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.