While visiting a friends blog I discovered a party that struck a nerve....in a good way. LOL
Over on the Getting Cricky with K Andrews blog she is hosting a Love Link Up Party. This is the one thing that has been bugging me about blogs for a long time now. So many of us visit lots of blogs with beautiful and inspiring projects but we don't take the time to share the love and appreciation. I love to share my creations and files but it is very frustrating to me when my .gypsy files are downloaded but there are no comments to just say thank you. It takes less time to post a quick thank you than it does to download a file. I try my best to drop a quick thank you for posts that truely inspire me and if I am going to use something from that blogger; I try to let them know. I know sometimes I am in a hurry or get distracted from the computer and can't do it.....but....I think we all need to take a little time to put a smile on the bloggers face and simply drop a few words of kindness.
OK...so...I will get off my soapbox now. :)
Another part of K's post was to share a little about ourselves in our post. Get to know the Unique individual behind all of these inspiring posts....
hmmm.....what can I share about myself........
This time of year is always a very busy time for my family and myself...but this year seems to be overwhelmingly busy.....
My husband and his family own and operate a carvnial that travels throughout the summer. They are busy all year long....but come April....things really get busy. Time to make sure all the trucks and rides are ready to go for the season. My husband is rarely seen during these couple of months and then come June (when the kids are done with school for the year) we are all gone for 3 months straight - traveling from town to town. It is A LOT of work....and leaves very little time for crafting.
A couple of weeks ago; I excitedly accepted a job as the preschool teacher at a near by church. My youngest daughter is in my class and it is a real joy to be a part of her day. Now my mornings are filled with teaching and much of my time is spent creating lesson plans - which has REALLY cut into my crafting time. :(
I am also putting together some make n' take classes that I will be offering a few times a year starting this coming fall. These classes will be for teachers to create fun learning games and activities and this is helping me to make sure that I have some crafty time in my schedule.
So......needless to say....I have not had much time for the scrapbooking and card making that I truly love and need for my sanity. But....that is just this time of year for me and my family......
Sorry for the long post.......
If you are interested in joining the Love Link Up Party here are all the blogs joining in. Go visit them and add your link to the list as well!
Sketches and Challenges
- Card Ablilities
- Card Patterns
- Card Positioning Systems - Monday
- Card sketchbook
- Crafty Hos Challenge Blog
- Critter Sketch Challenge blog
- DAILY DARE 4 U
- Etsy Inspired Challenges
- Fantabulous Cricut Blog
- FELINE PLAYFUL
- Get your Sketch on - scrapbooking
- Let's Capture these sketches
- My little sketch blook
- Page Maps
- Peachy Keen Stamps
- Pencil Lines
- Pile it On
- Play Date Cafe
- Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Tuesdays
- Scrapbook Express
- Stamp Scrap and Doodle
- Stamping 411
- Stamptacular Sundays
- Stuck on Sketches
- The Shabby Tea Room
- The Sisterhood of Crafters
- Totally Gorjuss