Monday, March 18, 2013

A New Leaf

Hello Everyone!!

WOW! I've been back in Augusta almost a full five months and that has brought about some changes. I've decided that Snips of Time really needs to be a serious focus for me, as a business. I've always said this is what I want to do for a living. I want to create and teach others they can create too. So....THAT'S WHAT I'M DOING!!

I still have my "day job," but I am on a leave of absence to help my mother (who has some serious health concerns.) Every cloud has a silver lining (at least in my world) so I'm using some of this time off of my "real job" to explore what I can do to make Snips of Time a success. I'm really excited about it, but at the same time scare. But, scared or not: HERE I GO!!

I've been pretty busy in the studio. I just finished an order that will go in a fundraiser auction basket, that included 10 thank you cards, a sample mini album and a gift certificate for a mini album. I also just finished 12 Easter cards for a neighbor. I'm also recently finished an amazing project that was for two adopted boys (brothers.) It was a scrapbook for each of them to give them a time line of sorts, a where they came from to where they are today. It was such an honor to be asked to work on their albums. I really believe that this was my  most important project yet :)

My next project is to get those two sweet boys' albums current...their mom and dad are sending more pictures!! I can't wait. I'm still working on the usual birthday and anniversary cards and whatever little projects pop up.

You can see examples of my work on my facebook page , please look for my Snips of Time Scrapbooking and Cards page and "like" it. When I hit 100 likes, I'm doing a drawing for a free set of five cards!!

Feel free to comment on here as well. Maybe if I get enough people commenting I'll do a give away on here as well!

Have a creative life!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hello 2013

Well hello 2013!! At least half of the first month of the new year hasn't gone before I got around to saying hello!! And I do have a lot to tell you!

Snips of Time, as well as myself, has moved once again...and hopefully for the LAST time. 2012 was a tough year for me personally as I lost my GA dad and my GA mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer. That's what prompted my move. I have moved back to my hometown of Augusta GA and have been working on getting my studio put back together down here. My husband is still in IN, finishing some things up there and will be joining me hopefully shortly. I'm living with my mother, right now just being some emotional support as her physical health is still holding I pray it continues to do so.

Snips of Time didn't take much of a break. In the first two months of me being down here I made over 50 cards and worked on some scrapbooking at well. I've kept my "day" job with CVS and transferred to a store near my home here in Augusta and am the "Engagement Ambassador" for my current store, like I was for my previous store. I am incredibly blessed by walking into another store and feeling like part of the CVS family immediately.

My studio is a work in progress here, but it works and I'm still making progress on all my projects LOL.

So, 2013 is here. It will bring happier times and it might bring some sadness too. We'll have to wait and see what it brings. But I will bring a positive attitude and some creativity to the year!!

I have a ton of "goals" that in reality, I need to sit down and really give some thought to. I'd like to accomplish some things this year...and to do that I really need to have more focus. So, focusing is what I'm going to do.

Now, off to the studio to work for a bit before I have to go to my day job:)