Friday, September 20, 2019

Blog Break

Hello everyone and happy Friday!! This is a hard post for me to write, but I've decided to take a break from blogging. I haven't been able to find time to craft for a while now...real life is getting in the way. I just can't keep up with blogging and commenting and Facebook and Instagram, so I had to make the hard choice to step down from my design teams and take a break. Right now, I'm planning on starting fresh in the new year.


I created these cards thinking of all of you, wishing you the best while I'm gone, and celebrating the birthdays I'll miss.


I used the new My Sweet Provence papers from Lemoncraft for these cards and you can find them in my ETSY shop HERE. I'll still be making cards for my shop and I'll post some on Facebook and Instagram, so you won't be completely rid of me :) I hope you all have a wonderful end of the year, a happy Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas!! I'll miss you all while I'm gone!! Big hugs :)

72 comments:

Diane said...

Oh no, I will MISS you for sure and hope you get a well deserved rest and wish you the BEST...wow, we have been commenting back and forth for years, so sad, but happy for you if that is what you need to do...I am sure it was a very tough decision...going to miss you big time my friend.... BIG hugs to you!!!!

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors!
Have a great day!
Marilyn❤

OdnowionaJa said...

Oh No! :((( Very sad news. I wish you all the best, please remember that. If you will want, please write here sometimes when you will truly want it...would be so nice. Amazing cards, as always dear Lisa. I hope you will show us your cards sometimes. Stay healthy and happy, all the best dear Lisa. <3 Sending you lots of love. <3 <3 <3

Chris said...

I'll miss you and your beautiful creations and generous comments Lisa, but quite understand that sometimes something just has to give...there are never enough hours in the day to do everything we want/need to do! Enjoy your break and come back to blogland when you're ready.
Big hugs
xx

Darlene said...

So saddened to hear this Lisa but TOTALLY understand!! Wishing you a wonderful time off! Relax and enjoy the holiday season! We will be looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful designs in 2020! HUGS from OHIO!

aussie aNNie said...

We all need this break Lisa, will miss your cards but I know you are a busy lady, commenting takes me ages too...Lovely last lot of cards here, take care, big hugs.xxxx

Craftfanka said...

Jakie one piękne:)

Daffodil Cards said...

I'm sorry to hear your not going to be around for a while, BUT life needs to take first place, good for you realising that.
Your card is a gorgeous delight, I love how you have done the heart and the flowers and leaves, such beautiful papers too, I love the colour combination. Both Wonderful and very beautiful.
Faith x

Lori m said...

Oh Lisa while I'll miss viewing your beautiful work and comments, I totally understand. I'm just getting back to crafting after a long break. Wishing you the very best and lots of "YOU" time to enjoy.

Big hugs, Lori m
Happy all the holidays till your back.

jimlynn said...

Good for you Lisa and I wish you the best! I think sometimes we just have to step back and take account of our life. Blogging is fun but it shouldn't consume us and sometimes it does!
I'm glad you left us with these beautiful cards to look at though. Love them!
Hugs! Lynn

SD pooja said...

Gorgeous beauties !

Sheryl said...

Hi Lisa i will miss you my friend,but i understand,i made the decision not long ago to only have my blog and only have facebook for family and got rid of IG altogether.
Hope you keep well Lisa and take care,sending a big hug and i love your beautiful cards xx

Donna Ellis said...

WAHHHHHHHHH! But but but, I ***need*** my Lisa fixes on a regular basis! Your fantasy gardens keep me going. I do understand completely, and am happy for you to take this little break. I hope this means that you will thoroughly enjoy the other things in your life. One thing I've begun doing effective this summer is try to be more well-rounded. I've been home-bound for so long. The CBD Oil has helped tremendously "take the edge off" the horrific pain I am constantly in. So I've been trying to get together with friends every 7-10 days for a morning, and I can FEEL the difference it has made to have that interaction with such lovely, caring friends who accept me for my quirky self. In the meantime, what would I have done without my internet friends who have kindly inspired and encouraged me, and kept me from feeling isolated? We have also found a caring, competent, outstanding young woman who is cleaning our home. This has helped us a lot so that Jack doesn't feel he has to do so much, and I am able to use my hands more frequently on artsy stuff. It means spending my crafty money on someone to do this, but I have so much "stuff" that it would be foolish not to have this amazing angel help me out like this. I'm trying also to be more honest with my real blogging/internet friends regarding my abilities, including the cognitive problems. At first I was afraid to, because we all have challenges in our lives, but then I realized that those who truly cared were better able to understand why I sometimes disappeared. I will still be looking for your fantasy gardens on IG and FB and maybe even leaving you harassing comments on this, your final blog entry. But you already know that I've warned you of my stalking -- that I will be emailing you purely for harassment purposes of course - giggle. Wishing you all the best in your endeavors, my dear, sweet CARING friend - and lots of love always coming to you from Florida. xx
PS - if this comment embarrasses you too much, don't approve it LOL

DIANA L. said...

Wishing you many blessings on your time off enjoy, refresh recoup!! Have a blessed daymy dear friend
DIANA L.

DL.ART
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

DIANA L. said...

Your card is as beautiful as ever!!

Kathy Krug said...

I will miss your blog posts,and I know your team mates will miss having you on their teams. When something we love to do is more than we can comfortably do, it is time to take a break. I will look for your cards on Facebook. All the best to you, my friend.

Pam said...

Oh my goodness! Well Lisa I know how you feel and actually have thought of doing the same. I actually don't post that often anymore. I can only imagine how difficult it is for you working, family, design teams, projects, deadlines. After my Dad passed away I began to think of just what was important. Family! It was very hard for me to get back to posting on my blog and now when I do it is usually something I have made for a family member or friend. I don't make things just to make them for a challenge anymore and very rarely enter a challenge. I was so caught up in it all for so long and spent countless hours on my computer going from blog to blog leaving comments religiously and honestly not getting many comments in return. You, my dear Lisa were one of the very few that ALWAYS commented. You don't know how much that means to me and how much I appreciated it! I will miss you and all of your lovely creations my friend!
I just love these gorgeous cards you have created! The heart die cuts are just beautiful as are the flowers and colors. Funny your last post is a birthday card, my birthday is this coming Sunday.
You take care of yourself and keep on creating! You are so very talented and the world needs to see your beautiful creations! You will be missed my friend!
Much love and hugs,
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Scrapper69 said...

Gorgeous cards Lisa! I love the beautiful flowers you always use! They make your cards even more elegant!!!
I'll miss you blogging, but totally get it. Blogging and FB and IG is a lot! I feel the same way as you and thought of taking a break as well. I wish you a wonderful break and enjoy these upcoming holidays!!! Big hugs and have a wonderful weekend!

Theresa

aga-craft said...

Przepięknie ukwiecone prace :) pozdrawiam :)

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning cards Lisa, beautifully designed and the colours are gorgeous, love them, have a lovely weekend, Kate x

ΔΕΛΦΙΝΑΚΙ said...

Hope everything be ok and the real life is out of the computer and blog
happy moments and health is the number one with our lovely persons


cotnob said...

I'm so sorry to read this Lisa, I will miss visiting your blog and seeing your gorgeous creations but real life is much more important and if a break is what you need then that is what you must do. Take care of yourself and I will look forward to your return.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Mia said...

Lisa, I will miss you, but take your time. I totally understand, we all need breaks. I will miss your comments on my blog and your GORGEOUS cards that always inspire me. Take care of yourself, sweetie, and I will be HAPPY to see you again in the blogland. And, as you always say, BIG HUGS!!!

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card as always thanks for sharing. Enjoy your Blog break - see you soon!

Liz said...

Stunning cards, Lisa, so beautiful and feminine. I'll miss popping over to your blog, but I'm looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous creations in the New Year. xx

Evi Erlinda said...

Hi Lisa, I'm going to miss the beautiful fairy tale and flower cards. I am one of your thousands of fans.
Enjoy your break time coz you deserve it.
Looking forward a new you in the new year.

Hugs!

krishna said...

Hope everything is fine. Take a beak and come back. XOXO

Donna said...

I will miss you Lisa and your beautiful creations while you are away. I hope you enjoy your time and come back refreshed. Hugs, Donna

Margaret Mifsud said...

Dear Lisa. I understand completely how you feel. I am in a similar position. Not much time to craft (not a lot of motivation either) or to visit and comment on other people's creations and it gets harder and harder each day. I will still keep going but I totally understand your need to take a break. I love the cards you created as a farewell. They are so beautiful and I will miss seeing your lovely creations but I hope you enjoy the rest of this year and wish you a happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas as well. Hope to see you again in the new year and wishing all the very best. Will miss you. big hugs xx

loz said...

Gorgeous cards Lisa. I will miss your beautiful cards and posts. I know how hard it is to keep up with all your commitments.. I have also taken a step back from making cards and post only once a week due to neck and shoulder pain..I hope to see you back next year with lots of inspirational ideas..Lots of Wishes for a Happy Christmas and New year..Hugs Loz&TeddyB

paperpapier said...

Hope you will find time to be back in blogland soon. Love to see your beautiful creations.

skrawek tęczy said...

Zachwycająca, piękna praca! Pozdrawiam serdecznie:)

Fikreta said...

these are gorgeous!
take care on your breake!

Kinga K. said...

I love your works, I hope you will be back soon ❤

scrAPpamondo said...

We will miss you, Lisa! :) Hope that all is well for you. Big hugs!

Samra said...

Dear Lisa, Your blog posts will be dearly missed, but I can totally understand. What ever it is, take care of yourself and enjoy life.
You are one of the sweetest people in the world and I wish only THE best in life.
Hugs
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Lisa Lynn said...

Lisa, your cards are beautiful. Love that die cut and you make such gorgeous cards. I can understand why you are needing time for yourself so wish you the best to take care of yourself. Will miss seeing all of your wonderful creations!

sarascloset said...

Lisa, I've just returned from visiting my family in Florida, and after taking care of some DT responsibilities, decided to visit my most consistent and sweetest blog friend. First off, I just want to say your cards are stunning, as always! Those papers are just beautiful and fresh, and I love the heart die cut. Needless to say, your floral arrangements are just breath taking! Secondly, I'm a bit sad you will not be sharing your lovely creations on your blog for a while, but I will keep looking for you to return. I'm not much for IG or FB, and don't even have an IG account. I most certainly understand your need for a break; you have been so wonderful about sharing your wonderful makes for years on your blog. I know how much time and effort is involved in this. Good for you to take time for yourself! I'm wishing you all the best, my friend! Sending hugs! Sara Emily

"Szalka" - Agnieszka said...


Hi
A wonderful card !! Beautiful flowers and colors. A wonderful composition !!! I also recently do not have enough time to create cards, work ... I greet you warmly and wish you all the best !!!

Anne Temple said...

You will be missed, but it's more important that you take care of yourself first. Hope your hiatus is truly restful and regenerative. Big hugs!!!

Wielkie Małe Pasje said...

Lisa, to przykra wiadomość, ponieważ uwielbiam Twojego bloga i Twoje prace. Ale rozumiem, czasami trzeba zrobić sobie przerwę. Życzę Tobie Moja Droga wszystkiego dobrego!!!!

ProjectGallias said...

What a lovely card! Good luck with your things and get back soon! And don't blame you, everyone needs a break from time to time! Cheers!

lisa808 said...

Gorgeous cards! I will miss you and look forward to 'seeing' you again in the new year! Hope all is well during the coming months. Big hugs, Lisa

yyam said...

Enjoy your break Lisa. I totally understand how overwhelming it can be to keep up. That's why I'm not on any design teams at the moment.

Tina Z. said...

oh, I will miss you and your amazing design which I love but I totally understand you.
I make many short breaks because I also can't handle all things :)).
I wish you all the best and enjoy your break.
crafty hugs xx

Billie A said...

Beautiful cards. I love the layered hearts die. Beautiful colors. Always brings such a smile seeing your creative art.

Carolyna's world said...

We will be waiting for you here. Sometimes everyone needs a break and I think even should make a break from blogging. Especially that real life is not in internet but outside of them :-)

So stunning cards :-)

Sylvia said...

2 stunning cards again,Lisa.Enjoy your break.I can understand it is sometimes too much.There is also a real life with your family and friends.

Hugs,Sylvia x

Grandma Bonnie said...

Lisa, i wish i had known more about your blog and what you create before you decided to take a break. You make wonderful cards and are so thoughtful when you create a blog post. I do understand all the time it takes into creating, blogging and commenting. I will use your blog posts as an example for my upcoming posts. I hope you enjoy your break, you deserve it.

Chriss America Real said...

Enjoy your break my friend! You deserve one.

I will miss you!

Hugs,
Chriss

Redanne said...

Lisa, your cards, as always are stunning and a beautiful way to say goodbye for now. You will be sorely missed and I look forward to seeing you again in the New Year my friend. Hugs, Anne xxx

Carolina G. Ticala said...

Estupendo producto! Tu post se ve maravilloso! Feliz día! ♡♡♡

Minas cap said...

Este contenido me pareció interesante y lo compartí en mi facebook.
Saude cap

Shelly Schmidt said...

Lisa- what a gorgeous card for your followers! I just want to say {Big Hugs} and hope you are OK! Your cards are like a breath of fresh air and a whiff of beauty and Love!!! I hope your time away will be rejuvinating and look forward to your return! Blessings to you my dear!!!

Karla Yungwirth said...

We will definitely miss you, but I totally understand! If you feel overwhelmed you need to get back to the things that make you happy. Your work is amazing, and I hope you don't give it up, even if it is just for yourself. You are so inspiring, and I thank you for all the sweet comments you've taken the time to leave on my blog! Let me know if you ever need anything!! I'll definitely see you around online. Take care and big hugs <3

Shylaashree said...

would be missing your floral deligts lisa. rejuvunate yourself and come back dear lisa

Sukie said...

Gorgeous cards Lisa! Even though I will miss your creations and the bloggy love you always leave, I completely understand the need to take a break! Enjoy your time away and recharge your batteries! Wishing you the best during the upcoming holiday season!

Doris knippenenplakken said...

I will miss your blog posts, again a gorgeous card Lisa!
Wishing you a wonderful time,I wish you all the best and enjoy your break.
Have a great weekend, hugs Doris

Monia - Monika Jakubowska said...

Dear Lisa, your cards are so gorgeous, I always love your works. I`m glad you will post on facebook and instagram :)
Big hugs!

wiola_c said...

Prześlicznie, kolory, kompozycja, wszystko bardzo mi się spodoba. :)
Pozdrawiam :)

R's Rue said...

Hugs.

Denise van Deventer said...

Shame Lisa...I know kinda how you feel and my blogging has been slow and inbetween too this year. I would really rather be crafting than blogging. I dont think people realise how much time it all takes. So good for you gal...rest up and catch your breath and we will catch you on the flip side. ;-) Beautiful cards and always love your style so much...craft away happily in the background! ;-)

Carolina G. Ticala said...

Un trabajo estupendo !
Espero verte pronto por mi blog! Feliz día! ♡♡♡

MiamiKel said...

oH sweet friend, I'll be here when you get back! I get it - it's so easy to ger burned out and overwhelmed and just life things - BTDT! Your cards are GORGEOUS as always and you'll surely be missed ♥ Big hugs and take care of you! xoxo

Billie A said...

I am sorry you're having to step away from blogging but totally understand. You come first. I am glad you're taking time for yourself and doing what you need to do so you can be relaxed and take small steps back into blogging when you're ready to. Prayers are being said for you. Take care and big hugs.

Lori m said...

Just stopping by to say hello if you get this, keeping you in our prayers for full rest and to enjoy life, big hugs, Lori m

Dorlene Durham said...

Take. Care. Looking forward to seeing you back soon

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is beautiful, as always. I am sad that you are going to MIA for a while, but I totally understand. You will be missed, just be sure and come back. Maybe just slow down a little when you come back. I suffered the same thing and I cut down to one design team. It helped tremendously. Enjoy your break. Hugs.

glamorous without the guilt said...

I love your work. Damn girl you are so talented

Have a nice day
Kinza Khushboo
Blog
Glamorous without the Guilt
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karlalala said...

you deserve a break!! we all need to go off the grid now and again. you will be missed and you are so very inspirational!! love all your posts. you've taught me how to use up all my flowers!! i havne't yet, but one day!!! Enjoy your time away and we look forward to seeing you when you feel up to it again!!! Big Hugz!!

Gosikowy Zakątek said...

Będziemy tęsknić za pięknymi kartkami! Powodzenia Liso, do zobaczenia w przyszłości :))

Petras Bastelschätze said...

Dear Lisa,
I can understand your decision very well and I hope that you will find the necessary strength and peace during your break. All the more I look forward to admiring beautiful new works in the new year.
Be blessed and many hugs Petra

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