina** said...

I'm glad you started this =} I can't wait to see the next post!!

Anne said...

Thank you, LeighAnn. This is a great idea. I am looking forward to hearing more about what you are doing. Will you be posting any of the cards that you make? I hope so.

Your friend, Anne

PS: I guess I'd better find another picture of me, now that I'm 65 pounds lighter.