Hello there! You'll notice I don't have a project to share with you today, but I do have something I want to share. I've decided I'm going to discontinue Card Nights and holding events. People are just too busy and unable to commit. If I had just 1 person who was committed every month, I'd continue, but unfortunately that isn't the case. It's with a heavy heart that I made this decision, but it seems times they are a changing. I can remember looking so forward to my monthly Card Night before I was a demonstrator. I knew which night of the month it was and I didn't schedule anything else ever for that night. I totally understand how busy and overcommitted everyone is; I just don't want to keep putting this business ahead of my family and my responsibilities when noone else makes it much of a priority in their lives.
To be honest, I'm a bit relieved this has happened. I don't enjoy holding events. It's extremely stressful for me! I don't like being a leader or teacher and being responsible for everything to go smoothly. I much prefer to share from a distance:) I will continue to blog and share ideas. I'd like to eventually learn how to make videos and maybe offer some on-line classes. But that will be far down the road, if ever. I'm not sure if anybody looks at this anyway, lol.
I will continue to offer 'Cards/Kits To Go', and offer discounted prices for Club Members and downline, but I cannot do the stamping. I've made exceptions for those who give me business but can't attend occasionally, but I'm not in compliance with SU! when I do and I don't want the SU! police to haul me away:(
I will continue to stay an active demonstrator, so if you want to continue to order with me, let me know and we can combine orders to save on shipping when it works out or you can always order online. I will no longer eat the higher shipping charges though($6.95 for orders under $70. Once the total hits $70, the lower 10% shipping kicks in.) If we put an order in as a workshop or Club, it charges the lower shipping amount. I will continue to run Clubs if there's enough people interested, but I don't want to have to send multiple emails requesting orders and payments and I won't tolerate someone holding up everyone elses's orders any longer.
There's so many aspects of my life that I have no control over~like the crappy moods~thank you 'Mentalpause'! But I've decided to take action and do something about the parts that I can change. I'm finally giving myself permission to start enjoying the journey and getting rid of the things that bring me grief. Maybe I've been watching too much Iyanla, but I'm going to own my responsibility in making my life what I want it to be. That way I can let go of the resentment when I try to blame others for my circumstances:) My people-pleasing days are over and I'm going to learn to say no when I want to~thank you menopause for the extra hormones or testosterone or whatever it is that's giving me this fire(literally, sometimes:) I'll probably be horrified in a week when I reread this, but for now I feel like a huge weight has been lifted and I can breathe. I'll see you when I see you. Thanks so much for stopping by:)
Friday, June 27, 2014
We'll be making another card using the set Kinda Eclectic, but I'm still waiting on it to get here.
Card Night will be Thursday, July 3rd. Please let me know by this Sunday, June 29 if you plan to attend. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
So if you're interested in any of the remaining Shares, act fast. If I roll any more ribbon, it's getting done by the week-end! Thanks so much for stopping by:)
Thursday, June 5, 2014
I couldn't wait to share this fun little project with you and I hope this gets the wheels turning for lots of other ideas that you can do with this awesome die. Thanks so much for stopping by today:)
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014
***The lids fit pretty snug to keep them from drying out, and they need to be put back on carefully so the tips don't get damaged. I slowly align the cap to the marker before I snap it on. It's best to kind of slide the marker into the cap horizontally, and DEFINITELY A NO-NO TO BANG IT ONTO THE TABLE TO GET THE CAP ON! You also need to use a light touch with these markers. Believe me, plenty of ink comes out and it will help preserve the life of the tips. I've read about how some demonstrators have had their markers ruined the first time they were used:(