Thursday, April 15, 2010

Been A Long Time...

Well, hello! Yes, it's been a long time... a very, very long time. Probably the longest stretch I've gone without updating this blog. My loyal readers know how my life has changed in the last year - and today does happen to mark the ONE YEAR anniversary of our move to the mountains! We are loving life out here in Colorado, loving homeschooling, loving being together as a family. As much as I hate that it takes time away from some of my passions (stamping definitely being one of them!), I will never sacrifice my family time for anything. I do believe it says so to the left there under my picture! So, without further ado, let me show you a card I made a few weeks ago... and this post is for you, Liz. (you can all thank her, as it was her persuading that got me on here tonight!)

Now, one of the things that keeps me from blogging is the time it takes to edit the photo, add the watermark, and then track down all the supplies I used to make the cards so I can include it in the post. I'm okay with the editing part, but I wanted to get your thoughts on how horrible it would be if I did NOT include a list of supplies? If you really like a card and can't determine what I used, you can always leave me a comment and as long as you give me a way to contact you, I will ALWAYS respond and answer your specific questions. Would that be okay with you? ...if there's even anyone out there that still reads my blog! :) Let me know your thoughts.

Hugs to you all... I hope you're having a glorious spring!

(it appears that my signature has been deleted... just something else for me to work on. *sigh*)


Ruth said...

Hi Michelle,
I am reading your blog from Australia, I came across it via Marelle's blog, my wonderful demonstrator here in sydney. I love seeing your cards, you have such great taste and style. I think all the extra stuff about supplies is just icing, not needed if it makes the difference between seeing your cards or not seeing them! Thanks for the hard work you have put in over the years posting on your blog giving out so much inspiration and such lovely cards.

All the best,

Marelle Taylor said...

I guess you are now known as 'little box with a red x in it'! LOL
I personally would be more than happy with a card, and no supplies list, or even a card and no writing whatsover, or even a card and no watermark and no photo editing!! LOL Great to 'see' you in my Feedburner any old way you come!

Jayne Mercer said...

I agree with Marelle it was lovely to see a bloglines feed from you when I logged in today. I'm more than happy to see a card with no details. I don't even mind if it's not edited.

Great card too.

Jaime said...

I agree with those above. I'm just happy to see a post from you again! Supply list is unnecessary. I love your work and was thrilled to get your post in my reader this morning. I'm glad life is going well for you in CO.

Pattie Sykes (psychspa) said...

Ditto. Ditto. Good to see you back online. Also very happy that the move to Colorado has been just what you and your family were wanting. This is the best time for you and your guys. I say go for it.

Love seeing your creations. If I have questions, you know I will contact you! Wink. Wink.


Debbie said...

I agree with the others. Your work is just beautiful. If I was curious about how you did something I'd send you an e-mail.
Family is first and I understand.
I'm a terrible blogger and I think you've inspired me to just post pictures and not a lot of how-to's and such. We stampers can usually figure it out.
Thanks so much for sharing when you have time.
Have a great weekend!

Jenn Greeley said...

Glad you are loving life in Colorado. I do have to say I miss your posts. However, I do understand the time it takes to actually post a card. I don't have time to list out all the supplies I use either. I figure the picture of the card is good enough and if you truly can't figure out what was done, you'll let me know. So by all means if all you can do is post the for me. Look forward to seeing more posts :)

Darlene L said...

Love your work, for the most part I can usually figure it out myself the supplies used. I never do an exact case of anyone, so for me the supplies are even seldom read. Have a great weekend and yes I still read your blog as a subscriber.

Anonymous said...

See???!!!!!!! We all love having you back, in which ever form!!! Cute, cute card, he's a sweet little kangaroo isn't he? :) Great talking with you the other night, I was doing the "happy dance" when I saw this post today!!
Hugs Michele!!
Liz K

Anonymous said...

Wow! I got to hear from you twice in one day - first your email, then your post! Yea! I always love your cards! Hey, it's your blog, and you need to do what works for you. I know LOTS of bloggers who don't post their ingredients! I really love seeing your cards, no matter what.
Oh, I love the new colors, and just got my samples today! Sure to miss Kiwi Kiss, though. And don't blame yourself for me not going to convention! I'm saving money to use for new product, and may just go visit my sis!
Take care,

Anonymous said...

Dear Michlle, I have continued to check your blog daily because I always love your cards. Have missed your creative inspiration, so, not to worry about the posting of supplies, just post the cards; we can figure out the supplies.

AND, your family SHOULD be first and foremost...we all understand.

NC Stamper

Bonnie Klass said...

Hi Michele,

Lovely card and love the bookmarks too. The pictures are enough and I know you will email me with answers to any and all of my questions. Glad you found time to stamp and thanks for sharing with us.

Maria H. said...

Glad to see you back! I am fine with no recipe for the card-juswt want to keep seeing your awesome things! We have similar styles, and you always inspire me. Glad all is well with you, we missed you!

Anonymous said...

I love your style and just seeing your cards. Any little bit of time you can spare for us is appreciated. I have followed your blog for awhile, and I am so happy to see each and everyone of your posts:)

Cathy :) said...

SO glad to see you back here :)

Blogging is a lot of work, especially blogging can be quite time consuming!

You were always so inspiring and I for one am glad to see you posting your creations once more :)