Before we get into the project today, let me share a few personal notes with you. After you read them, I'd love to get your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks!
I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about how I divide my time between my life and my business and how I can best serve my family, my friends, my church, my clients and stamping friends.
With the life changes we are experiencing and more of my time being needed to take care of my Mom during her illness and keep up with Emma's ever busier schedule, I find myself stretched so thin, you can see through me. (Well, not really, but it's a great visual, dontcha think?) We've recently made a lot of changes and decisions at home including the heartbreaking decision to adopt out our sweet pups. We anticipate that my Mom will be leaving the nursing home soon to spend her final months at home with us and that wouldn't be a good mix for her.
There have been a lot of gut checks these past couple of months and I've even considered stepping back from Stampin' Up! for a while as we sort things out.
Since financially that's not possible (a relief to me because I LOVE my job!), I've had to consider other changes to decrease the demand on my schedule and allow me to structure more strictly in a way that will still bring in the income we need.
Among the changes I'm considering are consolidating my class schedule, doing more online business through videos and tutorials and eliminating some online groups I'm involved with. I've also considered shutting down my blog, but since that would be counter-productive when I ramp up my online presence with my video channel, I've opted to keep it - and I'm very comfortable with that decision.
I love sharing my projects and ideas here with you - it's part of me, this posting of photos and essays. And the relationships we've built together here mean the world to me. I believe you'll continue to support me through the changes to come and the plans I've made for us.
So, while things are still "under construction" I'm going to continue to share here with you - even if I can't always share all the details of each project.
I figure hey, if there is something you want to know, you can leave me a comment - that's what that little comment box is there for - and I can reply back.
Are you in?
Oh, I sure hope so and I'm ever grateful for your support of my creative endeavors and this business that helps pay the bills.
Now that you know what I'm thinking, let me show you a card I created last month for my Technique Geeks class:
We used the Masking Tape Block Technique for the background and I love how each project was unique! It's a super simple technique - just cover a clear acrylic block with either painter's tape or masking tape and ink it up like a stamp then apply it to a piece of cardstock. Cool, huh?
My color scheme was Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky and Whisper White. I used the Beautifully Baroque stamp from the Idea Book, some Silver Glimmer Paper and a Vintage Button with Island Indigo Twine.
My geek girls loved it and I hope you do too!
As always, you can order from my Online Stampin' Store at this link here:
Robin's Online Store
Thanks so much for choosing me as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator!
Until next time,