Sunday, April 11, 2010

Are you missin' me yet???

Yeah, I'm missin' you, too!! I don't have anything new to post, but I wanted to stop by and say hi and thanks for all the sickie-poo hugs. We have all been miserable, between allergies and any other sort of congestion you can imagine, but hopefully we're on the uphill swing.

I also have had some questions about moving, and I wanted to let you all know the great news...we are staying!! It is just one more in the long list of God's miracles in my life, but still no less miraculous. Packing was extremely painful, and I'm so thankful that I don't have to continue that right now. I will, however, be de-cluttering and having a big garage sale, which will definitely include a big crafty sale, so I'll keep you posted about that. I am ready to get rid of some things that haven't been touched in 4 years! If any of you have suggestions or websites to recommend about de-cluttering, feel free to share, k? I'm also going to slowly do some redecorating, so I'll post before and after pics, if you're interested.

The craft cave is currently filled to the brim with random things, and my desk is a horrible mess. That's a task for next week, so unfortunately, no crafty goodness until that gets rectified. Don't give up on me, though...I shall return...cause there's a fabulous Verve release coming up! *grin*

Anyway, feel free to leave me a note...tell me what you're up to or leave me an organization tip, ok? I'd love to hear from ya. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are OK I was really worried you had taken a dip in your grief. So glad you are not having to move. Praise the Lord. Good to see you back.

Janette P

Velta said...

Hey girl...You don't know me or have a clue, but I have been following your blog since your loss and just have to say that prayers were being sent your way...I am so happy to see you back on here...please do not let this wonderful outlet "leave" you!!! Keep in touch with all of your fans and let us know how you and yours are doing! Hey, get back to work on your beautiful artwork...I love seeing what you have accomplished! May God's Blessings Be With YOU!!

MelissaS said...

I usually lurk, but am coming out today to say hello. Great news that you don't have to move :) I hope you are all on the mend - you've had quite a time the last few months.
To help you declutter, check out your local Freecycle group. It is a Yahoo group that you join (choose the one closest to you from Freecycle.org), post items that you want to give away, and people will come and pick them up. I have decluttered for an upcoming move using this and it has been great - especially since you don't have to haul the goods anywhere!

All the best to you and yours, Shannan.

Marcie S. said...

A cute site for starting the big task of organizing and decluttering is www.flylady.net It's kind of goofy and a very BIG site with LOTS of info to get you started. I don't use ALL her hints/advice, but there is a lot there that is really useful! Good luck!

txbluiz said...

Glad to hear that everything is falling in place for you! Looking forward to seeing your creations for the next Verve release!!!

Loretta said...

Sniffles are so stinky - especially when you can't smell a thing!!! So glad that you and the boys are on the mend. Spring colds seem to just linger forever!

Katie Cotton said...

i have no tips, i need the help myself! But i have missed you and your creations. :D

melissac said...

Hi Shannan!! So glad you don't have to move!! I definitely miss your craftiness!! Know that I am keeping you in my prayers!! Blessings and Hugs!!

Anonymous said...

I don't know you but I love your projects. I think that you do a great job. I am sorry to hear about your recient loss. Words can't fill in and make you feel better. Are you going to the scrapbook convention in Arlington? I would love to meet you.
debbie rucker
ruckercd@yahoo.com

Shopping Diva said...

Hey Shannan, I'm so glad your back on your blog. I don't know if I would have the strength to bother blogging with this terrible loss you and your family have had. It just goes to show, how strong you can become in the face of tragedy. I was really, really worried about you, and I hope your doing ok. By the way, I'm shopgirl06 on the Papertrey forum and Shopping Diva on Splitcoast, so feel free to pm me if you want to talk. I love your blog, and your always so inspiring. Sending big hugs your way.

Randee E said...

Hi Shannan, So glad to hear you all are on the mend and that God is wrapping his arms around you and your family. I would love to see before and afer pics of your craft cave, it might inspire me to get going on my procrastination nightmare!!

Rosie said...

Hi Shannan, I've been thinking about you. Sorry, I hadn't e-mailed. It's good to hear from you. Let me know if you need help with anything!

Cheers!

Alicia said...

Shannon,

You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I haven't been to your site in a while and had no idea. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. I do understand the pain of losing a loved one as I lost my 4 1/2 year old son last June to cancer. You have my deepest sympathy. Take care, Alicia

Anonymous said...

Shannan... I'm so delighted that you don't have to move, on top of all of the difficult things that you've had to deal with. It's so good to hear from. I pray you continue to gather strength, and that soon you will feel a little more mojo! Take and take it easy!

hugs Deborah

Tanja said...

You have to have a housewarming celebration:). . Glad u and ur fam get 2stay.
I am so sorry for your loss and pain. Just know the physical pain will subside in time. So happy you have your faith. Hugs

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Shannan! Nothing better than staying, but cleaning out will feel so good. I need some help in that department, myself, so I'm not of help with ideas. Just keep plugging...slowly, but surely! Glad you are all beginning to feel better.

babyboxermom said...

My best organing tip is to manke Peyton come over to do it. I'm still waiting for her to do my pantry and I've been here since September - maybe next week when they come to visit ;-)

Sue said...

Dear Shannan - I'm so happy you don't have to move. The only tip I can offer is to do one room at a time (don't even think about the whole project). It always feels so good to get the clutter out. Please know that you and your family remain in my prayers. God will see you through all of this and is with you every step of the way. You are loved on here, so please also know that we are always anxious to see what you have created. HUGS to you.

Pam Varnell said...

I wanted you to know that I'm thinking about you sweetie. I hope all will get better on the home front soon. You and your kids are constantly in my thoughts and I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you. Big hugs, Pam

marilynwillauer said...

You don't know me either but have enjoyed the fact that I stumbled onto your blog site and your beautiful cards!!! Don't ever lose your hobbies or your girlfriends, it's healing!!! Keep your chin up, enjoy dee cluttering and hurry back to your wonderful cards to share with all of us!!!
I would love to know if you find a site to post used stamps at to sell or buy from.

Susan said...

Shannan, you don't "know" me either but I've been an admirer of yours for a while now. Probably since I joined SCS a couple years ago. You are such a sweet heart with immense grace and class. I haven't stopped praying for you and your boys since I heard of your dh's passing. Just wanted to let you know. :)

Wendy Todd said...

Just wanted to say congrats on your PTI win! Enjoy your new stamps and goodies and best wishes with the decluttering!

Noora said...

hey Shannen...run check Nichole' blog...u wont "I want it all" package...yaahoooooo...

bonnie said...

Huge congrats on your pti win...woohoo! So sorry to hear of your sad loss...you and your family are in my thoughts...take care sweetie....hugs to you, Bonnie xoxox

Tiffaney in VA said...

CONGRATS on your Papertrey win! You deserve a box full of "pick me up" goodies! Thanks for sharing such personel, heartfelt comments. I truly enjoyed reading it.

Julie said...

Hi Shannan, you are always in my thoughts!! I don't have any great tips for decluttering other than if you haven't used it in a year...it's probably a good idea to get rid of it! I recently did that my closet...YIKES! Good luck!

Christine Blain said...

Great news that you get to "stay put" in the comfort and familiarity of your home. Love, the Clutter Queen xx

Ida P. Krause said...

Good to hear from you. Hope all the "bugs" have left now and everyone is feeling much better. Wow that is awesome news that you don't have to move. Looking forward to seeing your next creation. God Bless

Anonymous said...

Congrats, I saw your name on the Papertrey Ink release. I'm so happy for you. Mari

Fuzzy Slippers said...

I'm so happy to "hear" that you don't have to move and to see your wonderful win on PTI! :)

Gina said...

Normally just a lurker, but I did want to share this site with you, it has TONs of ideas for decluttering and getting organized.
www (dot) unclutterer (dot) com

I love your creations and have been thinking of you and your family.

Leslie said...

Congrats on winning the "I Want It All" package on PTI! I'm so happy you won - hope it brightens your day/s.

mististamps4fun said...

That's what I get for not keeping up on my blog post reading!!! Google Reader has been neglected lately and I need to do better with that! It's so hard now that there is FB to distract me too! I was very happy to talk to you the other night! I'm so glad you get to stay put!!! {{{{HUGS}}}}

mististamps4fun said...

That's what I get for not keeping up on my blog post reading!!! Google Reader has been neglected lately and I need to do better with that! It's so hard now that there is FB to distract me too! I was very happy to talk to you the other night! I'm so glad you get to stay put!!! {{{{HUGS}}}}

Randee E said...

OOH!! So happy to see you were the BIG winner on PTI :0) Can't wait to see what fabbie creations you come up with!!!

jen del muro said...

three syllables... I-KE-A!!! :)

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Hi Shannon! Praising the Lord with you as you feel the relief of not disrupting your nest with a move! God must've wanted you to declutter though, that's a ton of work, but always worth it in the end.

I look forward to getting to know you better and sharing crafting!

Hugs to you!

Donna said...

yea! that's great news, Shannan! here is a great blog I read http://www.clutterdietblog.com/

milkshake007 said...

Hugs......lots and lots of hugs.
You and your children are in my prayers.

thinker said...

Shannon, I haven't checked your blog very often since I heard of your husband's passing...

you ask about decluttering... Flylady.net is a great place.... Most of all, take it 15 minutes at a time...

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