Friday, May 8, 2015

blog break. . . .

For the next couple of months, life will be very busy for me.  I have decided to take a break from posting and challenges, at least for now, but maybe permanently.  When I am able, I hope to visit your blogs and make an occasional comment.  I also want to continue participating in Deborah's monthly card chain challenge.  This isn't really a challenge, but I really enjoy sending and receiving cards from others.

Thanks for all of your sweet comments and the great encouragement you have given me over the past (almost) five years of blogging here.  Till we "meet" again - I bid you adieu.  :-)

25 comments:

Maxine D said...

Enjoy your break Joy - I will miss you, although I have not followed for long. I do hope you will continue to be creative, even if you do not share your results here.
Blessings
Maxine

Cindy C. said...

Awe...I'll miss you Joy!! I do hope that you'll return to blog land afterward when things are more quiet for you. In the mean time take good care of yourself, and I wish you a great summer!! Happy Mother's Day weekend!!

Becca Cruger said...

You are just so incredibly sweet and I will miss seeing your lovely creations!

Teresa Kline said...

make the most of every day Joy...may you always share your creative heart!

sparkle & shine *~*

Betty Keefe said...

boo hoo - i will miss you Joy - do hope we can still keep in touch - and you know i have that extra bedroom if you ever come to nebraska!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Oh no!!!! Not permanently - come back again - I'll miss you! But certainly life is more important than blogging. Do what you must and enjoy it!

Brenda said...

You will be missed Joy! But I understand that life does sometimes through us a curved ball to steer us in another direction. Wishing you all the best! xxx

Greta said...

So glad we've "met" & become friends through our love of making cards. Have a wonderful summer, Joy. Hope you'll feel free to post any cards you do make & don't worry about leaving comments. Hugs, Greta

Dawn Turley said...

Will miss you Joy, but have an awesome summer and hopefully we'll see you soon. And maybe I'll time my entry on CCC to get a card from you one month.

Theresa said...

I will miss you, Joy! Enjoy your time away from blogging and have a great summer.
Hugs, Theresa

Linda Kunsman said...

I am sorry to hear that we will not be able to enjoy the many beautiful cards you create and share Joy. I know we'll stay in touch but will miss visiting you here on a regular basis. I hope all is well and wish you all the best my friend. XO

judkajudi said...

Joy, I hope you enjoy your summer free from any blogging "obligations". It's good to listen to what your spirit is telling you. You will be missed while you are gone; I hope the fall finds you ready to play with stamps and paper again. Take care of yourself! Big hugs, Judy

Kara Lynne said...

Joy, it has been such a pleasure getting to know you! I know blogging takes a lot of time, and life is busy. Anytime you feel like posting, whether it's once a month or once a year, I'll be so happy to see you!

Jacee said...

So sorry to see you go Joy, it's been a pleasure getting to know you and visiting your blog, maybe we'll bump into each other along the way.
Take care of yourself.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Cat Craig said...

Joy, your creations will be missed. Sending good thoughts your way, and may your expectations of the coming times be exceeded in the most wonderful ways. Hugs.

walchowDesign said...

I am so glad that we are friends thru blogging and we hope that we will continue to do so although you will not be blogging, Joy! You will be missed and all the best in what you need to do...

Robin K. said...

Oh Joy I hope you'll not stop blogging forever!!! You should feel free to come and go as you like - I've often disappeared from blogland for months depending on what's going on in my life at the time. What I love about this community is the warm reception I receive every time I do come back:) Have a wonderful summer and hope to see you here again in the fall!!! Hugs, Robin

Christi Conley said...

Hi Joy ~ I hope you do continue to participate in the Card Chain Challenge! I LOVE the card you made & sent me and I hope to see you have time to create in the future :) XOXO

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Hi Joy, lovely to see you are still around! Don't you miss blogging? I certainly miss you :)))

Deborah Nolan said...

Oh, dear, this will prove to be a hole for many, I suspect. I hope everything is okay?

Many hugs,
Deborah


Diane said...

I hope in the future you find time to blog and post again.

Hugs diane

Becca Cruger said...

Hi Miss Joy! I know you're on a blog break, but I just wanted to pop over to tell you that I think about you and your gorgeous creations from time to time! You're missed! :D

Becca Cruger said...

I'm just gonna keep commenting on this post because I can't NOT tell you how sweet you are, Joy! Thanks for the encouraging words you left on my blog today. :) They made me grin!

Barb Ghig said...

Thinking about you Joy, and hoping all is well! I do hope you will enjoy your blogging break, and that you'll be back to visit us sometime soon! Sending hugs to you...Barb xoxo

Tiffany Ervin said...

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Tiffany
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