Sunday, September 23, 2012

Nook Tribute - Sherri

Today's Nook tribute host is the incredible sweet Sherri Funk:

I don't think it's fully sunk in that the time and life of My Scrapbook Nook as we've come to know and love it has almost come to an end.

I discovered this wonderful place through Leah, whom I discovered through Google.  I was new to the hobby and was searching the Web for inspiration and came across Life As Lou.  Leah worked a lot with the kits, and was always promoting  the forum, and the kit club.

After a year of lurking around the Gallery, and the Forum, I finally jumped in.  There was a virtual crop going on, it was the perfect way to meet the ladies who would soon become my friends.  Shortly after joining the forum, I began subscribing to the kits.  This was the first kit I received.

I loved the Origins collection by BasicGrey

There were so many great kits over the years.  Leah always knew just what combination of papers and embellishments would work best together.  This kit featuring October Afternoon 5 & Dime was one of may favorites.  I loved those Maya Road tags.  I may, or may not still be hoarding a few.

One of the things that made the Forum so great was that you weren't made to feel excluded if you were not a kit subscriber, and more often than not, the challenges, games, and crops were not limited to "kit only" creations.  These papers were not part of a kit, but were from a Kit Club favorite manufacturer; My Mind's Eye.  The layout was created during a summer virtual crop.  The challenge was to life a DT member.  I chose a layout by the ever so talented Nicole Nowosad's.  And this is the result.

This place is like none other on the web.  A gem.  A treasured place to call home.

I have been blessed with the sweet, and special friendships of many wonderful women from all four corners of the earth.  Together we have laughed, cried, had babies, changed jobs, moved, and shared ourselves  willingly, and openly with one another.  No malice, no jealousy, no spite.  Just 100% pure love, and affection.  I will miss this place dearly.

Thank you to Pam for dreaming up such a warm, and inviting space, chalk full of inspiration. And to Leah for helping to make that dream come true, not only through the kits, but through the careful selection of the design team.  Your dedication, and love for this place did not go unnoticed, and was so very much appreciated.  I wish you both only the richest of blessings, and biggest of dreams to come as you begin this new chapter in your lives.  I wish the same on the many friends I've made here also.  I'll be sure to say hello whenever our paths cross on the world wide web.

I will forever hold a special place in my heart for My Scrapbook Nook. It has helped to make me more of the person, and scrapper I am today.  I once read that saying goodbye isn't the hard part, it's what we leave behind that will be missed.  I'd have to agree.  So no goodbyes, only see you soons.

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Pam said...

You sweet have such a way with words, I love what you said about the nook and all the ladies in this community!

alexandra s.m. said...

Lovely pages!

Zarah said...

...okay - now I am weeping... This is just SO amazingly beautiful written! I am happy to have found you, my friend. Hugs!

Ps. ...and you KNOW I love your work.

Hilde/Scoobie said...

Thank you for sharing, Sherri!
And honestly, you are one of those people who made the Nook community just what it was - a place to love! Thank you for beeing there!