I'm retiring from SU! and a Flashback video!

Hi Everyone,
I want to thank all of you who have ordered, hosted a party, or have been a part of a club through Stampin' Up!. It's been an amazing and fun year and half. Your support has meant the world to me and I greatly appreciate all of you.
Recently I find myself with very little time to craft. I've only been in my craft room in the past month a few times and it was to wrap Christmas presents or to check email. After thinking long and hard I decided that effective Dec 31st I will be retiring from Stampin' Up!.
I will leave the link up for ordering Stampin' Up! through my site until the 31st, so if there is anything you are looking for now is a good time to order. I love SU! products, but I really want to get back to just crafting for fun and making videos for fun rather than making a business out of it. I miss the days of going in my craft space to relax and enjoy my favorite pasttime. January 2015 is my goal to get back to crafting for fun and making videos for you all to enjoy.

Thank you all for your love and support not only though my Stampin' Up! journey but throughout the years of blogging and making videos.

I always take the month of December off from blogging and making videos to enjoy the holiday and spend time with my family. I normally post some flashback videos during the month...so here is the first video :) It's using the Tag Topper Punches which I love and they come in handy when making some quick tags for gift packages (Supplies are listed below)
This one comes from January 2014:
Watch Below | Watch on You Tube



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Tag #1 Supplies List



Tag #2 Supplies List:


Tag #3 Supplies List:


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14 comments

  1. I could tell from your posts that it was becoming too much to handle, and not fun for you anymore!. SU has awesome products, and I loved being a part of the Stamp Club. Looking forward to more inspiration from you in 2015, when it will be all for fun! Have a wonderful Merry Christmas.

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    1. BethAnn, A big hug to you for being such a sweetheart and being a part of this past club. You are so understanding...thank you and Merry Christmas my fellow PA'er.
      Hugs, C

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  2. Then I better order what I need pronto! I know many will feel as I do - just keep doing what you had been doing in the past, which is making all kinds of great videos for us. I started following you a couple years ago when you were doing the Wild Card series, and now there's so much more out there to enjoy. Have a wonderful holiday, Merry Christmas, and I look forward to "seeing" you more often in 2015.

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    1. Hi Charlotte, Thank you so much for your support. You are a sweetie. Merry Christmas to you too and see you in 2015.
      Hugs, Christina

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  3. Not surprised at all - was a little disappointed when you first re- signed up with SU - thought your videos would only focus on their stuff - they have a lot of rules about that. Looking forward to your fresh start in January. Enjoy your Christmas!! Oh, and I would love to see you do a comparison between the Cricut Explore and the Silhouette.

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    1. Hi Sue,
      They do and I think that is what was holding me back and feeling less creative these days. I'd be happy to do an explore vs silhouette video in the new year. Are you wanting to see more on the software or more on the quality of cuts? or both?
      Hugs, Christina

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  4. I've missed your regular videos ~ so glad you're "coming back"!!! Enjoy the holidays with your family, and I'll be looking forward to seeing you again in the new year!!!

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    1. I've missed making them too. I'm looking forward to going old school and playing for fun. Happy holidays to you and your family as well. Enjoy :)

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  5. I've been with you since I bought my Cricut about 2008 or so. Lost track of the date. When you went back to StampinUp it didn't seem like you had the enthusiasm in your cards that you usually have and of course, lately you haven't been stamping at all. Whatever you do.....just get your mojo back. I miss you!
    Happy holidays, get some rest.

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    1. Hi Mary,
      Your right I didn't feel enthusiastic about card making at all while working with SU! it was too much pressure and I didn't enjoy the process as much as I used to. Hugs, go you and Happy Holidays.

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  6. Glad you are putting yourself first along with your dear family. Look forward to the old format and fun again.

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    1. Thank you. I'm looking forward to a stress free 2015. Hugs, Christina

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  7. Hi Christina, I've been following you for a few years now, you are always an inspiration, with new and fresh ideas. I did notice in your tag video that you do not have the plastic labels on the backs of your stampin up stamps. I do and have been having trouble with them sticking to my block. I have removed one and presto...they stick. I want to thank you for unknowingly sharing yet another tip!! Wishing you and your family a Blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

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  8. Hi Christina. I totally get what you're saying. I'm with CTMH and I don't seem to have time to craft for the fun of it anymore. It seems that when I have time to go into my scrap room, I'm planning a class or placing orders. There are so many products out there--and in my craft room--that I want to use. I've been thinking about retiring for most of the year and now that I've taken on a much more demanding "real" job, that crafting time will be much more valuable. Enjoy your family and enjoy your crafting. This is supposed to be stress-free.

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