Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Let's Celebrate ~Upcoming Blog-iversary!!!

WOW - I can't believe that in 5 short days I will be celebrating the 1 year anniversary of this blog! I have so much to be thankful for this past year...I have learned far more than I ever thought possible and I am very pleased with where my love of paper, stamps and ink has taken me. I never dreamed I would be a design team member for both challenge blogs and product companies. I didn't think I'd be teaching classes again either, but I do love to share this journey with others so I guess teaching is just a given for me.

Along the way I have also learned some things that I will be putting into practice to help keep my blog inspiring and my crafting time more productive...because, let's be honest here...I would much rather be creating than typing, lol.

 Some of the changes I will be making are going into effect beginning today...the most obvious being that not every post I make will be a step-by-step tutorial. I want to be able to provide more inspiring and creative content for you and the only way to do that is for me to create more and type less. Editing photos and blog posts takes me hours (maybe I am just slow...a champion typist I am NOT) but I would rather give you more pretties to look at with less how-to instructions.

So, unless the project is for a specific design team that requires a tutorial, I will just be sharing the project through lots of good photos and the supply list when applicable. Remember that you can always comment and ask questions if you'd like more detailed design info -I read every comment you leave me, so don't be afraid to reach out!

I hope that by doing things this way, I can bring you inspiration more than just 2-3 times a week. Today's cards were made using another Paper Pumpkin kit from 2015 that I finally got around to using. I took this kit with me to work on when I was visiting with my mom and my grandma and then I messed it up while I was talking, lol...I stamped "congrats" on the green banners instead of "thanks", so I had to do a bit of custom design work to fix things. But I am pleased with how things worked out in the end. 

Now that it is getting dark outside so much earlier in the day, I love sitting at night and working on my Paper Pumpkin kits or coloring images while hubby watches TV, so I look forward to sharing more things like that with you in the near future. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my posts and following me in my paper crafting journey...if you feel so inclined, also take a look at the Stampin' Up website (link is in the right column here on the blog) where you can also support my small home based business by purchasing the supplies you need to create your own handmade paper projects. Until next time~

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