Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy New Year!

I am curious to see if anyone still receives feed from this blog.  If you do, leave me a comment... it will help me in making some decisions.  (keep reading)

Here's the scoop.  I am no longer homeschooling my boys.  As of this past October, they are all back in public school.  Our oldest is a Freshman, and that was the catalyst for the change - we knew that we would send them to High School when the time came... and it has.   Then we decided to give our little one a taste of what school is like and let him have some time with kids his own age (since he only has the two big brothers around), so we enrolled him in public kindergarten.   That left just our middle son at home with me and he was miserable and lonely without his brothers.  So... into school he went.

And where does that leave Mom?  Sitting at home missing her boys!!  I am enjoying the extra time I have by getting the house back in order (ie: cleaning out closets and other jolly, time-consuming tasks such as that), but I have been eyeing my stamp desk and longing to sit down and get my hands inky again.  What's more, I am tossing around whether or not I should revisit my Stampin' Up! demonstrator status.

*GASP*!!  Did I really just admit that?

Well, now that it's out there... I am curious to see who (if anyone) has read it and what you might think.

I miss you all...
Michele

38 comments:

Bonnie said...

Hi Michelle, It's so good to see you posting again! Sounds like it's time to break out the ink and stamps! I'll be hoping to see something from you soon. Glad you're all doing well. Those boys are growing up so fast!

Jaime said...

I'm still here! And I've really missed your stamping projects. Enjoy getting your space in New Year order. I hope your decision, whatever it may be, proves easy. :)

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Lesa said...

It came to my google reader just fine. :)

Marilyn Goodrich said...

C'mon back Michelle! I've missed your wonderful creativity :-)

Nora said...

I Michelle,
Just happened to be checking my bookmarks and saw your post. Congrats on having some free time.
I'd love to see your stamping projects back on line. They were fabulous.
I'm still a demo with SU and love it. Hope you'll be back!

Nora G. (From New York)

Misty said...

I still check every once in awhile. :-)

jackiestamps4fun said...

Hi Michele! It's always good to hear from you! I have missed seeing your posts too! I'm with Nora (remember how we took her under our wing at Convention?). Whatever you decide, enjoy your decision! Take care my friend!

Jackie W. said...

Hi Nora!

Debbie Flattum said...

Hi, Michelle. I have enjoyed looking back over your blog. I like your style.
I know several demos who have joined Stampin Up several times. That's one of the great things about SU...it's here for you when you are ready!
Best of luck with your decision.
Inky Hugs!
Debbie

Nanette said...

I have missed your posts and your inspiration! Whatever you decide to do will be the right thing, but I would be happy to see you back!

Beth said...

Showed up in my Google Reader. Hope you get back to stamping if that's what you want to do.

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle, It is great to hear from you again. Would love to see your creativity again. As for Stampin' Up there are so many new and cool products being introduced, you will have a hard time deciding which to do first. We would love to welcome you back. Looking forward to your decision. Linda Gray

Marelle Taylor said...

I was so excited to see your blog pop up in my feed! I think you should definitely become a Demo again!! ...and I hear Salt Lake City is the place to be in July ;o)

Diane (DeeDee) said...

Better go get stamping! Lots of cool new stuff for you to play with.

Shy said...

I still do. :)

Christina Stewart said...

It comes through my email :).... love it :)

Julie Davison said...

Still following! With the $99 Starter Kit (and the special starting soon during Sale-a-bration), you don't have much to lose if you give it a go again! :)

Charlotte Cook said...

Just to let you know I received it and would love for you to start posting again. Your style of work is just the type I like!
Charlotte

Anonymous said...

I was so happy to see your email!!! Hope you decide to come back!! :)

thestampinglady said...

What a wonderful surprise this morning, to find you in my inbox from my subscription service to your blog. Thanks for catching us up on what is happening in your corner. Would love to see more postings from you as I really admire your work.

Yapha said...

Another Stampin' Up Demonstrator here, hoping that you will come back! Do whatever makes you happy. They re-did the starter kit so it is fully customizable, and if you wait until Jan 22, you'll get an extra 25% free for signing up during Sale-a-Bration. It's win-win, really. It will be great to see your projects again, either way.

Anonymous said...

Another happy SU demo here that still follows you :) Family comes first, but that also means you gotta take time for yourself too! Do what makes yourself happy!

Michele T. (TX) said...

Would love to reconnect with you, Michele! Please start stamping again and sharing your talent with us in the blogosphere!

Anonymous said...

Please stay with stamping. You are so talented.
Good to see you blogging again.
Hoping 2013 will bring you a decision that will be beneficial for you and your wonderful Family.

Ms said...

wonderful to see your blog again....and go back to being demonstrator.... it's so addicting.....lol.

Diane Barnes said...

Still here too Michele. Good to hear things are going well. You've lots to gain & little to lose by re-signing as a demo too....esp during SAB.
Good luck with whatever you decide to do. Hope to see some inky creations soon.

Sharon said...

Welcome back! Missed you!

Melissa Malone said...

Yes, I still receive your feed with the hope that you will post! :) Plus, I also like to revisit your blog for card inspriation! I would love to hear that you have come back to creating with Stampin Up! Please pray about your decision and do what is best for you!

Gloria said...

Yes, yes, yes come back. We have MISSED YOU!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes I got your post through Feedblitz and very happy to receive it. I say yes to everything - keep blogging, revisit SU as a demonstrator PLEASE, anything. Have really missed your beautiful work.

Now that the Australian Catalogue is more closely aligned with the US, it will be even more relevant to us Aussie fans. Marelle is my demonstrator and she admires you so much. We used to talk about you all the time.

Kindest regards,
Robyn.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see your ideas again. I miss you as my stampin up demonstrator. I am ready to place an order. Terri .

Ruth said...

another aussie fan happy to see your posts again.

Joanie said...

Came to my google reader just fine too!

Sherry C said...

I think it would be great if you rejoined the stamping world. I always enjoyed your ideas. Can never have enough inspiration.

Create with Jane said...

I would love to see you rejoin and keep the posts coming. I enjoy your blog.

Unknown said...

It was great to see you in my Google Reader. Happy that you are considering stamping again. Have always enjoyed seeing what you create.

missy said...

Yes I Do!