Hi everyone! I don’t have a card to share with you today. Instead I thought I would let you know about a few changes that you may or may not have noticed on my blog :)
Last year, things started to get a little more hectic for me and I began to think long and hard about what my goals were for this coming year and to re-assess where I was devoting some of my time.
As you probably know if you follow my blog, I have a great husband, 3 amazing boys that we are raising and I volunteer within our community. I wanted to make sure that these things remained my priority and my focus this year.
Since my youngest has started school, I have been able to start teaching coloration classes at a store nearby (Scrapbook Centrale). To be perfectly honest with you, one of the reasons I decided to do this was just to challenge myself. I tend to be a little shy with people I don’t know and I wanted to overcome this. Now, I look forward to my classes and have had the pleasure to meet so many lovely ladies :) I am soooo glad that I took that plunge.
I embarked on my first December Daily Album in 2011. It is finished…..well almost. I just have the pictures from the 24th and 25th to slip in and then I can call it done :) It was an amazing experience for all of us. It truly is a phenomenal way to BE PRESENT in the moments and the delights of such a short but wonderful time of the year. The first time my 10-year old son said to me “Quick, get the camera! This would be a great picture for our December Daily!” I knew in that instant that this album really worked! I had been a scrap-booker before I discovered the world of stamping and unfortunately, this fell by the wayside. I decided that it was too important to let this continue. So, this is one of the first changes that I have made. I am doing a Project Life album this year. I hope to be able to keep it going for the entire year.
I have had a lot of emails and comments about my videos. Don’t worry. I will continue making them. In fact, I hope to make them a little more regular feature on my blog. Again, I need the time. Filming and then editing them so that they are not overly long…is a little time-consuming. At least it is for me. I am teaching myself as I go along.
All this to say, I did have to step down from 2 of the design teams that I was on. It was not easy, but I knew that I could not continue to juggle so many DT commitments. It was becoming increasingly difficult. So, I stepped down from the Pink Ink Sketch challenge in the Fall and have now stepped down from the Sketch Saturday Challenge as well. I had taken a break from SS for the last month or so, but realized that it was indeed time to leave. I am going to miss all the girls and Jo especially.
I will still serve on the Design Teams of Whiff of Joy Stamps, Tickled Pink Stamps, La-la Land Craft Stamps and the on-line store Stamp & Create. I hope to now have to time and the freedom to create and post a little more according to my schedule, to continue making instructional videos and to teach.
I am excited to be doing Project Life. I love the idea of creating an album that truly reflects the way we are as a family. Crazy, goofy, not always perfect but one that is filled with love and laughter. To document the little things that make each of us who we are. I am not sure if I will be sharing these pages here on my blog. I am not sure there would be that much interest in seeing them. You guys come here to see my cards. I will have to think more on that.
I promise that this will be the longest post in 2012. Tomorrow I will return with a new card to share with you all!
Hugs Jeanette xxo