Friday, August 3, 2012

Time to pass the torch

If you read on Emily's blog today that I am taking a hiatus, you read it right. After 3+ years of devoting my weekends to the 'craft' I've decided to devote some time to other things that need doing around here. I've got some redecorating fairies dancing around in my head and some unfinished projects that are screaming to be done.

I'm sure many of you must know that balancing a full time job and family against an abundance of creative energy is a difficult task and eventually we hit the wall where something has got to give. As much as I would like to retire from the full time job that is not the thing that can give yet so I have decided to step down from Emily's Stamping Bella design team.

Am I going to give up the craft entirely? NO WAY...I still love it. Remember Christmas is just around the corner and making Christmas cards for me and my mom is still something I am looking forward to doing. So I'll be around, but maybe just not as often.

I'll leave you with my last 'official' bellarific Friday card....another self portrait...me sitting at the window trying to decide what project to tackle next!


'till next time, Linda

19 comments:

Carla Murphy said...

Linda - noooooooooooo!!!! We've only had 10 minutes together as Bella Babe Sistahs! No one can be more sorry then me to see you go but I understand about the busy demands of work, life & family. So glad you will still be posting your AMAZING cards. Mwah!!

smd46 said...

Terrible news. I wish I could give you more time in the day! Will you post pictures or keep up your blog? Let us know, ok? I would give anything to take a class from you. Please put me down on a list if you have one. I feel like I know you, and want whatever is best for you, so I best wishes your way.
Sharyn

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Linda.

Hugs Riet.xx

Amanda R said...

I have enjoyed looking at your blog for years Linda, your cards are so inspiring. I wish you all the best and will continue to look forward to the cards you continue to post. Good luck with all your other projects!

Denimo said...

So sorry that you won't be here so regularly Linda. You've been one of my faves for a very long time. But I totally understand that need to step back and concentrate on other areas of life. Best of luck hun! I'll look forward to whenever you do post. Hugs, Denise

JanR said...

Beautiful card, Linda. I may not have been much of a commenter, but I've truly enjoyed all your work. Sad to hear you're scaling back but you gotta do what you gotta do. Hoping you'll still post your amazing cards for us to see.

Sandra said...

Ah just when I found you! I understand and will look forward to the Christmas edition. Take care, you'll be missed :)S

Beth Norman said...

You will be well missed. I enjoy every single one of your creations. I'm a subscriber so I'll anxiously await each new posting--when you have time. Enjoy your redecorating,

This card is truly awesome.

Bren said...

:-(! Really hate to see you go, I do understand though but, just hate to see you go. Enjoy whatever it is you choose. Thanks for all your wonderful art.

Regan said...

aaaah hells no.....
I kid enjoy your break..miss u already

Stampin' Granny said...

For sure you'll be missed, Linda! Double sad to hear both you & Paula are taking a hiatus at the same time! Where will we get our coloring "fix"?!! Have thoroughly enjoyed each and every post and your amazing cards. Enjoy whatever you do! Wishing you the best. {{hugs}}. Priscilla

Sandy said...

Beautiful card Linda - your coloring is always top notch. I also love your art journal pages. I know you will be back and I certainly hope I see more of your mixed media!!
Sandy

natashakara said...

Awww. Linda, I just met you and can officially say, "I've rubbed elbows with THAT BABE!" ha,ha!
Seriously though.... I know what you mean about juggling family and fun, and I'm sure you will have a great time tackling any project you decide to take on:)

Leslie said...

That is a beautiful card Linda! I will miss your BF cards but look forward to your posts whenever you have time....life does tend to get in the way of our crafting time! Enjoy your other projects - perhaps a blog post about them?! I look forward to your Christmas cards. Take care :-)

Pauline said...

Linda, a gorgeous card as always. You will certainly be missed. Your work is so inspiring. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. We will have to get together now and again to have a colouring night.

CraftyViolet said...

I was sad to hear you and Pauline were both leaving at the same time. Your cards are the best of the best. Hopefully you will still teach a Mixed Media class or two at the Paper Pickle?? I'm fortunate that I was able to take a couple with you and enjoyed them both so much.

Tracy Valure said...

Oh how I am going to miss you! You truly are my favorite colorist around' totally understand though and I'm sure it was a hard decision....good luck!

TRacy v.

Craftilicious said...

I'll miss your weekly inspiration! Yours were the posts that got me into copics and pencils and I've learnt my colouring from ogling your divine cards.
Have fun decorating and I'll be watching for the cards you do post.

dpkennedy said...

Oh Linda, as much as I am disappointed that we won't see you regularly posting, I completely understand! Take care of your other projects and check in with us from time to time, ok?! Looking forward to seeing some Christmas cards!

Of course, this is a real beauty. I love your coloring and the warm colors you used here. It's very sweet and soothing.

Best wishes!

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