Yesterday I learned that Two Peas In A Bucket was closing it's website after 15 years.
It feels more than appropriate to issue a public thank you for the impact it made on my life.
Two Peas was always more than a shop for me, even though I purchased many supplies there over the years. I know this was true for a bunch of you as well. For quite some time it was my main online home - the place I went for memory keeping supplies, inspiration, education, conversation, industry updates and to share my own layouts.
It was the first place I became aware of what "modern" scrapbooking looked like (this was back in 2002 when I went searching for ideas for Simon's baby book) and it opened up an entire new world for me.
I posted my first two scrapbook layouts there on December 10, 2002 (the one at the top of this post and the one right below).
It was the place I first met so many awesome people related to scrapbooking - including some who became very dear, life-long friends like Cathy Zielske and Carrie Colbert.
It was the place to go to find out what was happening in the scrapbook world (or speculation or gossip and sometimes mis-information as happens on the interwebs).
It was the place I got my start in the industry - sharing layouts as a member and then as part of the Garden Girl design team. I made so many friendships during those years.
I was less active over there the last five or so years as I spent more time working on my own projects and doing design work for other companies. Even then I still checked the General Scrapbooking message board at least three-four days a week to read what was happening.
I'm so thankful to Jeff and Kristina for their passion for memory keeping and for creating a place where we could connect and get inspired and purchase products online and learn stuff and tell our stories. I wish you guys all the best in whatever is next for you and your family.
It made a difference in my life.