I've been a member of the Nook for FIVE years....count them.....1 2 3 4 5!!!
I can't believe it's been that long.
One of my favorite things about the Nook was the fact that it took my scrapbooking to a new level. The design team has always been stellar and as you know puts on the best challenges. The first event that I participated in 4 years ago was "Nook University". It was an amazing 2 week event with loads of challenges and a quite the grand prize. I wanted it ;)
It was the first time I ever told my family "I am scrapping this weekend, leave me alone!". (I'm not sure they realized the beast that was being unleashed at that time ;) I was neck in neck with Jeja for quite a time but in the end fell to about 4th place. I may not have won the grand prize but I walked away with some of my most favorite projects and a new sense of accomplishment and skill.
I will forever be grateful to the Nook for teaching me, encouraging me and showing me how a community can really bond....even across the internet miles!
Several years in I got the nerve to apply for the design team.....wanting it with all my heart.....and making it. I can't even tell you the heart attack I had when I saw my name on that list. It's been an amazing 2 years designing with all of you and I'm so so grateful for the experience and for the chance Leah gave me....thank you.
Here are some of my favorite projects from that event....going back 4 years ;)
elective - phys. ed.
elective - theater education
core class - history
core class - english
elective - family consumer science
core - library
Thanks so much to all of you Nookers!!!