You might have noticed that things have slowed down a lot here and over the last few posts I have been saying that I am slowing down a lot more and that things on here will continue to slow down.. Well, yeah things have :( Without totally leaving scrapbooking behind, I have , over the last couple of months, stepped down from , most of my design team stuff as I pretty much found it unrealistic to keep up.
I have a toddler that is thriving..going on to 2 and I want to not only spend more time with her during the day, but invest as much energy as I can into talking to her, taking her places during the day (dont think anything exotic.. more like the local shopping centre LOL), sit and draw with her, play games (even on the iPad, she's quite the champion!) with her, and just BE THERE! Be in the moment, be present.
This means that all day is gone, bar the couple of hours she sleeps which is the time I use to pay the bills, do the admin for our business, start dinner, tidy up etc and the 2 hours goes in a flash before it is time to go get the older girls from school, drop them off to various after school activities, pick them up in now time, come home , continue dinner, do homework with them while above mentioned thriving toddler hangs off one arm and is screaming for attention, have dinner, clean up and leave things spotless (yeah 'cause I am OCD like that too!) , hang out with all kids and hubby, read the occasional story (because I was THAT mother that said I would read with my kids every night but these days I am exhausted !) , tuck kids in, go up and down the stairs 30 times because someone forgot something, and then finally sit on the lounge around 8 and am like a robot and can only watch mundane programs like My Kitchen Rules that require zero thinking...Then wake up and do it ALL OVER AGAIn the next day x 7 days a week x 365 days a year!
Are you exhausted just reading that? Try living it! LOL Oh i forgot to say in there somewhere that I am obsessive about the nutrition of our family, so I source , research etc organic, good quality produce from all different places and cook mostly everything that we eat from scratch.!! Yes because I added THAT to my life too!! LOL
I am NOT complaining .. seriously I am not. I am just trying to make you see why scrapbooking and creating had to take a back seat . It is regrettable because I love it. I hope to continue with Prima a bit longer and then .. maybe I can continue just for myself.
Honestly.. I love it. I had 2 Design Teams I considered to be the elite of Design Teams.. that was 7 Dots Studio and Prima Marketing. I made both of those at the same time and then after that.. well.. what is there ? I see my work standard is declining and I am not proud of my work as I once was. So maybe.. one day I will continue to just scrap for me.. I love it too much.
But anyway, I will still be around and I hope I can drop by from time to time to share some work :)
Today I am sharing with you a card that I made for Prima Marketing
Cork Stickers Cigar Box Secrets #576158
Shabby Chic Resin Treasures Marvelle #891459
Jute Trim Mulberry #576844
Color Bloom Sultry Shimmer Pressed Petal #573881
Art Ingredients Glass Glitter Gold Rush #961657
Elementals 7x9 Stencil Weaving #962333
Art Basics 3D Matte Gel #961398
Art Basics Heavy Gesso White #961374
Art Basics Modelling Paste #961411
Wine Singles Mulberry Flowers #PE-005-12
Classic Purple 24 Pieces Mulberry Flowers #PE-390-20P
Until the next time, its goodbye for now :)