Thursday, December 26, 2013

it's not goodbye....

I can't say that I didn't try. :) But being a momma to 4 boys, holding down a full time job, maintaining two blogs and doing all the other random things I do, just isn't working for me anymore. I have to make some choices.

I love scrapbooking, cardmaking, and crafting. It's been a HUGE part of my life for the past 10 years. But I rarely get a chance to do it anymore. And when I do get the chance, I really don't want the pressure of staying "on trend" and photographing my layouts with the right lighting and all of that business. I just want to go back to scrapbooking the way I liked to scrapbook before I knew about the eleventy billion techniques and project life and insanely detailed die cuts.

I know I sound a little bitter, but I'm not. I really am not. I'm just a bit frustrated with myself for buying into the hype for so long. I'm really excited about getting back to doing what I love in 2014. I spent a couple of hours yesterday sketching out layouts and getting page kits planned. Looking forward to some scrappy time this weekend.

All that being said, I'm walking away from this blog. To be a crafting blogger, you really need to post more than once or twice a month and I can't make that commitment right now.

I'm focusing on my family blog over at Snakes, Snails & Puppy Dog Tails (who knows I might post a layout or two if the mood strikes me). I'll be posting there at least once a week-sometimes more if there's a lot going on. Just know that the focus is more on parenting/family life than crafting-and if that's not your thing, I totally understand.

I'm super grateful for the virtual friends this blog brought into my life-Monika, Katie, Becky, Julie-just to name a few. I'll still be visiting you ladies!

That's it for me-hope to see you over at my other blog- Snakes, Snails & Puppy Dog Tails.
Take care!
Christina

4 comments:

  1. Please do sneak a layout or two into your family blog posts, I love to see them! I am hoping to actually do some layouts this year instead of just thinking about making them!

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  2. I know exactly how you're feeling ... keeping up a 5-day-a-week blog plus Project Life plus cards plus my regular layouts ... it's been a little much for me too. I did some soul-searching and have decided to make some changes as well. Have a great 2014! :)

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  3. Oh bummer! But I know exactly what you mean. I have cut way back on blogging. I left all of my Dts but one.
    And it seems like a lot of self promotion and sharing is expected for most of the DTs which is just too much for me.
    I will have to switch your blog over in my blog roll then. But hope you will keep sharing projects :)
    Happy New Year!!

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  4. I'm sorry to see you go! I am going to follow your other blog - hope to see a few projects, when you want to share, because I've always loved your layouts!

    Have a great 2014!

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