Thursday, June 26, 2014

Farwell 2 Peas!!


I can honestly say I'm surprised. I really am.
They are closing their doors.
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. 
The above picture is of the banner on my wall when you enter my scrap-room. I never did make a layout of our adventures with the die cut I got so I put it with the banner and picture of Wanda & Me :) I'll have to ask her what 3 letters she made her banner with as I don't remember. I think they were "FUN".

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.
So, I won't even show pics of the fun we had in the whirlpool etc. Let's just say what happened in Minnesota, will stay in Minnesota :)

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...



13 comments:

  1. So glad I found 2peas and the Calendar Girls, but had hardly been on there the last couple of years. I'm not surprised it's closing - just the abruptness of it. Will always treasure those fun filled CG message board days and my circle journal. :) Grateful we have other online outlets too to connect although it's certainly different.

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    1. It certainly is different Sarah. I too will always treasure the memories and my circle journals. Hugs and thanks for commenting on my blog.

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  2. It's sad... the end of an era! I don't think they handled their closing well, but I am thankful to Two Peas for bringing us all together! I don't know what I would do without y'all! I have made some of the best friends, no matter the distance, because of Two Peas! It is bittersweet.

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    1. I agree Monica, I too don't think they handled the closing very well. But we were fortunate to meet through them! Thanks for commenting on my blog sweetie.

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  3. Those certainly were some good times and wonderful friends.

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    1. Absolutely Lizzy!! I miss those times :)

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  4. I am terribly sorry they're closing...although I wasn't on there as much as I used to be, I will always
    be grateful for the wonderful friends and inspiration I got from there...you said it, Val, we had some
    great times together on the board, and at Mall of America...I am soooo happy I was able to attend
    that get together. I hope to see everyone somewhere on-line. Hugs, girl.

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    1. Yea, it's very sad just knowing I can't go on there whenever I want just to check things out. We did have some very happy times didn't we?
      Thanks for commenting on my blog gf! Hugs

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  5. I loved being part of the calendar girls!

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    1. Me too! Although life got in my way in the past couple of years. Are you a part of the Chatty Scrappers on Facebook?
      Thanks for commenting on my blog Marianne...big hugs!

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  6. Great post. It was so much fun getting to meet some of my imaginary friends and Randy mentions you and Paul coming to meet us every time we go to Bowling Green! So sad that 2Ps closed without giving us a chance to say goodbye. I'm sure they knew they'd be bombarded with negative comments but they also are missing the good comments that they would have had posted.

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    1. Thanks Theresa! You know, Paul often brings up our visit with you guys too! I think you're right about them being bombarded with comments but I think most would have good don't you?
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Hugs!!

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  7. Yes, we did meet some super girls there like you. I was so shocked Two Peas closed but glad to see some peas started a new message board. Check it out if you want. Lots of us Peas are there. http://2peasrefugees.boards.net/

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