Sunday, January 13, 2013

Blog break....

Hello friends, if you're a regular visitor to my blog you know that I haven't blogged in some time. I figured I'll post a short message for those of you that may be wondering what's going on.

If  you don't follow the Lili of the Valley Inspire blog, you may not know I've stepped down from their wonderful design team. I absolutely loved working with that company, the owners and other lovely folks who work there are just wonderful. Their product is truly top notch, I will always love their designs. Thanks to LOTV for allowing me to be a part of their team for so long.

A couple of things have kept me from stamping/card making for a while. The first culprit was my back injury several months back, which was aggravated again at work right after Christmas. Recovery the second time around was much slower, and I am still having trouble sitting up for long periods of time. This put a huge dent in my mojo. I am convinced that creativity is like a muscle, it must be exercised regularly to keep functioning. Unfortunately, because I was couch-bound for so long, the mojo is in the worst shape of it's life, lol.

I can never stop being totally creative though, so I had to start a few things that I could do on my couch, embroidery and little felt projects like penny rugs and stuffed ornaments. Hey, it keeps me sane!

I'm looking forward to try my hand at decorative painting again, maybe. And of course, so many new things on Pinterest to try...

Hopefully I'll be back before too many of you disappear, I still love this craft and love to share!

Thanks to my lovely regular readers for sticking by me all this time, I appreciate you all!

27 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear. I do hope your healing well. That's why your blog wasn't updating, lol. I can't wait to see what you do with the water colors. Get better soon.
    Hugs, Dangina

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  2. Love your blog, hope you are back to us soon! and hope you feel better soon!

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  3. Sending you healing hugs and best wishes for a speedy recovery. Tracey x

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  4. Sorry that you had to step down. Hope you'll feel better soon! Take care, Colinda

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  5. Feel better! Hope you are back soon. I will miss your inspiration!!!!

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  6. So Sorry you've having such a bad time. Thoughts are with you for good health.

    Val in Spain xxx

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  7. The most important thing on this blog is YOU. Don't feel pressured to come back until you are ready in heart, body and mind. You are such a creatively, talented artist and I will be here no matter how many posts you blog.

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  8. You all are just so wonderful! Thank you for the kind words and well wishes!

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  9. Follow you on LOTV and love your cards, so I'll be here waiting to see your next lovely creation! In fact show us your 'couch creations' that'll keep your finger in blog land!! Hope you get better soon!

    Big hugs
    Roni :D xox

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  10. So sorry to hear about your back - I know what a pain that can be. I hope, as you're able to get crafty again, that you'll share your projects with us even if they're not cards. I've gotten a lot of inspiration from you and your cards so thank you for that! I hope you feel better soon and can get crafty!

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  11. Your posts are absolutely amazing and will surely be missed but as one person said the most important thing is you. So with that said feel better and don't be afraid to show us whatever you are up to....

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  12. Hello,
    I just placed my first order with LOTV and found your blog via their website. I am so sorry to hear about your back injury! NO FUN! But I am glad that you have found some crafty things you can do in the place of card making for now. I wish you well and hope you are fully healed very soon. Blessings to you!
    :) Jill

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  13. Katarina, I am so sorry to hear you have a back injury, that's no fun at all! Hope you are fit as a fiddle real soon! hugs!

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  14. Hello Katarina I hope you are well soon! I have been so inspired by your talent and creativity. I have just been following your blog for the past year and truly enjoy it. I'm sure you bring some great ideas to your next work of art. I will continue to check in on your blog to see what new things you are doing. Again, get well and take care.

    Viola

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  15. So sorry to hear of your back injury, hope you are feeling much better soon, I know what you mean about lack of mojo too as I get inflicted with it frequently!! looking forward to seeing you back in action on your blog soon hopefully, hugs Sara xx

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  16. The important thing is taking care of yourself. Will be looking forward to seeing you create again. Take care!

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  17. Hello Katrina, so sorry to hear about your back. Sometimes things happen to make us try different things in life and I am sure whatever you choose to create it will be an inspiration to us all. Please post some of your new creations if you can. I wish you a speedy recovery and thank you for all your beautiful creations you truly are an inspiration. Happy Crafting, Sue xx

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  18. So sorry to hear you are poorly Katarina, sometimes things happen to make us try
    other things, which I am sure you will be wonderful at and make some beautiful creations. Thank you so much for your wonderful work it is truly inspiring and it a joy to view. Happy Crafting, Sue xx

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  19. Aw, I'm sorry to hear you've stepped down from LOTV. I just found your blog recently and I really, really loved your sweet creations. I'll miss them, but I'm excited for your new ventures as well. Hope you heal up quickly! Take care.

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  20. Sorry to hear about your back Katarina - hope it will be 100% very soon. Thank you for inspiring me with your beautiful creations. Take care of yourself.

    Crafty {{hugs}}
    Jocelyn X

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  21. Hope you recover quickly and that you find some ways to keep creative in the meantime

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  22. Just checking back to find out how you are doing. We only received this brief update and no projects. I do hope all is well and recovering well.
    Hugs, Dangina

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  23. So sorry to hear you are having difficulties with your back. I hope you are feeling a bit better already? Just take all the time you need... we won't go anywhere. ;-)
    Sending you positive thoughts!
    hugs, Jolanda

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  24. So sorry to hear about your back, Katarina - hopefully you are doing a lot better now. I totally understand the mojo loss; I'm in the same boat. I think you're right - it's another one of those "use it or lose it" things! It'll come back if we work on it though. Would love to see some of whatever you are creating so please post! We're going to miss your cards, but look forward to seeing whatever new things you decide to do. {{hugs}}

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  25. We all need a blog break once in a while (my last break lasted a year!), look forward to your return :) Hope your back is on the mend x

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  26. Glad to see a post from you. Hope you feel better soon! Love your creations and sorry to hear you can't do much of card making for a while. That must be very frustrating! I still look at your older creations, sometimes just to look and sometimes for inspiration. Take care! :)

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  27. Tonight is my first night visiting your delightful blog, Katarina. While I'm sorry to hear about your back surgery, I'm grateful you are on the road to recovery. Your mojo will soon be back, blessing the rest of us with your incredible style. In the meantime, please take care, and know that you have a new follower -- ME! LOL hugs, de

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