Good morning Crafty Friends! I'm back for a minute. Literally! It's been a busy year and summer. Last year a good friend of mine convinced me to go back to school and finish what I started a few years back. So I did! This on top of working and vacations and life in general has been made things a little crazy at home. Good crazy...but crazy nonetheless. I have decided to take a few months off from stamping.
I love crafting, I love the crafting friends that I have met in the last 15 years! Yes...15 years!! Crazy right? I have met friends that I think I will be friends with for life. Some are who I vent to when life gets crazy or somebody annoys the living heck out of me. I don't even need to name them, they know who they are!
I have officially stepped down from my last design team....for now.
8 years ago when I made the step into the "Copic" world I was so eager to get on a design team. I started out small and with challenge blogs, etc. Then I got picked up by Magnolia-licious and boy did I think I hit the big time then! From that moment, I have literally been non-stop and have been on so many of the BEST design teams (IMO) around! I am so grateful for everything that I got out of designing from supplies to friendships.
My last 2 design teams were the hardest to leave. All them were, but these 2 were special to me! One of the first stamping companies on my radar 8 years ago was Stamping Bella. I just loved those Bella Babes and Linda Heavens work just drew me in. It was a huge decision for me to step down from being a Bella-Babe. I'm still not sure it was the right decision, but I hope to be back in a few months! Fingers crossed they will still want me!! ;-)
The other company I am taking a break from is extra- special to me! SugarPea Designs will always be special. Wendy and I met so long ago and we clicked right away! When she started up her company I was so happy for her and the designs are awesome and I love having some input here and there. She got me out of my "Copic" comfort zone too! I actually think I started being a better "Stampy- stamper" in the past year too. You know those non-colored images that freak me the hell out! My "Break" from Sugarpea was the little push I need, I was sad at first, but it was a good thing.
Having said all of that....I'm not saying I am leaving forever, but what I am saying is...I need a break! I need a couple of months of NO deadlines.
So, I hope you don't delete me out of your stamping world and I do hope when I come back, which I will....you welcome me back with open arms! Who knows, I may still do a little stamping in the meantime. I believe I will....but it will be a no deadline card! ;) (like the one below) Ok, so I made this months and months ago...but I never got to post it!
Hugs and See you in a few months...maybe sooner! ;-)
Cotton Candy from Mo Manning
Paper - Springtime from Doodlebug and PTI White
Fishtail - MFT blueprint 13