Friday, June 4, 2021


 Hello Friends! 

I hope you're all doing well and enjoying summer (or other season) in your neck of the woods.  I wanted to pop in and tell you about some changes going on here and IRL.  First off as many of you know Feedburner is coming to an end. I am in the process of moving subscribers over to FollowIt. You will be getting an e-mail from them asking if you'd like to follow Ink Stains through them. You have to click on the link to verify otherwise you may be dropped from the list. I hate doing things like this because you all know I'm a paper, glue and ink kind of girl and I'm not too well versed with new computer stuff. I had to send them my list of followers so I'm hoping all goes well with that.

Please Note:  If you follow Ink Stains through one of the other subscription options available on the blog nothing will change. This only effects followers subscribed through Feedburner.

Other Changes.....

You may have noticed that I haven't been posting as much lately. I've been feeling a bit off kilter for a while now and things have been a bit stressed. While I loved the companies I worked for it became more of a chore to create than a joy. If you have been following for a while you know IRL we own our own business and run a farm in addition to my creative endeavors.  I have been feeling stressed and anxious over the past year and a half and it's finally come to a head. I don't seem to be able to find my creative stride and I've been anxious and unsure about what I've been making which is not a good place to be.  In addition to my lost mojo I haven't enjoyed Facebook for quite a while with all of the negativity going on with the virus and politics. I have wanted to cut back on time spent there because honestly who wants or needs another source of negative, bad news in their life.  Unfortunately Facebook and Instagram are a huge part of being on a Design Team making things all the harder.

As a result, I have decided to step down from most of my Design Team positions to lessen the load/stress/anxiety. I will now be working for a few smaller companies - Rubber Stamp Tapestry, Doodles Paper Playground - Sparkle Blends (limited edition sequins/shaker mixes) and Fairy Hugs.  I already feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders.  I don't have nearly as many headaches as I was having and I feel far more relaxed not having to worry about getting everything done.

I have reorganized my crafting priorities and I am hoping within the next couple weeks to share some "just for fun because I want to" projects with you.  I have attached a photos of a couple of bracelets I've made recently. It's been fun getting back into jewelry making and I might even try my hand at making some altered charms after a long long absence. 

Finally... I just wanted to share for fun....Daisy (above) and Violet (below) are 8 months old today :) They have been such a joy the past few months...We have enjoyed them more than I can say. 

Well, that's all for now...take care friends and remember to o.k. the FollowIt e-mail so you don't miss out. I'd miss you :)


  1. Sometimes one of the hardest steps is knowing when you need to step back for your own well-being. I'm glad that making that decision is already helping you feel your creative Mojo again.


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