Sunday, June 29, 2014


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:)


  1. Hi Laura, I don't often comment but I do subscribe to your blog and really enjoy seeing your beautiful creations. I just wanted you to know that I truly understand where you are coming from. I'm a demonstrator as well and do not enjoy holding workshops or clubs either. I love to get together with friends to stamp but I don't want the stress of being a leader. I like being a hobby demo and I have a couple of friends who order from me and they appreciate the fact that there is no pressure as well to attend anything or place orders. So I applaud your decision to do the things you want to do now and what makes you happy! And I'll still be stopping by to see all your beautiful works of art! Hugs!

  2. Thanks so much for your encouraging words Kathi:) Hopefully now I can do some stamping for fun!

  3. Laura, your post has really moved me. Sending you hugs as you move forward in your journey as a demonstrator. I love sharing my love of stamping and scrapbooking with others, and have also struggled with how I want to continue.

  4. Thank you Wendie:) I wish I was more of a people person~would make things much easier. Best of luck to you as you try to figure it out:)