I was surprised when I checked back here recently to find that my last post was from way back June 2012. I didn't actually stop scrapping at that time. I still created a few pages for Manor House Creations after that.
I also did a Guest DT spot for an Australian kit club Scrapbook Kits with A Difference for their November 2012 kit. Unfortunately, Jules (the owner) had to close the shop because her mother was diagnosed with cancer.
I'm not sure what it was exactly, but I guess you can call it burn out. I decided at that time to not try out for any more design teams, to take a break from scrapbooking deadlines. On hindsight, it looks like it was not my decision to make after all, as the past year has been such a blur. It might have stopped me from scrapping, but did not stop me from taking photos to scrap when I am ready.
I did however create 3 LOs last year (done in a rush the week before we left, as I had committed to do them already), 2 for a local challenge...
...and one for Scrapbook Magazine UK...
And now, after a year off, I think I am ready to get back into it. I look at my work and I realize how much I miss "creating" and really need to make the time to do this for myself. I also miss my scrap room and the scrap stuff that took me years to accumulate. Thanks to my girlfriends for destashing and selling most of them for me. I couldn't even bear to look at the pictures they posted of my stuff they were selling (ouch!).
So now I am back to square 1. Well not really, because after 11 years I have a much clearer idea of my style and what works for me. I like to think that I am smarter now about my scrapbooking purchases...my husband can only hope...
And, by the way, we have moved to the US and are in the middle of our 1st winter in MN...if you want, you can read more of what the last few months have been like for us here
Hello and welcome to MANOR HOUSE CREATIONS MOTHERS DAY BLOG HOP. Thank you for joining us.
Its almost Mother’s Day and we want to show our appreciation and thanks to all the wonderful Mums out there, and all Mum’s love flowers right? So we are offering 4 beautiful prize packs FULL of Manor House Creations flowers. 4 lucky ladies will each win one of these gorgeous packs..
This is what you have to do.
The blog hop begins at MANOR HOUSE CREATIONS BLOG
you will also find a complete list of all participating blogs there, in case you get lost along the way. Simply follow the links left on the design team blogs; the last stop on the hop is Manor house creations Facebook page.
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There will be hidden letters on each of the blogs that spell out A ‘secret sentence’, follow the clues, and when you get to the end, and you have worked out the secret sentence, go to the Facebook page, ‘LIKE’ our page and leave your answer in the comments section.
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The rules: You must visit all the blogs, leaving a COMMENT (if you are able) and becoming a FOLLOWER to all, you must also “LIKE” our Facebook page, and write the secret sentence in the comments section.
Our design team have created some wonderful projects to inspire you along the way.
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The blog hop begins now, and will run through till midnight Tuesday 8th of May Australian Eastern Standard Time. Remember…the winners will be announced on Monday May 14th, on our Facebook page, and also on the MHC blog
GOOD LUCK, AND HAVE FUN!
Have fun, good luck, and happy Mother’s Day to all the Mums out there.