Monday, August 17, 2009

Ch-ch-ch-CHANGES.

Hi everyone!

I'm so sorry I've been missing for so long. I just wanted to stop back on and let you know that I've decided to stop blogging & will no longer be doing design work. I have some areas of my life that I want to focus on, and as you know, blogging and stamping require a lot of my time and attention, which I don't feel like I have right now!

I personally want to thank all of the wonderful stamp companies who have put their faith in my stamping abilities and have shared their incredible products with me. Most of all, I want to thank you, my faithful readers, for always being here to support and encourage me through my paper journey. All good things must come to an end, and I feel like this is the perfect timing for me right now.

Who knows, someday you may see me back, once I've gotten things in order and have more time to devote. Maybe when I'm 80 and finally can retire (grrrrr), I'll be a stamping machine again!

I wish everyone endless creativity and happiness!

Lisa Z.

Special thanks to:

Crafty Secrets (The incredible Sandy Redburn and team)
Pink Persimmon (Thanks, Darcy and Judy!)
Our Craft Lounge (Joy and Cams, you are the BOMBS)
Eclectic Paperie (Joy and Daisy and CEO Sam, you rock!)
Whippersnapper (Anna & Lisa B)
Splitcoaststampers (Daven, Jenn, Lori, HUGE HUGS!)
Tattered Angels

Spellbinders
Hanna Stamps (Thank you, Kristi Ferro!)

46 comments:

Marcy said...

I'll miss seeing your inspiring work, Lisa, but I certainly understand the benefits of changing gears every once in awhile. Maybe you will be able to pop in on us at the SCS Crafty Secrets forum and participate in some challenges just for fun now and then. We'd love to have ya! Hugs and best wishes!

Nancy said...

I'll miss you and your creativity on my blog reader list, but I'm not taking you off! I'm glad you are reordering priorities if that is what is needed in your life right now. I think we women try to cram too many obligations into our lives and we miss out on the important things.

JeanFB said...

Oh, Lisa - I just discovered your work several weeks ago, and I will certainly miss you! I wish you good luck and many blessings. Your work has been so inspirational. I hope you will keep your old posts up - I feel that I (and others!) have a lot to learn from looking through the archives :) Best regards,
Jean

Jessica said...

Lisa, I'll miss seeing your posts and your awesome cards! I hope you still stamp now and then and post in the SCS gallery. Bummer that real life has to interrupt the fun stuff! Take care!

Linda B said...

Oh Lisa...I'm so sad to hear this. I can always spot your work in my favorite magazines, and love all of it. I can certainly understand that life just gets too busy, though. Best of luck to you. I love your shabby style and will miss you terribly;)

Valerie said...

I miss you already. I wish you the best in whatever life brings you, you know that, right?

Kookie said...

I am sad to read this LZ but I understand having to do what is best for you.
I truely hope you find what you are looking for.
Huge hugs as always zapstar.

Heather McNally said...

Hey Z! All I can say is I love ya! OK - I'll say more (*snort*). I am a FIRM believer in doing what is best for you. Follow your heart. Do what is right and best for you. As long as you are true to yourself, you will be HAPPY! That's what I wish for you. *mwah*

Bevie Pearl said...

I just read this. I love your work and your stories. I am sure that as you close this door ........the doors to your heart will open. HUGS.

Jenn Balcer said...

Lisa, baby, know that I love you always and forever. You have the BIGGEST heart and I want you to know that I'm ALWAYS here for you. BIG hugs, and you go girl, knowing what you need and want to do! HUGS!

Lori Craig said...

{{Lisa}} You are a doll, and you are an amazing artist. Our paths would have never crossed if not for stamping, for that I'm grateful. Big hugs!

Heather Gates said...

Oh I will miss you Zappa! I hope you can now focus your energy on what is most important to you!

Stefanie Staniak said...

Hey Zappy, I wish you success in your future endeavors and I hope to see you return to the stamping arena in the future. Your talents should not be kept hidden for too long.
Hugs my little friend :)

Elaine said...

Lisa,
Thank you for your hours of devotion and creativity! I had hoped to someday meet you at the Crafty Secrets booth - but I understand completely when life's calling takes you a different direction. Wishing you all the best!! Many hugs and best wishes! Elaine

Jillisgram said...

You were one of the first bloggers I followed regularly since I started making cards. I sure will miss you and your wonderful style! Good luck in your new endeavors and hope to see you back some day in the future.

lorrietori said...

Oh no! I'm so gonna miss all your shabby loveliness! Best of luck to you and I really hope to see you stampin' and bloggin' again very soon! I guess now would be a good time for me to go back and read all of your past posts that I haven't yet. You have truly inspired me with all your wonderful creations and your decorating sense. Thank you so much! ~Lorrie

Bette said...

Lisa, I will miss you, your blog is one of the ones I visit daily.
I always love all your creations, I wish you all the best.

Paula said...

wishing you the best. I will miss your creativity. But I know you must need the free time, if any of us truly has "free" time these days.

Denise Young said...

Good luck to you and your new direction in life.
I will miss seeing your art/ stamps/ humor on your blog. You've been a fave of mine for many years.

Connie Pruitt said...

I will miss you!

Colleen T said...

Lisa, I'll miss seeing your BEAUTIFUL designs and posts. Change is good! I know as a former AB/Foundations ee! Good luck!

RonL said...

sorry to see u leave the crafting world - I love your work and your blog... Hopefully u will find your way back to us again.....

Sherry Cheever said...

Oh wow, what a stunner Zappy! I will miss seeing your wonderful creations. You have been great inspiration for so many, including myself! I wish you well in whatever path life takes you!

Pam said...

ACK!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

DON'T THESE #@!#&!@# FONT'S GET ANY BIGGER?!

LOVE YOU ZAPPY!

Renee G said...

NOOOOOOOOO say it aint so!!!!!!!!! I will miss your blog and your creativity!
I hope that things get in order and your back sooner then when your 80! ha

Keely Yowler said...

Good luck in everything you do. Your work is just beautiful! Even though life is hectic, always make time for you.

Darthy said...

Hey Zappy, it's been a great ride. Thanks for all the inspiration over the years. You rock, you always have, you always will, no matter what you're doing. Happiness always my friend.
thank you

Julie Campbell said...

I'm so sorry for our sakes, Lisa--but obviously this is best for you. I'll miss your beautiful work and inspiration! Thanks for sharing with us all!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

BIG, BIG SUPER Duper HUGS {{{Lisa}}}!!! I know you will be missed. I know I will miss you!!

Book Bling said...

You will be missed but I totally understand.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG ... you will certainly be missed but I can certainly understand!! Take care of yourself and I'll keep you in my prayers!

Carol (HB) said...

Bravo!
You know I adore all you create, and you can pump them out faster and better than anyone I know. However, I know you need to find *you* in this crazy world. Sending big hugs and hoping that we don't loose touch! I *heart* you very much!!!

Mrs.Thomas said...

WOW, just want you to know how much I have enjoyed the paper journey with you. You were my first blog that I found that I loved and I have checked regularly for a well over a year. I always wondered how you could be so productive. Wishing you the very best. Blessings to you

Anonymous said...

We will miss you and your Shabby self!Best Wishes! Your blog was the first one I read when I started cardmaking.And the first one I check everyday. I have learned a lot from you.Thank you for all you have done.
ReeInNC

Terry said...

Lisa,
Just wanted to let you know that I wish you well in whsatever endeavors you take in in the future. I will miss your wonderful projects and CC&M will miss your winderful samples you created for us. But most of all we just wish you well.
Terry

Debbie K. said...

Good luck to you Lisa. You have showered us with so much inspiration from your designs! Hope you do return to us someday....! Debbie K.

Kristina Lewis said...

I am and will always be a Lisa Zappa fan :). You rock as an artist, but more importantly as a person! Keep in touch! Hugs!

Savor the Journey said...

Oh Zappy ...
I have a feeling that you're onto something "gooder" for YOU, and ultimately, that's the most important thing. I shall treasure the (((hugs))) from this summer even more than ever, but most of all, I wish you happiness and love.

Sweetness to you always,
Tex

Amy said...

Oh, Lisa...I'm hoping all is well with you and for you...please keep in touch...

Hugs,
Amy

Stephenie said...

I wish you the absolute best! I absolutely understand and I pray that your life goes in the direction you are aiming for. I am sure this decision is exactly what you'll need! I will miss your blog so much but will think of you often. :)

Mary Duffek said...

Best of luck on your new adventure...and will miss your creativity...selfish I know. =)Praying for God to wrap his loving arms around you during this time of transition. You go girl!!! You have your priorities straight and wish you the best of luck and many blessings for your new path. Thank you for your years of dedication and for your endless creativity that you've freely shared with us.

Charmingdesigns said...

I love your blog. I hope you don't take it off, so we can go back over it and get inspiration from the work that you have done. I hope everything turns out well. Take care friend. Laurie

Jennifer said...

Sometimes we just need to breathe and let that be ok - people that care - especiallly women - understand and love us all the more because we're taking care of ourselves. Best of luck, Jennifer jennsthreegraces

Gwen Mangelson said...

totally understand! I love you and am glad you are in my facebook friend list!! Thank you for all your inspiration in my creative life!
you are awesome!!!
please keep in touch!

Mrs.Thomas said...

Lisa,
I was one of your blog stalkers and thought about you this morning. I know you are somewhere in cyberspace because of the change on your blog background! If you see this just know I thought of you today.

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