Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Last post for a while....













Sorry I've been away for so long! Life has pretty much put my plans into a blender, pureed them, and spit them back out into my lap. I'm on a whole new track and I'm loving the fresh outlook it's brought to my life :D Things are finally starting to make sense in my life and that is so exciting!

First off, I'll be going back to teaching in the fall! I'll be teaching a fourth grade gifted class. There are no words to describe how excited I am. Since I found out, I've been planning curriculum, reading great children's literature and stocking up on the neccessities - classroom stuff, work clothes, work shoes...ya know, any reason to go shopping :P Plus, it feels great to know I'll be making my own money and no longer need to "ask" for things. Although dh is wonderful at providing Sarah and I with everything we need, it'll be great to know I can get it myself from now on and contribute to the house bills, as well.

Secondly, I will no longer be scrapping as a "job" any longer. It was a hard decision to make but I'm happy with it. I know there will be limited time to spend with my family once I start teaching. I want to be able to spend every moment with them and scrap when I want to, instead of scrapping for a deadline. I'll miss the push to create and the wonderful teammates I've had on various teams, but I know this is the best decision for us. Plus, I think I'll finally be able to enjoy scrapping again. The pressure to create awesome stuff every month was kind of getting to me. Sometimes, I want to just throw a layout together and not worry about balance and proportion and colors. So, this decision will provide me with the opportunity to get back to the "fun" of scrapping...when I have the time, that is!

Here is my last project I created with the Label Tulip Project kit, which I created!! And, it's sold out!! WOO HOO!! I also helped create the main kit this month, which also sold out. Nothing like going out with a bang! It just warms my heart to know that so many people are enjoying and scrapping with the products that I hand picked simply because I loved them so much! If you picked up either of the kits, have a blast with them!

54 comments:

joscelyne cutchens said...

soo soo beautiful as usual! :)

Mandi said...

That's so exciting that you'll be teaching! I was an education major for two years in college, before I decided it just wasn't for me. But the hubs does it, and I have so much respect for teachers, let me tell you!

Hopefully you'll still find time to scrap, though. :)

Kasey said...

Good Luck Alexis with your new life!!! I am sure you'll love being able to scrap for you and not for the whole world to see.

AnnaMarie said...

BEAUTIFUL as always! :)

Alexis, I will miss seeing all your scrappy goodness from month to month but I am SO happy for you about your new venture - it sounds like an exciting time for you in your life right now, and I am so thrilled for you! :) You've got your priorities right! :) HUGS! xoxo

shana0780 said...

Good luck and your mini is very beautiful

Anonymous said...

Alexis, I will miss your posts and your fun blogging. All your pages have been a wonderful inspiration. When you do have a chance to scrap hope you will post it. I'm sure anything you "throw together" will be fun and inspirational. Have fun with your new class. They are a lucky bunch of kids. Take care.

Karmele said...

wowowww!!! Beautiful!!!

Zarah said...

What an amazing new adventure you're embarking on! :D Congratulations!

No matter what, I'll still follow your blog and looove your work. We all need to step back from time to time, and as long as you don't disappear, I'm happy as can be.

I wish you ALL the best on your brand new journey! :D

Amy Teets said...

such a beautiful book! even better in person!

Jenny said...

oh man, will i miss your inspiration! i too am a sahm who will be getting back to teaching one of these days good luck. please post when you scrap for "fun".

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much for all your inspiration and lovliness over the past year! Congratulations and good luck with the teaching position!

Jenn in Vancouver

Charlene said...

I certainly bought your kit..I was just thinking yesterday how excited I am to get it!!! I am such a HUGH fan of yours!! Selfish for me....but so HAPPY for you!!! Please let us know how your doing from time to time...you know about your class etc.....and I am really happy for you!!!

scrapcat said...

I will be missing your scrappy work! love this mini - good luck on your new job. Sounds wonderful!

dannigirl said...

congrats on the job and best of luck to you. i have been a fan of yours since the beginning. i will continue to search your blog and hope that you will find some scrappin time here and there.
blessings,
~danni

Jill said...

Exciting changes abound! Congratulations and best of luck. I will MISS your LT genius!

PINK*SPARROW said...

Alexis this is so sad. I don't post much if any but I'm such a big fan of you're incredible work. And you're layouts were the best at LT too. I did get you're project kit this month too, I'm so looking forward to creating with it.
Good luck with you're new path and I hope to see some of you're work on you're blog from time to time. I have you in my fave blogs list.
denise

Leena said...

Congrats on your new teaching stint Alexis! I'm sure you'll enjoy yourself with the kids! Your projects are as gorgeous as always. We'll definitely miss your creation! Just make sure you share your work again when you have the time! :)

Leah said...

wishing you the best of luck on your new adventure! good shoes are definitely a must...we will miss you at LT!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

oh Alexis.. You have made the right decision :) *hugs* Good luck and don't be a stranger :)

Tracy said...

Best wishes to you for your teaching career. : )

Breanne Crawford said...

alexis! what an EXCITING time for you!!! how awesome! i know you will be SUCH a fabulous gifted teacher! i would be happy to have madelyn have you for a teacher! the scrapping is beautiful, as always, and good for you on getting back to scrapping just for the pure enjoyment!

Janinek said...

Stunning Mini Album! Good luck with your teaching! You will be an asset to the school. I do have a prediction though..when you sit down to scrap, even for just yourself, you will still agonise over all those details! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Love the minibook! The papers and photos and so cute! I will miss you regular inspiration, but know you will be an awesome teacher.

Debbi T said...

I will be so sad to not see your awesome work at the LT gallery. I hope you'll post any creations you make as a "regular" scrapper on your blog.

Congratulations on your teaching job! I'm a fifth grade teacher, and even though they suck the life out of me on a daily basis, it's so fun and rewarding to spend my day teaching and learning with kids.

Amanda said...

wow. that must have been such a hard decision for you to step down from all of your scrappy positions! .. but it sounds like your really excited about getting back to teaching!! yay!!! .. I will miss your inspo, but I'm sure this life change for you will be one that you wont regret! It's nice to take a step back and dabble in something creative on your own terms, that's for sure. Good luck to you!! :)

Linda said...

Congrats Alexis on your new teaching job, you will be a great teacher. I'm sure it was a tough decision, but I'm sure its the right one for you & your family. I've followed you since day 1 on Label Tulip. Your work has always been amazing & such an inspiration to me. Good luck with everything, you will love it. Please continue to keep us all insprired, I will miss your posts. Keep scrappin!!!!

SCRAPGIRL : PATTY TANUZ said...

Love it!!!!!! Wowowow colors are fantastic, pics are beautiful, as usually!!! I can't let of see the album!!!!!!! Kisses amiga!!!!!

Cathy said...

You will definitely be missed from Label Tulip, Alexis!! I can not thank you enough for all your support for the last couple of years! Also, thank you so much for being there for me when I needed your help! You definitely saved my life for creating such a beautiful kit for this month!
Thank you x 1000000000000000000000000...!!

{Hugs}
Cathy

Birgit said...

Congrats on the new job! How exciting! I know what you mean with scrapping for a deadline and can fully understand your choices, but I hope you never give up scrapping just for you! I totally adore your cute album and hope to see more "just for you"-work in the future!

Lori Gentile said...

Congratulations on the new teaching job. You sound so excited and that makes me excited for you. I am going to miss seeing your work every month, but I admire your choice.

Chiknana said...

Fabulous, wonderfuul and so fresh, i adore your mini-album.

La grande cupcake said...

I'm soooooo sad that you're not posting stuff anymore....you are my daily inspiration! Love everything you do! www.lagrandecupcake.blogspot.com

Ma. Paulina said...

Hi Alexis

Good Luck with your new life!!!Love the minibook are beautiful.
Hugs
Paula

Katie said...

I LOVE the mini book!! I hope you'll still be scrapping though.. your one of my favorites!!

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We, your readers are so happy for you. Good luck on your new life and career. Thank you for the wonderful blogs you posted it will be treasured.

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That’s great news. Although were going to miss your blogs, we are happy for you. By the way, as always you made another beautiful scrapbook.

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Woooooowwwwww!
So BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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loving your style, this is a beautiful book :D

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