Well, hello there! Long time, no see, huh? I had a wonderful, restful break, and I was really able to do some thinking and soul searching. After a lot of thought, I've decided to do things here a PPPR a little differently from now on. Before I tell you about the changes, I'd like to share the reason I'm changing things up. So, here it goes...I'm going to be real with you, right now.
When I started designing cutting files, it was a complete career change for me. I went from teaching elementary school full time and going to graduate school to staying home and figuring out how to turn my drawings into cutting files (because of a family move and change in our situation). I was passionate about paper crafting, and I loved every minute that I was designing. It really was a dream come true.
Fast forward to now...almost 5 years later...and my dreams have changed a bit. I still love to draw and create art, and my heart and interests have really started to shift. I'm super excited right now because I'm learning new ways to draw and I'm using those drawings to create acrylic, watercolor, and digital paintings and illustrations. I'm taking classes and absolutely loving every minute of it. I'd love to turn this new passion into something more...I'm just not quite sure what that means, just yet. So, I'm sure you can imagine that a lot of my time has been taken up by these new interests. It's really all I can think about...which is a really exciting thing, especially since I've been struggling over the past couple of years with bouts of something pretty close to depression. I just wasn't myself...I was withering away. But, now I'm back, and feeling fresh and happy and excited again. So, I have to follow my heart on this one and really invest my time in these new interests. That's really best for everyone...my family, my friends, and, of course, me.
So, here's how things are going to change. I still want to create SVGs, but I also want to have plenty of time to learn and practice my new passion. So, I will no longer be offering freebies every Friday. I know. :( But, I will be offering Flash Freebies occasionally...I'm hoping at least once or twice a month. No promises on that timeline, but that is my plan. I'll also be adding other files to my store...just not as many as before. My awesome Design Team has decided to stick with me, so they will be sharing projects with you...just not everyday, like before. And, we won't be having regular challenges and blog hops. We might do one now and again, just for fun, bun not on a scheduled basis. So, that's it...I hope you understand. I feel that all of us have had times when we find a new passion and just can't stop thinking about it...so much so that it turns into new goals and dreams. So I hope you're with me in thinking that I should go for it.
So, today, I have a couple of new files for you. You can click on the photos to see these in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Store. Oh, and the Gumball Machine is FREE through next Thursday night.
Oh, and I can't forget the best part! There's a sale going on over at PPPR! You can save 30% off your entire purchase! No coupon needed...you'll see the discount in your cart.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!