All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. ~Anatole France
Sometimes change is inevitable. It often requires risk, faith, a desire for something new, a desire for something that currently does not exist. But if the change is right, it can bring growth, happiness, knowledge and a renewed desire for life.
This week, I made a change that I am hoping will bring me just that...growth and happiness. But like the quote says above, I feel like I'm leaving a part of myself behind...and that is hard. I resigned from the Garden Girl Team at Two Peas in a Bucket this week. I had a wonderful time being on the team...I love those girls like crazy and I'm going to miss them all so much (you all better keep in touch with me ok?!?!). I loved being inspired by the 'themes' each month and creating such fun projects that I will always love. Thank you, Two Peas, for such a wonderful opportunity. I had a fabulous time and wish that it didn't have to end. Thank you for all your support and love over there - I will continue to go there all time! I love that place!
Times have changed though and I'm ready for something new. My mind is a crazy thing...I've dreamt up new goals, new things to discover & learn and by leaving Two Peas, I now have the time to persue them. Yes, I'm still scrapbooking! There will be lots and lots of scrapbooking, cardmaking, stamping, sewing, crafting and lots more! I'm so excited!
So, I hope that you'll stick around with me. I've got some big changes coming to the blog soon - with lots of fun things! I'm so excited to get it all rolling!
One of the hardest things about leaving the Two Peas team, was leaving my 'A Year of You' year-long class...that about killed me. I'm so sorry to all of you that have been participating and enjoying the class. It looks like Jen Gallacher will be teaching the 2nd half of the year...she is amazing and I'm sure the class will be awesome!
I do have a layout for July that I will post here on my blog within the next week. If any of you are interested in me continuing with the same idea for the rest of the year, here on my blog, please let me know. I would love to do it if anyone is interested in continuing it with me here.
For the 15th of July, the seasonal 'summer' layouts went up in the Garden and my last seed as a Garden Girl. I used some yummy new 'June Bug' papers from Basic Grey, their new journaling cards, and a beautiful background design from Quickutz that I cut with white cardstock on my Silhouette machine. You can read more details about the layout and see the supplies used by going here.
We are stuck here in California for the day - my hubby woke up sick and has been out of it all day...the poor guy. Hopefully we can head back tomorrow on our long drive - yuckers! But, it was worth it! We've had a fabulous time! There is nothing like the beach! Love it!
I hope you all have a great weekend! Hugs!
**A note to any manufacturers, kit clubs, etc.: In the past year, I have received many emails requesting me to be a 'Guest Designer' on your site/blog and I had to decline due to my commitment to Two Peas. If you are interested in having me as a Guest Designer on your site, please email me at the 'contact me' link under my photo on the left or leave a comment and we can get in touch. Thank you! :)