Just wanted to pop in with a few things.
First wanted to mention that in a previous post I
said I had stepped down from a few DT's.
The Shabby Tea Room being one and after my notice
Debbie decided to close it down.
She is so busy with her Paper Sweeties business
and felt it was the right decision for her, so I hope you take a visit
to her site and support her business,
she has lots of adorable dies~stamps~accessories!
We will all miss The Shabby Tea Room.
I also, back in November resigned from Classy Cards 'n Such
but agreed to stay on through February with one card per week.
Then as you all know Crafty Secrets also closed their doors.
Which has lead to 14 less projects for me to make per month.
Think about it, that is 2 whole weeks of daily cards!
Wow, I didn't even realize I was doing that much!
I am very, very comfortable where I am on the teams I am on now
and actually have ALL my January commitments done for the month...
a first for me.
You know when starting out it is always a card makers dream
to be on a DT.
It is wonderful, all the perks, the people you 'meet' and get to design with.
However, it is work, LOTS of work and you have to be very dedicated
to create quality work and be on time with your work,
you have to be 100% totally committed!
So that brings me to a few other things.
First, I feel I had to give some up for a reason.
I missed my entire summer
by having to be in this craft room 24/7 to make deadlines
(I am a very slow creator),
I needed to spend more time with my family,
not only my husband, but my Mother whom is 88.
Last night I spent the evening in the ER with her, my sister and my brother.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in both breasts.
It was probably one of the most scarey things I have ever seen.
You see, she had tumors in her breasts for years and never let any of us know
and probably wouldn't of until this day, until one of them literally burst open
What can I say, I am devastated and am now glad I can devote more time to her.
I won't go into all the details, but I am glad I can be there for her.
I also hope by stepping down some it will allow me more
time to pick a challenge, create and join in..have fun, use some of my NBUS
that seems to be falling out of every nook and cranny!
Well, thanks for letting me get this all off my chest.....
I hope to come back with a fun card for a fun challenge!
Have a great Saturday everyone!