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Mar 26, 2010

Joining the Cheer Squad...

I've had to come to a very difficult conclusion. That I really can't manage to do all the things I'd like, and do them well. (Gosh, being responsible stinks sometimes, eh?)

The amount of coffee that I've been putting into my system to keep up... just can not be healthy. And a serious lack of sleep, well, that just makes for a crabby mama.

Then, my husband's travel schedule has completely hit the roof!! Yikes. I'm going to be holding down the fort solo, far, far more than I'm accustomed to.

So, earlier this week, I spoke with Emily and let her know that as much as it breaks my heart, I've got to step down as a Bellariffic Babe. (I know. I'm crazy....)

I kid you not when I say this pains me. It was really hard to do. Because I LOVE Emily to death, and I adore Stamping Bella. I have been BLESSED to serve on this team for the last year, and it is such an honor. However, I have two little boys that need their mom to be a bit more available, and not found quite so often burning the midnight (or much, much later...) oil.

So, while you'll still see lots of Stamping Bella goodness around here, it won't be in an "official" capacity, I'm moving officially to the Stamping Bella Cheer Squad. I'll play in the challenges when I can, I'll for sure be partaking in customer blog hops, and lord knows, still buying a LOT of rubber from Stamping Bella.

Of course, you won't be surprised to see that for my last "official" post as a Baberooni, that I used a turtle, but honestly, this one just suits the occasion no? Nevermind the fact that it is just FLIPPIN' cute. This paper is My Minds Eye Quite Contrary. I'm going to need to re-order soon, I'm loving it, and showing no signs of tiring of this line anytime soon!

Please be sure to stop by Blogabella today to see all the amazing samples from the Bellariffic Babes using this week's sketch. Those girls amaze me week after week. Girlies, you know I love you to pieces - right? ...sniff, sniff...

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Karen Motz said...

We'll miss you much but you'll still be Joanneabella to me!!!!

Kerry J. said...

I hear you - and I don't have half the commitments that you do (really - you're remarkable!)! I'll miss seeing you as a Bella babe but family comes first! ((HUGS))

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

I'm so sorry you'll be holding down the fort solo more often than you'd like! I don't know how you do it! :) I adore your card! I just LOVE those turtles. I will miss seeing your Bella creations. . .they are always WONDERFUL! Sending you hugs!

Jeanie said...

*sniff sniff* is RIGHT!! We're all gonna miss you terribly! I agree with Karen, you'll ALWAYS be Joanneabella to me too!! Love your card, btw. Ya know, everytime I grab one of the turtle images, I always think of you!!! LOL!! Take care and enjoy your little ones every minute you can. Being a mom IS the best job ever!

Niki Estes said...

Absolutely adorable card, Joanne! I love everything about it. Sorry to hear you're having to leave the Bella team. Stinks when we have to make some of those hard decisions. I cut way back on my design teams over the last few months so I know how hard it is. Hugs!

Dana White said...

I miss you already!!! I know how hard this was for you but being a mom is the hardest job in the world; I don't know how you all do it! You will ALWAYS be Joannabella to me!

LindaH said...

triple {sniff}...but you know i'll still be stalking and i'll miss you to pieces! (just remember the good part about the hubbies travels..they MAKE copic markers in Japan and maybe he'll bring you a little prezzie)

Tasha said...

This is gorgeous i love the layout and miz of papers and gorgeous image
love tasha xx

Chris said...

I'm always amazed at how much you do with two little ones. I'm sorry you have to give up something you love so much but they say that when you close one door another one opens so keep your eyes open and ears up so that you'll recognize that oppurtunity when it arrives.

Wendy said...

Don't worry, you will always be a 'BABE'!!! But I get it...working full time and having only one kid sometimes puts me over the edge and I am only onle one team!!! What, you are on like 100!!!

Sony said...

Sending you lots of hugs!!!

texasjodylynn said...

Gorgeous card! Sorry to hear you'll be leaving the babes. I love everything you make with ALL your stamps! :)

Hugs!

Julie Masse said...

Jo you are such a good mommy!!! And you'll always be a Babe!! Love the turtle! :)

Leslie said...

I'm sure that was a very hard decision for you but family always comes first - even before stamping - shocking, I know! :) I will continue to admire and adore everything you create and hope to meet you when I visit Karen next!

Marisa said...

Thought the decision was a hard one the decision was the right one! Those little guys grow up soooo quickly. Family comes first and I'm sure you will have opportunities arise again when you have some more time on your hands. You've provided some great samples and I know you will do the same without being an "official" Bellababe :D

Mary J said...

Really fabulous card - I luuuurve it!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Gorgeous turtle, Jo, and believe me, I know how hard it is to find balance! Gotta do what's best for you and yours. I applaud your ability to see the big picture! Hugs!

SueB said...

cute card, joanne. when I grow up I want to stamp like you - TFS!

and as for the commitment issues, I've been there, done that in a similar capacity. you just come to realize when you're stretched to the max and something has to give!

wish you well in all you do, girl!

Christina Fischer said...

I know that must have been a tough decision! I always love your Bella creations -- especially those turtles!

I'm taking some things off my plate too -- being a grown-up is SO difficult!! ;)

 
 

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