...for those of you looking for some creative inspiration---I will have something to share along those lines tomorrow. Today, I am just babbling about a few changes you might notice....
I started this stamping hobby a few years ago as a release---something just for me. Over the years this hobby had taken me such amazing directions. Lately, however, I have felt that this hobby is taking just a bit too much of my time. I ALWAYS take a month off in the summer to just be with my kids with no deadlines, etc. I will still do that later in July....but for now, I have decided to cut back a bit so I have time to do lots of other things.
Therefore, I have decided to not renew my contract with My Favorite Things and I am also taking a break from the CCEE group. I am trying to reduce the amount of "deadline" creating I have to do from week to week so that I can go back to creating because I am driven to do so. I will continue to design for Gina K and guest design for Stamper's Dream. Hopefully, this will allow me to get a better balance on things in my life. There is so much I want to do besides stamp:
I want to run and play with my kids without having to worry that I might have to work all night to stick to a deadline.
I want to spend lots of time with my husband before he deploys in the fall.
I want to get back into GREAT shape.
I want to stamp---when I want to! (And not stamp when I don't feel well enough, or my kids need me.)
I want to visit my friend's blogs/galleries and see the amazing things they have been creating!
These decisions have been difficult to make---so difficult I have put off making them for quite some time. The MFT girls and the CCEE group are some of my greatest stamping friends and so I definitely feel sad about it. But the fear of losing my stamping friends or letting people down has kept me feeling overwhelmed for too long.
I just wanted to share this with you. I WILL still be around (sometimes more, sometimes less). I will post on my blog but not with the intensity that I have been because I have been on so many design teams. I know that this is what I need right now.....and I hope that you will still continue to stop by and say hello!!!
Special thanks to Kim (MFT)--you know I will always be a MFTer! Thank you for being a true friend and putting me before business! (((KIM)))
PS: My Favorite Things is releasing several new stamp sets on Wednesday night. I will have a peek at one of the new releases to share tomorrow!
Thank you for understanding......and Thanks for stopping by!