Just got this cool logo (thanks Cathy) to add to my posts this week.
This is Allison.
When I think of the early days at Simple Scrapbooks magazine, I think of Allison. When I took the job as editor in chief of SS, I lived (as I do now) in Spokane, WA. Magazine headquarters are in Salt Lake City, UT. We (Tracy White and I) soon realized that I was not going to be able to do everything required of me from my new satellite office (my home) unless I got some help. I had only been living in Spokane for about 8 months. I didn't know very many people. Interestingly enough, one of the very first people I met was Allison. I was to follow her as president over the young woman's organization at church, so I went to her house to learn from her. Within a few minutes we discovered that we were both scrapbookers. In fact, Allison subscribed to Creating Keepsakes magazine. I coincidentally was writing a book (Simple Scrapbooks) for Creating Keepsakes magazine!
We became fast friends. Tracy White asked me if I could find someone to come into my home a few days a week and help me with the administrative duties of assigning and collecting and tracking and … everything! I approached Allison and she said YES.
Allison worked with me for three years and we traveled together and had so much FUN.
This layout is from my book, The Big Picture. If you have yet to create a scrapbook layout this simple, I hope you will do it this weekend. You will need THREE photos of a friend or someone else you love. You will need ONE sheet of cardstock in a color that reminds you of this person. You will need FOUR standard photo corners and you will need one set of small alphabet letter stamps, an ink pad and a small jewelry tag + an itty bitty safety pin.
Allison now lives in Las Vegas, NV. And guess what? I have just hired Allison to help me do a better job with my blog. Allison is in the process of revisiting three plus years of posts, so she can categorize them and we can ALL find and retrieve information and links more easily. Allison and I have big plans for "Altogether Too Happy" and I couldn't be more thrilled to be working with her again! We will do our best to continue to share the SS philosophy that we established in the very beginning.
Happy, happy memories.
Stay tuned for more all week.
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