Hello, hello! June is coming to an end... so, I believe it's time for a little R and R. And by that, I mean...
Let's jump right in, shall we?
When looking back at my posts from this month, it seems that I was on a mixed media kick...
Like my altered We R 4x4 album:
And there were several others. Let's just say that things have been a painty, messy, fun time in the studio lately!
Just yesterday, I was pondering what I might share for this section of my Roundup this month. Within the hour, I received the email from Two Peas In a Bucket regarding their closing. This really was not what I was hoping to share here. So sad and seemingly sudden to us from the outside looking in.
If you have read my Creative Journey series, then you know what an impact the resources available at Two Peas had on my scrapping.
I have seen various thoughts and opinions all over the interwebs regarding the closing. Positives, negatives, speculations, etc... I won't be adding to that here. I don't feel it necessary. What I do know is that Two Peas was I place I enjoyed frequenting, I spent countless hours and dollars. I learned. I shopped. I pinned. It will be missed.
As with most things, I was late to the party. I have only been scrapbooking since 2011. In those three short years, I uploaded 890 project to the Two Peas Gallery. 890!
I always loved having an "online portfolio" of sorts. It crossed my mind for about 1/2 a second that I should download my projects and upload them to a Flickr set or something. Then, I came to my senses and realized what a glorious waste of time that would be! HA! So... for posterity, here is a screen-shot of my first layouts:
I do have photographs of every project I have ever made, archived on my external storage. So, they are there for me, but not for you. But, I am pretty sure that will not keep any of you awake at night. :)
I did, however, spend a fair amount of time having a minor panic attack about all of the paid content that I had invested in that "lives" at 2 Peas. Well, thanks to Google and a little time, I was able to archive what I have paid for and for that I am very pleased. YAY!
However, the question remains... where to go from here?
I always liked participating in a public gallery. And while I rarely posted on the 2 Peas Forum, I did enjoy perusing it from time to time.
So... where are you all heading?
I spent some time today checking out various options... Studio Calico, Cocoa Daily, Gossamer Blue, Get it Scrapped, Scrapbook. com...
Here's the thing, though... I don't sub to a kit. Is it OK to participate in a kit club's community if you don't subscribe? I am just not sure how that works or if I would feel "right" doing that. Is that weird of me to think that? Thoughts?
Also, for me to want to visit a website daily and to participate in the gallery and forums, it has to be easy to use and visually pleasing. And by visually pleasing, I mean simple. I really don't want to be staring at the "Times Square" of the internet, if you know what I mean...
So... tell me, where will you be uploading to? What community are you planning on participating in?