Just blog hopping and chatting on the phone this AM started me thinking about things I have learned from my wonderful, awesome friends. Sure, I had friends before scrapbooking but now that I am really a part of this crazy crafting community, I really feel like I have boatloads of friends! LOL I've always had one or two “friends” at a time and just a lot of acquaintances. Not any more! Getting older is good. Here are some of the things (not all) I have learned from some of my friends over the years:

Holly H – Remember to take time for yourself so you can give your best to family and friends the rest of the time.
Cindy — Take it easy and don't get too wound up over stuff (I leanred but rarely do it – hehe).
Trisha — Give everyone a chance and even second and third chances. Lord knows she has given me plenty.
Elena– Make it pretty and they will come–hehe. She sure knows how to throw a party and make people feel like they are a part of things.
Gloria – You can accomplish your dreams.
Cheryl M. – Stay calm under pressure.
PJ – You can never have too much paper or ribbon! LOL Laugh every day.
Laura – Saying thank you is important.
Nan – Make every moment in your life fun.
Stephanie – Remember God comes first.
Tiffany – Give people the benefit of the doubt.
Cheryl W – Speak softly and carry big scissors.
April – Wait a while and things will calm down
Maria – There is alot to be said for the power of relationships!
Tammy – Take time to spend with the kids – very important
Gina R – It's never too late to follow your dreams.
Geenah – You can be happy whatever your situation–just make a choice to be
Anne- Patience is key to dealing with any problem (or person)
Sherry – You can have a family AND be a world traveler!

If you weren't mentioned it doesn't mean anything except that I am in a hurry and trying to type really fast. I probabyl learned so much from you I can't articulate it in one sentence (and someof you above I learned alot from but just talked about one thing). You know, that whole getting old thing, my memory is going! LOL

I totally feel a layout coming on, however, I am supposed to prepping for my class that is in 5 hours –yikes! So until tomorrow…happy crafting!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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12 thoughts on “Things I’ve Learned from My Friends…

  1. Great life lessons@!

    Posted on March 19, 2009 at 9:35 pm
  2. you are so sweet.

    Posted on March 19, 2009 at 10:07 pm
  3. I feel blessed to be counted as one of your friends! Friendships are best when you are older, you can appriciate them better.

    Posted on March 20, 2009 at 12:57 am
  4. I am glad I was in the list…but makes me come off as a wuss! LOL!!! But great post! Life is too short…live it and love it!

    Posted on March 20, 2009 at 5:01 am
  5. Hi Jennifer! I noticed that you have a different date posted on your blog than the Sracppin Table does on their store website for the 20 pages in a day class. Just wondering what the real date of the class is? Thanks, Nicole Cook

    Posted on March 20, 2009 at 1:19 am
  6. What a sweet post! Have fun at your class!!

    Posted on March 20, 2009 at 6:32 pm
  7. super sweet….Thanks Jen…did I tell you I love your blog….LOL G

    Posted on March 21, 2009 at 5:49 am
  8. Wow, that definately gave me something to think about. I’m humbled to know that I am among those listed.

    Posted on March 23, 2009 at 5:40 pm
  9. wow…this is wonderful!

    Posted on March 24, 2009 at 11:17 am
  10. This post was so darn sweet! I loved how you took time to mention the little things you remember or learned from each person and use them. So Cute and thoughtful!!!!

    Posted on March 25, 2009 at 11:21 pm
  11. Wow Jennifer. What a sweet post. Thanks for sharing. What a sweet comment . . . ‘speak softly and carry big scissors’ . . . hearts are tender and should be handled with care and there are many special hearts that are involved in the crafting community and play with scissors. Some wonderful things here. Something I’ve learned from you . . . ‘giving does a heart good.’ Thank you for being you! You are special and I’m blessed to call you friend.

    Posted on March 25, 2009 at 11:44 pm
  12. And I have learned tons and tons from you too!

    Posted on March 30, 2009 at 3:52 pm