Hi everyone! Happy Sunday!
Like my silly photo? He he, it cracked me up 🙂
I FINALLY made a Sunday Scoop video for you & this one really fills you in on pretty much everything going on in my life lately. You might be shocked. Then again, you might have seen all of this coming even before I did. Please make sure to watch it because it is really informative (and kind of long, I may ramble a bit, but there are plenty of good bits in there too!!). I fill you in on the future of SP & it’s pretty radical!
Now I know you guys are going to be scared that I am closing up shop and running away forever, but that is definitely not happening any time in the foreseeable future!! I’m just switching from a boring, business mindset to a fun, crafty mindset! This year, when I shifted the business stuff into high gear, I learned A LOT about myself & I am really proud of myself actually! Sales have more than tripled from the previous year, BUT, and it is a BIG BUT, I was way less fulfilled by everything SP this year. It’s just not giving me those happy rainbows & sprinkles type of feelings and I want those feelings back, pronto!!
I feel incredibly blessed to not need the income from SP so I have the luxury of being able to scale back like I talked about in the video. I didn’t take these decisions lightly. Actually the opposite. I have AGONIZED over these decisions. Part of me wants to continue making SP super successful and growing it even bigger. Part of me wants to be a “business owner”. But the other more important part of me wants to just love crafting & continue to share that love. I’m definitely shifting gears to make SP more about my creative journey and less about selling products. With this new mindset, I see way more classes, digital products, crafty projects, tutorials, and videos in my future and just way less product releases. I’m getting back to my roots.
Just sharing this all with you gives me some of those happy feelings back! I’ll be posting here and there through December, but I am not holding myself to anything for now. I am just going to try to go with the flow & try to enjoy some much needed “time off” so I can get that mojo flowing again. In all seriousness, I am not overly sad or depressed or anything. I am just on top of the world excited for this next stage in our lives. And I am a little relieved to take some of the pressure off myself. Anyway, feel free to ask me questions & I will do my best to answer them! If you want to know what happens at the doctor this week, let me know & I will be sure to post an update when I get back home.
Thanks for watching this life update & thanks for understanding my need to shift gears. It means the world to me that you are here. OK enough of the life & businessy stuff, let’s move on to some CRAFTING! The DT has a lot of greatness for you this week!!!
It is RELEASE WEEK!! This is our LAST release of 2013! Can you believe we are at the end of the year already?! I am still just totally shocked. This year really flew by. Since it is release week, the design team is showing off projects that they made with new products that will be released on the 10th. These products will be available on the 10th at midnight. Due to all the holiday fun-ness, I’ve decided NOT to have our release party on the 9th. It is just going to be a quick and easy stamp release at midnight. And because it is release week, that means ANYTHING GOES for our linky party! Woop woop!!
Design Team Projects:
About Jennifer’s Project
This stamp immediately reminded me of my two kids and how special siblings are for one another.
About Dawn’s Project
No matter how ruff it gets, show how much you care by barking out your love with a cute puppy who carries your heart to that very special person.
Puppy Surprise Valentine Stamp Set – Tina Wenke Collection
Carta Bella Devoted Paper Pad
About Jenny’s Project
There is nothing like sharing a bunch of love.
About Amber’s Project
Heat embossing can make a bold statement on ‘clean and simple’ cards!
About Kelli’s Project
About Lisa’s Project
As soon as I saw these Kissing Bunnies, I knew that I had to have them ! They are so adorable.
Aren’t those projects awesome?! I just love the way the DT uses SP stamps so beautifully. I hope you enjoyed this preview of what’s to come on the 10th!
Since these cute stamps aren’t yet out, the topic for linking up is ANYTHING GOES. All you need to do is use an SP stamp on your project & link it up below!
I’m giving away TWO stamp sets as shown in the Sunday Scoop video. To enter our giveaway:
1. Make sure you subscribe to our Youtube channel (hit subscribe over on the channel) or the blog (via blog-lovin or via email updates, you can find links to both in the sidebar).
2. Leave a comment on this blog post or leave a comment on the Sunday Scoop video (Do both & you get TWO entries!).
FINE PRINT: International readers may participate. I will add a stamp set to the giveaway for every 50 entries so feel free to share this giveaway with all your crafty friends! This giveaway will end Saturday Dec 14th at noon est. The winner will be posted next Sunday.