Is anyone still there??
I seriously can't believe that it's been over four months since my last blog post. To be honest, as I scrolled past my posts in the last year or so, it was all sharing layouts and posting challenges and creating cut files and announcing winners.
Gone were the posts with funny anecdotes about the kids like this one from 2012 and this one from 2006. Or the documenting posts about life at a given point in time, such as Connor's 11th birthday or one of Aili's many stays at the hospital.
You may have noticed that the talented Kelly Klapstein is now creating the sketches for Canadian Scrapbooker. Now don't get me wrong - I loved creating the sketches for Canadian Scrapbooker (and you, my lovelies!). But it seemed that as I delved deeper into the designing world, the less I was documenting our lives. Which is the main reason I created this blog in May 2006, 1143 blog posts ago...
And so after a discussion with my wonderful boss (and friend!), Jackie, I decided to take a short break from my commitments with Canadian Scrapbooker. As of July 2015, I no longer create the sketches or Paper Cut files for the magazine. In fact, I don't think that I've even turned on my Silhouette since then! :( Life just seemed so overwhelming and full that I felt torn between trying to get it all done.
And so, a small break was needed to help me focus on my priorities (family, health, friends) and feed my creative soul (writing, scrapbooking, drawing/painting). It's still a work in progress but I'm enjoying the absence of deadlines for the time being, while football and gymnastics and other things occupy this time in my life.
So to those of you who are still patiently waiting for a prize package from me....
Thanks for sticking around - I'm committing myself to regular blogging and freebies in the future so please come back and see what's new!