Thank you Jacksonville, FL paper crafters for being such a welcoming bunch of ladies!
When my husband and I moved to the city in December of last year, we didn't know a soul. I really wanted to make friends in my new home, but as many of you know, the city is so big and spread out and people are busy going about their lives, it is very hard to make a personal connection.
I decided to reach out to those that I had a common interest with: paper crafters! I've always found scrapbookers, card makers and stampers to be such wonderful people that enjoy getting together to work on their projects. I personally, get so much more scrapbooking done in a social setting then I do at home on my own!
Utilizing meetup.com, I decided to organize my own group as a way to meet new people with the same interests. I set up Scrapbook, Stamp and Socialize in the Jacksonville area to reach out to other paper crafters and make new friends.
Just before we relocated, I had joined Close To My Heart as an Independent Consultant, so I have been able to use the fabulous supplies that I have access to and the techniques that I have learned to share my love of scrapbooking, stamping and card making with those that attend our group.
I'm pleased to say that there are now over 50 members in the group! Ladies from all over Northeast Florida that love to get together and have a great time creating things with paper. We meet at least once a month to do a Create & Take together and to spend time working on our personal projects. We also do group workshops together such as card making and scrapbooking.
I am so grateful for the new friends that I have made and thrilled that we were brought together because we all love to play with paper!