Hello, everyone! I hope you are having a good day! Today is the day that Abby and Ada will be over after school for supper and visiting and I can't wait.
I just wanted to pop on here really quickly and give a little update and let you know what is going on around here. I have stepped down from the majority of the design teams that I am on so it may seem a little quieter around here. No, I am not quitting scrapbooking - I'm not even taking a break from it - I just decided it was time for me to take a step back and just create for me for a while.
You see, the main thing that used to motivate me - which was working with a deadline and having to have a project made by a certain time - is now the one thing that is hindering my process. I started to find that when I had to go to my scrap room to make a layout that needed to be made that week, or even that day, that I was actually dreading it. I have never in the last 23 years of scrapping ever dreaded going to make a layout and I knew it was time for a change before it got to the point of me just wanting to quit all together.
I have loved my time on every design team that I have ever been on and I have made so many wonderful friends while on those teams. I cannot think of one over the last six years that wasn't a joy to be on. It was hard for me to make this decision but I knew that it had to be done.
I have so many projects that I want to do that are just for me. I want to work more on my Project Life albums. I have been working on them since 2018 and still not a single one of them is completed. Now is the time to get them done! I want to work more in my traveler's notebooks. I want to finish - or maybe I should say do a complete do over - of Ada's 1st year album. I mean she is 7 now and that is still not done! I want to finish her 2019 Summer Bucket List. I have several scrappy classes that I want to play along with as they are happening instead of instead of just watching and never getting anything done with them. I have 3 commissioned albums that I need to get done, The list goes on and on. All of these projects I have been putting on hold because they didn't fit in with a challenge that I needed for a DT layout and those commitments had to be met first. Now is the time for me to scrap what I want, when I want!
With all that being said - I am staying on the Sketch N Scrap design team - I'm always going to need a sketch to get me started! - I am continuing on with The ScrapRoom design team - working with the Shots of Life kit every month is what keeps me wanting to finish up my PL albums! - and I am remaining on the Lasting Memories design team. My role there is more behind the scenes but I do plan to play along there as often as I can. My good friend Lisa and I are continuing with our TN Time with Lisa & Lori and with our Great Stash Bash 2021 each and every month.
So, you see, I am not going away! I will still be posting here on my blog all of the projects that I make for Sketch N Scrap, The ScrapRoom, Lasting Memories, TN Time with Lisa and Lori, and my Great Stash Bash kit every month, along with anything else I make in between. I will also be posting to Instagram. Sometimes I post things there that are not on my blog so if you are so inclined you can follow me over there - @lori_670.
I am so excited to get going on these projects and actually see progress on them and I hope you continue to follow along with me and my scrappy journey!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have a wonderful day!