It was the first online scrap-booking place where I met so many of my current friends. So, alright most of them are cyber friends but who cares? I did get a chance to meet a few of those friends in person over the years and I value their friendship and always will.
|Me and Wanda at ScrapFest Mall of America!|
|A banner I made at one of the classes Wanda and I attended.|
|Some of the friends I met at 2Peas online that went to Scrapfest also... Nylene, Toni, Cindy, Theresa, Theresa's friend, Tammy, Wanda and Tina.|
|Oh did we have fun at Mall of America!! Top L-R; Linda, me, Cindy, Toni, Tina |
Bottom L-R; Tammy, Nylene, Theresa and Wanda.
|When we found out we lived close to each other..only about 45 minutes away, Cindy and her daughter Kelly came to visit me! I took them to the Tree House for lunch.|
|Paul and I took trip down south and since we were going through Kentucky, I got to meet Theresa!|
So, I was a member of the 2 peas community for about 7 years...I think. I haven't really been on there in the last year or so, which is a good thing so I'm not all broken up about it. But I really feel for the people that still spend most of their days on there (are there people that still do that?). There was a time when I spent countless hours on 2peas. I mean HOURS! I joined several groups, the two main ones that I loved were The Pokey Peas and The Calendar Girls. I would post my latest scrapbook pages or pics of my finished scrap space in the basement! I even spent almost 3 whole years working on circle journals! Me and about 8- (the first one) 16- (the second one) other girls would mail to each other every month.
|My first Circle Journal. The theme was "When I'm Not Scrapping' I'm..."|
|My 2nd Circle Journal was "Tell Me About Your Hometown Life'|
2 Peas was the place where I heard about the latest and greatest new things in scrap-booking. Chalk those edges of photos! Journal on pages using your computer! Staple, stamp and put grommets on pages! I downloaded some very cool fonts from there too!
So, I guess with the thousands of online scrapbooking groups through Facebook, Twitter and the like, this was bound to happen. Most of the time when I was on 2peas, it was to get inspiration, learn new techniques but mostly to chat with my pea-buds. 2peas's message boards had thousands of peas chatting up a storm. But...they were actually an online scrapbooking "store" and not enough people have been purchasing for the past few years. With Michaels and JoAnns carrying the latest and greatest in supplies, it was just so much easier and cost-effective with those coupons, to just hop in your car and go.
Well, I bid a fond farewell 2peas. As always...