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Are you apprehensive about a face-to-face meeting with someone you met online?


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Like most people, I am always a little apprehensive about a face-to-face meeting up with someone I got to know online. What if they don't like me? On the web, I can maintain a certain aura of mystery. And I can be self-deprecating and funny. After numerous edits. *winks* In person, I might just underwhelm. *LOL*



But I am always glad I take the chance. Because the experience of meeting a fellow paper lover always trumps all the insecurities. :) Like when I met up with my bloggy pal Helen Tilbury from South Africa when she stopped over for a visit to Singapore.




Since Helen's the queen of modern shabby chic, I thought it would be appropriate to go all pretty and sweet on my layout....
How to create your own supply list tutorial.


Inspired by the sketch at ScrapFriends.

*Edited* This layout was a winner at City Crafter!

P/s: Don't forget to play along with my guest Keren's challenge, it ends on Friday!


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30 comments:

misty said...

I love that masking! I would love to meet some scrappy friends some day!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Enjoyed meeting a person, Michael, I met online in person. He lives in Toronto, Canada. My hubby was on business in Toronto, Canada. Hubby's company flew me there since hubby had been there 3 wks. Michael met us in downtown Toronto, treated us to lunch and showed us around as we walked downtown. Was awesome.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

~amy~ said...

How fun....I love the story behind the layout:) I can't wait until the day we meet!

Shahrul Niza said...

I LOVE meeting people I know from blogland and the chance to know them better :). I LOVE meeting you, dearest just earlier this year :). This is a sweet layout, and the sweet colors. Is it spring yet? :).HUGS.

Laurel said...

I love meeting blog buddies! I love this gorgeous layout!

Crafterkhush said...

I have met quite a few of my bloggy friends but the best was meeting Saumya and Tejal.. It was a memory I would not forget in a hurry!

Hussena said...

Lol!! ..even I feel a bit apprehensive about meeting people I know on line for quite sometime ...like you said there is always that doubt whether the people whom you have known so well on-line will react to you the same way as they did in the virtual world ...would love to try it out though :)
I just loved your LO today its so soft and pretty with such amazing details :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I LOVE to meet bloggy friends... I still have hopes for you and Amy :) I have been told I am the same as I am online! LOL!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee your lo! LOVING the colors and love love love love that masking!!

Lizzy Hill said...

How WONDERFUL to meet her in person! I'm the same...but it's always GREAT:):) And you've ROCKED our challenge here for the Scrap Friends sketch AND I really, really like how you've almost 'lifted' Helen's style - I can REALLY 'see' her here....it's GREAT:):):)

Jasmine S said...

I recognised Helen's beautiful face straight away. Such a fabulous page and perfect for the sketch. You are both lucky to have met each other.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Ha Ha Singapore is on my wish list Yvonne and I am surely going to come and meet you!!What a fabulous way to document your meeting with a bloggy friend!

Annette said...

how fun you got to meet a bloggy friend... I know what you mean i am a little apprehensive too but end up just so excited.. love your layout..

Cindy deRosier said...

I love meeting blog friends! My favorite part is hearing their voice - it's never what I expect!

sandi said...

Wow! This is just sooooooooooooo pretty! Love the soft colors!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY GOOOOOOOODNESS! This is STUNNING! I Love that masking the pop of color! LOVE your layering and fabulous use of embellies! This is one of my fav layouts!! LOVE!

chillin with Quillin said...

awesome layout, love all the details and colors, very nice pic of you two!!! I to met a Lady in person that had the same interest as I in quilling ,we spent the day at her house had lunch shared all our creations, it was nice !!
Paula

Tone-Lill said...

It looks like taking the chance wasn't bad at all .... Must have been fun to meet a fellow papercraft lover. Great page you have made. Love the background and the circle photo and the fun envelope. Have a fun and creative day!
x

Emily Keaton said...

I can identify with your "meeting" jitters, Yvonne!!! LOVE this pretty and shabby layout. So gorgeous!

JulieJ said...

LOL - I've just got back from meeting about 8 new people I'd on;y met on line!

Keren Tamir said...

That's so amazing that you guys met!! I love he LO you made about this experience!! Love all the stamping and spraying. I'm apprehensive but I'm willing to take a chance just like you. Especially if it was Helen who is amazing

Keren Tamir said...

Btw. I would meet up with you too although no chance of me coming to Singapore any time soon!!!

SamSam said...

I alway solve looking at your project and hopefully pick up some of the techniques you used =) this is super inspiring!!

Linda R said...

I have met up with a couple of people I have met on line and it has always turned out wonderful..

Love your page..

Hugs~

Sandie Edwards said...

It is wonderful you two got to meet in person, and I can imagine it wasn't as difficult as imagined - you are both such lovely people! I tried conning Helen into coming 'here', but the pond ride was just too wide. What a wonderful memory for you both. Love your LO

Evelin said...

I get what you mean..... online and offline can be so totally different! But I am so glad I met Amy and Cathy (another crafter)!!! Hopefully we get to meet one day too! :D

Loving your shabby chic layout!

Audrey Pettit said...

I haven't had the chance to meet too many bloggy pals in real life, but it is a bit nerve-wracking and super exciting all at once! ;) LOVE your page! So pretty with all the girly touches and I LOVE how you arranged the photos. You are amazing in that you do every style with ease and grace!

Helen Tilbury said...

I LOVE this page Yvonne! ThAnk you SO much for creating such a sweet and pretty layout in my honour - I am really flattered!! Meeting you was amazing and I think of you EVERY time I dig into that texture paste + gel medium :)

WillieburgScrapper said...

GREAT page! I LOVE the left over stencil flowers in the background- it's such a pretty detail and perfect for the subject. I recently got to meet several bloggy friends in real life and it was AMAZING. I tend to be really impulsive so I didn't think of the ramifications till way after I scheduled the meet date. Both times it went very well- it helped that I felt very comfortable because I felt like I "knew" them already. Usually I'm pretty shy when I met a person for the first time- I tend to hang back and listen.

Cindy Lee said...

I have met up a couple of bloggy friends and I love it. Online and offline can be a totally different thing. Like you said, we can portray a certain kind of personality offline but we can be a complete opposite in real life. But I still love to meet you someday :)

Leeann Pearce said...

Oh wow ... i love your page!!! thanks for playing at SF!

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