I have such a heavy heart this morning, our scrapbooking community has been forever changed with the news that Two Peas in a Bucket is closing. Like so many of us I was devastated, 2Peas has been such a big part of my life and scrapbooking career.
As the other GGs mentioned, we found out earlier in the day. I'm ok with that, I'm glad I didn't know days in advance because it would have been much worse. This way we all rallied together to grieve the loss of this amazing pioneer in our beloved industry.
I found 2Peas when I did a google search 9 years ago, I had just started scrapbooking and wanted to learn more. I was amazed that all these crafters came together on a site to talk about what they loved to do. I was also soooooo inspired by the Garden Girls, throughout the years I've admired their work, drooled over their use of products and dreamt that one day I would be a GG. I was shocked when Kristina emailed me last December to invite me to be a GG. To this day, I still have the email in my inbox. I couldn't believe that she wanted me! But at the same time fear settle in, I couldn't possible be a GG! I'm not good enough, I'm not known enough, what are people going to say about me, I have to do videos I know nothing about filming. So guess what I did, I turned it down! YEP! Then 2 seconds after I sent the email I was mad at myself for giving in to my fears. I was mad that I didn't have the confidence to do this. I was mad! I was scared! Then I came across this quote on Pinterest…
It was a sign. So I emailed Kristina, I told her that I would love to be a GG if the option was still there, she welcomed me with open arms. She guided me when I was insecure and she made my dreams come true. I will be forever grateful.
I am grateful for my fellow GGs for guiding me, mentoring me and cheering me on. I am humbled by this experience, to be able to work along these girls has been a dream come true. I am thankful for the amazing Peas that have watched my videos, cheered me on and left me some love. I am grateful.
Kristina and Jeff, you are amazing, you have given so much to this industry. It is time for you to enjoy this next chapter in your life. You will never know how much you have changed my life.