Sunday, February 19, 2012

Happy Sunday

Hello :)
I haven't stamped in a week and I'm finding it hard to get motivated to do so again.
So much going on and so many other things I would like to do or need to be doing that stamping has taken a back seat.
I appreciate the emails (which I am behind on those with being away this past week) but I'll catch up as soon as I can.
The past 7 or so years of stamping has been wonderful.
Being on the Dirty Dozen back in 2008 really started it all for me. Things took off from there!
All the different Design Teams that gave me a wonderful opportunity to grow, learn and share what I love.
As much as I've loved stamping I am considering taking up a new hobby. Not sure what yet.
I'm not going to give up stamping but I think I'd like to get back to my roots and stamp just for fun.
Maybe even join Stampin' Up again(even if it's just for the discount).

Hard to believe I've had this blog for nearly 5 years! Wow time flies!
I just wanted to thank those of you who have supported, encouraged and followed me over the years.
Maybe you'll see me back in a few days, a few weeks or a few months :)

22 comments:

Carol said...

Oh, my heart hurts! But I understand.....you are my fav! Blessings to you in whatever you choose!! ~HUGS~

Sue said...

I totally understand, but please know that you are very talented and I love to see your creations. God Bless you!

Amber Hight said...

Dawn! Enough with the crazy talk, you better not go anywhere!!! You'll be missed my sweet girl! All kidding aside, I do hope that you find happiness in hobbies again, I know that sometimes the deadlines totally get in the way of the fun of stamping. Good for you for going back to your roots:) Keep in touch, babe!

Denise Marzec said...

{heart} you!!....that is all. :)

Anita said...

Just follow your heart, and you'll get to the right place. I always admired your work and wish you the best of luck in whatever you do! (HUGS) ~Anita

Tress said...

Wow...I'm stunned and saddened. I've checked in on your blog nearly daily for the past year. Your cards are inspiring and you will be missed. Best wishes to you as you follow your path.

Marisa said...

Take as much time off as you need. You were on so many DTs I can fully appreciate why you are burned out.

Sometimes a break is a good thing and new life is born when you are out and about doing other things. Keep us posted on your new venture and hope to see a few posts here along the way when the moood strikes. Hugs to you!!!

Queen Mary said...

Dawn, you are uber talented, I'm sure I'll enjoy whatever you post -- but here's a hint -- quilting! VERY therapeutic! :)

Lu Holt said...

Oh man, I just found your blog this week. I'm late but I hope to search your blog and enjoy it still the same. Best of luck to your adventure whatever you choose to do.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Giant hugs to you! I hope to see you on your blog again sometime, even if it's just to stop by and let us know you're still alive. ;) Sometimes you just need a break. I've felt that way often.

Rose Ann said...

Dawn...you are the sweetest, and you are so good to follow your heart. Take the break you need, and do what you love. That's what it's all about. I love your work, and will continue to catch whatever you put out there. Love & big hugs!! ♥

sparkling stamper said...

WOw...I started getting worried when you were dropping off DTs, but figured your real job was getting in the way. I have followed you for over 3 years...you are my favorite designer. I finally got the nerve to try challenges because of you and actually started my own blog 1 month ago. You were my inspiration. I hope you find a renewed spirit and joy in crafting. Take care, you will be missed...

Sharon Jones said...

Wonderful for you, Dawn! Godspeed and pray you find what helps most! You are so very talented and my favorite cardmaker to follow! Hope to see you again whenever you feel like coming back. Will miss you dearly, my friend. Bless you!
Hugz2u4ever!
Sharon

Kelly A. Clark said...

Follow your bliss, Girl!

Marla said...

Oh, my! I will miss you! I hope to still see some new creations occasionally on SCS, and I'll keep checking your website for when you get an inspiration to share. I wish you the best with whatever path you choose. You are one talented lady!

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

I miss you already but totally understand. Hope the next chapter will give you joy!

Cindy Haffner said...

Dawn you will be missed, I love seeing your creations, but I completely understand!!~ I think maybe it's called burn-out!!~

Hugs Cindy xoxo

Beate said...

Hi Dawn,
I think we have all been there. Take some time off, try other things. Just don't get rid of your stamping supplies yet. You might want to get back into it.

I will miss your gorgeous creations. you are the Patterned Paper queen.

Hugs!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

I totally know how you feel girlie! You have been a BUSY girl these last few years!!! Enjoy your break...I hope to see you stamping again!!! HUGS!

Cam Grant said...

Thanks for taking the time to share all your beautiful cards Dawn. I have enjoyed seeing all of them and will definitely miss seeing your daily designs.
Re: SU! I think it's a great idea, I've thought about doing that too just for the discount ; ) Take care.

Joan Ervin said...

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
Love ya, Dawn, and you know I'll support you in what ever direction you take!!! Taking a break is a good thing...it takes the pressure off and helps you enjoy the really important things in your life!!! You are such a fabulous talent...sit back, relax, and learn to love stamping again!!!
Has it really been 4 years since we were on the DD together...yikes...now I really feel old...LOL!!!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Been crazy busy in my part of the world, too, Dawn - it happens! I'm just now catching up with a little google reader reading, myself. My unsolicited advice? Take it easy and one day at a time, gf. You don't have to make any big decisions or definitive statements; we ALL have times in our lives when stamping needs to not only take a back seat, but get out of the car for a while!!! Just know whatever you end up deciding, your friends (and especially your DD comrades) are here for you. Love & hugs!