Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Meeting Becky Higgins...

Every week is different in regards to what happens in my life. Sometimes nothing out of the ordinary happens, and other weeks, all kinds of extra-ordinary things happens all at the same time. So its continues to be an exciting few weeks for sure.

My SIL, Betty, who is no stranger to being named in my blog and the source of many of my inspirations called me on Thursday to tell me that Becky Higgins (the creator of Project Life) was going to be in town visiting Treasured Memories, a fairly local scrapbook store in Thousand Oaks.  How cool is that! I'll be honest, I wanted to go, but I wasn't sure I could make it a priority, BUT after I thought about it, I had to go with Betty to see her!! This kind of thing just doesn't happen often!

So Betty and I drove out Friday night to Treasured Memories with both our iPhones/ cameras, and PL albums in hand. We got there with plenty of time to shop a little first which is always fun, and around 7:30pm, Becky Higgins arrived at the store. I saw her walk in and I totally got nervous (silly me), but honestly I think she was just as nervous. She was so cute.

She introduced her husband, and went through her life in the scrapbook industry and how she came up with the concept for Project Life. She's so young, and yet hearing her story she's been there and done sooo much in the industry its no wonder she's so successful. What I loved about her is that she was so real in what she was saying. She was down to earth, super sweet, and answered everybody's questions so honestly.  We could totally relate to her journey as she has gone through many of the same stages many of us in that room have gone through with our own scrap booking journeys that it just made her the Real Deal! You couldn't help but love her!

After she answered some questions,  we all lined up to get a chance to meet her individually, get her autograph, and a picture with her. The store had actually cut out somei PL inserts for all of us to take home.

When it got to be my turn, I showed her my album so far, told her a little bit about me, and that it was my first year doing this project after having watched Betty for a few years. I also happened to show her that I had Christian participating by having him journal in the album in his own writing and she loved that soo much that she asked me if she could take a picture of it. So I took a picture of her taking a picture of Christian's journaling, lol!

And to my surprise, later on that evening Becky had posted the picture she took on both her Facebook page and on Instagram. Omg..She's the best!  I was thrilled to say the least and even Christian got a kick out of it by saying, "I like her already." ;)

Next was Betty's turn and she too had herself a little conversation with Ms. Becky and her picture taken with her.

Then we made sure to get one with both of us together.

We were so excited, we didn't even feel like leaving the store.  But most of all, we were just soo happy we had made the decision to go at all. Its just one of those rare occasions you can't miss out on, and we totally enjoyed it!

Thank you Betty for asking me to join you to meet Becky.

You (& Bobby) helped me start Project Life, and I thank you for what its means to me today.
I love that our creativity brings us together to share moments like this,
and I can't wait to do this again with you soon. ;)



Gioconda said...

Aww. That was an awesome night. Glad it meant as much to you as it did to me. Now we just have to stalk Ali and see when she is coming to town.

Katie from Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Oh my gosh!!!!! How exciting, I totally saw that picture Becky Instagramed. How neat to know if was from YOU :) I am so glad to hear she is just as fabulous in person as she seems. It sounds like it was totally worth it for you to hop in the car and go!