Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hi There...

Hello you...

Let me start by saying that I am so sorry, that I have not been around for the past week or so.  Let me explain please.  Before this years CTMH convention, I was working a lot of hours making artwork, swap items, workshop layouts and much more.  After convention, I was putting the same amount of hours in as before convention and it really took a toll on my personal/family life.  I was not giving 100% to the blog, Facebook Page and most importantly my family.  I was making mistakes and forgetting to do things, which made me take a snap shot of my life in that instant.  On a side note... I have scheduled a biopsy on a funky spot that is growing at super fast pace (so another reason to go back to the basics).

Three years ago, I stopped working to be with my kids full time and to work on myself.  Unfortunately, I was loosing track of this very important reason, so I decided to walk away from blogging, posting tutorials, taking pictures, editing, updating my Facebook page and just spending so much time on my laptop.  The minute I shut everything down, I felt a BIG weight lifted from my shoulders.  It felt good!!!

Now that I have had time to think things through, I have decided to keep my blog on a VERY limited capacity.  I am not looking to grow my business at this time and definitely not looking to spend more than 2 hours a week on posting.  Time waits for no one and I want to be very present all the time for my children and all my family.

The response I received on the closing of Scrapbooking Ink was very eye opening.  I knew then; that I was not being "present" for YOU my blog friend.  So I will be working on the promised tutorials for my Extravaganza artwork and posting them soon.  And for my out of state friends that order my kits, I will continue to post pictures of my layouts.

Thank you to all of you who sent me emails and a special thanks to my friends who immediately came to my home to be by my side and support me.  I will update you all on my biopsy, when I get my results.  

Your Friend,


  1. I am exactly where you are right now and can understand how you feel! Family comes first no doubt about it! Take care of you, you will be in my prayers!

  2. You have no need to apologize! You absolutely must put first things first! As long as your blog is open, I will be a follower, because I think that you are an amazing artist and person. Best wishes to you in all that you do! Take care of yourself and your family, and the rest will fall in place.

    Inky hugs!

  3. i have so enjoyed your blog and i thank you for the time and energy that you have put into it. i wish you the best with your family, health and business. take care.

  4. Love you girl! We all need to remember our "why's" alittle more often...thanks for the reminder!

  5. It's such a great thing to realize what's most important in your life. We all love and appreciate you and know you will do what is best for you and your family. Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday!!

  6. Life is so precious!!! Hoping all the best for you and your family!
    Will follow your blog...big or small!
    I just love all your amazing layouts!

  7. No need for apologies! I am taking a break right now too, and it does feel good. This is supposed to be a fun little distraction, so why get stressed about it? Your followers aren't going anywhere, we'll be here whenever you feel like checking pressure :)
    Take care of yourself and your family, and don't let your creativity become a chore, or it stops being fun.


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